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GeoTrust, Cyota partner

Needham, Mass.-based GeoTrust Inc. and New York-based Cyota, Inc., announced a partnership that the companies say will boost consumer protection from emerging phishing threats.

GeoTrust will incorporate Cyota’s anti-phishing data into the free GeoTrust TrustWatch toolbar to provide consumers with comprehensive and timely protection from new phishing scams. In addition, GeoTrust joins Cyota’s global eFraudNetwork, the Internet’s largest financial fraud detection network comprised of thousands of banks around the world, major ISPs, and other technology companies.

Cyota is a provider of anti-fraud and online security solutions for financial institutions. On behalf of its customers, it gathers real-time data on new and emerging phishing attacks.

Open-Exchange releases Linux tool

Tarrytown-based Open-Xchange Inc. announced a free migration tool for current SUSE Linux Openexchange users to upgrade to Open-Xchange Server 5, the industry’s first fully supported, modular, platform agnostic open-source collaboration platform.

Open-Xchange enables migration and integration to an open source environment, allowing IT administrators to create and implement applications without changing existing infrastructure components such as databases, directory services, message transfer agents, e-mail servers, or Web servers.

SLOX2OXtender enables migration from Novell’s SUSE Linux Openexchange to Open-Xchange Server 5 on either Red Hat Enterprise Server or Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Click&Buy debuts micropayment software

New York-based Click&Buy, an ePayment platform for digital content from Webpay International, announced the availability of a new micropayment software module for online game manufacturers.

The software allows consumers to continually buy game enhancements online without interrupting the flow of the game. Previously, the game participant would have to stop playing in order to buy extra game enhancements, such as more ammunition or other kinds of objects that allow a user to go to the next level of a game. With this new expanded service, Click&Buy allows consumers to instantly access digital content with only one click.

The new service from Click&Buy is a module that is integrated into the game. The Click&Buy platform allows game companies to charge different types of micropayments, anywhere from $.99 to $3 for additional game pieces.

Factiva releases transcript program

New York-based Factiva released Factiva Insight: Reputation Intelligence, a new tool that empowers executives to monitor known issues and discover emerging opportunities and threats from across the mainstream media, radio and television transcripts and consumer-generated content, including blogs and message boards.

It also enables executives to create reputation and brand management.

Symbol’s Chaplin to lead Wi-Fi Alliance

Holtsville-based Symbol Technologies Inc. announced the appointment of Clint Chaplin, Symbol’s wireless security advisor and lead on the wireless standards team, as Wi-Fi Alliance chairman.

Prior to his appointment as chairman, Chaplin held the technical chair position at Wi-Fi Alliance.

Arrow Electronics adds vendors

Melville-based Arrow’s North American Components division of Arrow Electronics Inc., announced the addition of three new development tool vendors accessible through arrowdevtools.com. The site is Arrow’s new specialty Web site that provides design engineers with the technical information from development tool suppliers.

Freeborders opens New York office

San Francisco-based Freeborders Inc., a provider of technology products from China, opened an office in New York at 598 Madison at 58th Street.

The company provides technology solutions from its facility in China to U.S. and European companies in three markets: retail/consumer goods, financial services and software/technology.

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