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FRAMINGHAM (06/28/2000) - Ernst & Young International has established an online security advisor service at esecurityonline. com that provides free content as well as subscriber-based online vulnerability-assessment services priced at $5,000 per year. Tony Spinelli, vice president of esecurityonline.com, says the Kansas City, Missouri, spinoff plans to seek an IPO if all goes well.

WebTrends Corp. this week is introducing Commerce Trends 3.0, the company's latest software package for gathering statistics on Web server visitor traffic and presenting the data in reports. The new edition is browser-based, rather than using a proprietary client, and outputs Web visitor data into Oracle Corp.

8i or the Microsoft Corp. SQL Server 7 database to compare the statistics with customer-relationship management data.

WebTrends: www.webtrends. com

Sybase Inc. is adding support for several wireless protocols to its portal software, a move that will let handheld users synchronize data with an array of back-end enterprise applications. Initially, the main protocol will be the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), which is used in conjunction with the Wireless Markup Language to format Web content for display in mobile phones, pagers and other devices. With WAP, Sybase Enterprise Portal will be able to detect what kind of device is requesting access or information, then send to the device user-specific data that reflects the user's preferences. The wireless support will be ready by September.

Sybase: www.sybase.com

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