Unisys Announces TransIT 500 Release 9.0 With Support For Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Version 3.BLUE BELL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 24, 1998--
Scalable, enterprise-class directory services software chosen by NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Unisys Corp. Monday announced TransIT 500 Enterprise Directory Server, release 9, an enterprise-class implementation of the X.500 standard for directory services.
New TransIT 500 features and LDAPv3 enhancements provide the performance and scalability required to support millions of users for both enterprise and Internet applications.
Features built into TransIT 500 make the software a useful component for mission-critical applications requiring enterprise-wide security, ease of use, performance, scalability, and administration of the directory from a single point. Such features include:
-- An embedded Oracle or Microsoft SQL SQL
in full Structured Query Language.
Computer programming language used for retrieving records or parts of records in databases and performing various calculations before displaying the results. *Server database management
system tailored specifically for use with TransIT 500
-- The ability to distribute the directory to multiple servers
throughout the enterprise
-- The ability to replicate or shadow portions of the directory to
multiple servers throughout the enterprise
-- Access control and authentication (1) Verifying the integrity of a transmitted message. See message integrity, e-mail authentication and MAC.
(2) Verifying the identity of a user logging into a network. services including storage and
retrieval of X.509 certificates
-- Windows-based graphical administration, providing a single point
of configuration and management control over the entire directory
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL (language) JPL - JAM Programming Language. ) selected X.500 as the core technology component of its enterprise systems infrastructure. JPL required a reliable mechanism for tracking spacecraft flybys of planetary objects, organization names, electronic mail addresses and for managing small-to-medium sized data objects.
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This article has been tagged since September 2007. of TransIT 500 and its ability to handle millions of entries allows JPL's Network Control Project to easily find spacecraft flybys that are mapped to specific files within a distributed file system Software that keeps track of files stored across multiple networks. When the data are requested, it converts the file names into the physical location of the file so it can be found. .
JPL also uses TransIT 500 to integrate different security mechanisms, allowing a single identity to be assigned to each of JPL's personnel, as well as to individual programs and processes.
"The ability of X.500 to accommodate large amounts of data and users, combined with its support for industry standards, made it a logical choice to be part of the basic technology infrastructure at JPL," said Jeff Hildebrand chief technologist for JPL's Enterprise Information Service.
"With many planetary and Earth-orbiting missions launching in the next several years, we will need to manage information on spacecraft flybys. Our ability to locate the information quickly and relate it to appropriate spacecraft flybys is enhanced by the availability and reliability provided by TransIT 500."
TransIT 500 and web commerce
This release of TransIT 500 features full support for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (protocol) Lightweight Directory Access Protocol - (LDAP) A protocol for accessing on-line directory services.
LDAP was defined by the IETF in order to encourage adoption of X.500 directories. (LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) A protocol used to access a directory listing. LDAP support is implemented in Web browsers and e-mail programs, which can query an LDAP-compliant directory. ) version 3, the acknowledged standard for creating, populating, accessing and maintaining distributed Internet and intranet directories. Conformance to the LDAP standards provides applications and users with easy access to the enterprise directory information.
TransIT 500 release 9 includes authentication services for the storage and retrieval of X.509 certificates, a common mechanism for authenticating the identity of a website user. Used in electronic commerce, the X.509 certificate provides a reliable method of preventing fraud when conducting business over the Internet.
Examples of other LDAP-enabled software include applications management, network bandwidth management Controlling the traffic flow in a network. See bandwidth manager. , workflow/process management, security applications, and the Netscape Communicator An earlier suite of Web browsing and groupware tools from Netscape that were packaged as a bundle starting with Navigator 4.0. Communicator refers to any Netscape Navigator product with a version number less than 6.0. and Microsoft Internet Explorer See Internet Explorer. browsers.
"TransIT 500 combines the advantages of enterprise-class X.500 software with the industry's standard technology for indexing information on Web servers," said Barry Keyes, program director, Unisys Computer Systems security programs.
"Because of its widespread acceptance and the dramatic increase in the number of users supported, LDAP-enabled X.500 directories are one of the innovations that will pave the way for large-scale commerce over the World Wide Web."
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