Tech Briefs

PaperPort and smaller PDFs

Nuance Communications Inc. of Burlington, Mass., has released version 11 of its Paper-Port scanning and document management software. The upgrade features a new compression method that cuts the size of multicolored Portable Document Format files by eight times or more. It does this by separating the text from the color images. You can also build your own scanning profiles with the new release, said Jeff Segarra, senior product manager for the company.

Fed-friendly HR

SAP AG of Waldorf, Germany, has customized its human resources application
for federal needs. SAP Human Capital Management for U.S. Federal Government Organizations does the usual HCM tasks'administering benefits, processing personnel action requests, helping plan workforce needs'but also understands federal pay grades, benefits and policies, according to Rand Blazer, president of SAP Public Services Inc.

Fresh Unix flavors

Berkeley Software Distribution, that other
open-source variant of the Unix operating
system, now comes in a number of new
versions. Version 3.9 of OpenBSD, the BSD
flavor tweaked for robust security, includes
system sensors for monitoring temperature,
voltage, fan speeds and other environmental

The recent 6.1 release of FreeBSD, the
user-friendly BSD variant, can run multiple
keyboards, and support both Bluetooth and
802.11 wireless networking.

Symantec appliances earn Common Criteria certs

Symantec Corp. of Cupertino, Calif., said its
Gateway Security 5000 Series 3.0 earned
Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4+) certification. The appliances
provide integrated anti-spam, antivirus, clientless SSL and IPSec VPN, fullinspection firewall, intrusion prevention, intrusion detection and URL-based content filtering.

About the Author

Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.


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