Software facilitates application integration.

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Along with Integration Builder utility, enPortal v4.5 uses Symbolic Hierarchical Information Model and includes automated authentication that provides automatic single sign-on and single sign-out to resident and proxied applications. Features include HTTP Proxy Server Support, inter-component communication, and CRS proxy capabilities. While Look-and-Feel (LAF) Editor lets users make and test changes, software structure is inherently organized to group related LAF attributes together.



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enPortal 4.5 Raises the Bar for Single Sign-On and Rapid Integration



FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 8 / -- Edge Technologies Inc., the leading provider of secure integration software, today announced the newest release of its flagship enPortal offering. Available now, enPortal 4.5 includes a range of new features from an Integration Builder utility to automated authentication that provides automatic single sign-on and single sign-out to resident and proxied applications.

The combination of these enhancements helps customers save valuable time - - and money -- by making application integration easier, faster, and more secure.

"With enPortal 4.5, Edge has clearly taken a significant step forward in enabling integration across multiple brand investments -- one of the thorniest and most controversial challenges in the industry today," said Dennis Drogseth, vice president at Enterprise Management Associates, a Boulder, Colo. research and analyst firm that specializes in the issues of technology management.

According to Drogseth, "EnPortal 4.5 ... should also make integrating and managing across multiple IT management solutions more feasible and cost effective -- and as such should enable process enhancements in support of superior IT efficiency."

enPortal 4.5
With enPortal 4.5 customers get a range of new features, including:

o Integration Builder
o Simplified Inter-Component Communication
o HTTP Proxy Server Support
o Authentication Enhancements
o Look-and-Feel (LAF) Improvements

Integration Builder

The new Integration Builder helps reduce the learning curve -- and time spent -- creating Product Integration Modules (PIMs). One of the main features is the Content Retrieval Service (CRS) Sniffer, which lets an integrator examine CRS processing rules and capture related HTTP request and response traffic.

Simplified Inter-Component Communication

Customers get deeper levels of integration through a new enPortal 4.5 integration utility, which lets actions taken in one channel affect other channels. In other words, a channel from one PIM can link to content served by another PIM.

HTTP Proxy Server Support

enPortal 4.5 extends its current web application consolidation capabilities by supporting HTTP-proxied connections between the enPortal server and the web application server.

Authentication Enhancements

enPortal 4.5 customers get improved Session Management capabilities, such as automated "sign-out" capabilities as well as the ability to use existing single sign-on credentials for single sign-on to proxied applications.

Look-and-Feel Improvements

The Look-and-Feel Editor in enPortal 4.5 is much easier to use, specifically reorganized to group related LAF attributes together. The new LAF Editor also lets users test look-and-feel changes without saving or implementing them, and makes customization easier by letting users distribute LAFs separately from the main portal distribution.

Additional Enhancements
Additional enhancements in enPortal 4.5 include:

o Improved performance
o Usability/GUI enhancements
o Symbolic Hierarchical Information Model (SHIM) improvements
o Channel auto-refresh
o Improved CRS proxy capabilities
o Preload/Cache capabilities for views in the view-set

"This release of enPortal is completely customer-driven," said Larry Chang, president and CEO of Edge Technologies. "Customers have asked for easier integration and more automated and secure authentication. That's exactly what we've delivered."

About Edge Technologies

Founded in 1993, Edge has more than 12 years of experience providing leading-edge products and services to many of the world's most secure network infrastructures. Edge's core management and technical team, which has led the company since its inception, developed enPortal years ahead of competitive offerings. enPortal was borne out of Edge n-Vision(TM), the first real-time Java-based web-enablement tool for HP OpenView.

Fortune 500 companies, Managed Service Providers, and the United States Federal Government -- including the Department of Defense -- have chosen enPortal to run their operations. For more information on how enPortal can enhance your operations, or for a personal demonstration, please visit www.edge-technologies.com/, or call 1-888-771-3343 today!

Contact: Caryn Fox
Director of Marketing
Edge Technologies, Inc.
703-691-7900 x-1267
caryn.fox@edge-technologies.com

Edge, Edge Technologies, Inc., and Edge enPortal are trademarks or registered trademarksof Edge Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective holders. Specifications subject to change without notice.

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