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October 5, 1998


By CBR Staff Writer

WebManage Technologies Inc will this week start shipping version 1.0 of its SiteMarc web class of service (CoS) Java server tool. The product is the first such CoS product, claims president Vijay Basani, emphasizing that it is not bandwidth management at the network layer, rather access management at the application layer. This means providing different levels of service according to different classes of use. For instance, if the user come from a .com domain, they would get preferential treatment over one from a .edu domain, or if they have a .jp address, they could rerouted to a Japanese server. There is no limit on the numbers of classes a user is able to define. The product, which supports all commercial web servers and any platform with a Java virtual machine, also does load balancing on the back end according to the classes and includes single-sign-on capabilities. Basani says the company is in talks with several large network quality of service providers to perhaps bundle the products. SiteMarc 1.0 costs $15,000 to manage two servers. The privately-held company is based in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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