Intel Corp.’s Software and Products Services Division, the business unit that created the LANDesk suite of products, last month splintered off from Intel to form its own company, The LANDesk Acquisition Corp. The company, created by Vector Capital and vSpring Capital LLC., has entered into an agreement to purchase certain assets of the business, including the LANDesk-branded products. Intel will retain a minority equity position in the business, which will be managed through Intel Capital. With its new headquarters in the Salt Lake City area, it will employ about 150 employees worldwide and be headed by CEO Joe Wang, formerly vice-president of Symantec Corp.’s Enterprise Administration Division. John Sutherland, formerly general manager of the business for Intel, will remain with the business as vice-president of operations.
Sybari Sofware Inc. will announce its latest version of their Antigen for Microsoft Corp.’s Exchange at the Microsoft Exchange Conference this October in Anaheim, Calif. This anti-virus, content-filtering and e-mail security solution is a server-level product that protects both Exchange 5.5 and 2000 versions. New features will include the ability to add outbound disclaimers, improved quarantine and incident databases, enhanced file-filtering options, and improvements in the Antigen Central Manager. Sybari also has Antigen packages for IBM’s Lotus Notes and Microsoft Corp.’s Sharepoint.
Redback Networks Inc. last month added VPN, quality of service and management features to its edge router. The enhancements to Redback’s SmartEdge 800 router include Layer 2 Draft-Martini Multi-protocol Label Switching VPNs, per class policing and MPLS QoS features, as well as “Bulkstats” and traffic-mirroring management capabilities. The extensions are intended to bolster the intelligence and “user-aware” service delivery of the SmartEdge 800, Redback says. Redback’s SmartEdge 800 has 14 slots, two of which house redundant route-processors while the other 12 carry line cards. A fully loaded chassis has a switching capacity of 60G bit/sec.