updated 07:00 pm EST, Thu February 16, 2006
Tenon\'s iTools 8.2 beta
Tenon today announced a public beta of iTools 8.2 that includes the new Apache 2.2.0. iTools 8.2 has numerous enhancements & improvements and, the combination of Apache 2.2, along with other Mac OS X specific configuration optimizations, yields a performance boost in excess of 50 percent over previous versions of iTools, according to the company. "Apache 2.2.0 is the start of a new stable Apache development branch, with new features and architectural changes: memory and disk caching have been significantly improved and are now considered production quality; files greater than 2GB are now supported; and a new database API and new database modules enable database applications to work more efficiently."
Tenon's iTools extends the Apache 2 implementation with a point-and-click interface and a rich set of new features. It offers secure, domain-specific, browser-based Apache administration. Included with iTools, in addition to extensions and enhancements to the Mac OS X Apache web server, are a state-of-the-art domain name server, a multihoming FTP server, a robust SSL encryption engine to support eCommerce, a powerful caching engine with state-of-the-art proxy support, and a search engine.
In addition to the new Apache 2.2, Tenon's updated iTools includes mod_perl 2.0.2, with more compiled functions resulting in faster Perl and iTools management operations, mod_ssl 2.2.0, MySQL 5, with stored procedures, triggers, views and cursors, PHP 5.11, with upgraded libpq (Postgress), libCurl, openSSL (0.9.8), ming for Flash movie support, SQLLite, and ProFTP 1.2.10, with support for SSL FTP.
Tenon also announced that its WebSTAR transition offer will expire at the end of February. WebSTAR users who want to transition to Apache as an alternative to Kerio WebSTAR can still purchase Tenon's iTools for only $200. Tenon's limited time offer includes a 50-mailbox version of Post.Office, as well as enough support to ensure a smooth transition from WebSTAR to Apache 2. Both iTools and Post.Office can be used with Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4) or Panther (Mac OS X 10.3) and work equally well on Mac OS X 'client' or Mac OS X Server.