As part of the service, Intraware will maintain information about a
corporation’s products, platforms and preferences and use that data to
determine when an update is available. If a client decides they want the
update, it is then compressed and encrypted and sent over the Internet.
Companies can then distribute the software to corporate users over intranets.
The service will be available by December and will be included with all of
Netscape’s corporate subscription sales starting Dec. 4.
Netscape paid Intraware an undisclosed sum as part of the year-long
partnership. However, customers using Intraware’s service to update their
Netscape enterprise software will pay no fees.
Debby Meredith, Netscape’s senior vice president of customer satisfaction,
said the company felt the service should be outsourced to a firm with that
“Netscape’s ability to deliver updates more effectively and efficiently
will give customers superior service throughout the lifecycle of our
software solutions and provide a more convenient way for customers to
manage licenses,” she said.