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O'Reilly Unveils WebSite Pro 2.1

O'Reilly and Associates this week released WebSite Professional 2.1, its comprehensive Web server package.

The next-generation version includes expanded Java support and full-strength encryption, as well as additional enhancements to WebSite Professional 2.0, which was released in September 1997.

O'Reilly incorporated Live Software's JRun technology into WebSite Professional 2.1, enabling developers to utilize WebSite servlets and JavaSoft servlets simultaneously on the same Web server using the same Java VM.

JRun's technology results from a combination of a class library and specialized bridge-code. This enables applications to run JavaSoft servlets on a server. Servlets may be used as a basis for database retrieval, document formatting, and creating other servlets. By using small servlets concurrently, a developer is able to expand the Web server's capabilities and performance.

WebSite Professional 2.1 supports 128-bit encryption by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0. WebSite Pro 2.1 is actually able to provide up to 164-bit encryption, as long as the client Web browser is able to support it. With the current restrictions imposed by the U.S. government, however, WebSite Professional 2.1 with full-strength encryption is available only to U.S. and Canadian users.

WebSite Professional 2.0 is priced at $799, and the upgrade to version 2.1 is free to present 2.0 customers. For more information, visit the O'Reilly WebSite Web site.