Solution-Soft Releases Windows Version of Its Highly Reliable File Transfer Solution

San Jose, Calif. – November 26, 2001– Solution-Soft, the provider of intelligent data management solutions for storage infrastructure, releases the Windows version of its SafeVelocity file transfer solution. This latest release compliments the prior release of the UNIX version. SafeVelocity now provides an enterprise-wide solution operating on all of the most common enterprise operating systems. In addition, this latest release adds a user-friendly GUI interface to all SafeVelocity Clients, including the UNIX versions.

As data storage and file size grows exponentially, SafeVelocity specifically addresses the problems of transferring large files (megabytes to gigabytes) over the Internet. SafeVelocity significantly increases transfer reliability, security and throughput rate. "We improved our file transfer times on our 150MB file from 1 hour and 30 minutes to 11 minutes using SafeVelocity." said Philip Clark, Senior Analyst for one of the world’s largest insurance companies.

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.

"Our SafeVelocity customers will experience virtually error free transfers as well as significant savings in bandwidth use, potentially as much as a 90% savings. This results in a significant reduction of associated costs. This solution is ideally suited for any large enterprise that regularly moves large quantities of data over the internet including storage service providers, semiconductor or other engineering design and manufacturing companies and any company moving large databases." said Paul Wang, President of Solution-Soft.

About Solution-Soft

Solution-Soft is a 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 management software solutions for corporate data centers, XSP Infrastructure providers, and storage solution providers. Solution-Soft boasts more than 1,500 customers, including AT&T, Boeing, Cable&Wireless, and 3M. Solution-Soft’s market presence is also bolstered by technology partnerships with Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS), FalconStor (NASDAQ:FALC), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), and Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW).

Solution-Soft and SafeVelocity are trademarks of Solution-Soft Systems, Inc. Other registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.


Michael Morrison
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