February 9, 2010 in Publishing (E)
[prMac.com] Los Gatos, California - Insider Software announced today the immediate availability of FontAgent(R) Pro(TM) Server 4, which adds font-usage tracking, live backup, automatic failover server access, Kerberos single-sign-on support and directory-services enhancements.
Real-Time Font Usage Manager Tracks Font Distribution and Usage
FontAgent Pro Server 4 now includes the industry's first real-time font-usage manager, which shows who has access to various libraries and fonts as well as when they activate and deactivate them. For deeper analysis, administrators can use their favorite scripting language to save font-usage data in various file formats that can be used by Excel, report scripts, databases, asset and accounting applications. Using these statistics, organizations can ensure compliance with font-license agreements, track font usage by person or project, and avoid the uncertainty and cost of font-license compliance audits.
Live Font Server Backup
The new FontAgent Pro Server release includes live backup services of its entire database of fonts, users and groups to ensure that fonts are continuously available to users with no interruption of workflow. Administrators can set the frequency and time of backups and can add font-server archiving into existing backup scripts and processes. The backup manager archives files to any networked or local drive and provides everything needed to restore a server to a previous state with just a few clicks.
Failover Services Add to Technical Lead in Multi-Server Environments
The new release includes failover services that allow FontAgent Pro clients to automatically connect to alternative servers when their primary font server is unavailable. Combined with FontAgent Pro's unique server replication, these new failover services make FontAgent Pro Server a clear choice in multi-server environments.
Enhanced Directory Services, Security and Permissions
FontAgent Pro Server 4 delivers faster Active Directory, Open Directory and LDAP synchronization with improved support for nested groups, standalone users, keychain-based password protection and non-standard directory schemas. Release 4 also includes more flexible user permissions that include group admins and multi-level roles that can control which users can upload fonts, create users and groups, edit licenses, upload and edit sets, upload and edit font libraries, assign fonts and users to groups and view font usage information.
Kerberos Single-Sign-on Support with No Additional Configuration
When users connect to FontAgent Pro Server 4, it checks if they have previously validated their login via industry-standard Kerberos. If not, FontAgent Pro simply asks them to enter their user name and password,and sign-on occurs automatically with no additional configuration.
FontAgent Pro Server requires Mac OS X version 10.4 or later, 30 megabytes of disk space and 256 megabytes of memory. FontAgent Pro Server supports a range of Macintosh hardware, from dual G4 Macintosh computers up to and including Apple's Mac Pro and XServe multi-processor systems. It does not require dedicated server hardware and permits administrators to fine-tune performance to compensate for varying speeds on enterprise networks.
Pricing and Availability:
FontAgent Pro Server is priced at $1,695 (USD). Each user connecting to the server requires a licensed version of the FontAgent Pro connected client, whose suggested price is $129.95 per seat. Volume license pricing is available on request. For more information, users can visit Insider Software online. To purchase FontAgent Pro products or obtain additional information, call Insider Sales at 866-366-8778 or 520-229-1212.
About FontAgent Pro Server
FontAgent Pro Server is the world's most advanced solution for managing, distributing and synchronizing fonts across creative workgroups in agencies, small businesses and large enterprises. FontAgent Pro's unrivaled font integrity, scalability, performance, server replication, license management, directory services, live backup, font-usage manager, simple installation and easy administration make it an easy choice for solving creative workflow, font distribution and license compliance challenges.
Founded in 1994, Insider Software makes products that streamline the creative process, including the industry-leading FontAgent Pro family of font management products and Smasher,(TM) the world's first preventive font maintenance application. FontAgent is a registered trademark, and FontAgent Pro, Smasher, Insider and the Insider logo are trademarks of Insider Software. Other products mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.