Product database: 9/25/00 Web application servers.  Copyright Network World, Inc., 2000                                
      Product Operating platforms  Web development support and integration Back-end legacy systems integration  Native database client integration  Protocols and standards Directories integration  Content management  Security Supports state and session management Fault tolerance Offers load balancing/dynamic failover Offers caching Price 
Allaire  (888) 939-2545 JRun Server 3.0 Windows 95/98/NT/2000, Solaris, Red Hat Linux, HP-UX, IBM AIX, SGI Irix, Compaq Tru64 Unix 4.0  Supports all J2EE APIs, including JSP/servlets, EJB, JTA, JMS, includes JRun tag library for database queries, XML processing, e-mail, interactions with EJBs, integration with JRun Studio, supports third-party IDEs Relational databases, JMS messaging middleware, XML-based middleware, third-party EAI middleware Any via JDBC-compliant driver JMS, SMTP, FTP, WDDX Any LDAP-compliant directory Workflow, personalization and publishing are available separately  User and role-based security can be applied and stored in configuration files or external databases and directories x Provides HTTP clustering and load balancing, automatic redirect and auto restart from failed servers x x $795 and $4,995 per CPU
Allaire  (888) 939-2545 ColdFusion 4.5 Windows, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux Supports XML, JSP, COM, CORBA SAP R/3 via ColdFusion extensions with a BackSoft connector; ASAP, CICS and PeopleSoft via ColdFusion extensions Oracle, DB2, Sybase, any ODBC-compliant driver FTP, LDAP  iPlanet directory server   Secure remote across intranets/extranets, developer accounts using NOS authentication for accessing files/databases over HTTP, authentication and access control within applications x Built-in clustering in Enterprise version only x x $1,295 and $4,995 per server, $495 per server for Studio 4.5
Art Technology Group  (617) 386-1000 Dynamo 5 Windows NT/2000, Solaris, HP-UIX, IBM AIX J2EE implementation, works with standard Java development environments, supports XML, JSP, EJB, CORBA SAP R/3, PeopleSoft, CICS, MQSeries, others through Active Software ActiveWorks, and Java API's Oracle, MS-SQL Server, Informix, Sybase HTTP, HTTPS, IIOP, LDAP, JMS, FTP, SNMP, SMTP, TCP/IP Any LDAP-compliant directory Content personalization, integrates with Interwoven, Documentum, OpenText, others J2EE security, Secure Sockets Layer including access control lists, role-based authorization and athuentication x Load balancing based on real load with automatic overload detection, monitors for low free memory conditions with email alerts, monitors application latency, session failover with redirection to a different server cluster, preserves session-state across f x x $15,000 per CPU for deployment license
BEA Systems (800) 932-5644 WebLogic Server 5.1 Windows NT/2000, Solaris, HP-UX, Compaq Tru64, SCO Unixware, Siemens MIPS with Reliant Unix, SGI Irix, Dynx, AIX, Linux, AS 400, OS/390 J2EE implementation with certified APIs, native HTML support, integrated HTML, JSP, EJB, O/R mapping development tools, integrates with Macromedia Dreamweaver, Visual Age for Java, Inprise Jbuilder, supports XML, COM, CORBA More than 30 packaged plug-ins including SAP, Clarify, other mainframe, XML and MQSeries, adaptor developers kit for custom application integration Oracle, MS-SQL Server, Informix, Sybase, any via JDBC-compliant driver  JMS (API+ SMTP), FTP, TCP/IP, POP, IMAP, SNMP ADS, Netscape Directory Workflow and personalization product plus native integration with Documentum, Interwoven and other content managers Basic authentication, digital certificates, Secure Sockets Layer authentication, 128-bit encryption, access control lists x Clustering for scalability and high availability, Web and EJB level clustering to maintain session-state, data and business logic, in-memory replication,auto-detection and auto-failover x x $10,000 per CPU
