MacWorld, Boston, Massachusetts, August 7, 1996 – Maxum Development
Corporation, a leading developer of Macintosh Web server tools, announced
upgrades to two of its popular Web server tools, NetCloak and WebLock.
The key feature of these new versions, NetCloak 2.1 and WebLock 1.1, is
support for Quarterdeck’s WebSTAR Plug-In architecture. Both products now
support the W*API (WebSTAR Application Program Interface) and offer
substantially improved performance over CGI (Common Gateway Interface)
versions. Betas for both products have been available for downloading
since the day of the W*API announcement. Also, both products now provide
tighter integration and stability, and maintenance and configuration are
easier than ever before.

“Maxum was the first commercial developer to announce support for the W*API
standard and their results are awesome. NetCloak is the perfect example of
a Web server add-on that can really take advantage of WebSTAR’s plug-in
architecture,” said Chuck Shotton, who was responsible for development of
the W*API at Quarterdeck. “The NetCloak plug-in is incredibly fast and
integrates perfectly with the server as a whole.”

NetCloak is the Web server add-on that makes Web sites dynamic by providing
extensions to the HTML language. In addition to W*API support, NetCloak
2.1 also features improved support for back-end CGIs, making it easy for
Webmasters to integrate NetCloak with other add-on tools. NetCloak 2.1
also incorporates several major new features, including several new
commands, nested macros, a high-performance counter database, revised
user-interface, and support for all standard MacHTTP 2.2 compliant Web
servers. The NetCloak 2.1 update is free to all registered users of
NetCloak, including those who bought NetCloak as part of Apple’s Internet
Server Solution 2.0.

WebLock is the security extension for Macintosh Web servers which allows
Webmasters to control access to Web pages based on the file sharing
privileges set in the Finder or with an AppleShare File Server. WebLock’s
intelligent, easy to configure file caching allows Webmasters to use the
WebSTAR plug-in to get substantially improved (25% or more) performance of
their Mac-based Web .

Current license holders can upgrade by downloading the NetCloak 2.1 and
WebLock 1.1 demonstration versions from Maxum’s Web site and dropping their
product key on the demo application. NetCloak and WebLock each retail for
$195.00 and new customers can order by either visiting
or by calling Maxum Development at (630) 830-1113.

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 are now industry standards. All Maxum products are
designed to enhance the function and performance of Web sites by making
them dynamic, interactive, reliable, secure, fast, and now with Phantom,

Maxum, the Maxum logo, NetCloak, NetForms, PageSentry, WebLock, Phantom,
RushHour and the MaxumPack are trademarks of Maxum Development Corp.
Other product and corporate names may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of other companies, and are used only for explanation and to the
owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.

Dean Dahlgren e-mail :
Maxum Development Corp. WWW :
v-(630)830-1113 f-(630)830-1262

“Making Web servers Dynamic, Interactive, Reliable, Secure and … Fast.”