By Kate Concannon
Computer Associates Middle East is listening to the region's increasing interest in wireless technology and providing secure solutions for operations using such networks.
COMPUTER ASSOCIATES Middle East (CA-ME) is putting a new focus on wireless and Linux-based computing for this year’s show. According to industry sources, many organisations across the region are rolling out wireless technology, creating a completely new dimension of computing and business behaviours. Yet these changes in practice bring their own unique management challenges, especially in the areas of infrastructure management and security. Noman Qadir, CA-ME’s director of eBusiness Enterprise Management Solutions Unit, says: “With mobile devices becoming more and more pervasive around the region, we are working together with Symbol Technology at Gitex 2002 to demonstrate how CA’s Unicenter solutions for mobile devices can provide better management, availability, performance and security for the total wireless IT infrastructure.”CA-ME is also showing how its products run on the Linux operating system, which is seen by the company as a cost-effective, strategic enterprise platform. In addition to its wireless and Linux-focused emphasis this year, CA is also promoting its BrightStor product, designed to help companies manage their enterprise storage from a single point of control. According to CA, BrightStor can seamlessly integrate with hardware and software from different vendors and offers great scalability.CA-ME storage experts at Gitex 2002 are focusing on storage solutions including BrightStor Storage Resource Management (SRM), BrightStor Enterprise BackUp and BrightStor High Availability Manager. CA-ME will also unveil the industry’s first security offering to integrate identity, access and threat management so firms can reduce their exposure to risks while cutting the cost of security operations. The security application is built on CA-ME’s eTrust and partner technologies, along with the recently announced eTrust Security Command Center, which provides a single console/portal for administering virtually all security operations reliably across the enterprise.