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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.

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.
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.
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