SafeVelocity Tapeout Module Eases Design File Transfers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 1, 2006 — SolutionSoft Systems Inc, a leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions is pleased to announce the latest extension module for its SafeVelocity file transfer solution. This latest release compliments the standard release by providing design houses with a tool to ensure reliable transfer and speed up tapeout cycle time combined with SafeVelocity's automated, fast & efficient transfer method.  SafeVelocity provides an enterprise-wide solution operating on all of the most common enterprise operating systems and includes a user-friendly GUI interface in all SafeVelocity Clients, including UNIX versions.

SafeVelocity’s Tapeout client module is specifically designed for Semiconductor design house tapeout transfers. It's email notification capability enables both the design house and foundry's account teams to take immediate action on interrupts which eliminates the need to baby-sit their file transfers. The auto resume, guarantee transfer and optional MD5 file checksum (verifies all bits are written to disks correctly) capability ensures a reliable transfer and speeds up the tapeout cycle.  This module proves it's worth through automatic recovery by avoiding just one transfer failure. Traditional ftp is ill-suited for this application as it has been historically proven to be unreliable in the transfer of massive amounts of data.  In addition, standard FTP is extremely slow, especially across long distances, when compared to SafeVelocity.

Increased Reliability – Before transferring files, SafeVelocity checks to ensure that adequate disk space exists on the target system. During transfer, SafeVelocity performs a block by block checksum. After transmission, SafeVelocity checks the size of the transmitted file size against the original to ensure complete transmission. In the event of a file size or checksum error or a broken transmission line during transfer, SafeVelocity automatically resumes the link and completes the transfer from the point of interruption.

Increased Security – Unlike standard ftp applications that transmit passwords in the clear, SafeVelocity hinders unauthorized system access by transmitting encrypted passwords. Further, SafeVelocity uses modern hacker-resistant programming techniques. Instead of invoking sub-processes like most transfer programs, SafeVelocity is a threaded application that never invokes a sub-process. Character buffers are always cleared and boundaries are always checked to foil hacking. These programming techniques significantly reduce the possibility that malicious operators can exploit these known security holes.

Increased Throughput – During transmission, transfer speed is increased using dynamic on-the-fly compression and decompression as well as parallel processing threads. SafeVelocity speeds up file transfer and optimizes network bandwidth utilization over the LAN, WAN or the Internet. Transmission can be further accelerated by delta transmission that enables only the changed portions of the file to be transferred.

Ease of Use – SafeVelocity offers both a user-friendly, easy to use GUI interface and a command line interface on all SafeVelocity client products. The command line version is familiar to users of standard ftp reducing training and administration time. Due to its open standards design, SafeVelocity is compatible with all standard ftp products.


About Solution-Soft

Solution-Soft is the leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions, which address the urgent need for automated management of data in complex networking environments.  IDO solutions facilitate automated data selection, movement and redirection that optimize high availability, storage scalability and system performance.  The company has developed robust data and information life-cycle management software solutions for corporate data centers and storage system vendors.  Solution-Soft boasts more than 1,500 customers, including 3M, AT&T, Boeing, Ford, French Telecom, Hewlett Packard, Merck and UMC.  Solution-Soft’s market presence is bolstered by partnerships with Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS), FalconStor. (Nasdaq:FALC), Fujitsu Siemens, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Netapp (NASDAQ: NTAP), Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT) and Sun Microsystems NASDAQ:SUNW).

Founded in 1993, Solution-Soft is privately held and based in Santa Clara, Calif.  For more information, visit or call +1.408.346.1415.

Michael Morrison