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New and Notesworthy, February 2004

Here's a look at this month's Domino-related product announcements.

Mentor slashes prices

Learning and performance support software maker Mentor, Norwalk, Conn., has reduced the cost of its Enterprise Edition training tools for Notes. Price cuts vary by the number of seats licensed. For instance, cut the price per seat of those buying 25 seats from $32.50 to $15. It has also made its "best practices" offering a standard feature with all Mentor for Sametime products.

Mentor

kNEWS adds RSS content support

Gallatin Technologies Inc., San Diego, has added RSS content syndication capabilities to kNEWS Professional, its e-publishing application for Notes/Domino. kNEWS also can be used for a variety of other communications and marketing applications, including employee e-newsletters, client bulletins and permission-based e-mail marketing. Gallatin offers kNEWS source code as an option so that companies with Notes/Domino expertise can customize the application to their business requirements and integrate it into their existing environment.

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PistolStar simplifies password management

PistolStar Inc., Amherst, N.H., has released its Password Power Authentication Plug-Ins, a suite of password authentication tools for Notes/Domino technology. Password Power Authentication Plug-Ins allow companies to set a user's Microsoft Active Directory password as a sign-on for Windows NT, 2000 or XP and Domino Web servers, Sametime Connect and the Notes client. By allowing end-users to remember and make changes to only one password in one place, Password Power Authentication Plug-Ins automatically updates Internet or Notes ID file passwords when a password is changed in Windows and reduces calls to the help desk.

PistolStar

Sybari supports Notes on new platforms

Antivirus vendor Sybari Software Inc., Northport, N.Y., has expanded platform support of its Antigen software to include Domino servers running IBM's AIX Unix and Sun Solaris operating systems. Antigen 7.0 for Domino supports Domino 6, R5 and R4 servers. It is a server-level antivirus tool that takes a multiple scan engine approach; it also has advanced content-filtering capabilities. Antigen 7.0 for Domino includes the new Antigen Policy Manager for central configuration management and an integrated scheduler for scan engine updates and database scanning.

Sybari

Addamark and Akonix partner for IM retention

San Francisco-based Addamark Technologies Inc. and San Diego-based Akonix Systems Inc. have partnered to provide customers of Akonix's L7 Enterprise instant messaging gateway with Addamark Omnisight for long-term data retention and analysis. L7 Enterprise was designed to manage and secure employee use of instant messaging and can detect IM activity and block unauthorized use and manage authorized users. Using the tool, enterprises can record all IM traffic, as required by SEC regulations. Addamark Omnisight can collect large amounts of log data from different sources and retain it for easy queries and access.

Addamark Technologies
Akonix Systems

GroupSoft Systems announces new GroupSoft HelpDesk

GroupSoft Systems Inc., Newton, Mass., announced version 9 of its internal IT help desk call tracking, asset management and knowledge management product, GroupSoft HelpDesk. The new version brings the IT support portal to the Notes client, so users can personalize the interface so it best suits them. Also in the new version is expanded performance tracking data, which can now be grouped for easy reference.

GroupSoft HelpDesk is compatible with ND5 and ND6 on all platforms, including Linux. Pricing is based on the number of help desk technicians. A full evaluation version is available from the company's Web site. GroupSoft HelpDesk Version 9 is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2004.

GroupSoft

New Kubi Client and Kubi Server announced

Kubi Software Inc., Lincoln, Mass., announced new versions of Kubi Client and Kubi Server. Now users can create secure, structured workspaces and share them with partners without leaving the familiar Notes environment. The new releases allow users to automate new version creation, while preserving previous versions of a document. Kubi Client 1.2 and Kubi Server 1.2 work with ND6.5.

Kubi Software

Swing Software releases Swing InOffice 2.1

Swing Software, Croatia, issued the latest version of its InOffice integration software, which allows Microsoft Office, PDF and Notes to work together. Additions in the new release are group calendar printing and reporting capabilities, as well as advanced Office integration and PDF conversion for Notes. It also provides advanced formatting, reporting, and printing from any existing Notes database and has a centrally managed template library.

Swing InOffice 2.1 supports Notes versions 5 and 6, along with Microsoft Office 97, 2000, XP and 2003. A five-user pack costs $750, and discounts are available on volume purchases.

Swing Software

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