OpenVision has put out a dot release of its Open V*Event Manager system management software which adds Kerberos-based security to its system manager. The optional configuration replaces the standard remote procedure call with OpenV*Secure RPC, providing user authentication services, data encryption and data integrity via the X/Open Co Ltd standard Generic Security Service application programming interface. The dot release also monitors and manages Simple Network Management Protocol devices by polling SNMP management information bases for event information. This leads to a tightly integrated event environment with Simple Network Management Protocol-based network managers, and reduces wide area network traffic, claims the company. The remote procedure call also comes with OpenV*SecureMax, the Pleasanton, California-based company’s enterprise auditing security solution. OpenV*Event Manager is currently up under SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Digital Unix, Unix System V, Dynix.ptx and Windows NT with Oracle, Informix and Sybase databases. Prices start at $10,000.