December 12, 1996 2:00 PM ET
Tools vendors invade the Web
By Talila Baron

  Symantec Corp. was one of several vendors that announced new Internet-based tools technologies on Wednesday.

Symantec, of Santa Monica, Calif., announced Norton AntiVirus for Internet E-mail Gateway 1.0. The product provides anti--virus protection using Internet E-mail based on SMTP.

Version 1.0 will ship in early February. Pricing for corporate customers will be structured on a per-node basis.

The announcement, along with others from Bluestone, Finjan Software Ltd., DataViews Corp. and OpenText Inc., was made at Internet World in New York.

Bluestone announced at the show its Sapphire/Web 3.0 development tool. New features include integration with Java development tools such as Microsoft Corp.'s Visual J++ and Symantec's Visual Café; Java wizards; data-enabled client frameworks that support Java, JavaScript, ActiveX and VBScript; and server-side enhancements, including Common Gateway Interface or API support. (See story, " Bluestone polishes Sapphire/Web with NCM features.")

Scheduled for release in the first quarter of 1997, Sapphire/Web 3.0 is priced at $2,995 . It will be available through Bluestone, of Mt. Laurel, N.J.

Also at the show:

  • Finjan announced SurfinShield 2.0, a desktop-level firewall that monitors Java applets..

  • DataViews launched DV-Xpresso 2.0, a real-time graphics package.

  • Open Text shipped an upgrade to its LiveLink Intranet 7 groupware.

Symantec can be reached at www.symantec.com; Bluestone at www.bluestone.com; Cleveland-based Finjan at www.finjan.com; DataViews, of Burlington, Mass., at www.dvcorp.com; and OpenText, in Waterloo, Ontario, at www.opentext.com.

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