updated 12:35 pm EST, Wed February 18, 2004
HELIOS Software is now shipping , a secure and "extremely fast" server solution that enables users to access their file servers over the Internet: WebShare replaces inefficient and insecure file transfer methods such as FTP, VPN, ISDN, e-mail and others; using an intuitive Web browser interface to enable real time file uploads and downloads, document proofing, and remote file management." HELIOS WebShare is a two-tier server application that uses a WebShare WebObjects to generate dynamic HTML content pages from data provided by the WebShare File Server.
HELIOS WebShare enables authorized remote staff members and customers to
transfer files to and from the File Server. Downloads are highly optimized
using the HELIOS "zipstream" technology for on-the-fly compression and
transfer. Versatile options manage who can download, upload, move, rename
or delete files and folders. All tasks are immediately executed on the File
Server, so remote users can be as productive as local users. HELIOS says that
WebShare is one of today's fastest real time Internet remote file access
applications available. .
In addition to remote file browsing, management, and transfer, HELIOS
WebShare works together with HELIOS ImageServer and HELIOS PDF HandShake to
provide remote previews of PDF, QuarkXPress and InDesign documents, as well
as all major image formats. The company has posted information on performance and security.
HELIOS WebShare runs on all major server platforms; however, users much purchase a separate WebObjects 5.2 license to utilize the product.