Genuitec, a maker of Eclipse-based tools, has announced the release of its Secure Delivery Center, a system for managing an enterprise's Eclipse tooling.
maker of Java development tools and a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation
has announced its new Secure Delivery Center, which enables enterprises to
manage all their Eclipse tooling under one system.
In essence, the
SDC takes the guesswork out of Eclipse-based tool management and removes
management burdens from centralized IT organizations.
officials said there are enterprise concerns around the management and
mass-delivery of Eclipse technologies such as tool stack updating, implementation
of corporate standards, reduction of rogue development tools and commercial
license management. To help enterprises with these issues, Genuitec's Secure
Delivery Center manages Eclipse open source, MyEclipse
or IBM Rational installations from a centralized location inside the enterprise
firewall. Developers gain access to the technologies they need from an approved
internal source and not an Internet update site. Central tooling groups can
also lock down sanctioned tool stacks and manage update procedures-all off
their own servers with multiple distribution options.
"This is the
first technology offering an easy way for enterprise corporations to manage
their Eclipse tooling solutions from a centralized source," Tim Webb, chief
architect of Genuitec's SDC and team lead, said in a statement. "Proving SDC's
flexible, rapid-to-adopt nature, it has already been implemented by several well-known
enterprises that are drawn to its power, intelligence and ease of use."
there is no need for an IT manager to know about the technical specifics of
large-scale license and software distribution systems or open-source auditing
and compliance. Instead, SDC uses a smart management system that can quickly
apply specific enterprise policies.
Genuitec said the
SDC is ready out-of-the-box for installation, and it requires only a few, easy
questions answered about company policies and software governance before acting
as an inside-the-firewall Eclipse and MyEclipse management tool. In addition,
granularity in its reporting tools gives a clear and concise understanding of
how Eclipse or MyEclipse is used, what tool stacks and versions work the best
on each project, and which configurations are successful in project
simplicity is extremely difficult to achieve in software development, as any
Apple device user knows, but Secure Delivery Center is just that-a management
tool that simplifies the entire process by subjecting tool standards company
policies in a simple interface," said Webb.
SDC starts at
only about $45 per developer. Interested parties can try SDC free for 30 days