Bluestone Software (610) 915-5000 Total-e-Server 7.1  Windows 95/98/NT/2000, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, SGI-Irix Open development environment, supports any third-party Java development tool, provides a J2EE-development tool for creating and mapping EJBs, optional Visual XML tool for creating XML documents, supports COM, CORBA SAP R/3, PeopleSoft, CICS, MQSeries Oracle, Sybase, Informix, DB2, SQL Server HTTP, FTP, SMTP, JMS, WML, SSL, broadcast messaging, multicast messaging   Personalization, workflow, integrates with Interwoven Security console for role-based authorization and access control lists on JSP's, EJB security manager, Secure Sockets Layer, S-HTTP, auto-message encryption, X.509 certificate management, LDAP authentication   x Dynamically distributes user requests to optimal location, persistent state server and application restart features x x $30,000 per CPU
Compuware  (248) 737-7300 Uniface 7.2.06 Windows 95/98/NT/2000, OS/390, AS/400, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Red Hat Linux Provides Java classes, supports CORBA through Visibroker, COM support, Dreamweaver bundled for Web development, e-commerce options, supports XML, JSP, EJB, ASP SAP R/3, MQSeries, IBM CICS, COBOL, BEA Tuxedo, IBM IMS/DC DB2, IMS, Informix, Ingres, SQLServer, Oracle, RdB, Sybase,VSAM, ADABAS, SOLID SMTP, POP, LDAP, RMI/IIOP, XML, CORBA, HTTP, ISAPI, NSAPI, TCP/IP Any LDAP-compliant directory   Supports encryption, user authentication, digital signatures and encryption via Secure Sockets Layers x Supports server failover, automatically redirects component or data requests to alternative servers x x $30,000 per CPU for Web deployment environment, $20,000 base server engine, $10,000 for Web option
Data Access Worldwide (800) 451-3539 WebApp Studio 2.1 Windows 98/NT/2000 Integrates with ASP, including built-in objects, VBScript, JScript, COM, generates HTML output page, supports client-side Java Applets, JavaScript, DHTML, native DataFlex data, Pervasive Btrieve, MS-SQL, IBM DB2, any ODBC source, supports XML, COM, WAP, o Oracle, DB2, SQL, SQL Server, any via ODBC compliant driver, DataFlex, Visual DataFlex, and Pervasive embedded systems Oracle, DB2, SQL, Microsoft SQL, any via ODBC-compliant driver, DataFlex, Visual DataFlex, Pervasive, Btrieve HTTP, XML, FTP, HTTPS, MAPI, WAP, SMTP   Offers dynamic content generation Supports Window NT/IIS security   Provides clustering, server failover x x $2,495 per CPU, $495 for Studio development license
Ganjo (718) 568-3627 Application Server 2.0.1 Windows NT, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Linux Applications facilitated through the use of any HTML editor, supports XML, JSP, EJB   Any via JDBC-compliant driver SMTP,  FTP, HTTP Netscape Directory   Authentication support only through the Web server x Built-in clustering and load balancing x x Free (open source as of 10/1/00)
GemStone Systems (800) 243-9369 GemStone/J 4.1 Windows NT, Solaris Standard Java APIs, CORBA, XML, JSP, EJB, supports all Java IDEs, business component integration with Evergreen Internet Ecential, Diamelle Technologies components MQSeries, CICS, others, via Java utilities Any via JDBC or ODBC-compliant driver XML, JMS, SSL, HTTP, HTTPS Any LDAP-compliant directory Workflow, personalization Supports pluggable PKI and Secure Sockets Layer, interfaces to Entrust/PKI for authorization, Phaos Secure Sockets Layerava for Secure Sockets Layer x Self-monitoring, process restart, automatic failover, high availability with clustering x x $5,000 to $40,000 per CPU, $75,000 per CPU for full workflow
HAHT Commerce (888) 438-4248 HAHTsite 5.0 Windows NT/2000, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX Supports open standards XML, WML, HDML, HTML, Java, Visual Basic, COM, CORBA, provides a WYSIWYG Web development environment SAP, CICS, MQSeries, JDE OneWorld, PeopleSoft, BEA Tuxedo Oracle, SQL Server, Informix, Sybase HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP, JMS, IIOP NDS, ADS, any LDAP-compliant directory  Workflow, content management, personalization, customer relationship management, ERP, data analysis Supports triple-DES encryption, auditing, logging, user authentication, directs requests to servers within firewalls x Server-level failover, session level failover, phased shutdown of application servers, auto-restart/auto-detection, SNMP traps, server recycling x x $25,000 per CPU
