Red Hat releases JBoss Portal 6.1

Includes social media integration, mobile-readiness

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Red Hat releases JBoss Portal 6.1 Muzilla: Lean portal technologies like JBoss Portal… offer a high degree of flexibility to customise a unique solution.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  November 4, 2013

Open source solutions provider Red Hat Inc today announced the availability of Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1.

"The latest version of Red Hat's lean portal technology enables enterprises to accelerate self-service application development and integrate information, people, and processes to create an experience that is seamless with a customer's everyday activities," the company said.

"With integration to popular social media websites and new mobile capabilities, JBoss Portal 6.1 enables enterprises to better attract and retain customers with superior self-service."

JBoss Portal is designed to streamline creation and deployment of Web applications through a lightweight architecture that is scalable and can integrate into existing infrastructure.

JBoss Portal 6.1 includes integration with Facebook, Google+, and Twitter; device detection rules that can be set by administrators to automatically redirect users to a mobile-friendly version of the website; public navigation APIs that let application developers build navigation portlets; and a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) that describes how JBoss Portal supports accessibility for people with disabilities.

Lean portals are aimed at offering organisations lightweight, high-performance self-service solutions that can be easily integrated into existing systems and meet a wide range of user interface requirements. JBoss Portal seeks to combine these aspects with the attributes of open source, including flexibility, scalability, and transparency - said to often be a more cost-effective approach than large, one-size-fits-all proprietary offerings and custom-built solutions.

"Lean portal technologies like JBoss Portal provide many great advantages for organisations looking to deploy or revitalise their customer-facing applications," said Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat.

"They offer a high degree of flexibility to customise a unique solution, with straightforward integration that helps extract new value from existing systems as well as stability and performance at enterprise scale."

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