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Sybase debuts jConnect 3.0

The company is shipping a new release of its software for linking Java applications to back-end databases.

Sybase (SYBS) has shipped a new release of its software for linking Java applications to back-end databases.

jConnect for JDBC (Java database connectivity), version 3.0 adds better security and faster performance, Sybase said. For secure Web transactions, the new release adds support for the SSL (secure socket layer) protocol, providing data encryption and authentication between Web browser-based Java applets and Web servers.

The software supports the Java Virtual Machine 1.1 or higher and all popular Java-enabled Web servers and browsers, Sybase said.

The company is looking to its Java development tools, middleware, and Net technology to boost sagging revenues and differentiate the company from a long list of competitors.

Sybase has posted a trial version of jConnect for JDBC 3.0 to its Web site. The software is priced by server and includes unlimited client access. The runtime Workplace version is priced at $495 per server, and the Enterprise version is priced at $1,995 per server.