Miller Systems Unveils New Functionality in dataDriver™ Suite of Web Site and Community Management Tools

New Secure Portal Module Helps Mid-Sized Companies Efficiently Create Affordable Intranets, Extranets and Portals

Boston - January 26, 2004

Miller Systems, one of Boston’s premier technology consulting firms specializing in web engineering and IT consulting, today announced the availability of a new module for its award-winning dataDriver™ suite of dynamic publishing tools.  The new module, dataDriver Secure Portal, is an affordable solution that enables a business’ customers, vendors, partners and employees to access proprietary content, files, and links securely through an Intranet, Extranet, or Portal. 

dataDriver Secure Portal is available immediately and currently in use at Acopia Networks, the pioneer of Adaptive Resource Networking products, and Paradigm Works, the premier verification IP and chip development services company in the US.

“As an emerging startup, our content and document management needs of our customers and partners are limited today.  As a result, an enterprise portal framework is not yet needed,” said Brendon Howe, vice president of marketing, Acopia Networks.  “dataDriver Secure Portal is a perfect solution; it enables Acopia to support our customers and partners with content and other digital assets in real-time.”
“Since our company’s inception in 2000, Miller Systems has supported us with affordable, easy-to-use packaged software tools and hosting services,” said Michael Hoyt, CEO, Paradigm Works.  “As our company has grown, so too have our needs for elegantly communicating with our customers and for finding an effective way to deliver work and software via our web site.  Implementing dataDriver Secure Portal, along with the other dataDriver modules, enables us to reach out to prospective and existing customers in innovative ways.  We can learn about them, communicate with them and provide them with critical services like the secure download of updates on a 24x7 basis.  This added value is critical in the competitive environment we operate in.”

Miller Systems’ dataDriver Secure Portal cost-effectively allows a small- or middle-market company to create a secure portal for its customers, partners, employees or other trusted parties.  Providing support for administrators to post and classify any type of file, short text messages, and/or links (URLs), dataDriver Secure Portal’s granular security model allows these content items to be secured in aggregate or individually.  Moreover, dataDriver Secure Portal utilizes a standard user and group model to provide simple, elegant administration and to power reporting tools that enable administrators to see who viewed proprietary resources, and when, with time and date stamps.

Recognizing the need to both survey and broadcast personalized emails to portal users, Miller Systems designed dataDriver Secure Portal to seamlessly integrate with its dataDriver ePush module. The deployment of both modules in the integrated mode translates into a unified, elegant solution for messaging and secure delivery of proprietary content for a business’ most important constituents – its prospects, customers, and partners.  In the integrated mode, a single sign-on is provided for constituents to self-manage profile and email receipt preferences as well as to download content in the portal.

“Feedback from clients using our other dataDriver application modules told us there was a real business need for an alternative to expensive enterprise portal software or custom development projects,“ said Seth Miller, Founder and CEO of Miller Systems.  “dataDriver Secure Portal is perfect for small- to medium-sized businesses seeking an affordable packaged software and service solution that allows them to create a simple, secure content distribution portal.”

dataDriver Secure Portal is licensed on a per-site basis and can be purchased either separately or along with the other dataDriver modules.  dataDriver Secure Portal requires Microsoft SQL Server and Macromedia ColdFusion.  The typical cost to license and implement dataDriver Secure Portal is less than $10,000. 

About dataDriver
Recognizing the common need for simplified management tools, Miller Systems develops and licenses dataDriver, a suite of browser-based, database-driven tools to manage the top four content and community management challenges faced by organizations communicating through a web site. Named a product finalist for both the Software & Information Industry Association’s 2002 Annual Codie Awards and the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council’s 2001 MIMC Awards, Miller Systems' dataDriver suite provides companies with an affordable alternative to expensive and complex site wide content management systems, giving them the ability to manage their most important tasks—creating and updating news, events, job postings and email communications—easily and independently. dataDriver consists of four modules—Secure Portal, Press Room, Job Board and ePush.  To learn more about dataDriver, please visit


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