Stories by Christine Burns

  • Linux gets NDS boost

    Novell officials last week revealed the company is plotting to port its directory services technology to Linux, giving the suddenly hot Unix variant yet another surge of momentum. The company is building a version of Novell Directory Services (NDS) for Linux with Caldera Systems, a firm started four years ago by none other than Novell founder Ray Noorda.

  • Seagate ramps up NT Backup

    The merger with Veritas won't affect Seagate Technology's latest revision of Backup Exec for Windows NT, which expands users' ability to administer backup and recovery processes across NT 4.0 clients, servers and applications.

  • Novell preps new version of BorderManager suite

    Novell has introduced a beta version of BorderManager Enterprise Edition 3.0, an upcoming release with beefed up management and security features, a wider array of proxy filters and more caching options. Users testing pre-beta code since June say the most sought-after new feature of BorderManager 3.0 is its single sign-on capability. The feature lets a Novell Directory Services (NDS) password be used to tap into all of BorderManager's services.

  • Banyan cashes in on directory hype

    Going back to the directory services well, Banyan Systems was this week scheduled to introduce a directory-enabled management tool to help companies give internal and external end users secure applications access via the World Wide Web. The company's new SiteMinder product is not only designed to simplify a network manager's job, but also promises to make life easier for authorised end users by giving them single sign-on access to corporate applications across multivendor networks.