IBM (800) 426-2255 WebSphere Application Server 3.5  Windows NT/2000, AIX/6000, Solaris, Red Hat Linux, HP-UX, IBM OS/400, IBM OS/390, IBM OS/2 Supports third-party IDEs, integration with IBM VisualAge for Java and IBM WebSphere Studio IDEs, support for Java and non-Java applications, XML, JSP, EJB, COM, CORBA IBM DB2, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, SQL Server, Lotus Domino, others, via JDBC, Versant EnJin, eXcelon, IMS, MQ-enabled Systems, MQSeries, CICS, TXSeries/Encina, SAP R/3 Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Informix, Sybase,Versant, eXcelon, Lotus Domino SMTP, FTP, LDAP, Telnet, TN3270, TN5250, TCP/IP, JMS, JDBC, JTS, JTA, JNI, XML/XLS, EJB, JNDI, J-IDL, CORBA, RMI, IIOP, RMI/IIOP IBM Directory, Lotus Domino, Netscape Directory, NDS Workflow, personalization, rules-based engines, proxy, caching, serving, portal serving Secure Sockets Layer 3.0 authentication, 128-bit encryption, access control lists, application execution policy management, security token generation and passing across a cluster of WebSphere servers, directs requests to servers within firewalls x Clustering, cloning support includes server failover and session-state automatic recovery, provides server-level failover support across multiple clusters and servers x x $750, $7,500 and $35,000 per CPU
IONA Technologies (781) 902-8000 iPortal Application Server 1.1.1 Windows NT, Solaris Supports Visual Cafe, Visual Age for Java, JBuilder, Forte for Java, KAWA, Together/J IDEs, automatic EJB jar files and associated  EJB 1.1 XML descriptors, provides EJB GUI, integrates with InLine to import Rational Rose data, supports COM, CORBA CORBA-based applications, OS/390 with PL/1, COBOL language mapping, CICS/IMS adaptors, AS/400 applications, CORBA Windows objects, Unix versions, main frame hosts, MS COM components, SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Vantive, BAAN, others Oracle 7/8i, SQL Server 6/7, UDB 5.2/6.1, Sybase JMS, RMI/IIOP, IIIOP, HTTP, SMTP, XML, WML, XSL, SOAP, ICE Any LDAP-compliant directory  Workflow, content management, distributed authoring, personalization, document management, supply chain management, customer relationship management requires optional iPortal Server Supports EJB 1.1 security including authentication, authorization, encryption, supports the Java transaction API and Java Transaction Service x Supports active database connection management, failure of a database connection is handled by the JDBC drivers to roll back current transaction, transactional failure can be transmitted to other resources or the client, provides load balancing and dynami x x $10,000 per CPU for deployment license, $1,495 for developer license
iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions (888) 786-8111 iPlanet Application Server 6.0 Windows NT, Solaris, IBM AIX, HP-UX  Includes an  integrated J2EE development tool, O/R mapping, integrates with Sun Forte for Java tools and third-party IDEs including WebGain VisualCafe, supports XML, JSP, EJB, Servlets, COM, CORBA CICS, SAP R/3, PeopleSoft, Tuxedo, MQSeries, Sun JMQ,  includes an SDK for developing Enterprise Connectors for other Enterprise Information Systems Oracle, DB2, Informix, Sybase, SQL Server JMS, JNDI, XML, RMI, IIOP, RMI/IIOP, JTA, JTS, JDBC, LDAP, NSAPI, ISAPI, SMTP, SNMP, HTTP, XML, JNDI, FTP, TCP/IP, EDI  Any LDAP-compliant directory Native J2EE Workflow development tool and runtime, personalization, content management Supports role-based, certificate, user, form-based authentication, secure Web server communication, supports HTTPS and HTTP challenge-response authentication between browsers and data sources, authorized user access x Provides load balancing and dynamic failover, server enables the distribution of all or part of an application across multiple servers, automatic application restarting, maintains and replicates distributed user-session and distributed application state i x x $1,495 per CPU for server supporting Servlet/JSPs, $35,000 per CPU with EJB support
