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Sun, NetObjects Develop Intranet Operating System

Sun Microsystems Inc. and NetObjects Inc. Monday teamed up to bring NetObjects' intranet tool to the Solaris operating environment.

The two companies aim to provide a high performance, scalable and reliable environment to create intranet portals and corporate Web sites.

NetObjects will integrate its Authoring Server Suite into Solaris 7 operating system. The suite is designed to help enterprise customers collaboratively build and manage intranets and extranets that integrate business processes and deploy customized applications. Features include a Java-based content contributor, an asset manager and a remote systems administrator.

"This announcement today shows Sun's continued commitment to work with leading vendors to provide rich products for creating leading-edge enterprise portals and corporate intranets," said Doug Kaewert, Sun's vice president of market development.

The combined operating system is already in use by companies including Boeing Co. and NationsBank Corp., the firms said.

"We look forward to bringing the power of NetObjects Authoring Server Suite to global enterprise customers who have adopted Sun's Solaris operating environment as their computing platform of choice," said Morris Taradalsky, NetObjects' executive vice president of the enterprise division.