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GlobalScape debuts Web content mgmt. system

Jan 16, 20032 mins
Enterprise Applications

* GlobalScape introduces a content management system for Web sites

GlobalScape, maybe best known for its “Cute” file management products such as CuteFTP and CuteZIP, this week unveiled a Web content management system designed for small businesses. The company says the system, PureCMS, gives users of various skill levels a way to update their Web sites.

PureCMS is Web-based and Windows-like, and users access it from a browser. The software runs with Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) and can publish to any Web server, the company says. Nontechnical users can browse to a copy of their company’s Web site on a staging server, click the page to be edited, log on and make the necessary textual or graphic changes on-screen. Supervisors can then check the proposed changes before approving and publishing.

Key features of the PureCMS software include browser-based access with availability on Windows 2000/XP servers and operating system-independent production modules, enabling publication to Windows, Macintosh, Solaris, Linux or IBM AIX, HP-UX and other Unix platforms. The software also supports templates for creating new Web pages, and 128-bit browser security.

Other features include direct WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editing with content check-in and check-out, version control and permission-based access control via workgroup-level administration of roles and responsibilities. The software also offers performance statistics and reports, alleviating the need to buy a separate Web site analysis package or service.

PureCMS is available immediately from GlobalScape based on a tiered, per-user license basis. Pricing begins at $1,050 for a three-user license and is available for 10, 20 or unlimited users.