Channel News Roundup--Week of April 26By Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2004-04-29 Email Print
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Crossbeam Security Switch Fills Out Product Line
CONCORD, MA -- Crossbeam Systems, expanded its C-Series line of security switches with the Crossbeam C10, a product designed for remote and branch offices. The 1U-high $9,995 switch is designed to deliver 2Gbps of firewall throughput (large packet size), or 150 Mbps of throughput when firewall and IDS are running simultaneously, along with integrated security applications. Remote and branch offices or smaller enterprises can use the C10 as a perimeter security solution to consolidate multiple security functions, such as firewall and IDS, into a single, high performance platform.
Sigma Appoints Sales VP of Worldwide Sales
TORONTO, ON -- Sigma Systems, a provider of broadband operational support systems (OSS) and cable service management, appointed Alex Salamon as VicePresident of Worldwide Sales, effective immediately. Previously, he worked with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, and Sun Microsystems.
CORTLANDT MANOR, NY -- Diamelle Technologies, released a Service Oriented framework for developing Enterprise Applications on the J2EE platform. The framework consists of pre-built, tested and customizable services for e-business, CRM, content management, and identity management. The framework aims to helps IT organizations jump start their efforts to use a Service Oriented Architecture with an assembly of customizable services and components to rapidly build business applications that can be integrated across the enterprise. The Diamelle framework also includes tools to quickly build new services.
SAN JOSE, CA -- SAN Valley Systems begun shipping its next-generation SAN expansion product, the SL2100 FCIP Gateway. Designed for IT organizations that need to interconnect geographically distributed SANs without sacrificing performance or jeopardizing business continuity, the SL2100 features a single Fibre Channel (FC) to Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) channel with one FC port and one GbE port, enabling it to achieve total throughput of over 2 Gbps over IP networks.
Datafaction Former Owner Re-Acquires Company Best Software
LOS ANGELES -- Datafaction, a developer of accounting software for CPAs, business managers, high net-worth planners and production companies, was re-acquired by its former owner and CEO, Brian Kleinman in a cash purchase transaction with Best Software. The price was not disclosed. Datafaction had been a subsidiary of Softline, which Best purchased in Nov. 2003. Best Software's portfolio includes Abra, ACCPAC, CPASoftware, FAS, MAS 90, MIP, Peachtree, Timberline, TimeSlips and SalesLogix, among many others.
Silverback Support For IP Telephony
BILLERICA, MA -- SilverBack Technologies, a provider of integrated network, systems, application and security monitoring software, extended its product line to support IP Telephony (IPT) equipment. Company officials say IPT monitoring will enable SilverBack partners to create new value-added services.
Convergys Provides After-Hours Claims Handling for Insurer
CINCINNATI -- Convergys, a provider of integrated billing, employee care, and customer care signed a customer care contract with insurer USAA. Convergys' customer care agents will handle first-notice-of-loss reports for auto and homeowner claims made after hours and on weekends. Convergys employees will answer these calls in its Jacksonville, Fla. customer service center. In addition, USAA will use Convergys' point-of-service evaluation (POSE) service to measure and improve customer satisfaction.
Qwest Eliminates Access Charges for VoIP Calls
DENVER -- Qwest has eliminated access charges for true Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) traffic terminating on the public switched telephone network (PSTN). The company plans to offer local services to VoIP providers. True VoIP includes only enhanced services and require a broadband connection and IP conversion of the underlying transmission. Separately, Qwest will offer new local services to VoIP providers, allowing the, them to purchase primary rate interface ISDN circuits (ISDN-PRI).