WebTen Update Features Dramatic Improvements In Performance And Plug-In Operations

WebTen 2.1.10

Santa Barbara, CA, March 31. Tenon Intersystems today announced WebTen 2.1.10, a free upgrade to its industrial-strength, high-performance Apache-based Web server for Mac OS Power Macs. The new WebTen features improved robustness, improved performance, and improved WebSTAR-plug-in compatibility.

WebTen policy changes in handling WebSTAR-style plug-ins have resulted in improved memory utilization and improved plug-in operation. Because many WebSTAR-style plug-ins are ill-equipped for dynamic unloading and loading, WebTen now no longer reloads W*API plug-ins during WebTen re-configurations. In addition, a memory corruption problem caused by W*API plug-ins that use the Mac OS thread manger, such as Lasso and WebCatalog, has been corrected. The update has been received with enthusiasm by WebTen beta testers.

Robert Minor, Director of Internet Services at CyberMill Communications, said, "WebTen 2.1.10 is fantastic. We have several high-traffic websites with and without SSL running the WebCatalog plug-in and I haven't had to restart since I installed it."

Jeff Malloy, President of WebTech, said, "My tests with WebTen 2.1.10 show a great reduction in latency for Ch-ching! In some cases, the latency for Ch-ching! was cut in half. With additional Ch-ching! eCommerce sites under development, we are pleased to see Ch-ching! and WebTen performing even better together."

WebTen 2.1.10 supports the new Verisign two-tier SSL server certificates which will be required in January, 2000. WebTen's built-in DNS server has been enhanced to support more kinds of DNS records. DNS A records and NS records are now fully managed via WebTen's point and click Administration Server. Plug-ins for Sophisticated Circuits' PowerKey Pro and Rebound! are now included with the distribution and the new package is pre-configured to support Purity's WebSentinel virtual realms.

WebTen incorporates the highly-acclaimed Apache web server software developed by the Apache Group. Apache is well-known as stable, full-strength, feature-rich web server software used on almost two million web sites worldwide and recently included by Apple with Mac OS X Server. Tenon has taken this mature, integrated, scalable software and extended it with performance enhancements, security, and Macintosh-specific features to make a unique Apache for the Macintosh platform. Tenon's Apache extensions are also available for Mac OS X Server.

WebTen 2.1.10 extends the open source Apache with a point & click interface, internet object caching, SSL 3.0 (for supporting eCommerce with multiple secure certificates on a single machine), FTP (for uploading web content on a virtual host by virtual host basis), NFS (for offloading content), a state-of-the art DNS, a high-performance search engine, and advanced proxy services. Tenon's Macintosh-based Apache is running in a pre-emptive multitasking environment and is able to sustain over 1000 hits/second.

A downloadable 14-day demo is available at: /products/webten/.

Founded in 1989, Tenon Intersystems is a leader in high-performance networking. Tenon technology, combined with the power of Apple's G3-based machines, is providing the framework for world-class networking on the Macintosh. WebTen was recently selected as the Macworld Editor's Choice for Best Server Software, outpacing WebSTAR and Apple's ASIP. 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 .

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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