Sun Introduces Six New Network Security Products
4/9/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced six new software products that will deliver enhanced security in the network computing infrastructure for CIO's, system administrators and developers. These products offer customers a compelling total cost of ownership (TCO) and the necessary IT environment of military-grade security, secure trading, instant messaging and collaboration, and network management.
"Network computing is only as strong as its weakest link. If the network is compromised, the customer's entire business can be put at risk," said Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of software at Sun Microsystems, Inc. "While our competitors have made security flaws a feature, Sun has consistently made security one of its highest priorities. In fact, we don't just make security products -- we build security into everything we make."
For the CIO and system administrator, Sun is announcing:
- Trusted Solaris Standard Edition (SPARC and x86): A highly secure operating system targeting businesses where enhancing privacy, increasing accountability and reducing security violations are critical business needs, thus bringing dynamic economics for commercial deployment. Pricing starts at $999 (U.S. list price).
- Trusted Solaris Certified Edition (SPARC and x86): In addition to the functionality in the Standard Edition, the Certified Edition is independently evaluated at EAL4, the internationally recognized criteria for evaluating IT Security under the Common Criteria Certification scheme, and provides the highest level of assurance of any commercially available operating system. Pricing starts at $2,495 (U.S. list price).
"As a leading provider of information-based systems specializing in mission-critical national security programs, Veridian relies on Sun's Trusted Solaris operating system because it is the only UNIX environment that offers the security levels we require," said Glen Givens, vice president, Trusted Technologies, Veridian. "Sun's commitment to providing a military-grade secure operating system is critical to our business and our customers and Sun's commitment to extend the leading secure UNIX operating system to the x86 platform is welcome news. The x86 platform, along with the equally cost-effective Sun Blade and SunRay platforms, offer a vast array of options to our customers."
- N1 Data Platform: This provides storage pooling and consolidation through virtualization allowing customers to flexibly allocate their existing storage resources, as well as new systems, on demand, decreasing the need to purchase unneeded storage capacity and lowering total cost of ownership.
- Sun Management Center 3.5 Software: Allows customers to securely and simply manage their Sun hardware, Solaris Operating System and applications while helping to increase service levels and decrease administrative costs in enterprise computing.
- Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Integration Server Secure Trading Agent: This new addition to Sun's secure Web services platform enables customers to reliably and securely exchange business documents between trading partners. A B2B solution built on Internet and Web services standards, the product reduces cost and complexity of traditional Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solutions using Value Added Networks (VANs) for message transport. For example, customers can save up to $75K in monthly charges by eliminating the need for a VAN. The Sun ONE Integration Server Secure Trading Agent is available now at a price of $2,000 per host connection.
- Sun ONE Collaborative Business Platform: An integrated and secure platform for customers, colleagues and others to safely share information via email, calendar, instant messaging, content creation and other services from virtually anywhere at anytime and on any device. The Collaborative Business Platform includes a set of quick-start and deployment professional consulting services from Sun and industry-leading iForce partners.
- Sun ONE Instant Messaging 6.0 Software: New instant messaging software, providing businesses with secure, real-time communications, including the ability to securely capture sensitive information for off-line auditing and archiving and protect end users and corporate assets via anti-spam and anti-virus integration capabilities.
- Project Orion: This project aligns Sun's software infrastructure offerings into a predictable quarterly release of an integrated and pre-tested software system distributed on Solaris, Solaris for x86 and Linux. The process simplifies software lifecycle management and pricing models, thereby helping customers to easily deploy either a fully pre-integrated software system, or selected components of the system with less expense and complexity. The Project Orion release is planned for mid 2003.
For the developer, Sun is announcing:
- Sun ONE Studio 8, Compiler Collection: Provides up to 30 percent improved compile-time performance, with faster build times and quicker time to deployment for developers creating portable, native Solaris applications on SPARC® and x86 platforms. The Sun ONE Studio 8, Compiler Collection is scheduled to be available by the end of May 2003 at a U.S. list price of $995.00.
Recent Java Web Services highlights that underscore Sun's continued industry leadership in the market include:
- In March, the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) announced that Mark Hapner, Sun Distinguished Engineer and chief Web services strategist at Sun, elected to the board of directors, demonstrating broad industry alignment in the push to establish a set of converged and open standards for Web services.
- The availability of the Sun ONE Web Services Platform Developer Edition, the industry's most complete and fully integrated platform for Java Web Services and application development. For more information visit: http://wwws.sun.com/software/products/dev_platform/home_devplat
- Sun's proposal to the Java Community Process (JCP) that would expand the way Java developers build integration solutions by providing a standardized container for business integration components as part of the Java platform. For more information visit: www.jcp.org
About Sun Software
Sun Microsystems software unleashes the power of the system with the combination of Java technology, the most powerful force in the software today, and Solaris, the industry's most robust and reliable operating environment. Project Orion is the new enterprise operating environment - an integrated software system of Java technology, Solaris, and the Sun ONE portfolio of products, delivering unprecedented value by reducing cost and complexity for customers.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- 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 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com
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