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Portal Firms Team for Secure Content

IntraNet Solutions Inc. continued its torrid string of partnerships Tuesday by inking a marketing and integration deal with e-commerce portal specialist Netegrity Inc.

No financial details were revealed, but IntraNet Solutions' will blend its Xpedio Content Management System with Netegrity's SiteMinder portal management solution to provide a secure Web content management solution for marketplaces and B2B or B2E portals.

The SiteMinder platform provides policy management to enable businesses to securely manage user authentication and access to protected Web content and applications; Xpedio provides automated Web content management and publishing for B2B and B2E sites.

With the merging of the two solutions, users will now be able to sign on to the Web site once and obtain access to content based on their user privileges.

Current customers of the joint solution include GuideOne, the leading provider of insurance products for houses of worship, and MetFabCity.com, a new B2B net market offering a buying/selling exchange for metal fabricators.

Dan Ryan, vice president of marketing and business development for IntraNet Solutions, said secure content on B2B and B2E sites is highly desirable in the New Economy.

Bill Bartow, vice president of marketing at Netegrity, echoed this sentiment.

"SiteMinder is ideally suited to provide the secure management infrastructure required to secure content on the Web," Bartow said. "We are excited that IntraNet Solutions has chosen to work with SiteMinder to enable the right users to access the right information at the right time."

IntraNet Solutions made strides last week toward becoming more well known by inking a deal with portal giant Yahoo! Inc. to provide millions of users with a new e-mail file attachment viewing feature.

Through the smaller firm's Outside In Server integration application, Yahoo! Mail now has the value-added potential of converting a user's e-mail attachment to HTML for viewing through the browser, allowing people to view the attachments without running the native software applications.

That significant deal, for which financial details were not disclosed, followed the tally of its first quarter revenue growth. The firm posted a revenue growth of 113 percent -- $9.46 million from the $4.45 million reported for the same period last year.

In addition to launching 35 new accounts, IntraNet Solutions's Xpedio Content Management software products accounted for over 77 percent of the firm's license revenues three quarters after the products' launch.