HELIOS Ships WebShare for Fast and Secure Remote Internet File Sharing

HELIOS is now shipping HELIOS WebShare, a secure and extremely fast server solution that enables users to access their file servers over the Internet. WebShare replaces inefficient and insecure file transfer methods such as FTP, VPN, ISDN, e-mail and others; using an intuitive Web browser interface to enable real time file uploads and downloads, document proofing, and remote file management.

Garbsen, Germany (PRWEB) February 19, 2004 - HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading provider of file, print and prepress server solutions, is now shipping HELIOS WebShare, a secure and extremely fast server solution that enables users to access their file servers over the Internet. WebShare replaces inefficient and insecure file transfer methods such as FTP, VPN, ISDN, e-mail and others; using an intuitive Web browser interface to enable real time file uploads and downloads, document proofing, and remote file management.

HELIOS is known worldwide for EtherShare and PCShare, its UNIX server-based network file and print server solutions for Macintosh and PC clients. HELIOS WebShare adds a critical new dimension - a high performance server for real time remote file access via any Web browser.

HELIOS WebShare makes remote use of file servers via the Internet as easy as if working on a local workstation. Files can be accessed directly and speedily via a Web browser, so that there is no need for any additional WebDAV, FTP, AFP or SMB/CIFS connections that typically slow down file transfers or make the process more difficult. And, collaboration becomes easier as users can view, access and use the same server data over the Internet.

HELIOS WebShare is a two-tier server application. The WebShare WebObjects server is connected to the Internet and generates dynamic HTML content pages from data provided by the WebShare File Server. When a user wants to access or manage files on the internal File Server, the WebShare WebObjects Server accepts the authorization request and forwards it to the WebShare File Server. The File Server then starts a separate process with these user access rights so the remote user can see only the files and directories for which they have file system permissions. Due to its two-tier server design, HELIOS WebShare is the only Internet remote file access method that excels in extremely secure data transfers, while being easy to install, administer and use. WebShare is ready to use out of the box within minutes. The HTML user interface can be customized, and all actions can be added or modified using any host scripting language.

HELIOS WebShare enables authorized remote staff members and customers to transfer files to and from the File Server. Downloads are highly optimized using the HELIOS "zipstream" technology for on-the-fly compression and transfer. Versatile options manage who can download, upload, move, rename or delete files and folders. All tasks are immediately executed on the File Server, so remote users can be as productive as local users. HELIOS WebShare is one of today's fastest real time Internet remote file access applications available. No other solutions come close to its server performance and security.

In addition to remote file browsing, management, and transfer, HELIOS WebShare works together with HELIOS ImageServer and HELIOS PDF HandShake to provide remote previews of PDF, QuarkXPress and InDesign documents, as well as all major image formats.

For a detailed report on HELIOS WebShare performance compared to other methods see
http://www.helios.de/products/WS/speed.html

For a detailed report on HELIOS WebShare security see
http://www.helios.de/products/WS/security.html

HELIOS WebShare runs on all major server platforms. The required WebObjects 5.2 license is not part of the product.

Additional HELIOS WebShare product details can be found at http://www.helios.de/products/WS/WebShare.html

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HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Computer Mac OS X, Hewlett-Packard HP-UX and Tru64 UNIX, IBM AIX, SGI IRIX, Sun Solaris, and Linux on Pentium based systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Macintosh, DOS/Windows and UNIX-based clients.

Distributors sell HELIOS products worldwide to value-added resellers who provide complete networking solutions to customers. HELIOS also works with many strategic partners http://www.helios.de/products/partners.html that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third party archive, asset management and workflow solutions. HELIOS software products are also available as part of OEM solutions by many major vendors in the prepress industry.

For U.S. Sales
European MikroGraf Corp.: 916-923-3520; e-mail protected from spam bots; http:www.ugraf.com

For further editor information, please contact:
HELIOS Software GmbH, Attn: marketing, Steinriede 3, D-30827 Garbsen, Germany; Fax +49 5131-709325; E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots; or Web access at http://www.helios.com

Contact:
Helmut Tschemernjak, HELIOS Software GmbH, +49-5131-709320, e-mail protected from spam bots;
Thomas Hallinan, HELIOS Software GmbH U.S. office, 209-827-2760, e-mail protected from spam bots;
Bill Gram-Reefer, WORLDVIEW, 925-215-8463, e-mail protected from spam bots

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