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Sun VPN Firewall Appliance -- "Secured by Check Point" on Sun Fire V60x Server
SunTone Certified, Hardened OS and Intuitive GUI

Sun and Check Point Software Technologies have integrated a secure solution to protect the privacy of business communications over the Internet and secure critical network resources against unauthorized access: The Sun VPN Firewall Appliance -- "Secured by Check Point" on the Sun Fire V60x server. There will be a launch for the appliance in Singapore on September 17, 2003.

Sun and Oracle Gain Mid-market Share in Singapore
Centers Demonstrate Solutions

By deploying Oracle's E-business Suite on Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition), Oracle Corporation Singapore and Sun Microsystems Singapore are gaining customers in the mid-market segment. The solution offers customers access to a complete set of business applications on a choice of Sun's secure, reliable and scalable systems.

Raytheon Company, Sun and Others Plan to Help Air Force
Expansion Project of Military's Network Capability

Raytheon Company and other network systems experts plan to work with the U.S. Air Force's MILSATCOM Joint Program Office (MJPO) to expand the military's network capability. Sun will provide computing technology along with IP technology from Cisco Systems for testing and validating new communications architectures.

Sun and Fujitsu Offer VoIP IP Centrex Telephony Solution
Carriers and ISPs can Integrate Voice and Data Traffic into Single Network

Sun and Fujitsu Australia Limited will collaborate to deliver a pre-configured VoIP IP Centrex telephony solution to the Australian and New Zealand markets using BroadSoft's BroadWorks application.

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    Utility Services: Dynamic, Pay-for-use Infrastructure
    Only Pay for the Computer Power and Storage You Use

    Utility services from Sun and its partners can help companies address the problem of under-utilization with system products and operating system software that come ready for network-scale and the utility services business model. Utility services offer a pay-for-use infrastructure that enables you to pay for only the computer power and storage capacity that you use. Utility services are comprised of three interrelated components: pay-for-use pricing, multi-source service delivery options and a dynamic, service-oriented network infrastructure.

      Sun Ray Appliances and Smart Card Solutions
      Offering Mobility with Security

      The benefits of smart card technology are becoming increasingly apparent in the face of shrinking IT budgets and rising security threats. Sun Ray Thin Clients are designed to provide mobility with security, flexibility and ease of administration. A recent Sun article examines the benefits of adopting this solution.

      Clark Masters' Top 10 Rules for a Resilient Data Center
      Responding to Today's Needs with Built-in Security and Redundancy

      Clark Masters, Executive Vice President, Enterprise System Products at Sun looks at three specific areas where IT managers are being called on to achieve substantive change in the data center: Making IT faster to deploy, more agile and more secure. Masters lists ten rules to building a resilient data center in today's uncertain environment.

      Software
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      Systems Management Using Sun Management Center 3.5 Course
      Solution Offers New Features and Enhancements

      Sun is offering a course for the follow-on release to Sun Management Center 3.0 software. The Systems Management Using Sun Management Center 3.5 course (#ES-419) aims to describe the solution's new GUI installation, deployment of Sun Management Center software agents using JumpStart software and much more.

      Migrating from Microsoft Office to StarOffice Software
      White Paper Examines Preparations and Migration

      A recent Sun document examines the transition from Microsoft Office to StarOffice, and discusses how to make the switch as smooth as possible. It looks at the differences between the two applications, discusses a migration strategy and encourages the preparation of a roadmap for the migration itself.

      StarOffice 6.0 Software User Guide
      Creating Text Documents With StarOffice Writer

      The StarOffice 6.0 Software User Guide is a comprehensive educational tool for using the Sun application. The chapter titled, "Creating Text Documents with StarOffice Writer," discusses the application's word processing module. The chapter begins with basic instructions, progressing to more sophisticated functions. The chapter ends with an explanation of some of the templates and sample documents supplied within the module.

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      SpeechTEK 2003
      September 29 - October 2, New York City

      SpeechTEK 2003 is an event designed to exclusively cover speech products, applications and solutions. It tries to provide attendees with educational experience from every point of view and aims to cover all applications of speech technology in the global marketplace. SpeechTEK will be held September 29 through October 2, in New York City.

