Port80 Software Plans to Launch Windows Web Server Software Modules for Security, Performance & User Experience

SAN DIEGO, Calif., - May 7, 2002 — Port80 Software, Inc., an innovative developer of software modules for Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS), plans to launch new software products that will maximize security, performance and user experience for Web site administrators, developers and owners. With 60 years of combined business and programming expertise in the Internet and software verticals, the Port80 Software team plans to offer its first advanced IIS module for Windows-based Web server security, ServerMask, in June 2002. The company will address the functionality disparity between IIS on Windows and the Apache Web server on Linux/Unix systems.

"Compared to functionality taken for granted with the Apache Web server, we recognized the difficulty of following industry 'best practices' to deliver Web sites on the Windows platform," said Joseph Lima, COO of Port80 Software. "Our goal is to make it easier to follow these best practices by narrowing functional differences between IIS and Apache Web servers."

Port80 Software's new IIS module software products will address three key areas of Web development and delivery "best practices":

  • Security Information leakage regarding content and technologies deployed should be minimized.
  • Performance Users should only access what they need when they need it and in the most optimized form.
  • User Experience Technologies should be transparent to end-users, anticipate errors and self-correct to provide the desired result.

All Port80 Software IIS modules will run on Windows NT, 2000 and XP with IIS 4.0, 5.0 and 5.1 and be compatible with major third party server-side scripting platforms. Most products will support multiple virtual servers. Port80 Software plans to make its products available for a free 30-day trial download and for purchase at www.port80software.com.