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"The Seven Myths of Network Security"
Sun VP John Loiacono Offers His Truths on Security
The greatest threat to corporate network security is the myth that it is a fixed and absolute, obtainable goal, writes Executive Vice President of Sun's Software Group John Loiacono. In a contributed article published in CIO.com online, Loiacono lists what he views as the most pervasive myths regarding security.
Java Payments Network
Transforming Payments Services Delivery
The Java Payments Network (JPN) is a collaborative venture through which banks and technology firms can share information and technological developments to improve interoperability, performance and reliability. This open federation of technology users and vendors are focusing on creating payment solutions for financial institutions, industry service providers and corporate customers.
Second Mobile Business Guidelines Released
Liberty Alliance Project's Federated-Identity Business Model
Announcing strong support for its federated identity framework and identity-based Web Services within the wireless marketplace, the Liberty Alliance Project released its second version of its Mobile Business Guidelines document for the mobile industry. This document outlines the business benefits organizations can gain in deploying a Liberty-enabled infrastructure.
Enterprise-wide Health Care Information Systems
Leading Providers Choose Sun and its iForce Partners

Health care providers are investing in Sun and its iForce partners to securely manage data of thousands of patients annually. Sun's expertise in complex IT platforms combined with software and services of Epic Systems Corporation are winning health care providers over to a secure platform for health care information systems.

Servers
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Record-Setting Sun Fire Servers with UltraSPARC IV
Sun Fire V490, E6900 Set New Performance Records
Sun Fire servers with UltraSPARC-based systems continue to break records. The two most recent were recorded with SPECweb99_SSL for secure Web-based applications and Linpack for high performance computing. The Sun Fire V490 and Sun Fire E6900 servers each demonstrated high-performance computing, setting new records.
"Configuring JumpStart Servers to Provision Sun x86-64 Systems"
Learn How to Modify Existing JumpStart Servers
A February 2005 Sun BluePrints Online article by Pierre Reynes outlines how system administrators can use existing Solaris JumpStart servers to deploy the Solaris Operating System and Linux platforms on Sun's latest x86-64 systems. This article describes the modifications necessary to support these deployments and how to use Linux installation tools for configuring these platforms.
Service
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Free Workshop Services to Optimize Secure Service Delivery
Improve Application Switching Price/Performance by 50 Percent
Qualifying Sun customers can receive up to two days of free workshop services that utilize Sun's Service Delivery Network (SDN) architectural framework, the Sun Secure Application Switch – N2000 Series and Sun Client Solutions analysis and consultation. This free workshop is designed to improve security, service delivery and secure application switching price/performance.
Sun i-Runbook Service
Creates a Knowledge Power-base for IT Teams

The Sun i-Runbook service is a customizable, Web-based central repository of streamlined technical information based on Sun preferred practices that assists customers in managing their data center operations more effectively. The Sun i-Runbook is composed of information modules that are tailored to each specific customer's data center environment.

    Sun Infrastructure Solution for Secure Network Access Platform
    Services-led Solution for the Enterprise

    The Sun Infrastructure Solution for Secure Network Access Platform is a services-led solution aimed at providing a secure stateless network computing platform with services targeted at branch operations in enterprise accounts. This solution combines hardware, software and services that include a reference architecture, best practices methodology, training, marketing, consulting services and support.

    Sun VoIP Application Services Solution for the Enterprise
    Incorporates Lucent Technologies Products and Services
    The Sun Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Application Services Solution is a second generation VoIP solution for the enterprise that utilizes Lucent Technologies services and products. It is based on Sun Services, the Sun Java Enterprise System, Sun Fire servers along with technologies from Lucent.
    Sun Managed Environmental Services
    Two New Services Enhance Assessment and Monitoring
    Sun Managed Environmental Services offers a comprehensive suite of environmental assessment and monitoring services designed for mission-critical data centers with high availability requirements. Customers will receive an initial baseline on their environment's condition to identify actual problems or potential susceptibilities that could impact hardware operations.
    Sun Preventive Services 1.1
    Authorized Sun Partners Now Offering Services

    Always looking to advance its services model, Sun just released an update to Sun Preventive Services that offers partners the ability to sell and delivery this service within a limited market span. With Sun Preventive Services 1.1, customers receive an in-depth skills identification and assessment, product-based assessments and data center environmental assessments.

      Java Technology
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      The J2SE Platform Migration Guide
      Strategies Outlined to Move from Version 1.3 to Version 5.0

      A white paper on the Sun Developer Network Site describes how to migrate from the Java platform version 1.3 to the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0. From Java applets and stand-alone applications to Java Web Start applications and development tools, this guide demonstrates how to advance to this platform smoothly.

      Java Application Verification Kit 1.4.1
      Offers Enhanced Packages for the Latest Application Server
      The Java Application Verification Kit (AVK) 1.4.1 replaces version 1.4 and offers enhanced packages for the Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8.1 along with a set of tools for performing its primary job - verifying that applications correctly optimize the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE).
      First Update of J2SE 5.0 Released
      JDK 5.0 Update 1 Also Available for Download
      The first update of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 and its Development Kit are available for download. The actual platform's update release includes select fixes of known defects as well as a couple of key enhancements, while the J2SE 5.0 Development Kit offers over 100 bug fixes.
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      Mobile Banking Via Wireless Phones
      Sun Supports mobileATM Service as Global Technology Partner
      Sun will be working with mobileATM to bring ATM processes into the mobile environment. Selected as the global technology partner of mobileATM, Sun will assist in building the mobileATM infrastructure that initially will provide consumers with the ability to execute balance inquiries with mobile devices, and eventually create a mobile phone "top-up facility."
      Next-Generation ATCA Solutions
      Sun Partners with Network Interface Providers to Advance Services

      Sun is partnering with leading network interface providers, including Ulticom, Adax and NMS Communications, to further strengthen its resolve in bringing to market the next-generation of Netra Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) blade platform. These partnerships will advance Sun's offering by integrating best-in-breed, high-performance signaling products into its Netra ATCA blade platform.

      Telefonica to Implement the Sun Java Enterprise System
      Expect Rapid Implementation of Revenue-generating Services
      The Sun Java Enterprise System recently was selected by Telefonica Deutschland to deploy its next generation of applications and services. Known as a leading supplier of IP services to business customers, Telefonica Deutschland chose this Sun solution over IBM and BEA Systems due to its range of standards-based services.
      Sun Customers Monetizing 3G Networks
      Via End-to-end Java Technology, Identity Management Solutions
      Sun customers are monetizing 3G networks by using end-to-end Java technology and identity management solutions. Real-world examples were revealed by Sun at the 3GSM Worldwide Congress 2005 held this past week in Cannes, France. A Sun executive noted that 3G networks are igniting "a virtuous cycle of monetization for the mobile Java technology ecosystem."
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