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NetSuite unveils process customization and vertical SaaS; Pegasystems announces autonomic BPM; PolyServe clusters SQL Servers; ActivIdentity smartens SSO

NetSuite Flexes Process Automation, Woos Verticals
Hosted applications vendor NetSuite announced NetSuite 11.0, its latest integrated CRM and back-office suite. The new version, due in May, extends AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) beyond the current real-time dashboards into functional areas, including reporting, scheduling, and document management. It also adds complex process customization via a new scripting language, SuiteScript, built on JavaScript. The company also launched vertical editions of NetSuite for wholesale/distribution, services, and software companies.
NetSuite 11.0, NetSuite

Pegasystems Announces Autonomic BPM
Pegasystems announced that Version 5.1 of its BPM suite, PegaRules Process Commander, will be released in May. End-users gain a richer AJAX interface; developers benefit from easier navigation, component search capabilities, wizards that streamline configuration, and preflight simulations for testing and debugging process execution, business-rules execution, integration components, and UI components. The new edition also leverages the process and rules engine for self-diagnosis and self-repair.
PegaRules Process Commander 5.1, Pegasystems

PolyServe Clusters Sprawling SQL Servers
PolyServe has released the PolyServe SQL Server Utility, a Microsoft SQL Server consolidation solution based on its Matrix Server shared data clustering technology. SQL Server Utility clusters multiple instances of SQL Server 2000 and 2005 databases across multiple x86 servers to ease management and scalability and improve performance and high availability. It supports as many as 16 instances per node and 16 nodes per cluster.
PolyServe SQL Server Utility, PolyServe

Packeteer Brings Application Acceleration to WAN Shaper
Packeteer today announced that Release 8.0 software for its PacketShaper WAN optimization appliances will become available in early May. The new edition debuts an optional TCP and HTTP application acceleration module to complement PacketShaper’s QoS and compression capabilities, and it incorporates header compression and quality statistics for voice and video. Pricing of the Acceleration Module ranges from $250 for the 2Mbps appliance to about $10,000 for the 155Mbps appliance.
PacketShaper Release 8.0, Packeteer

ActivIdentity Smartens Up Single Sign-On
ActivIdentity is shipping SecureLogin v6.0, a rev of the SSO (single sign-on) solution acquired with Protocom that integrates support for ActivIdentity’s smart-card- or PKI-based authentication solution. Smart cards can be optionally used to store application credentials, implement one-time passwords, or to key the encryption of user data stores. Pricing starts at $79 per user.
ActivIdentity SecureLogin 6.0, ActivIdentity

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