WebTen 2.1 -- A New Standard for Macintosh Web Servers

Unparalleled Features and Performance Combined with Robustness and Scalability

Santa Barbara, CA, July 6, 1998. Tenon Intersystems today announced WebTen 2.1, an upgrade to its industrial-strength, high-performance Apache-based Web server for Power Macs. WebTen 2.1 is able to sustain 1000 hits/second and is 100% compatible with HTTP/1.1. It includes DNS, multihoming FTP (for uploading web content on a virtual host-by-virtual host basis), NFS (for offloading content), and SSL 3.0 (for supporting eCommerce with multiple secure certificates on a single machine).

WebTen incorporates an augmented Apache web server software developed by the Apache Group. Apache is well-known as stable, full-strength, feature-rich web server software used on over one million machines worldwide. WebTen's domain name service (DNS) is the latest state-of-the-art software from the Internet Software Consortium and WebTen's FTP service is based on the well-respected Washington University implementation. Tenon has taken this mature, integrated, scalable software and extended it with performance enhancements and Macintosh-specific features to make WebTen's Apache the fastest and easiest-to-use Apache in the world.

WebTen 2.1 includes an updated suite of core internet software, as well as expanded capabilities. The new package supports Apache 1.2.6, domain name services based on the latest BIND 8.1.2, new internet caching software based on Squid 1.1.20, the latest Perl 5.004_4, and enhanced documentation.

WebTen's Administration Server has been extended to support more configuration options; multihoming FTP as well as plug-in server responses are both now configurable via this point & click interface. The release includes improved support for W*API plug-ins, AppleScript CGIs (ACGIs) and internet-standard CGIs. CGI debugging capabilities have been enhanced and a suite of utilities commonly used in CGI scripts (ping, touch, rmdir, csh, awk, sort, sh-query) has been added. The new release also includes many additional enhancements and modifications for improved robustness and ease-of-use.

"Our software has no built-in limits. WebTen can handle an unlimited number of connections, virtual hosts, and users in a very robust way. Other Macintosh offerings are an eclectic collection of plug-ins and reimplementations of internet software. Because we rely on existing, well-tested implementations of internet software, we can concentrate our efforts on performance and Macintosh- specific enhancements. The result is an integrated, scalable, easy-to-use package. With WebTen, we are on the road to fulfilling our vision of world-class networking on a Macintosh," said Tenon's President, Steve Holmgren.

WebTen provides the lowest cost per feature and the highest price performance ratio of any commercial Macintosh Web server. The software is available for US$495. For a limited time, owners of other commercial Macintosh Web servers can purchase WebTen 2.1 for $350. Upgrades from 1.x to 2.1 are $210. Upgrades for WebTen 2.0.x customers are free. The WebTen 2.1 CD includes Tenon's recently announced Software Development Kit (SDK), to allow Macintosh developers to build new Apache modules, as well as a preview of a high-performance, industry-standard search engine, ht://Dig. A downloadable demo is available at: /products/webten.

Tenon Intersystems is a leader in high-performance networking. Founded in 1989, Tenon has developed a unique suite of products for Macintosh. Tenon technology, combined with the power of Apple's G3-based machines, is providing the framework for world-class networking on the Macintosh.

WebTen includes software developed by the Apache Group for use in the Apache HTTP Server Project. Apache Server and Apache Group are copyright ©1995-1997 The Apache Group. Tenon and WebTen are trademarks of Tenon Intersystems. All other product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

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