iTools 9.0.4: Ten Years of Innovation

Web-based Configuration for Apache, DNS, FTP on Mac OS X

Santa Barbara, CA, March 25, 2009. Tenon announced today the release and immediate availability of iTools 9.0.4, with the latest Apache 2.2.11, for both Intel and PPC Macs with Leopard or Tiger. This release represents ten years of innovation by Tenon (iTools 9.0.4) and ten years of innovation by Apache Software Foundation (Apache 2.2.11) and is recommended over all previous releases! Tenon's iTools is a ninth-generation commercial web-based GUI for configuration and management of Apache, DNS and FTP. Combining iTools' secure, browser-based Apache control dashboard with Apple's new faster, greener Mac mini, yields the most affordable, most energy efficient, easiest -to-administer, multi-domain web server on the planet. On Apple's Mac OS X Intel client platform, iTools features unbeatable price performance characteristics.

In addition to including the newest Apache 2.2.11, Tenon's iTools 9.0.4 now includes many improvements and bug fixes to iTools Administration of Apache, DNS and FTP. iTools enhancements include more efficient log rotation, security improvements that support out-of-the-box PCI compliance, an upgraded and more secure BIND, extensions to the built-in File Manager, advances to the proFTPd built-in FTP server, and the ability to tune Apache for extremely busy servers via the iTools GUI. New and updated open source add on packages include ImageMagick and phpThumb. iTools dual management strategy is designed to insulate web administrator from the UNIX (Mac OS X) command line, but, depending upon the user's expertise or inclination, is careful not to inhibit changes made directly to the various configuration files.

Apache is the world's most popular web server, running on over 100 million servers on various OS platforms. Coupling the newest Apache with Apple's advanced OS and Tenon's unique management tools provides the basis for a powerful, robust, easy-to-manage web server. With iTools, web-hosting providers can automate hosting tasks and delegate administration, empowering customers and lowering support costs. Sub-administrators can manage their own web sites and view their own logs, without compromising the privacy or security of the multi-server machine. iTools makes it easy for beginning web hosting providers to quickly achieve a stable revenue stream.

WebSTAR customers who have switched to iTools are enjoying better performance, superb Tenon support, and, most important, the freedom that using an open source web server provides over the proprietary province of 4D's (now Kerio's) WebSTAR. And Tenon's highly-regarded support is ensuring solid operation whether they have a single site or are supporting hundreds of complex sites for demanding clients, each with their own special web add-ons.

iTools, in two separate packages, one for Intel and one for PPC, is $349. This release is free for existing iTools 9 customers. Upgrading from earlier iTools versions is $275. A WebSTAR Transition package, which includes an iTools license along with technical assistance to transition web sites from WebSTAR to Apache is $550. In addition, Tenon offers a tune-up service for your existing iTools web server or Post.Office mail server, providing preventive maintenance and complete data backup for only $500. See the Tenon web site ( for more details and to purchase.

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 with world-class Apache administration. Tenon Intersystems can be reached in the U.S. at 805-963-6983, by the internet at, or via the web at

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