New ZipEnable Tool Optimizes Built-In IIS 6.0 Compression on Windows Server 2003 to Maximize Web Site Speed and Savings

SAN DIEGO, Calif., - April 5, 2004 — Port80 Software, Inc., a developer of Web server tools for Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS), introduces ZipEnable, software to deploy and manage IIS 6.0 native HTTP compression on Windows Server 2003. HTTP compression allows far less data to be sent per Web transaction, reducing bandwidth costs and enhancing Web site usability through faster page loads. ZipEnable provides the means to fully control compression on Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0.

"Internet Information Services 6.0 is a powerful Web server that provides a more secure, scalable, high-performance Web infrastructure," said Dennis Oldroyd, Director, Windows Server Product Group, Microsoft Corp. "With Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0, customers can benefit from built-in compression to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction, and drive revenue. Port80 Software's ZipEnable tool supports the quick implementation and administration of IIS 6.0 compression on all versions of Windows Server 2003."

Port80 Software has leveraged its experience with httpZip, the leading compression tool for Windows NT and 2000 systems, to provide customers with the best tool to manage IIS 6.0 compression. "Competitors charge over $1000 per server to replace IIS 6 compression," said Joseph Lima, COO of Port80 Software, "a feature already included on Windows Server 2003 when you buy it. We took a different tack and built ZipEnable to help customers get the absolute most from IIS 6 built-in compression for a reasonable price."

In IIS 6.0, HTTP compression is embedded into the core Web server code. "This tight integration makes IIS 6 compression very fast and efficient," explained Lima. "However, customers must know the intricacies of IIS metabase scripting to use the majority of settings they will need when configuring compression in real-world situations. But with ZipEnable, they simply install, configure, and compress."

ZipEnable manages IIS 6.0 compression at the global, site, directory, and file levels. Administrators can easily configure compression on the full range of static and dynamic file types, saving time and resources. The software installs quickly, with a small memory footprint and no server performance impact, and includes a wizard for rapid multi-site compression deployment. Supporting all versions of Windows Server 2003 with IIS 6.0, ZipEnable is available for a free 30-day trial download and $49.95 for a permanent single server license at zipenable. Discounted multi-server licenses are available by request.

Learn more about Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0 compression at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/iis/compression/.