6/25/2002 - EDS, Sun Microsystems and Vignette Corp. launched a new joint portal solution, based on the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) platform, which offers end users a single point of entry for information and rock-solid levels of security.
Designed to help companies and government agencies improve communication and productivity, the new Secure Enterprise Information Portal solution is designed to protect critical information assets, while delivering personalized content from multiple sources to the right audience at the right time via any device. An international government agency was the first entity to leverage this solution to increase operational efficiencies and improve communication among its constituents.
Available today, the joint solution targets the rapidly growing enterprise information portal market and can be easily integrated into existing business systems, scales to address future needs and can withstand strict regulatory requirements -- satisfying the most demanding needs of a successful enterprise portal strategy.
"One year ago Sun and EDS announced their Continuum of Services alliance program," said Gartner analyst Laura McLellan. "One of the stated goals was to team up with best-in-class ISVs to develop and deliver fully integrated solutions. This announcement with Vignette is a great example of complementary offerings rigorously tested that all three companies can jointly market, sell and support."
An international government agency deployed a solution based on the Secure Enterprise Information Portal to help revolutionize its government services. This portal project, which was designed and implemented in just four months, consolidates information and services from that government's 24 departments and delivers it through a single, unified online presence. The resulting Web site is enabling the government agency to significantly improve service to its citizens, businesses and tourists while increasing staff productivity. In addition to linking the different IT systems of the goverment agencies, the portal project had to deal with the complexity of integrating a number of e-services that the various departments already had launched.
The Secure Enterprise Information Portal responds to the heightened security requirements of today's marketplace, by passing the level of security provided by traditional portal providers. Bolstered by the Sun ONE architecture, which helps maximize security for Internet-based connections, this single, integrated solution also includes scalable content management applications, privacy, risk management and compliance assessments, as well as single sign-on, encryption and authentication capabilities.
Additional benefits are gained through faster time-to-market and reduced total cost of ownership. The solution has been pre-tested and fully integrated by EDS, Sun and Vignette to enable organizations to avoid the cost of buying point solutions and reduce the complexities associated with independently testing component compatibility. Through its open, standards-based architecture, this solution also allows businesses to cost-effectively unify existing internal portal projects and easily plug in value-added applications and services.
Teamed Expertise Delivers Key Business Benefits
Leveraging the core competencies of EDS, Sun and Vignette, the Secure Enterprise Information Portal uses the award-winning Vignette® V6 Content Suite and Vignette® V6 Multisite Content Manager to aggregate existing content that resides in current databases, and then personalize and deliver it to individual, relevant end users. The solution is built on a foundation of Sun's fully-integrated, open technology platform architecture, comprised of the Sun ONE Application Server, Sun ONE Portal Server, Sun servers and storage systems, and leverages complementary Sun technical consulting, training and support services.
EDS collaborated with Vignette and Sun through EDS' growing Sun ONE practice to contribute expertise in helping mutual clients define, design and execute enterprise portal strategies and provide recognized security and privacy expertise and capabilities to the product's design and development.
The Secure Enterprise Information Portal joins Sun's growing portfolio of iForce[sm] solutions, which are comprised of proven, best-in-class offerings that can be customized and implemented in less time and with minimal risk.
EDS, a leading global services company, provides strategy, implementation, business transformation and operational solutions for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together the world's best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their customers' trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management-consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world's leading companies and governments in 60 countries. EDS reported revenues of $21.5 billion in 2001. The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange. Learn more at www.eds.com
Vignette Corp. (Nasdaq: VIGN) is a leading provider of content management solutions used by the most successful organizations in the world to interact online with their customers, employees and partners. By combining content management with integration and analysis applications, Vignette enables organizations to deliver personalized information wherever it is needed, integrate online and enterprise systems and provide real-time analysis of the customer experience. Vignette powers more than 1,400 leading organizations and is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Vignette has offices located throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and in Australia, and can be found on the Web at http://www.vignette.com
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com
Sun ONE is Sun's vision, architecture, platform and expertise to enable the development and delivery of services on demand. More information about Sun ONE can be found at http://sun.com/sunone
Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, iForce and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Vignette is a trademark or registered trademark of Vignette Corp. in the United States and foreign countries. All other names are the trademarks of their respective companies.
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