Adobe unveils Acrobat 7.0
Adobe Systems has launched Version 7.0 of its Acrobat family of desktop applications. Enhancements to the software allow users to leverage Acrobat 7.0 and Adobe PDF for processes such as assembling documents from multiple sources, creating forms, and secure collaboration. Acrobat 7.0 tightens integration with Adobe LiveCycle software for connecting document services with businesses processes. The integration allows Acrobat 7.0 Professional users to create XML and PDF forms that can be integrated into back-end systems. Also announced was Adobe Reader 7.0 client software, which facilitates Reader users’ participation in document reviews and access to Yahoo Search functions. Acrobat 7.0 Professional is priced at $449; existing users can upgrade for $159. Acrobat 7.0 Standard is priced at $299; upgrades are priced at $99.
Acrobat 7.0, Adobe Systems
Check Point releases Safe@Office
Check Point Software Technologies last week unveiled the Safe@Office 400W series of integrated wireless security appliances for wireless networks. The series includes an access point with speeds as fast as 108 MBps and a range of as much as three times that of a regular access point. The appliances, based on Check Point’s VPN and firewall, start at $499, provide secure wireless network access, and include e-mail anti-virus protection, URL filtering, and reporting and security updates.
Safe@Office 400W series, Check Point Software
Bowstreet launches portal apps
Bowstreet last week introduced its Enterprise Portal Solutions, a set of portal-based composite applications designed to bolster employee, partner, and customer productivity. The first suite of portals, due for release next month, is the Workforce Management Suite, which includes employee and manager self-service applications for IBM’s WebSphere Portal and access to SAP HR data. The Workforce Management Suite automates HR functions such as updating personnel records, processing vacation requests, and reviewing job applicant status. Bowstreet’s Enterprise Portal Solutions deliver prepackaged portlets, browser-based configuration tools, and the Bowstreet Factory set of integration tools.
Enterprise Portal Solutions, Bowstreet
Akonix tightens IM security
Akonix Systems next month will ship Version 4.0 of its Akonix L7 Enterprise, which provides security and granular management for enterprise IM systems and public IM networks, including AOL’s AIM and Yahoo’s Messenger. Version 4.0 provides policy control of specific features of public IM services, such as application sharing, games, or audio- and videoconferencing.
Akonix L7 Enterprise, Akonix Systems