Stories by Agam Shah

Network Associates to buy IntruVert for US$100 million

Network Associates Inc. on Tuesday bolstered its arsenal of offerings to protect against network intrusions and cyberattacks by announcing an agreement to acquire IntruVert Networks Inc., a maker of hardware-based firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

Sybase releases new version of PowerBuilder

Sybase Inc. on Tuesday announced that it had updated PowerBuilder, its rapid application development (RAD) tool, with new features intended to make life easier for developers using the Java and Microsoft Corp. .Net environments to develop applications.

IBM sees 30 percent hike in apps available for Linux

Calling it a "major milestone" for Linux, IBM on Wednesday reported that the number of enterprise-level applications available for the open-source operating system has grown 30 percent since the start of the year.

Intel unveils wireless gateway for SOHO market

Intel on Tuesday at PC Expo extended its reach in the small office/home office (SOHO) networking segment by announcing the Intel Wireless Gateway, a wireless base station that will allow multiple users to connect to a LAN.

RealNames hopes to ease surfing in Chinese

A deal between RealNames Corp. and a Chinese Internet services firm could eliminate the need for Internet surfers using the Chinese character set to remember long and cumbersome Web addresses.

SuSE enhances multimedia, security of Linux OS

Linux vendor SuSE Linux AG on Tuesday announced it would release an upgrade to the SuSE Linux 7.1 operating system. SuSE Linux 7.2 will be available directly from the company and software retailers starting June 15.

Sharp announces chip for new PDA applications

Sharp Corp. on Tuesday introduced a highly integrated semiconductor chip designed for running multimedia applications on portable devices including handhelds, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and Internet appliances.

IBM e-commerce servers vulnerable to hacks

IBM Corp. on Wednesday posted an advisory on its Web site that alerted customers to a tool that could potentially decrypt administrator and customer passwords residing on servers that use some IBM e-commerce software.

McAfee creates map to track global virus incidence

Network Associates Inc.'s Corp. on Wednesday boosted global virus intelligence by adding a real-time "virus map" to its Web site. The map claims to allow users to view global virus trends, anticipate virus outbreaks and alert computer users to any virus epidemic.

HP launches mobile services

Hewlett-Packard leapt on board the mobile electronic-commerce bandwagon last week with the introduction of new mobile e-services aimed at generating commerce on the go.