[NPL] WebDoubler by Maxum
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[NPL] WebDoubler by Maxum

Press Contact: John O'Fallon
Phone: (630) 830-1113
Fax: (630) 830-1262
E-Mail: john@maxum.com

Maxum Development Announces WebDoubler
New Product Promises Dramatic Performance Increases
And Web Management For Internet Connected Workgroups

MacWorld, July 10, 1998 -- Maxum Development Corporation this week
announced WebDoubler, a new product that offers LAN managers the ability to
manage Internet access while accelerating Web surfing for an entire
workgroup or classroom. At its core, WebDoubler acts as a proxy server,
much like competitive offerings from Microsoft and Netscape Communications,
to provide a gateway between LAN clients and the Internet. By acting as a
conduit between LAN clients and the Internet, the proxy has the ability to
perform a wide range of additional services for both the network
administrator and users surfing the Web.

Web Acceleration For The Entire LAN

WebDoubler includes a high-performance caching mechanism developed by
ClearWay Technologies, a recognized leader in Internet acceleration
products. The cache stores downloaded Web content for future use, providing
instant access to frequently hit Web pages, graphics, downloads, and more.
The WebDoubler cache is far more effective than caches built into browsers,
because it functions for the entire LAN. WebDoubler's cache manager
supports multi-gigabyte cache sizes that span any number of hard disk
drives, allowing network managers to create enormous caches that can be
expanded with ease. The cache manager also employs a "producer/consumer"
model that enables multiple simultaneous accesses of a single object using
a single "real" Internet connection. Finally, not only does LAN caching
provide near-instant access to common objects, but it reduces traffic on
the organization's Internet connection, maximizing the use of expensive
bandwidth.

Content Filtering And Usage Tracking

WebDoubler also includes a full implementation of the industry leading PICS
content rating and filtering system. PICS enables the network administrator
to create "rules" that define what content is appropriate or inappropriate
for the workgroup. For example, schools can use WebDoubler's PICS filter to
ensure that no pornographic material is downloaded by students over the
school's Internet connection. Rules that can be created range from simply
specifying Web sites that should not be permitted to recognizing rating
tags built into Web pages to the use of independent content ratings
services for on-the-fly ratings lookup. Because WebDoubler is used by the
entire LAN, PICS configuration is done once, and instantly blocks
inappropriate content to all browsers in the organization. WebDoubler also
includes wizards that make common PICS rules a snap to configure. In
addition to blocking content outright, WebDoubler will also maintain a full
history of Internet access, enabling organizations to analyze exactly how
their Internet connection is being used.

Additional Benefits

HTTP Version Upgrading - WebDoubler takes advantage of the latest HTTP
standards to maximize performance and bandwidth. This enables even older
Web browsers (or current browsers that don't yet take advantage of the
latest HTTP features) to reap the benefits of persistent connections,
object pipelining, etc. without the need for software upgrades.

Web Administration - WebDoubler's initial configuration is performed using
a traditional Macintosh GUI, but ongoing adjustments to the WebDoubler
cache, PICS rules, etc. is performed from anywhere on the LAN or Internet
using a standard Web browser.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) Gateway - WebDoubler can be used to provide
an entire LAN with Web access using a single IP address and a single
Internet connection. Not only can this represent a major cost savings, but
it provides an exceptional level of security. Because the WebDoubler
Macintosh is the only computer on the network with an actual Internet
connection, it is also the only computer on the LAN that can be "seen" from
the Internet, protecting internal servers and desktops.

Secure Transaction (SSL) Support - WebDoubler provides SSL tunneling,
enabling browsers full access to secure pages on any Web site. Of course,
this feature can also be disabled, allowing administrators to deny access
to on-line stores and other secure materials.

WebDoubler Expandability

Acting as a proxy server, WebDoubler effectively becomes the Internet to
the clients in a workgroup. Since every Web transaction made within the
organization goes through WebDoubler, the possibilities for extending its
functionality are virtually limitless. Because of this potential,
WebDoubler has been designed from the very beginning to be expandable, and
includes an extremely robust plug-in architecture. In fact, WebDoubler's
cache manager, PICS filtering, and even basic Web access are implemented as
plug-ins which will be included in the shipping product. Future plug-ins
that are currently in the planning stages include a "look-ahead" cache
(which will enable users to pre-cache selected Web sites at night, during
low-bandwidth use times), advanced logging and usage tracking, proxy
authentication (requiring passwords for Internet usage) and more.

Pricing And Availability

WebDoubler is expected to ship in late August, with a retail price of $895
direct from Maxum. Information about the product, as well as a downloadable
beta version is already available on the Maxum Web site, at:

http://www.maxum.com/WebDoubler/

About Maxum

Founded in 1991, Maxum Development is a leading developer of commercial
World Wide Web server tools for business and education. Maxum products,
NetCloak and NetForms, were the first commercial tools for Macintosh-based
WWW servers and have since become industry mainstays. All Maxum products
are designed to enhance the function and performance of Web sites by making
them dynamic, interactive, reliable, fast, and accessible.

