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An enterprise-strength web server that connects employees, customers, and partners to an organization's existing documents, databases, and information systems, Netscape Enterprise Server provides information management and data-access services that leverage and integrate existing resources into the Networked Enterprise.


Web publishing lets authors manage their information. As publishing moves from webmasters to document authors, web publishing lets authors manage documents in a variety of formats directly from the desktop without file-system-based access to the web server. Advanced services such as Internet-based access controls, automatic link management, and revision control are built into Netscape Enterprise Server to make it easy for workgroups to publish and share documents.

Intelligent agents bring information to you. Enterprise Server's fast and powerful server-based agents can track files and even send automatic messages to the appropriate people when content changes. Custom views and document attributes can keep information organized automatically, while powerful searches in a variety of formats - such as HTML or Microsoft Word - find information quickly and effectively. Web-based applications leverage existing databases. Netscape Enterprise Server supports a powerful application development and deployment platform that lets developers easily access Informix, Oracle, Sybase, and ODBC-enabled databases using powerful relational database access capabilities that are built on native drivers for high performance and rich functionality. By supporting Netscape ONE, Netscape's open network environment, and integrating the Visigenic Object Request Broker, Enterprise Server enables deployment of powerful web applications that combine static and dynamic content, database access, and messaging.

Centralized server management minimizes cost of ownership. By supporting Internet-standard Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), users and groups can be shared across servers and managed by existing directory services that can be accessed across the Internet. By supporting Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Enterprise Server can be managed from common management systems, including CA/Unicenter, Hewlett-Packard OpenView, IBM/Tivoli TME, and Sun Solstice.


Netscape Enterprise Server Pro combines Enterprise Server with LiveWire Pro 3.0

Choice of an Oracle or Informix database. Enterprise Server Pro 3.0 includes your choice of either a development and limited deployment copy of the INFORMIX-OnLine Workgroup Server database software or a development-only copy of Oracle7 Workgroup Server database software. A relational database extends web applications built on Enterprise Server Pro, making it easy to leverage existing databases or develop and deploy new web-based database applications.

Simplified publishing of database reports. Enterprise Server Pro includes the award-winning Crystal Reports 5.0 to simplify publishing database reports on the intranet.

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What is Netscape Enterprise Server?

Netscape Enterprise Server is a high-performance World Wide Web server for running network applications and creating, managing, and intelligently distributing information. It is an open platform for creating network-centric applications using cross-platform tools based on the Java and JavaScript languages.

Who should use Enterprise Server?

Companies and organizations building web sites and web-based applications to meet business requirements can take advantage of the powerful features of Enterprise Server. Its capabilities for creating and managing complex content and its integrated systems management - combined with the performance and security features you expect from a Netscape server - provide one of the best platforms available for web-based application development. The server can be programmed using Java and JavaScript, and can be used in building database applications, giving you one of today's leading-edge development environments.

What are some of the advanced web publishing features of Enterprise Server 3.0?

Enterprise Server's client software makes it easy for workgroups to publish and manage sophisticated static and dynamic content by enabling end users to organize and publish documents from their desktops. In addition, authors can manage access controls for their own content to determine who can read and edit their documents. Netscape Enterprise Server also supports managing and publishing documents in a wide variety of formats, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.

Enterprise Server maintains a set of document attributes, or metadata, for each document stored on the server, and document metadata is extensible through JavaScript programming. An AutoCatalog system for automatically indexing the documents and integrating with Netscape Catalog Server is also provided. These indexes are used in the powerful search and custom-viewing functions. This allows users to search both text and document metadata, such as file or directory attributes.

What are some of the end-user publishing capabilities of Enterprise Server 3.0?

Enterprise Server 3.0 is tightly integrated with Netscape Communicator. A new Java-based end-user interface is provided to make content management easier. (A Netscape plug-in-based configuration is also available.) Authorized users can now publish easily to the content server from their desktops. The new interface goes beyond the capabilities of one-button publishing. End users can not only add documents to the server easily, they can also organize them and determine who has Read, Write, Execute, and Delete rights. They can also add and delete directories and manage links.

What operating systems does Enterprise Server run on?

Enterprise Server operates under Windows NT Advanced Server for Intel and DEC Alpha platforms, Windows NT Workstation, Sun Solaris, Silicon Graphics IRIX, Hewlett-Packard HP-UX, IBM AIX for RS/6000 and PowerPC platforms, Digital Unix, and other platforms.