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PKI Validation Tool Reassures

CertCo Inc. last week released CertValidator, a solution designed to provide an extra level of trust for digital certificates by automatically checking whether a certificate is still considered valid by its issuer.

Rapid evolution for unified messaging

Unified messaging systems are rapidly evolving from curiosity to necessity as more users recognize the benefits of a centralized system for retrieving and managing all types of messages. Although federal customers who have dabbled with the technology report substantial bumps in the road to unified messaging, they remain convinced of its potential.

CA Buys Network Security Software Firm

Security software maker Snare Networks Corp. in Silver Spring, Maryland, has become the latest acquisition by Computer Associates International Inc. in Islandia, New York. Terms weren't disclosed.

Latest Unix and Linux News - from ComputerWorld and AUUG

For the latest Linux, unix and open source news visit the AUUG Daily news site, powered by ComputerWorld. To subscribe to this service simply e-mail and include join auugnews in the body of the message. In the latest news - Compaq quits porting Tru64 Unix to IA-64; Sun-Netscape alliance focuses on user management ; Red Hat revenues increase 95 per cent in Q2; Column: XML: A technology that's really at your service; Compaq Merced move draws mixed response; Linux grabbing more US federal biz
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Linux Grabbing More US Federal Biz

Linux, the open-source operating system that for the past few years has been quietly gaining ground throughout the commercial world, has established a beachhead in the federal market and is poised to take over responsibility for some government mission-critical applications, according to industry and government experts.

IDG notice

IDG Communications, publisher of Network World Today, will be launching many new internet based services over the coming months. To facilitate these new initiatives IDG will be upgrading the capacity of its internet link.
This upgrade will be taking place from 06:00, this Saturday, the 25th September. It is anticipated that the upgrade will take 4 hours.
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Compaq, Cabletron refocus agreement

Cabletron Systems this week announced that it has reached a preliminary agreement with Compaq Computer to refocus their networking partnership.

Latest Unix and opensource news from ComputerWorld

Computerworld has launched a daily unix news service in conjunction with the Austrlian Unix User group. Today's headlines include - Monterey steps into Merced arena; Sun-Netscape alliance unifies management suite; Update: HP, Oracle unveil CRM alliance; and IBM HOD 4.0 gets a security boost.

Update: HP, Oracle Unveil CRM Alliance

Hewlett-Packard Co. and Oracle Corp. plan to jointly develop and provide Oracle Internet software for the HP hardware platform, the companies' chief executive officers announced here today.

New president reads Palm's future

When Alan Kessler took over in June as president of Palm Computing, his job description called for a lot more than keeping the Palm computer at the top of the handheld market. The 3Com subsidiary is on an aggressive mission to expand its territory by licensing the Palm platform to manufacturers for use in a range of devices, including "smart" cellular phones and rugged handheld computers that can be used on the factory floor.