Tenon's iTools 5.0 Public Beta Now Available

Santa Barbara, CA, June 22, 1999. Tenon Intersystems today announced a public beta of their new suite of internet tools for Apple's next-generation Mac OS X Server. Tenon's iTools extends and enhances Mac OS X Server's networking performance, efficiency, ease-of-use, and functionality with a family of tools essential to serious, commercial web content delivery and eCommerce.

iTools is designed to overlay Apple's bundled Apache. The internet protocol software for Mac OS X Server as delivered by Apple has been updated to the newest, secure versions (closing a number of security loopholes) and extended with Tenon's browser-based point and click interface. iTools includes the latest Apache 1.3.6, DNS (BIND 8.2), sendmail 8.9.3 and a multihoming FTP server (wu-ftp 1.3.4), with built-in support for virtual FTP hosts, password protected FTP, and anonymous FTP. Also included with iTools is mod_ssl 2.2.7 with SSL 3.0 to support multiple secure virtual hosts and certificates from authorized CAs, Squid 1.1.20 for state-of-the-art caching and advanced proxy services that augment the built-in Apache proxy services, ht://Dig, a Sherlock-savvy high-performance search engine, and support for WebObjects. All of the tools are supported using a secure, point & click, browser-based administration tool.

iTools extends Mac OS X Server with anytime, anywhere WEBmail, a fully customizable 'hotmail'-style web-based mail service (based on the well-known EMUmail 2.7) that lets users read their mail from standard SMTP POP or IMAP accounts and also supports local 'sendmail' accounts, allowing ISPs to offer free mail accounts to clients. The iTools Apache has been extended with FastCGI support to provide top performance for WEBmail and to allow applications, such as the popular WebCrossing, web conferencing software, to operate with enhanced performance. WebEvent, a sophisticated web-calendar application is included in demo form with iTools. When the final version of iTools 5.0 is released other applications, such as WebCrossing and WebCatalog, will be pre-configured as well.

iTools is based on standard, open source protocol implementation. In accordance with Apple's Darwin Open Source Initiative, many of the tools will also be available with complete source code under GNU open source licensing. iTools has been designed to support standard Apache modules; any Apache module that works with Apple's bundled Apache will also work seamlessly with iTools.

WebTen 4.0, a point and click Apache for OS X Server and the precursor to iTools, is currently being offered at the introductory price of $299. All WebTen 4.0 customers will receive a free upgrade to iTools 5.0 for Mac OS X Server. iTools 5.0 will ship in July with a SRP of $495.

The downloadable beta, iTools 5.0CR5, is available from:
       Login:  iTBeta
       Password:  iT274985
The beta includes a built-in 14 day license; the following license will
be valid until the end of July: 1-6-12-3c85be793-296635-637a29ef0-95-4WX

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 .

iTools and 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, WebTen, and iTools are trademarks of Tenon Intersystems. All other product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

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