        Updated Conference for an Updated Unicode Standard
        September 3-5, Atlanta, Georgia

        The Unicode Consortium plans to focus on the recent additions to Unicode 4.0 at the 24th Internationalization and Unicode Conference, held September 3-5, in Atlanta, Georgia. The event aims to provide an in-depth, revamped tutorial that covers Unicode 4.0.

          LISA Workshops
          September 12, 17-18, Massachusetts

          Six technical training and business development LISA Workshops are scheduled to be held covering: Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Applications; Project Management; I18n & L10n Testing; Automating Localization Workflow; Unicode and Asian Character Sets and Defining Globalization Requirements. The workshops will be held September 12th, in Waltham, Massachusetts, and September 17th and 18th in Boston's Back-Bay.

          Education and Research
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          Sun Facilitates HPC and Grid Computing at the University of Houston
          Chemistry, Math and Weather Experts Foster Partnerships on and off Campus

          As the University of Houston's High Performance Computing (HPC) needs grew, they turned to Sun to replace their IBM SP2 and other vendor servers. They chose a Sun StorEdge Open SAN architecture built on Sun Fire servers clustered with high-speed switches from Myricom. Sun deployed the servers within 30 days of delivery.

          Overview of Sun Technologies in Schools
          Highlights: Sun Open Net Environment, Discounts, Grid Computing

          Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) is a viable approach for education institutions to create a seamless foundation to meet existing and emerging requirements. Learn about the value Grid Computing can bring institutions, and take advantage of soon-to-expire discounts.

          Publications
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          Updated Guide for Solaris Operating System Administrators
          Fourth Edition Covers Secure Shell Network Commands and More

          New features added to the fourth edition of the "Solaris Operating Environment Administrator's Guide" include the new Solaris Flash Install technology and Solaris Live Upgrade software installation features, Secure Shell network commands and more.

          "Snort 2.0 Intrusion Detection"
          Open Source Intrusion Detection System Profiled

          Snort is an increasingly popular Intrusion Detection System (ISD). Corporate IT departments are taking notice of its low maintenance costs and powerful security features. "Snort 2.0 Intrusion Detection," by Brian Caswell, Jay Beale, James C. Foster and Jeffrey Posluns is the first book dealing with the Snort IDS.

          The Linux Web Server CD Bookshelf, Version 2.0
          A Collection of Popular Books on LAMP

          O'Reilly has combined its bestselling LAMP books all on one CD: The Linux Web Server CD Bookshelf, Version 2.0, presents over 3,600 pages of easily searchable information on Linux-Apache-MySQL-Perl/PHP/Python (LAMP). The CD also includes content from the O'Reilly Network.

          Security
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          iForce Solutions for Security: Perimeter Security
          Multi-layer Protection Throughout the Network

          If you are looking for a way to better protect your data center, the iForce Perimeter Security Solution provides multi-layer Internet security to protect vital business information networks from today's threats. The solution can co-exist with current security mechanisms. It checks for known vulnerabilities, detects intruders or viruses and responds and tracks down the source of the attack.

          Building Secure Web Services -- A White Paper
          The Business Drivers and How to Create a Threat Profile

          Since Web Services expose the internal workflows, business processes and architectures of applications, securing Web Services is paramount. A white paper by Shivaram Mysore, Software Architect at Sun's Java Software Division, explains the basic concepts of building in Web Services security and provides a detailed table listing the requirements to protect data.

          "Building Secure Sun Fire Link Interconnect Networks Using Sun Fire 15K and Sun Fire 12K Servers"
          Sun BluePrints Document for Advanced Systems Administrators

          The Sun Fire Link interconnect, as part of a distributed computer system, must be protected against attacks. The recent Sun BluePrints document, "Building Secure Sun Fire Link Interconnect Networks Using Sun Fire 15K and Sun Fire 12K Servers," by Joe Higgins and Steven Spadaccini of the Enterprise Server Products Group and High End Software at Sun, presents how to install and deploy the Sun Fire Link interconnect so it can be securely managed and operated.

          New Product Marketplace
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          WebDemo 3.0: Web Collaboration Software in Three Versions
          Linktivity Solution for Training, Sales and More

          The latest version of Linktivity's Web collaboration software application, WebDemo 3.0, is offered in three versions: WebDemo Express, WebDemo Professional and WebDemo Enterprise. New features include a redesigned user and command module interface, application sharing and an updated co-browse functionality to enhance collaboration and training.

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