Connectivity Briefs: Antlabs, Novell

Connectivity Briefs: Antlabs, Novell

Antlabs appoints inTechnology

Singapore-based Advanced Network Technology Laboratories (Antlabs) has appointed inTechnology as the Australian distributor of its wireless hotspots. inTechnology sales and marketing director, Mark Winter, said his company was looking to sign up about 20 resellers across Australia. The company’s reseller program will be launched at Information Security World in Sydney on August 21. The networking distributor will concentrate on the hospitality sector, including hotels and cafes wanting to offer hotspot solutions to guests and customers. inTechnology has been working with US software wireless company Funk Software, which produces remote access authentication software, on providing wireless networking. Winter said resellers could make further margins by offering additional services. inTechnology would do the marketing and generate the leads for resellers and boost business interest in wireless broadband, he said.

Novell secures Victorian Identity with $9.5m deal

Novell has defeated companies such as Sun and IBM for a $9.5 million tender that will connect the directories of the entire Victorian Government. The win is part of a program that the government has termed Project Rosetta. It began in late 2002 as part of an IT initiative to connect directories across the government. Presently, the departments have separate and disconnected information directories. Novell will be entrusted to ensure communication occurs seamlessly. It will also create a white and yellow pages directory for government departments to share and view information. This is expected to be completed by next year. Novell’s solution will largely be based around its Nsure Identity Manager product (formerly DirXML). Among its many functions, the product can synchronise multiple passwords into a single login as well as being able to instantly modify or revoke access rights.

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