Digital, Unisys' X.500 wares support DMS

Digital Equipment Corp. and Unisys Corp. last week introduced new X.500 directory services products that support Defense Message System (DMS) requirements.

Directories store user information such as electronic-mail addresses and fax and telephone numbers. Directories based on X.500, the standard the government said it will support, can interoperate with each other.

Version 3.0 of Digital's X.500 Directory Services product, available off the General Services Administration schedule, adds support for new interfaces, including Netscape Communications Corp.'s Netscape Navigator, Mosaic and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, a proposed open standard for directory services on the Internet. The product is customizable so users can add fields—a DMS requirement, according to Colleen Martin, DMS technical manager at Digital.

Digital plans to get its directory product DMS-certified.

Unisys said it is also interested in getting its new TransIT 500 Internet Directory Server and Administrator for Internet Directories products, which are now available, DMS-certified.

Alan Bender, director of engineering and product management at Unisys Computer Systems Group, said, "We've been working with subcontractors to incorporate DMS directory requirements and hope to get additional business because of that."

Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
    shutterstock image

    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.