Leading E-Mail Server Software Now Available for Macintosh
and Power Macintosh Users
Santa Barbara, CA, July 29, 1996. Tenon Intersystems, provider of award-winning
software for Macintosh and Power Macintosh, today announced an agreement with
Software.com, Inc., the leading provider of Internet/intranet standards-based
messaging servers, to license the company's flagship server software, Post.Office.
This agreement will provide all Macintosh and Power Macintosh platforms with Internet
standards-based messaging services to ensure global, high-performance, industry-standard
Post.Office is a native Internet messaging server that provides open Internet/intranet
connections, allowing high-fidelity communications without requiring proprietary
gateways. Designed to ease the administrative burden of maintaining an Internet
mail server, Post.Office includes 'fill-in-the-blank' Web-based forms for remote
management. System administrators can configure and monitor many Post.Office servers
from a secure, remote site using any Web browser.
By leveraging their existing 'UNIX virtual machine' technology, Tenon has brought
Post.Office to the entire Macintosh platform. Post.Office will be initially offered
with Tenon's MachTen UNIX software and will also be incorporated into Tenon's
upcoming line of Macintosh networking products, to be announced later this summer.
"This agreement with Software.com significantly enhances our intranet and
internet product suite," said Steve Holmgren, President of Tenon Intersystems.
"Post.Office, combined with Tenon's sophisticated execution environment,
offers a reliable, secure, internet-based e-mail messaging solution for every
"For the first time, Macintosh and Power Macintosh users can enjoy the benefits
of native Internet messaging services," said Dennis J. Cagan, Vice President
of Sales at Software.com. "The combination of Tenon's products with Post.Office
places Macintosh platforms squarely into the corporate intranet."
MachTen is a complete UNIX operating system that runs on every Macintosh and Power
Macintosh. In 1991 it was selected as a "Best Connectivity Finalist"
by MacUser, and in 1994 as "Best Product of the Year" by UNIX World's
Open Computing Magazine. MachTen provides a complete set of Internet services
as well as UNIX and X software development tools, all running in a preemptive
multitasking environment alongside Macintosh applications. It is an enabling technology
that provides Internet and Web services with workstation-class strength on inexpensive
Macintosh platforms, thus making it ideal for workgroups and small enterprises.
MachTen includes the Apache Web server with multi-domain extensions, and the premier
Macintosh text editor, BBEdit, with HTML extensions for creating Web pages. MachTen
also provides domain name service and IP forwarding. With the addition of Post.Office,
MachTen now has enhanced SMTP mail and POP3 mail capabilities.
Post.Office was designed from the ground up to provide a robust Internet messaging
infrastructure that is scalable, reliable, secure and easy to administer. By utilizing
Web browsers for unique remote management capabilities, Post.Office reduces and
simplifies the administrative tasks associated with server-based messaging installations.
Post.Office supports all Internet messaging standards natively, including SMTP,
MIME and POP3. Post.Office currently runs on Microsoft Windows NT and server versions
of UNIX. The product is in use at over 10,000 organizations worldwide, supporting
millions of users.
Software.com, Inc., is an Internet infrastructure software company whose mission
is to provide high-performance, scalable messaging solutions to Internet/intranet
customers. The company has two flagship products - Post.Office and InterMail -
which provide server-based native Internet messaging solutions to customers ranging
from small businesses to large organizations with millions of users. Software.com
customers include AT&T WorldNet (SM) Service, Frontier Technologies, GE Information
Services, Netscape, Stratus Computer, and Banyan's Coordinate.com Internet division.
The company is privately held and has locations in Santa Barbara, Calif., Lexington,
Mass., Orlando, Fla., San Jose, Calif., Atlanta, Ga., Denver, Co., Brussels, Belgium
and Windsor, UK. Software.com can be reached in the US at 805-882-2470 or
About Tenon Intersystems
Tenon has been producing sophisticated networking software for Apple platforms
since 1989. Tenon provided the first multihoming TCP stack for Macintosh, the
first Macintosh IP forwarding software, the first Macintosh caching and proxy
Web server, and the fastest Macintosh X server. Now, with Post.Office, Tenon is
continuing to add innovative technologies to extend the capabilities of Apple's
state-of-the art personal computer platforms. Tenon Intersystems can be reached
in the US at 805-963-6983 or www.tenon.com.