Apps Briefs

Computer Associates International Inc. this week said it would integrate its Unicenter TNG enterprise management package with Cisco Systems Inc.'s Ciscoworks 2000 Service Management Solution. This means Unicenter will be able to receive reports from Cisco routers and switches to ensure service-level agreements are being kept, says CA. Unicenter will also provide reports on how outages of Cisco equipment could affect a company's business. The product will be available in June.



Woburn, Massachusetts, startup Elantix last week announced a hosted service called Ensight which lets businesses manage relationships with their suppliers, channel resellers and customers. The hosted application service ranges from $20,000 to $100,000 per month, depending on the services.


Axent Technologies announced the Defender 4.0 authentication server. The firm added support for ActivCard PKI-based smart-card token identification as well as a secure method of registering and distributing software-based tokens to users by encrypted download instead of mailing floppy disks. Defender 4.0 starts at $1,200 for 10 users.


Ford last week announced it will deploy the eRoom collaborative e-commerce software for use by Ford employees and their business partners around the world. According to Pitin Patel, Ford's director of management systems, the eRoom application provides a place online to exchange and track documents and drawings between partners, making it the "killer app" to let Ford work in distributed teams.

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