Shares of e-commerce software and solutions company Unify (Nasdaq: UNFY) climbed 3-1/8 to 19-7/8, a gain of nearly 19 percent, after the company announced that it had expanded its alliance with Linux distributor Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT). Shares of Red Hat, which has been one of the hottest stocks of the year, gained 6-1/2 to 123-1/4.
Unify is extending its strategic developer partnership with Red Hat by certifying its two newly announced products, Unify WebNow! And Unify eWave Engine, for Red Hat Linux 6.0. Unify WebNow is a Web page engine that provides online access to databases, while eWave Engine is a Java application server. Unify says it has now completed its entire product portfolio for the Linux operating system.