Developer of client-server software development tools NobleNet Inc has launched an automatic, browser-based Web deployment system. The Southborough, Massachusetts-based company says that the NobleNet Web enables the deployment of Windows-based client- server applications across the Internet, intranets and the World Wide Web, providing users with fast, easy-to-use browser access to applications and data. When it comes to installing the product, it simply needs to be plugged in and a dialog box to be completed. NobleNet Web is the company’s first Internet product, in the past having concentrated on providing remote procedure call client-server middleware. Vice-president of marketing, Bob Blauth said We were able to take the five years experience of developing the tools and develop the product using these tools. NobleNet, which was established in 1991 and employs 35 people, says that the new Web product is capable of supporting an unlimited number of users. The company says that the product has two unique components: the NobleNet Sealer creates and places a sealed package of an application client and information on the corporate Web server, while the Opener provides secure access to the most up-to-date version of the sealed package. Once it has been placed on the Web server, the user clicks a browser icon which automatically downloads the package and installs and runs the application client. An additional security component ensures the package has not been tampered with while on the Web server. The NobleNet Web has an introductory price of $1,000, but the company has not yet decided how much it will cost when marketed on a permanent basis.