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South River Merges With Riverfront Software

South River Technologies, a provider of file transfer and file collaboration software, has merged with Riverfront Software, developer of internet drive mapping software for the Windows operating systems. The company will operate under the name South River Technologies, LLC., and will offer the WebDrive file transfer and collaboration client. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WebDrive provides access to remote servers as if they were local network drives. WebDrive has been commercially available since 1998. The product supports multiple protocols such as FTP and WebDAV, and allows secure connections using SSL and SSH. WebDAV (Web based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) enables file collaboration over the internet.

"By combining our expertise and resources, we will be able to advance the client side collaboration tools at a much faster pace, while continuing to offer an easy to implement, low cost alternative for secure online file collaboration," said John Glavin, founder of Riverfront Software who will now serve as South River Technologies' executive vice president of engineering.

The Annapolis, Md.-based South River Technologies will also continue to do custom software development work, and to provide technologies for other independent software vendors (ISVs) to OEM, re-brand or embed in existing products.

"In addition to increasing our momentum in the collaboration sector, this gives us the ability to expand into new areas", said Michael Ryan, founder of South River Technologies.

Founded in 1996 as KnoWare, Inc., South River Technologies directly sells and markets Windows based utilities, and OEMs its technologies to Software Publishers and Independent Software Vendors. Riverfront Software, with headquarters in Norco, Calif., directly sells and markets WebDrive, and OEMs its technologies to software publishers and independent software vendors.