May 21, 2001

NuSphere addss Access Manager for Apache to MySQL Advantage package

Author: JT Smith

BEDFORD, Mass.,--May 21, 2001--NuSphere Corporation,
which delivers Enhanced
MySQL to run today?s businesses, today announced
the release of NuSphere
MySQL Advantage 2.1, a Web development platform for
small- and medium-sized
enterprises. NuSphere continues its rapid
development and enhancement of
this integrated foundation comprised of Enhanced
MySQL, Apache, Perl and PHP
by adding Web portal and access management
capabilities to this latest release.NuSphere's latest value-add to Advantage 2.1
includes their Access Manager
for Apache, the industry's most popular open source
Web server, which
provides the ability to control individual and group
access to a Web site.
This provides businesses with the security
functionality they need to run
business-critical applications on the Advantage
platform. With the Access
Manager for Apache, developers can quickly add, edit
or remove users, as
well as assign group privileges and add new groups.
The integrated PHP Web
portal tool has flexible layout control and
Web-based administration, so
developers now have a more intuitive way to build
and maintain their Web

Backed by professional support services and
quarterly upgrades from
NuSphere, NuSphere MySQL Advantage 2.1 is one of the
industry?s most cost
effective, versatile and enterprise-capable
solutions for IT departments.

Additional new features and benefits of NuSphere
MySQL Advantage 2.1
include: Access Manager for Apache Offers Web site
managers the ability to
restrict access for different users and control
privileges to Web sites and
applications. Search Engine Provides developers with
the ability to create
a complete index and search system for a domain or
intranet. The engine has
many sophisticated features, including Boolean
expression and fuzzy
searching, support of keywords in documents, ability
to search HTML and text
files, and robot exclusion. Integrated Web Portal
Helps programmers shave
development time by using templates and flexible
layouts to boost
productivity. Also allows for the creation of
interactive features such as
polls and surveys. IRM Provides businesses with a
popular Web-based asset
tracking system that stores detailed information on
each computer in a network.

"Developers are in desperate need of a single
integrated web development
platform that is capable of supporting enterprise
applications and is backed
by solid technical support," said Lorne Cooper,
president of NuSphere
Corporation. "NuSphere MySQL Advantage is a
cost-effective and reliable
development platform that fills a critical need in
the quickly maturing open
source market by delivering an integrated technology
that not only works
right out of the box, but continually adds value."

NuSphere MySQL Advantage subscribers will receive
quarterly updates composed
of technology enhancements that build off of its
core components. It is
available immediately for $299 per server.

About NuSphere Corporation
NuSphere, a subsidiary of Progress Software
Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), delivers the Enhanced
MySQL? that runs today?s
businesses. NuSphere?s products include NuSphere®
MySQL, an integrated
software suite that pairs the reliability and
cost-effectiveness of Apache,
Enhanced MySQL, Perl and PHP with new technology
enhancements for building
business-critical Web applications. NuSphere has
created an integrated
foundation that allows companies to deploy reliable,
enterprise-class applications for Windows, UNIX and
Linux environments.
NuSphere?s commercial software services include
technical support,
consulting and training. For more information, visit or
call +1-781-280-4600.

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