Gartner ITxpo spotlights security and wireless

Enterprise IT executives attending this week's Gartner Symposium ITxpo got a peek at several forthcoming products for security,...

Enterprise IT executives attending this week's Gartner Symposium ITxpo got a peek at several forthcoming products for security, content management, wireless and service-oriented architectures.
Computer Associates announced its eTrust Security Command Center r8, which provides a centralised control centre for managing and responding to security events.

New features include rules-based event correlation tools, offering more than 100 default policies for threat analysis; incident management functions, such as grouping multiple events to be processed based on common attributes and enhanced visualisation; and customisable, task-specific workspaces for simplifying security management.

CA also added bi-directional integration with its Unicenter Network and Systems Management offering.

Internet Security Systems unveiled its Proventia Enterprise Security Platform (ESP), offering enterprisewide pre-emptive security protection integrated with business processes. The Proventia ESP aims to help IT managers avoid security incidents by providing continuous vulnerability assessment, virtual patching and reporting functions.

Content management specialist Interwoven introduced a web content management offering designed for intranets. The Interwoven Intranet Solution, based on the company's TeamSite software, aims to simplify intranet publishing and management by tailoring the system for a broader base of content contributors, less technical users, and a proliferation of intranet sites.

The offering helps enterprises support multiple intranets by decentralising content contribution and control while centralising the underlying web content management infrastructure.

BEA Systems released its MobileAware Interaction Server, BEA WebLogic Edition, which is designed to mobilise online data and business processes. To that end, the platform can extend the SOA technology in BEA WebLogic Portal 8.1 to the world of mobile devices, providing multi-channel access to web and online content, according to BEA officials.

The MobileAware Interaction Server uses BEA's WebLogic Platform development, execution, personalisation, and presentation capabilities while transparently adding a mobile presentation layer.

Targeting the wireless arena, Research In Motion (RIM) used the show to demonstrate a new BlackBerry Wireless Handheld device that offers both wireless Lan and VoIP support.

Expected to ship by early next year, the BlackBerry 7270 works with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The new device runs on 802.11b networks and incorporates voice and data capabilities. Designed to extend desktop phone functionality to a wireless device, the BlackBerry 7270 uses SIP-based call control to deliver standards-based interoperability with IP PBX and traditional corporate telephony equipment, according to RIM officials.

Cathleen Moore writes for InfoWorld

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