By jacki decoster on Mar 31, 2009
Found out some interesting news from our Java business team this morning.
We've just launched Access Only - a new entry-level addition to the Java SE for Business Program.
The Access Only program is intended for customers who have been using stable Java applications for many years and who do not need technical support to resolve problems. It provides extended access to Java -- 10 years from initial release -- without any support.
This means that customers could continue to use their legacy applications (which are often tied to a specific version of the Java platform) and know that they are secure - without having to pay for support that they don't want.
With Access Only, customers will have access to the latest security updates such as the release of J2SE 1.4.2_20 released on 3/24/09 or any release of Java SE 5.0 after its EOL in October of 2009. They will also have access to any other bug fix releases that Sun provides, such as the upcoming release to support Windows 2008.
Pricing for the Access Only program starts as low as $5,000 (USD) per year for small companies or $2,500 (USD) per year for individual departments and can be purchased via the Sun Online Store.
And what about those companies thinking they want to get extended access to Java plus support? Don't worry, the team's got you covered. We're still offering three levels of support for Java SE for Business: Standard, Premium, and Premium-Plus.
Full details of the Java SE For Business Program and the new Access-Only feature, are available here.