Tenon's iTools 8.2 Available in Public Beta

Santa Barbara, CA, February 17, 2006. Tenon announced today, a public beta of iTools 8.2 that includes the new Apache. 2.2.0. iTools 8.2 has numerous enhancements & improvements and, the combination of Apache 2.2, coupled with Mac OS X specific configuration optimizations, yields a performance boost in excess of 50% over previous versions of iTools.

Apache 2.2.0 is the start of a new stable Apache development branch, with new features and architectural changes: memory and disk caching have been significantly improved and are now considered production quality; files greater than 2GB are now supported; and a new database API and new database modules enable database applications to work more efficiently. In addition to the new Apache 2.2, Tenon's updated iTools includes mod_perl 2.0.2, with more compiled functions resulting in faster Perl and iTools management operations, mod_ssl 2.2.0, MySQL 5, with stored procedures, triggers, views and cursors, PHP 5.11, with upgraded libpq (Postgress), libCurl, openSSL (0.9.8), ming for Flash movie support, SQLLite, and ProFTP 1.2.10, with support for SSL FTP.

In the past decade, the open-source Apache web server has achieved a 70% market share, comprising 50 million web sites and yet Tenon's iTools remains unique as a commercial web-based GUI for configuration and management. iTools' secure, domain-specific, browser-based Apache administration makes Apache on Mac OS X, the easiest Apache in the world to administer. With iTools, web-hosting providers can automate hosting tasks and delegate administration, empowering customers and lowering support costs. Sub-administrators can manage their own name or IP-based web sites and view their own logs, without compromising the privacy of the multi-server machine.

In addition to releasing this public beta, Tenon is also announcing that their WebSTAR transition offer will expire at the end of February. WebSTAR users who want to transition to Apache as an alternative to Kerio WebSTAR can still purchase Tenon's iTools for only $200 for ten more days! WebSTAR converts who have already taken advantage of this offer say that iTools is easier and has a faster learning curve than WebSTAR. Tenon's $200 limited time offer includes a 50-mailbox version of Post.Office, as well as enough support to ensure a smooth transition from WebSTAR to Apache 2. Coupling iTools with Post.Office, a powerful and easy to use mail server and list server, gives WebSTAR customers an alternative to Kerio's Mailserver.

iTools & Post.Office can be used with Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4) or Panther (Mac OS X 10.3) and work equally well on Mac OS X 'client' or Mac OS X Server. See the Tenon web site (http://www.tenon.com) for more details and to purchase. Tenon will be providing iTools 8.2 as a free upgrade to iTools 8.0.5 customers. Send a message to info@tenon.com to request the beta of iTools 8.2.

About Tenon

Founded in 1989, Tenon Intersystems is a leader in high-performance networking. Tenon technology has provided the framework for world-class networking on the Macintosh for over a decade. Tenon is continuing that tradition on Mac OS X. Tenon Intersystems can be reached in the U.S. at 805-963-6983, by the internet at sales@tenon.com, or via the web at http://www.tenon.com

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