Red Hat Enables Enterprises to Open New Channels of Self-Service with JBoss Portal 6.1

  Red Hat Enables Enterprises to Open New Channels of Self-Service with JBoss
  Portal 6.1

 With social media integration and mobile-readiness, portal users can enjoy a
                         seamless customer experience

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- October 21, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, 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. 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 provides enterprises with the ability to accelerate the creation
and deployment of high-impact, innovative web applications that offer
real-time, personalized engagement with their customers, partners, or
citizens. Due to its lightweight architecture, ability to perform at scale,
and ease of integration into existing infrastructure, JBoss Portal is
well-suited to meet a variety of needs and use cases, including extending
market reach with external websites, delivering online customer self-service,
acting as the foundation for a white-label product, or empowering partner

JBoss Portal 6.1 offers a number of key features and capabilities designed to
help enterprises build innovative customer experiences, including:

  *Integration with Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, which gives users the
    ability to log-in using their third-party credentials as well as share
    information and updates between the portal application and the social
    media website.
  *Device detection rules that can be set by administrators to automatically
    redirect users to a mobile-friendly version of the website. In technology
    preview, an adaptive user interface allows JBoss Portal to render the
    appropriate layout for each page using mobile-optimized HTML, JavaScript,
    and CSS.
  *Public navigation APIs that let application developers build navigation
    portlets, giving users the ability to tailor their experience with
    customized menus.
  *A Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) that describes how JBoss
    Portal supports accessibility for people with disabilities in compliance
    with Section 508 of the U.S. Workforce Rehabilitation Act.

Lean portals offer organizations a lightweight, high-performance self-service
solution that can be easily integrated into existing systems and meets a wide
range of user interface requirements. JBoss Portal combines these benefits
with the advantages of open source, including flexibility, scalability, and
transparency – often a more cost-effective approach than large,
one-size-fits-all proprietary offerings and custom-built solutions.

Supporting Quotes

Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat

“Lean portal technologies like JBoss Portal provide many great advantages for
organizations looking to deploy or revitalize their customer-facing
applications. They offer a high degree of flexibility to customize a unique
solution, with straightforward integration that helps extract new value from
existing systems as well as stability and performance at enterprise scale.”

David Dennis, vice president, marketing and business development, GroundWork

“To build the next generation of unified monitoring, GroundWork needed a front
end framework and we quickly determined that Red Hat JBoss Portal had the
right combination of flexibility, scalability, and enterprise reliability to
meet the demands of even our largest customers. Being able to offer what we
consider to be a top-of-the-line portal as part of our GroundWork Monitor
solution gave us a great competitive edge.”

Additional Resources

  *See how you can meet customers at their own level with JBoss Portal 6.1
  *Visit How to JBoss for in-depth commentary on Red Hat JBoss Portal
  *Read the full GroundWork case study
  *Watch our video “Focus On: Building Self-Service Applications with Red Hat
    JBoss Portal”

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