Enterprise Portal 5.0, will include a new development environment called Portal Studio, which is intended to speed up the process of developing and deploying portlets, Sybase said. Portlets are reusable content elements that make up a portal site, such as an expense application or an e-mail program.
The product will also include Sybase's Portal Framework, which includes a feature that lets an end user grab content from the Web and add it to a portal in the form of a new portlet. Portal Framework makes use of technology that Sybase gained through its acquisition of OnePage in April.
The product will also include a redesigned user interface intended to make the product easier to use and some improved security features, according to Sybase. Enterprise Portal 5.0 will work with application servers from multiple vendors.
Sybase released a beta version of the product in August. It will compete in a crowded market with offerings from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Plumtree Software and others.