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IntraNet Solutions Updates Xpedio

IntraNet Solutions Inc. Monday rolled out the latest version of its Xpedio Content Management system with enhanced security and business personalization features for B2B and B2E customers.

Xpedio 4.0 is designed to meet businesses' growing demand for the ability to contribute, manage, publish and personalize content for business Web sites more efficiently.

The latest suite features a more robust Web site development and deployment environment that enables multiple Web developers to easily collaborate on a Web site and enhances the developers' ability to route a Web site through a workflow for production deployment. Xpedio 4.0 also provides HTML form-based contribution and HTML page preview for converted content.

Xpedio 4.0 includes Xpedio's two primary components: Xpedio Content Publisher and Xpedio Content Server. This upgrade enhances those components' ability to automate the contribution and conversion of any type of content, ranging from desktop applications to forms and reports, to any Web format, such as PDF, HTML, XML or WML, with new security, business personalization and Web site development features.

Xpedio 4.0 enables security integration with popular existing systems, such as LDAP, NT, Netegrity and NDS, and allows extensible user information for greater business personalization.

Some firms said quality content management applications are highly sought after.

"Our B2B clients are clamoring for better content management and delivery, security and business personalization systems for their Web sites," said David Yockelson of META Group. "Products that can satisfy all of these needs and also integrate easily with existing systems will lead the drive toward efficiencies and enhanced relationships in B2B environments."

Victor Votsch, research director at GartnerGroup, said his firm predicted that the content management market will reach $6 billion by 2003.

"Our research also shows that within this market, B2B and B2E customers have a unique set of needs compared to their business-to-consumer counterparts -- ranging from rapid, accurate migration of business information to the Web, to the highest-quality security and personalization features."

Priced from $40,000 to $180,000, Xpedio 4.0 is shipping now.

IntraNet Solutions' products are currently used by more than 1,000 companies worldwide in a variety of industries with Xpedio generating more than 77 percent of IntraNet Solutions' license revenue.