New and Notesworthy, January 2004 takes a look at some new products that were tailor made for the Notes community.

Idokorro gives admins PDA access to Domino

Idokorro Mobile, Ottawa, has released Idokorro Mobile Admin version 2.5 for Blackberry, which features IBM Lotus Domino administration and remote management of RIM's BlackBerry Enterprise Server 2.2 for Domino. Using the device, Domino admins can send Domino console commands, view, start and stop server tasks, reset user HTTP passwords, view Domino server logs, and view and delete queues. They can also add users, remove users, view user statistics and edit a user's PIN.


SoftQuest releases updated InstallPump

Norwalk, Conn.-based SoftQuest released InstallPump Version 2.5.1r Build 608, a maintenance release that supports Lotus Notes up to version 6.5, as well as the option of using Windows Installer (MSI files) on the "files" tab. The "Notes: Setup Replicator Page" and the "Switch All Desktop Icons" actions have been enhanced in the new version, which can be downloaded free of charge for customers with a current maintenance agreement.


New RPR Wyatt center tackles Domino services

RPR Wyatt, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based security software and services firm for Domino users, has launched the RPR Wyatt SWAT (Services with a Twist) Center, which brings together several of its offerings under one banner. They include messaging migration support, training, spam control, application development training, outsourced remote IT administration and help desk support. The center is staffed by Lotus Certified Professionals and covers Domino R4.6 and higher. Pricing starts at $395 for a single, pre-paid service incident.

RPR Wyatt

Partnership yields new password options

PistolStar Inc., Amherst, N.H., has partnered with Whale Communications, Fort Lee, N.J., to let remote employees manage their passwords from anywhere. Whale Communication's e-GapRemote Access Appliance, a SSL VPN that enables browser-based access to corporate intranet applications and files, is integrated with PistolStar's Web Set Password, browser-based password security and management software for IBM Lotus technology. Together, the two products let workers remotely access critical information without jeopardizing security or being locked out by password issues. The joint offering is billed as a way to reduce help desk calls and enable single sign-on and password synchronization.


Whale Communications

IM provider fortifies offering with new partnership

Internet security provider Symantec Corp., Cupertino, Calif., and instant messaging software firm FaceTime Communications, Foster City, Calif., have integrated their products. The companies said that used together, FaceTime's IM Guardian and the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture allow organizations to aggregate and analyze relevant real-time instant messaging security data alongside events generated by other security products. The integration of reporting protocols into one security console alleviates the need to administer security products from multiple platforms.



TLCC's WebSphere course certified by IBM

The Learning Continuum Company announced that its newest course, "Introduction to WebSphere Studio 5," has been certified by IBM. The course teaches programmers and developers with basic Java skills how to use WebSphere Studio to create, test and debug Java applications, Web pages, servlets and JavaServer pages. The test is designed for those preparing to be an IBM Certified Associate Developer in WebSphere Studio.

The Learning Continuum Company

Anti-spam provider offers full outsourcing service

Katharion, a Los Angeles-based anti-spam and anti-virus service provider, has launched a fully outsourced enterprise service for controlling spam and e-mail borne viruses. The e-mail filtering system redirects incoming mail and screens it for spam and viruses prior to reaching a company's network. It works with any e-mail server and client software and requires no software installation, integration or ongoing maintenance. Optional anti-virus protection is also available for boosting existing anti-virus software.


CertFX releases two WebSphere cert practice tests

Columbus, Ohio-based CertFX released two WebSphere certification practice tests, designed to help intermediate-level administrators prepare for and pass the 000-341 IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator -- WebSphere Application Server V5.0 exam and the 000-340 IBM WebSphere Application Server, V5.0, Basic Administration exam. The new tests contain more than 100 questions related to the real WebSphere certification exam and include a supplemental educational section, which explains each question and supplies further details, as well as CertFX's pass guarantee, unlimited use, lifetime maintenance and free upgrades. The practice tests can be purchased and downloaded.


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