Lotus Development (800) 575-6887 Application Server R5.04 Windows NT/2000, IBM AIX,  HP-UX, Solaris Java and COM class libraries API, lower-level APIs for C and C++, supports JavaScript, standard servlet support, Domino Designer RAD tool, supports third-party IDEs for Java and COM development, supports third-party HTML authoring tools, CORBA CICS, Infinium, J. D. Edwards, Lawson, MQSeries, Oracle Application Server, PeopleSoft, SAP R/3, SSA Lotus Notes, SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, DB2, EDA/SQL, any via ODBC, JDBCcompliant driver SMTP, S/MIME, NNTP, POP3, IMAP, Notes Any LDAP-compliant directory Workflow, content management, distributed authoring, personalization, document management, supply chain management, customer relationship management Users authenticated via x.509 Version 3 certificates or via name/password, Secure Sockets Layer Version 3 for session encryption, S/MIME data encoding, DSAPI, supports Common Data Security Architecture, offers access control managed centrally across multi x Includes application-level fault tolerance, up to six servers can be clustered for failover and load balancing, failover/load balancing is automatically detected and is transparent to the user, failover and load balancing for browser users and Notes clien x x $4,995 for up to 8 CPUs, $19,995 for 9 or more CPUs
ObjectSpace (866) 932-2932 Voyager Application Server 3.3 Windows NT/2000, IBM AIX,  HP-UX, Solaris Includes several IDEs and development kits, EJB Studio development tool, supports XML, JSP, COM, CORBA EJB, RMI, CORBA, DCOM for development of legacy integration RMI, JNDI, Voyager, CORBA, DCOM JMS  Voyager Universal Directory Service   Support for secure communication over Secure Sockets Layer for remote communication over encrypted, authenticated channel, ability to tunnel through firewalls using HTTP or SOCKS 5 protocol x Support clustering x   $6,000 per CPU for deployment license
Oracle  (650) 506-7000 Internet Application Server 8i 1.0.2 Windows NT, Linux, Solaris, Tru64, HP-UX, IBM AIX Supports J2EE Servlets, JSP, EJB, CORBA, Business Components for Java, PL/SQL Server Pages, Perl, XML, includes Portal framework, wireless capabilities, JMS queuing systems SAP R/3, MQSeries, Tibco Rendezvous, provides adapter SDK for developing connectors to other Enterprise Applications   Oracle, DB2, DB2/400, DRDA, APPC, CICS, IMS, EDA/SQL, VSAM, SUPRA, ADABAS, CA-IDMS, SQL Server, Sybase, Informix, Ingres, Teradata, RDB, RMS, any ODBC and OLEDB-compliant drivers HTTP, SMTP, FTP, IIOP, SNMP, JMS, JDBC, Net8, RMI/IIOP,WAP Any LDAP-compliant directory including Oracle Internet Directory Workflow, personalization, secure portal framework, supports an extensible Internet file system with versioning, interMedia text-based searching Provides encryption, authentication, single sign-on, Secure Sockets Layer, X.509 certificates, DCE integration and Enterprise Directory Services x Provides load balancing, automatically detects/restarts failed servers, reroutes connections, isolates sessions, provides transparent application failover, cluster failover x x $5 and $30 per universal power unit (for Intel processor pricing; multiply MHz by the number of CPUs by price; add 1.5 price conversion factor to multiplication for non-Intel processor)  
Persistence Software (800) 803-8491 PowerTier 6 Windows NT, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Linux Uses Rational Rose or PowerTier's object builder to create model, then PowerTier automatically generates JSPs and Entity Beans, supports third-party IDEs, includes O/R mapping, supports XML, EJB, COM, CORBA Tibco Rendezvous, all products that support the JMS standard such as MQSeries Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Informix, Sybase JMS, RMI/IIOP, FTP, TCP/IP, HTTP Any LDAP-compliant directory Workflow, personalization Supports EJB 1.1 security features including authentication, authorization, encryption, supports the Java transaction API and Java Transaction Service  x Supports load balancing and failover with automatic detection and rerouted requests, provides recovery of state at the servlet and EJB layers, provides synchronization of caches across multiple machines  x x $25,000 per CPU for deployment license
