Press Release Summary:
Hummingbird Connectivity(TM) 2007 integrates heterogeneous legacy infrastructures, such as UNIXÂ® or mainframe, with 32- and 64-bit WindowsÂ® operating systems to deliver enterprise data to user desktop. Features include Event Monitoring Server, Multiple Profile Space to set up central repositories for storage of Exceed and HostExplorer connection settings, and support for draft RFC of SSH public key authentication based on X.509 certificate.
Original Press Release:
Hummingbird Releases Hummingbird Connectivity(TM) 2007 - Ready for Windows Vista
Latest version offers support for X11R7.1, stronger security and improved administrative tools
TORONTO and LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, San Francisco, Aug. 15 // -- Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ:HUMC)(NASDAQ:TSX:)(NASDAQ:HUM), a leading global provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) and network connectivity solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Hummingbird Connectivity(TM) 2007, a feature-rich and robust suite of technologies that helps organizations meet the challenges of integrating heterogeneous legacy infrastructures, such as UNIX® or Mainframe, with Windows® desktops, while providing cost effectiveness.
Hummingbird Connectivity includes Exceed®, NFS Maestro(TM), HostExplorer® and Hummingbird Security(TM) product families and supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems such as Windows® 2000, Windows® XP and Windows Server(TM) 2003. Additionally, all products in the suite support Windows® Terminal Server Edition and Citrix® Presentation Server(TM). Connectivity 2007 is Hummingbird's first suite of products to be ready for Windows Vista(TM) - the upcoming and highly-anticipated Windows® operating system.
"The perennial market leader, Hummingbird Connectivity continues to deliver numerous industry-first, innovative and user-driven features," said Barry Litwin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hummingbird Ltd. "Our customers have always been instrumental in our development efforts over the years and together we have achieved success. Now with Windows Vista support and a commitment to obtain Vista certification, we are even more dedicated to delivering unparalleled product functionality and substantive return on investment."
Innovation - The Fuel to Hummingbird Connectivity Success
The ability to provide innovative, first-to-market features that either anticipate or drive market trends is what makes Hummingbird the leader in the connectivity market.
o Support for latest X11 standard - Exceed is first in offering
commercial support for X11R7.1 - the latest X Window System technology
o Event Monitoring Server - A new addition to Hummingbird Connectivity
2007, Event Monitoring Server is a robust and scalable facility
designed to help administrators gather information about their
o Delegation and SECINFO Support - NFS Maestro is the first PC NFS
solution in the industry to support advanced NFSv4 features such as
Delegation - a performance enhancing feature that is achieved through
aggressive client caching, allowing NFS server to delegate particular
operations to NFS clients and reduce over-the-wire network traffic and
the latency associate with it; and SECINFO - a mechanism that allows
an NFS client to discover what security flavor is required in order to
successfully connect to a shared file system on a remote NFS server.
o Central Repository - Multiple Profile Space allows organizations to
set up one or multiple central repositories to store Exceed and
HostExplorer connection settings including local drives, remote file
systems or LDAP directories. User access rights are enforced through a
seamless integration with Microsoft Windows ACLs or LDAP ACLs.
o Xinerama and X Video Support - Exceed 2007 provides support for
Xinerama - an extension that allows X applications and window managers
to properly recognize multiple physical monitors and adjust the
behavior of the application accordingly; and X Video - an extension
that utilizes hardware capacities to speed up video playback and to
reduce total CPU time on both systems running Exceed and the X client.
The Hummingbird Security product family grows even stronger in Connectivity 2007 with several key enhancements:
o X.509 Certificate Authentication for SSH - Connectivity Secure
Shell(TM) now offers support for the draft RFC of the SSH public key
authentication based on a user X.509 certificate.
o Integrated SOCKS Support - SOCKS is a networking proxy protocol that
enables hosts on one side of a SOCKS server to gain full access to
hosts on the other side of the SOCKS server without requiring direct
IP-reachability. Often used as a network firewall, this new feature
allows users to configure sessions to use a SOCKS server.
o LIPKEY Support - NFS Maestro 2007 introduces support for Low
Infrastructure Public Key (LIPKEY) as an alternative GSS provider for
Availability: Hummingbird Connectivity 2007 is available immediately. For more information, please visit: http://connectivity.hummingbird.com/.
About Hummingbird Connectivity(TM)
Hummingbird Connectivity is a comprehensive set of core network technologies that enables the enterprise to connect to any type of legacy system. Hummingbird Connectivity seamlessly delivers enterprise mission critical data to the user desktop. Based on robust and recognized standards, every Hummingbird Connectivity product is designed to bridge the gap between legacy systems and enterprise users by delivering the quickest, easiest, and most secure single point of access to UNIX systems, Mainframes and AS/400s. For more information, visit http://connectivity.hummingbird.com/home/connectivity.html.
Hummingbird Ltd. is a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions. The Company's enterprise software solutions fall into two principal categories: enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and network connectivity solutions. Hummingbird's ECM solutions enable organizations to manage the lifecycle of enterprise content from creation to disposition, thereby enabling organizations to address critical business needs, such as information management, business continuity, compliance and risk mitigation. The network connectivity solutions provide a comprehensive set of core network technologies that enables the enterprise to connect to any type of legacy system.
Founded in 1984, Hummingbird employs over 1,400 people and serves more than 33,000 customers, including 90% of Fortune 100 companies. Hummingbird solutions are sold directly from 40 offices worldwide and through an Alliance Network of partners and resellers. For more information, visit http://www.hummingbird.com/.
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