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TIS CA ink development pact

Trusted Information Systems Inc. announced last week that it has signed a development partnership with Computer Associates International Inc. for product integration.

The new management interface of TIS' Gauntlet Internet Firewall 4.0 will be integrated into CA's enterprise management solution Unicenter TNG. The partnership was designed to allow CA customers to remotely manage all Gauntlet firewalls deployed throughout an organization from a single console. Once installed the Gauntlet firewall will become part of CA's enterprise administration and reporting.

Both Gauntlet Internet Firewall and CA's systems management products are used heavily in the federal market.

The integration of Gauntlet with Unicenter affects three areas: management interface event management and object repository. Users can launch Gauntlet Internet Firewall's Java-based guided user interface from Unicenter TNG allowing remote management of the firewall.

EDS opens Telis Web page

Electronic Data Systems Corp. last week opened a World Wide Web page for its Telecommunications Integrator Services (Telis) contract with the Energy Department.The page (www.eds-gov.com/telis) contains background information on Telis a blank task/delivery order information on EDS' teaming partners and a link to documents detailing DOE's information architecture. The site also provides a catalog of products and services that users will be able to order electronically.

EDS was selected for the Telis contract in April [FCW April 14].

IAI ManTech to create Y2K factories

Information Analysis Inc. last week said ManTech Systems Engineering Corp. will use IAI's software in all of ManTech's Year 2000 solution factories.IAI's product Universal Computer Aided Software Translator/2000 will initially be used in Cobol environments. ManTech plans to open "factories" for converting Year 2000 code in Arlington Va. Chesapeake Va. and Columbus Ohio. The factories will provide assessment remediation and acceptance testing.

V-One Raptor Systems integrate wares

V-One Corp. last week announced an agreement with Raptor Systems Inc. to integrate Raptor's Eagle firewall into V-One's DMSGate which is designed to provide a guard-like capability to support the transmission of messages between network enclaves using the Defense Department's Defense Message System (DMS).DMSGate is a message-handling firewall designed to protect sensitive-but-unclassified enclaves and it is being used as an interim solution to protect secret enclaves within a DMS pilot program. V-One added DMS capability to its SmartWall firewall product under the Firewall Plus program sponsored by the National Security Agency.

Through this agreement V-One will apply its experience to integrate the Raptor Eagle as an additional firewall alternative within DMSGate's modular architecture according to V-One officials. Raptor's Eagle is an application-level firewall that runs on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris and Hewlett-Packard Co.'s HP-Unix platforms.

Unisys selects Memco software

Memco Software Ltd. announced last week that its security software was selected by Unisys Corp.'s Computer Systems Security Group as part of its Single Point Security program.

Under the agreement Unisys will offer Memco's Security for Open Systems (SeOs) software to customers worldwide. Unisys designed its security program to provide its customers with comprehensive security solutions according to company officials.

Memco's software emphasizes the protection of servers where many federal agencies house mission-critical data. SeOs Access Control tightens Unix security by preventing the abuse of super-user privileges and maintaining true accountability. SeOs Security Administrator allows agencies to centrally deploy and manage consistent security policies across multiple platforms.

BTG's U.S. Courts contract clears protest

Integration Technologies Group Inc. recently withdrew its protest of a $30 million Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts contract award to BTG Inc.

ITG filed the protest last month with the General Accounting Office maintaining that BTG and team member Informix Federal did not certify that their bid conformed with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's database standards before submitting their final offer. The companies were able to show they had the appropriate certification according to sources.

Under the AOUSC contract BTG will develop a nationwide relational database management system for judicial applications.

Gateway places Destination on GSA

Gateway 2000 Inc. last week said its Destination Big Screen PC/TV is now available on the General Services Administration schedule.

Gateway's Destination product which features a 31-inch monitor is designed for group training presentations and collaborative computing. Government agencies already use the product for training and videoconferencing among other applications the company said. The Destination product line ranges from Intel Corp. 166 MHz Pentium MMX chips to 266 MHz Pentium II processors.

Standard features include 16M of memory a Boston Acoustics MicroMedia three-piece speaker set and a PCI 10/100 megabit/sec twisted-pair Ethernet card.

The product is bundled with Microsoft Corp.'s Office 97 Small Business Edition and ships with 12X to 24X CD-ROM drives.

Pricing for the Destination line starts at $2 904.

CTA sells space biz focuses on IT

CTA Inc. said last week that the recent sale of the company's space and telecommunications business will allow it to focus on the information technology business.

Orbital Sciences Corp. acquired CTA's space-related business for $37 million in cash and assumption of debt. CTA's CTA Information Technology Services Co. is a $100 million business that provides services to the federal state and commercial markets. The company's information technology business includes Year 2000 conversion projects.

- Compiled by Colleen O'HARA Heather Harreld and John Moore.

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