Aiming its product at software companies that want to roll their own Web servers, Spyglass is planning to introduce a new version of its Spyglass Web Server SDK next week, according to sources.
The SDK, which starts at $25,000, includes software building blocks that allow software companies to incorporate a Unix or Windows NT Web server into other products, such as databases. Oracle and Computer Associates have both successfully used Spyglass' kit to create their own specialized Web servers.
The new 2.0 version of the SDK will support Microsoft's Internet Server API (ISAPI), a feature of the Microsoft Internet Information Server that allows Web developers to "hook" database applications into Web servers. With the SDK, companies can more easily port ISAPI-based applications from NT to Unix servers because Spyglass supports the API on both platforms.
Version 2.0 will also feature support for Private Communications Technology (PCT), a Microsoft-led encryption standard, and Secure Sockets Layer 2.0 encryption, as well as improving performance, and allowing better logging, according to sources.