November 18, 2008 in Publishing (E)
[prMac.com] Los Gatos, California - Insider Software today announced the immediate availability of FontAgent(R) Pro(TM) Server 3, which incorporates the industry's first and only replicated font server technology. In addition, the new release adds advanced directory services integration as well as security and performance enhancements that significantly widen its technical lead over Extensis Universal Type Server (UTS).
Industry's First Replicated Font Server:
FontAgent Pro Server 3 is the first font server to enable organizations to establish redundant, replicated font servers across their enterprise so users can enjoy top performance as administrators distribute server load. Administrators can make changes to a master font server, which replicates the changes automatically and transparently to all remote servers.
Tighter Directory Integration Simplifies Administration:
With the new release, FontAgent Pro Server's zero-config directory services implementation automatically sees users and groups in LDAP and Active/Open Directory servers, eliminating the need to keep a separate list of users and groups in the font server.
Detailed, Role-Based Permissions Streamline Font Server Management:
FontAgent Pro Server 3 enables administrators to assign privileges to users and groups who are best suited to perform specific tasks. For example, administrators can maintain ultimate server control, but assign design managers the right to upload fonts, create and edit sets, and edit font license information. In addition, admins can grant privileges to users that apply only to their workgroup and not the entire organization.
FontAgent Pro 3 allows Font Agent Pro users with proper privileges to create sets of server-based fonts and upload them with a click, and then edit the sets later as they require. Industry-Standard Secure Server Login FontAgent Pro now encrypts all user and password information with AES 128-bit encryption and sends it to the font server, which can authenticate users locally or through enterprise directory servers.
Faster Performance and Higher Scalability with Multi-Threading and Smart Caching:
Built on an advanced, multi-threaded architecture that takes full advantage of multi-core servers and eliminates I/O bottlenecks, FontAgent Pro Server 3 can handle tens of thousands of fonts and users unobtrusively and with unequaled speed. And its new smart caching of recently downloaded fonts reduces CPU load and syncs clients at rates 8 to 10 times faster than Extensis UTS. Early tests also show font activation occurring twice as fast in FontAgent Pro than Extensis UTS, and 10 to 20 times faster than Extensis UTS remote activation.
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 multi-processors. 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 US per server, and the master replication server costs $2995 US. Each user connecting to the server requires a licensed version of the FontAgent Pro connected client, whose retail cost is $129.95 US per seat with volume pricing available. For more information, users can visit them online. To purchase FontAgent Pro products or obtain additional information, call Insider Sales at 866-366-8778 or 520-229-1212.
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.