Port80 Software Launches httpZip, Accelerating Windows Web Servers with the Most Effective and Affordable Compression Software on the Market

SAN DIEGO, Calif., - December 17, 2002 — Port80 Software, Inc., an innovative developer of software modules for Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS), launches httpZip: new software that accelerates Web sites with HTTP compression, reducing bandwidth costs, speeding up page downloads, and serving more users from existing hardware. httpZip is the most inexpensive (US $299 per single server) and effective acceleration software on the market for Windows Web Servers, transparently compressing Web pages up to 98% using encoding algorithms supported in all modern browsers. ISPs, hosting providers, corporate data centers, and any software application or Web site delivered over the Internet on Microsoft platforms will benefit from httpZip's industry-leading compression rates and performance enhancements.

"Given today's bottom line focus, businesses invested in Web infrastructure are looking to save time and money, do more with less resources, and provide higher levels of service simultaneously," said Joseph Lima, COO of Port80 Software. "httpZip is the ideal cost-cutting and efficiency solution for any company with Microsoft-based Web sites or Web applications, employing safe HTTP compression, carefully tested white space and comments removal, and a compression cache for quick serving of pre-compressed pages. No other software on the market today for Microsoft IIS can compress more for less."

A powerful IIS server module, httpZip is robust compression software that reduces page sizes to as little as 98% of their original size using the popular GZip and Deflate compression algorithms. httpZip takes compression even farther by employing optional white space removal and other forms of safe HTML and CSS (cascading style sheet) compression to improve performance and combat hackers' source sifting. With httpZip's built-in cache, pages can be accessed in pre-compressed format, minimizing unnecessary recompression. The result is faster, more efficient page loads, reduced transmission costs and Web servers that can handle more volume. Unlike IIS' built-in HTTP compression feature, httpZip selectively encodes content and addresses browser incompatibilities right out of the box. The software can be completely customized to adjust compression rules for particular files, directories, data types and more to ensure an optimal user experience. httpZip provides both a standalone- and an MMC-based interface for server administrators, as well as a COM interface for ASP, .NET and ColdFusion developers looking to directly control compression for their Web pages.

With 70-98% average savings, the best compression rates on the market, httpZip is fast, powerful and will easily pay for itself by reducing bandwidth costs and dramatically improving network response time for Web pages -- speeding up e-business transactions and enhancing overall user experience.

httpZip is a fast, robust IIS module that can be installed and configured in less than two minutes. It is easy to configure, has a small memory footprint, and is based on a super fast ISAPI filter with no noticeable server performance impact. httpZip runs on Windows NT, 2000 and XP with IIS 4.0, 5.0 and 5.1 and is compatible with major third party server-side scripting platforms and other performance software like Port80's CacheRight. httpZip is available for a free 30 day trial download and $299.95 for a permanent single server license at www.port80software.com. Discounted multi-server licenses are available by request.