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LDAPtIT

LDAPtIT - LDAP Client Directory Interoperability

LDAPtIT® enables translation and thus interoperability between a variety of industry standard LDAP servers. This is useful where you have two or more different LDAP servers in your organisation, and one or more of your applications can only inter operate with a single LDAP server. LDAPtIT® presents as a single unified LDAP to such applications.

One common usage of LDAPtIT® is to serve the MIMEsweeper for SMTP™ application.

LDAPtIT® is delivered either as a stand alone "appliance", or integrated with existing MIMEsweeper server(s).

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  • What LDAPtIT does

    All too often, incompatible query language, unsuitable directory structure and different schema definitions get in the way of interoperability between LDAP client and server applications.

    All too often, incompatible query language, unsuitable directory structure and different schema definitions get in the way of interoperability between LDAP client and server applications. When these problems occur, the LDAP client and server applications may not offer good diagnostic tools.

    Overly general queries may result in excessively high volumes of data in responses and performance may suffer.

    Unexpected query status or result codes may confuse the LDAP client and cause an unnecessary query failure.

    LDAPtIT® solves these problems by providing:
    Translation of LDAP queries and responses between MIMEsweeper for SMTP or MIMEsweeper for Web clients and a variety of industry standard LDAP directory servers.

    Detailed LDAP Logging so you can see what is really causing the incompatibility and fix it.

    An LDAP Cache to buffer responses from multiple directory server for high-speed supply to the MIMEsweeper for SMTP or MIMEsweeper for Web client.

    Possible uses of LDAPtIT® are when:
    You want to use MIMEsweeper for SMTP or MIMEsweeper for Web version 4 with Novell's NDS or the Lotus Domino LDAP server. Structural and schema incompatibility normally prevents MIMEsweeper for SMTP or MIMEsweeper for Web successfully interoperating with either NDS or Domino. LDAPtIT® makes it work.

    You want to diagnose mysterious errors between MIMEsweeper for SMTP or MIMEsweeper for Web and a new LDAP server system.

    Performance of LDAP queries over the wide area network is generating unexpectedly high traffic volumes or the directory server is slow.
    If MIMEsweeper for SMTP or MIMEsweeper for Web do not work with your LDAP server, you need LDAPtIT®.

    LDAPtIT® allows you to successfully connect MIMEsweeper for SMTP or MIMEsweeper for Web to Novell NDS, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Active Directory, OpenLDAP and more.

  • How LDAPtIT works

    LDAPtIT® translates MIMEsweeper for SMTP and MIMEsweeper for Web LDAP queries to a form suitable for use by the LDAP server.

    LDAPtIT® translates MIMEsweeper for SMTP and MIMEsweeper for Web LDAP queries to a form suitable for use by the LDAP server. It translates LDAP server responses to a form suitable for use by MIMEsweeper for SMTP and MIMEsweeper for Web.

    LDAPtIT® has a flexible translation language that allows the definition of the mapping between each query and response. It has common mappings predefined ready for use.

    LDAPtIT® is a secure LDAP proxy supporting multi port operation, port mapping and IP address dedication. It is installed on the MIMEsweeper for SMTP or MIMEsweeper for Web system.

    LDAPtIT's logging can record the full detail of the LDAP conversation between client and server.

    LDAPtIT® caches directory inquiries and can periodically refresh its cache independently of MIMEsweeper for SMTP or MIMEsweeper for Web.