Secant Technologies (888) 473-2268 Extreme Enterprise Server 3.5 Windows NT, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux, BSD Support for JDK1.2.2, Visual Cafe, Jbuilder, optional integration with the Rational Rose visual modeling tool, supports XML, JSP, EJB, CORBA SAP R/3, AS/400, CICS/3270  Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Informix, Sybase, MS Access HTTP, IIOP, RMI/IIOP Any LDAP-compliant directory   Provides integrated CORBA Security Service, Level 2 and CORBA Object Transaction Service 1.1  x Automatic server-level and application-level load balancing with failover, automatic start/restart of application servers x x $2,599 per developer seat
SilverStream Software (978) 262-3000 Application Server 3.5 Windows NT/2000, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Red Hat Linux  Integrates with Symantec WebGain VisualCafe, Borland Jbuilder, Macromedia Dreamweaver/UltraDev, Microsoft Visual J++, Rational ClearCase, Intersolv/Merant PVCS and Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, supports XML, JSP, EJB, COM, CORBA Lotus Notes, PeopleSoft, SAP, other legacy systems will be possible through xCommerce Enterprise Enablers Oracle, Sybase, Informix, DB2, MS SQL, any via JDBC or ODBC-compliant driver SMTP, POP, IIOP, RMI, RMI-IIOP, SSL, HTTP, JMS Any LDAP-compliant directory Posting, versioning, workflow, personalization, rules engine  Provides a mechanism for creating users and groups, supports server and client side certificates, supports X.509 and Secure Sockets Layer x Supports auto-restart, session level failover, clustering mechanism supports failure detection, load balancing and distributed cache management x x $15,000 per CPU for deployment license
Sybase (800) 879-2273 EAServer 3.6 Windows NT, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX Provides integrated deployment and remote debugging for C/C++ components, generates Unix and MS Visual C++ makefiles, supports XML, JSP, EJB, CORBA, supports COM clients such as VisualBasic and components  CICS, IMS/TM and MVS-native environments, Tuxedo and MQSeries Oracle, Sybase, any via JDBC or ODBC-compliant driver SMTP via JavaMail, HTTP, HTTPS, IIOP, IIOP/SSL, XML, TDS, LDAP, TCP/IP, EJB 1.1, JSP 1.1, JVM 1.2.2, JNDI, JDBC, JTA/OTS Any LDAP-compliant directory    Process automation, workflow IIOP/Secure Sockets Layer for CORBA clients, HTTP/Secure Sockets Layer for HTML/XML clients, Secure Sockets Layer supports encryption, supports username/password authentication, role-based authorization x Software clustering with versioned repository synchronization, recovers from failures of server/network hardware or software, failover of stateless and stateful/entity components x x $7,500 per CPU
Unify  (916) 928-6400 eWave Engine 2.0 Windows NT, Solaris 7.0 Includes an IDE that provides JSP 1.1-compliant code and database access, supports all EJB 1.1 component libraries out of the box, includes a visual deployment Editor and Wizard, supports JSP, EJB, COM, CORBA SAP R/3, J.D. Edwards, Baan, Siebel, Clarify and others via JDBC Any via JDBC-compliant driver, certified JDBC drivers include: Sybase, Simba, Informix, Symantec dbAnywhere, Oracle JMS, JNDI, JDBC, EJB 1.1, JSDK 2.2, JSP 1.1, JTA/JTS, JVM 1.2.2/1.3 Any LDAP-compliant directory   Implements the EJB 1.1 specification for authentication, provides a security manager, supports roles, user identities, passwords, database identities x Offers dynamic replication at application or system level without taking application servers offline, automatic load balancing and failover across application server hosting the replicated services, automatically reroutes messages to other servers x x $4,995 per CPU
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