RSA to release smart card management system -- and more news briefs

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RSA aids management of chip card details

RSA Security has developed a card management system that lets users manage the lifecycle of authentication credentials stored on chip-enabled cards. The software supports smartcards and USB-enabled two-factor authentication tokens, providing identity management, provisioning, authentication devices and policy enforcement.

Microsoft offers hosted service for SMEs

Microsoft has developed a hosted service designed to provide smaller businesses with e-mail, mobile data access, team websites and online presence information. The hosted service, called Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration version 3.5, offers mobile synchronisation, improved security and tools to ease IT management. 

Free trial of online back-up software

Remote Backup Systems is offering a free evaluation version of its online back-up software. The company is offering businesses a time-limited 50-client version of RBackup version 8.53.

PDF author verification service launched

GeoTrust Europe has launched Adobe Certified Document Services, which lets people who receive certified Adobe PDF files ensure the author's identity has been verified by a trusted third-party and that the information within the document has not been altered.

Stratus and NEC work on fault-tolerant servers

Stratus Technologies, a manufacturer of fault-tolerant PC servers, is working with computer giant NEC to develop high-availability servers. Under a joint product development agreement, Stratus and NEC will cross-license technologies, collaborate on the development of future fault-tolerant computer servers, and provide core fault-tolerant technology. The first jointly engineered server is expected in late 2006.


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