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Dash 3.0.2 - Instant search and offline...
Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full... Read more
FontExplorer X Pro 5.0 - Font management...
FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts. Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your... Read more
Typinator 6.6 - Speedy and reliable text...
Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity. Type a little. Typinator does the rest. We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used... Read more
Arq 4.12.1 - Online backup to Google Dri...
Arq is super-easy online backup for the Mac. Back up to your own Google Drive storage (15GB free storage), your own Amazon Glacier ($.01/GB per month storage) or S3, or any SFTP server. Arq backs up... Read more
Gutenprint 5.2.11-pre1 - Quality drivers...
Gutenprint is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. Gutenprint currently supports over 2000 printer models.... Read more
Dropbox 3.6.8 - Cloud backup and synchro...
Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems... Read more
Evernote 6.0.15 - Create searchable note...
Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from... Read more
MacUpdate Desktop 6.0.7 - Search and ins...
MacUpdate Desktop 6 brings seamless 1-click installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on macupdate.... Read more
Freeway Pro 7.0.4 - Drag-and-drop Web de...
Freeway Pro lets you design and build sophisticated responsive websites code free. With its user-oriented drag-and-drop interface, Freeway Pro helps you piece together the website of your dreams. Add... Read more
VueScan 9.5.18 - Scanner software with a...
VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has... Read more

This Week at 148Apps:June 22-26, 2015
June's Summer Journey Continues With 148Apps How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you're looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice,... | Read more »
LEGO® Minifigures Online (Games)
LEGO® Minifigures Online 1.0.1 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.1 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
World of Tanks Blitz celebrates its firs...
Today marks the first anniversary of the launch of World of Tanks Blitz, the mobile version of the PC tank battler, World of Tanks. World of Tanks Blitz launched on iOS and Android on June 26th last year and to celebrate, Wargaming is giving all... | Read more »
Heroes and Castles 2 Has its Own Standal...
Heroes and Castles 2 is a third-person castle defense game from the same team behind Block Fortress and Bug Heroes. It's cool, it's fun, and now it has its very own free version. [Read more] | Read more »
Formula Cartoon All-Stars Lets You Race...
Ever want to pit your favorite characters from shows like Steven Universe, Adventure Time, and Regular Show against each other in a not quite death race? Well once upon a time you could, but Formula All Stars Touch N' Go doesn't exist anymore. Hope... | Read more »
Retype - Typography Photo Editor (Photo...
Retype - Typography Photo Editor 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Photography Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Retype is built out of passion for great typography and it's all about adding text to photo with style... | Read more »
Hungry Shark Evolution Celebrates Shark...
Shark Week is almost here, as is Independence Day, so naturally Hungry Shark Evolution is going to get in on the action. Yes, even the fireworks. [Read more] | Read more »
The New Trivia Crack Will Feature a Musi...
It's official: iHeartMedia (you may know them from iHeartRadio) will be in charge of providing music-related questions for Trivia Crack's upcoming sequel. Also Trivia Crack is getting a sequel. [Read more] | Read more »
Toca Life: City (Education)
Toca Life: City 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Welcome to Toca Life: City, a metropolis filled with everyday fun! Customize characters, explore exciting locations and... | Read more »
Ironkill's Big New Update is Big an...
The other popular robot fighting game on the App Store, Ironkill, has received a pretty substantial update today. We're talking new bots, new rewards, graphical tweaks; the works. [Read more] | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

MacBook Airs on sale for up to $75 off MSRP
Save up to $75 on the purchase of a new 2015 13″ or 11″ 1.6GHz MacBook Air at the following resellers. Shipping is free with each model: 11" 128GB MSRP $899 11" 256GB... Read more
Apple’s Education discount saves up to $300 o...
Purchase a new Mac or iPad at The Apple Store for Education and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free,... Read more
Save up to $600 with Apple refurbished Mac Pr...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished Mac Pros available for up to $600 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each Mac Pro, and shipping is free. The... Read more
Mac Pros on sale for up to $260 off MSRP
B&H Photo has Mac Pros on sale for up to $260 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges sales tax in NY only: - 3.7GHz 4-core Mac Pro: $2799, $200 off MSRP - 3.5GHz 6-core Mac Pro: $3719.99... Read more
Save up to $400 on 2014 15-inch Retina MacBoo...
B&H Photo has previous-generation 2014 15″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to $400 off original MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro... Read more
15-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to...
B&H Photo has new 2015 15″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to $125 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $1899.99 $100 off - 15″ 2.5GHz... Read more
College Student Deals: Additional $100 off Ma...
Take an additional $100 off all MacBooks and iMacs at Best Buy Online with their College Students Deals Savings, valid through July 11, 2015. Anyone with a valid .EDU email address can take advantage... Read more
Apple refurbished Time Capsules available for...
The Apple Store has certified refurbished Time Capsules available for $100 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each Time Capsule, and shipping is free: - 2TB Time Capsule: $199, $100... Read more
Newsweek Launches iPhone App
The venerable weekly news magazine Newsweek, owned by IBT Media, has announced the launch of its first iPhone app. The new app is available through Apple’s App Store and will allow consumers to read... Read more
New Initiative Covering 80 Million Homes Will...
Today, Internet service providers, equipment suppliers and retail equipment manufacturers joined the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association... Read more

Jobs Board

Architect / Senior Software Engineer, *Apple...
**Job Summary** Apple Pay is already changing our pay-habit in a deeper and fundamental level. We are looking for a software engineer with a passion for large scale inte Read more
Project Manager, *Apple* Retail New Store O...
**Job Summary** An Apple Retail New Store Openings & Remodels Project Manager is responsible for successfully managing the openings, remodels, and small works of Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant - Retail Sales...
**Job Summary** As an Apple Solutions Consultant (ASC) you are the link between our customers and our products. Your role is to drive the Apple business in a retail Read more
Program Manger, WW *Apple* Direct Fulfillme...
**Job Summary** We are seeking a business analyst to work within our Worldwide Apple Direct Fulfillment Operations team. This role will work closely with related program Read more
Hardware Design Validation Engineer - *Apple...
**Job Summary** The Apple Watch team is looking for a Hardware Design Validation Engineer. This person will be part of the Apple Watch hardware team with Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.