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Insider Software Releases FontAgent Pro Server 2.0

Insider Software, developer of leading font-management technology for Macintosh and Windows computers, today announced the availability of FontAgent Pro(TM) Server 2.0, which delivers professional font management, augmented by integrated diagnostics and repair, to entire departments and enterprises. FontAgent Pro Server furnishes administrators with consistency and control over font use by providing designers with access to only those fonts that have been designated for specific users, groups and projects.

New Multi-Threaded Architecture Taps Multi-Core Server Technologies

The new release of FontAgent Pro Server 2.0 includes an advanced, multi-threaded architecture that takes full advantage of Apple’s new Intel-based, multi-core Macintosh platforms, resulting in a five- to ten-fold increase in font-server speed and scalability. The new release of FontAgent Pro Server expands the capacity of font libraries to tens of thousands of fonts and supports ten times as many users as previous versions. The more efficient architecture also moves fonts to and from the server faster and more efficiently, eliminating I/O bottlenecks that slow down users and tie up servers.

New License Manager Tracks Font Usage

FontAgent Pro Server 2 stores purchase and license information for purchased fonts so organizations can ensure they can manage and re-order fonts easily. The Server also tracks license usage and sends warnings to administrators if license limitations are exceeded.

Smarter Incremental Updates Bring Speed and Efficiency

The new FontAgent Pro Server performs smarter, smaller, incremental updates of font libraries on both clients and servers. The more compact updates enable server-client font synchroniza¬tion to use far less network bandwidth and occur at blazing speeds. The increased performance and efficiency benefit everyone in the organization, especially remote and traveling users utilizing low bandwidth connections.

Improved Administration and Security

The new release includes an all-new, more efficient transport layer that uses open-standard XML and TCP/IP to provide important configuration and maintenance benefits. The new communications stack allows admins to automate disk-image distribution of FontAgent Pro software to client machines across large networks, as well as the use of custom ports for tighter security control, including http-standard port 80.

To ease administration of large user communities and to provide users mobility, the new FontAgent Pro Server release permits the same user to login from more than one client machine.

Only Font Server for New Intel-Based Macs

FontAgent Pro offers the only font server that runs natively on Intel and takes full advantage of the latest Macintosh multi-core architecture, making it the most advanced font-server technology on the market. “FontAgent Pro Server has made impressive inroads into the installed base of Suitcase and FontReserve Server,” commented Bruce Mitchell, CEO of Insider Software. “With our new order-of-magnitude leaps in performance and scalability, even more customers are dumping their aging, less efficient legacy products.”

System Requirements

FontAgent Pro Server requires Mac OS X version 10.3 or later, 30 megabytes of disk space and a server with at least 256 megabytes of memory. No dedicated server hardware is required, although FontAgent Pro Server supports a range of Macintosh hardware, from dual G4 boxes up to and including Apple’s Xeon-based servers such as the XServe and 8-core Mac Pro multi-processors.

Pricing and Availability

FontAgent Pro Server 2.0 is priced at $1,695 per server. Each user connecting to the server requires a licensed version of the FontAgent Pro connected client, whose retail cost is $129.95 per seat. For more information, users can visit www.insidersoftware.com. To purchase FontAgent Pro products or obtain additional information, call Insider Sales at 888-366-8778 or 520-229-1212.

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