Sun Meets Manufacturers' Needs in Today's Networked World

3/4/2003 - Sun Microsystems reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to providing a secure computing environment for manufacturers. During presentations and through demonstrations at National Manufacturing Week, Sun shows how manufacturing enterprises can maintain the highest level of security possible. By combining professional services and best-in-class partner solutions with the open, stable and secure Solaris Operating Environment and Java technology-based applications, Sun reduces the risk of security breaches and the associated downtime for manufacturers.

Leading manufacturers turn to Sun for the technologies, products and solutions necessary to ensure IT security, protect intellectual property and mitigate risks to manufacturing operations.

"Since Sun was formed, security has been an integral component of our product development process," said Bill Gerould, director of manufacturing at Sun. "Because security has been at the heart of our business for more than 20 years, manufacturers can depend on Sun to provide them with the vital products, technologies and services they need to create a secure working environment."

Sun's secure computing environments are based on products such as:

In addition to designing some of the most secure systems possible, Sun's commitment to security extends to the network of partners known collectively as the iForce community. Best-in-class iForce partners include systems integrators, independent software vendors and service providers. All are focused on co-developing complete, pre-tested security solutions that help speed time-to-implementation, while allowing customers to better manage risk and maintain specific levels of trust. Security solutions co-developed with iForce partners include the iForce perimeter security solution, which provides greatly increased prevention and detection mechanisms, ensuring the fastest possible response to all types of security threats. Running on Sun Fire servers, the iForce perimeter security solution is comprised of technology from Trend Micro, Sanctum, Recourse, Tripwire, and e-Security, and is used by Sun customers.

For more information on Sun's security products and solutions and to learn more about iForce or Sun in manufacturing, contact Kim Evans at 415.762.2270 or visit Sun's booth #800 at National Manufacturing Week.

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