Software Briefs: WhiteGold, Cognos, Acrobat

Software Briefs: WhiteGold, Cognos, Acrobat

WhiteGold adds Intranode

Sydney-based niche distributor, WhiteGold Solutions, has added French Internet risk assessment outfit, Intranode, to its list of security products in an exclusive deal covering Australia and New Zealand. Intranode’s flagship product, ActiveSentry, is an analysis engine designed to protect against hacking by detecting weaknesses in the system. “It provides users with a comprehensive list of vulnerabilities and a thorough assessment of the risks,” WhiteGold managing director, Dominic Whitehand, said. The product is suitable for managed service providers as part of a complete solution or as a standalone security tool.

Cognos’ record revenue

Business intelligence software specialist, Cognos, has achieved record growth figures within its Asia-Pacific and Offshore region, the company claims. Revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter to the end of February totalled $19.6 million, an increase of 18 per cent on the same period last year, with annual regional revenue reaching $64.6 million. Total global revenue was $920 million. Westpac, OneSteel, Western Power, Toyota and Telstra were among the organisations committing to the Cognos business intelligence and corporate performance management software during the last 12 months.

Acrobat’s new family

Adobe Systems has launched version 6.0 of its Acrobat PDF (portable document format) software, making it available in three versions. A company spokesman said Acrobat Elements, Acrobat 6.0 Standard and Acrobat 6.0 professional had been designed for different types of users, based on customer research. Acrobat Elements is a simple version of the software for users who want to convert pages from Microsoft’s Office and Outlook to PDF files. Acrobat 6.0 Standard is for business users who need to create and distribute documents for review. Adobe Reader, the latest and renamed version of Acrobat Reader PDF reader software, will be available free from mid-May.

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