Open Text Expands Content Security Offering with Release of SOCKS Client



    
    Connectivity Solution Allows Organizations to Cost-Effectively Protect
    Enterprise Application Content Over Unsecure Networks
    

    WATERLOO, ON, April 15 /CNW/ - Open Text (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a
global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today announced the
immediate availability of its latest Connectivity solution, Open Text SOCKS
Client, an enterprise-grade SOCKS V4 and V5 client, that assists organizations
to transparently and cost-effectively secure their enterprise content
applications over TCIP/IP networks.
    Protecting confidential and mission critical application content has
become a strategic priority for many organizations these days. Unfortunately,
many homegrown or vendor applications have not been built to operate with
network firewalls and proxies forcing administrators to leave gaping holes in
their security infrastructures. SOCKS is an industry standard security
protocol that facilitates the routing of network traffic through firewalls and
proxy servers. The Open Text SOCKS Client can dynamically "socks-enable"
enterprise applications without requiring changes to their code. A rules-based
engine allows administrators to decide which application traffic should be
secured, instantly enabling it to traverse SOCKS proxies and firewalls.
    Open Text SOCKS Client is an ideal solution for organizations that need a
robust, commercially supported, enterprise-grade SOCKS client that makes it
easier to allow their critical applications to traverse SOCKS proxies and
firewalls. The solution can also be used by third-party vendors searching for
an OEM package to support the SOCKS protocol in their products and solutions.

    
    Open Text SOCKS Client offers the following functionalities:

    -   Dynamically secure network traffic without changing applications code
    -   Supports Windows Vista and 64-bit platforms
    -   Authentication through Microsoft Active Directory and Kerberos
    -   Encryption of network traffic using industry-standard GSSAPI
    -   Supports SOCKS V4 And V5 connections over TCP and UDP
    -   Built-in load-balancing and fail-over mechanisms
    -   Rules-based configuration engine and support for MSI-based deployment
        systems
    

    "With our improved SOCKS Client, Open Text is taking a leading role in
providing content security solutions to our enterprise customers," said Eugene
Cherny, General Manager of Open Text's Connectivity solutions. "We are
confident that the new features in this release will help organizations
improve their security infrastructure, while preserving their investments in
their enterprise applications."
    Open Text SOCKS Client is available immediately. For more information,
please visit: www.opentext.com/socks.
    Open Text's leading connectivity solutions connect people, data and
applications in mission-critical environments through a complete line of
remote application access and data integration solutions. With 90 percent of
Global 2000 companies relying on its award-winning solutions for over 20
years, Open Text understands the financial and operational challenges that
most organizations face, whether it is multiple systems, disparate data
sources or geographically dispersed teams.
    For more information about Open Text's connectivity solutions, go to:
www.opentext.com/connectivity

    About Open Text

    Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise
content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of
their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting
50 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we
bring together leading Content Experts(TM) to help organizations capture and
preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate
risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information,
visit www.opentext.com.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext. 4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Stephanie Fazio, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, ext. 2429, sfazio@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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