Santa Barbara, CA, August 29, 2006. Tenon announced today a Tenon
Transition Package to move all production web sites on any WebSTAR
server to a Mac OS X-based platform for only $550 per machine. Tenon
will move WebSTAR customers on either Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X to iTools
on either PowerPC or Intel Mac OS X platforms. The transition package
includes a single iTools license.

Tenon’s iTools 8.2.2 includes Apache 2.2.2, the latest Apache version
that Apple isn’t promising for Leopard until next spring. The new
Apache architecture yields a 50% performance improvement over Apple’s
current Apache. WebSTAR sites will be significantly faster on Apache,
and if WebSTAR users opt for a new Intel processor in the transition
process, they will experience an even greater performance boost.
WebSTAR sites using Lasso, Filemaker Advanced Server, WebDNA, 4D,
ColdFusion or Flexmail will have no problem making the switch.
WebSites with legacy add-ons, e.g. NetCloak, may not be movable, so
please contact Tenon for advice before purchasing this limited-time
transition package.

Over the past few years, more and more webmasters and small
enterprise server managers have moved their sites to Tenon’s iTools.
Gary Chiasson, Scott, Hawkins Group, says, “After five years of
running WebSTAR on fifteen different servers, my client base
developed to the point where I really needed to switch to Apache. I
discovered iTools and found it capable of handling all my current
sites, from all of my WebSTAR servers, on a single machine! Now,
because of the ease of setup and operation, I’m using iTools to
provide customers with dedicated servers.”

Ken Kuehn, Tailored Solutions, says, “Our WebSTAR server used to
crash at least once a week. Since making the transition to iTools,
our server never goes down”. And from Ross Markbreiter, The World
Wide Web Store, “We’ve converted all our servers to iTools. The
support from Tenon is the best I’ve encountered from any software
company, always there and very helpful!”

Tenon’s iTools is an eighth-generation commercial web-based GUI for
configuration and management of the world’s most popular web server.
The open-source Apache web server has roughly a 60% market share,
comprising 50 million web sites. With iTools, web-hosting providers
can automate hosting tasks and delegate administration, empowering
customers and lowering support costs. Sub-administrators can manage
their own name or IP-based web sites and view their own logs, without
compromising the privacy of the multi-server machine.

iTools works equally well on Mac OS X ‘client’ or Mac OS X Server and
can be combined with Tenon’s Post.Office mail and list server and
WEBmail, a web-based mail client. iTools, in two separate packages,
one for Intel and one for PPC, is normally $349. An iTools bundle
that includes Post.Office and WEBmail and one year of support is
$999. See the Tenon web site ( for more details
and to purchase.

Founded in 1989, Tenon Intersystems is a leader in high-performance
networking. Tenon technology has provided the framework for
world-class networking on the Macintosh for over a decade. Tenon is
continuing that tradition with world-class Apache administration.
Tenon Intersystems can be reached in the U.S. at 805-963-6983, by the
internet at, or via the web at