In brief: Bell Labs launches a security pack; Java profiler due from ej-tech; and more

[PROGRAMMERS REPORT -Sept 24, 2002] - Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs group has joined the authentication software fray with network security software known as Factotum and Secure Store. Secure Store acts as a repository for an individual's personal information, while Factotum serves as an agent that handles authentication on the user's behalf. It is of interest because users can control their personal information via the system, which was described at this summer's USENIX Security Conference in San Francisco ... ej-technologies, GmbH has launched JProfiler 2.1 offering CPU, memory and thread performance views for Java developers. The tool covers WebLogic, WebSphere, Sun ONE, Oracle 9i and Apache Tomcat servers, and includes JVM telemetry graphing ... Oracle said Rational's Rose Professional J UML environment now supports Oracle 9i ... The Mind Electric has released Glue 3.0 for creating SOAP-based Web services, servlets and JSPs. The company claims performance gains vs. Apache Axis.

The Bell Labs Factotum software is available in source-code form to industry and academia at

A free version of Glue Standard edition is available at

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Scott Adams is a senior software engineer for TeamQuest.


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