iTools for Mac OS X Public Beta
A suite of tools to dramatically simplify Apache configuration & maintenance

Santa Barbara, CA, September 25, 2000. Tenon Intersystems, today announced
a public beta of iTools for Mac OS X Public Beta. Tenon’s iTools is a web
server that takes advantage of the preemptive multitasking and memory
protection of Apple’s next-generation OS. Tenon’s iTools runs natively on
OS X, extending and enhancing Mac OS X’s networking performance,
efficiency, ease-of-use, and functionality, with a family of tools
essential to serious, commercial content delivery and eCommerce.

iTools for Mac OS X is an evolution of Tenon’s WebTen for Mac OS, heralded
for being the easiest and fastest Apache in the world. Tenon’s iTools
package is designed to complement and extend the Apache that is included
with Apple’s new OS X and to make it easy for webmasters to set up and
support sophisticated network servers. Using Apple’s bundled Apache as a
point of departure and incorporating the latest open source protocol
implementations of Apache, DNS, FTP and sendmail, iTools extends the OS X
platform with a rich set of network services.

Included with iTools are a powerful WEBmail server, a state-of-the-art
domain name server, a multihoming FTP server, a robust SSL encryption
engine with tiered-certificate support for eCommerce, a powerful caching
engine with state-of-the-art proxy support, a Sherlock-savvy search engine,
and FastCGI to provide high-performance Perl and CGI execution. The WEBmail
tool turns Mac OS X into a complete POP3, IMAP4, fully customizable,
anytime, anywhere ‘hotmail’ style mail server. The FTP tool includes
support for virtual FTP hosts, password protected FTP and anonymous FTP.
The iTools web server package is mature, integrated and scalable and all of
the networking services are supported using a point and click,
browser-based administration tool, enabling system administrators and
webmasters to manage their web servers remotely using any internet browser.
iTools provides the power and flexibility of an advanced graphical user
interface, while still leaving the native configuration files accessible.

Tenon’s web server software gives webmasters an evolutionary path from Mac
OS to OS X Server to OS X, enabling them to gracefully move content and CGI
scripts from one platform to another, all with a consistent architecture
for secure web and mail delivery. iTools for OS X will ship early in 2001,
as soon as Apple releases OS X. A preliminary version of iTools for OS X is
available now as a downloadable public beta
( The beta includes a built-in
14-day license, which can be easily extended by contacting Tenon
( The iTools suite of downloadable packages includes: PHP
4 (a scripting tool), Tomcat (for Java Servlets and Java Server Pages), SSL
(for secure eCommerce), and a developer version of OpenBase (a powerful
database engine). As the public beta proceeds, additional packages will be

During the beta period, Tenon’s iTools for OS X can be purchased at a
discount, giving webmasters early access to iTools and ensuring a permanent
license when the final iTools ships in 2001.

Founded in 1989, Tenon Intersystems is a leader in high-performance
networking. Apple’s OS X, coupled with the new G4 processors and Tenon’s
iTools, provides the foundation for world-class content delivery. Tenon
Intersystems can be reached in the U.S. at 805-963-6983, by the internet at, or via the web at