New version offers improved support for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) compliance
BEDFORD, Mass., October 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Progress (PRGS), the leading provider of products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact applications, today announced the latest version of Progress® MOVEit®, the Secure and automated managed file transfer (MFT) software that can be deployed as a service, on-premises and in the cloud. With today’s release, MOVEit offers improved support for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 compliance, making it more accessible to users with disabilities. This release also includes feature updates for improved levels of resiliency, scalability, and usability.
“In recent years, accessibility of web and mobile applications has become increasingly important to businesses, for business and ethical reasons,” said Darin Stahl, senior research advisor, Info-Tech Research Group. “We applaud Progress for continuing to innovate new ways to integrate and add accessibility to its offerings and to equip users with the technologies necessary to improve web accessibility for all. “
According to the World Health Organization, more than a billion people worldwide – about 15% of the world’s population – live with some form of disability. At Progress, we believe technology can help people accomplish more when it amplifies the capabilities of those who use it. To this end, MOVEit 201.1 complies with WCAG, the global standard for digital accessibility guidelines for making websites accessible to everyone. WCAG 2.1 defines how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities, including visual, hearing, physical, speech, cognitive, linguistic, learning and neurological disabilities. MOVEit 202.1 includes, for example, the provision of text alternatives to all non-text images and the provision of captions for audio content.
“While the Internet and mobile apps are an integral part of the daily lives of most people in the United States, accessibility remains a challenge for many – a challenge that has only grown during the pandemic, with our increased reliance on digital technologies, ”said John Ainsworth, SVP, Commodities, Progress. “MOVEit’s support of WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standards underscores our commitment to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities and to providing solutions that further facilitate access and advance digital inclusion. “
With the release of MOVEit 2021.1, Progress strengthens and expands its investment in MFT by adding important features such as:
- New MySQL database – A new, more robust MySQL database engine for MOVEit Transfer and MOVEit Automation to improve availability and deployment support.
- Update the number of simultaneous task executions – MOVEit Automation administrators can set the maximum running task limit above 100 (subject to license). This update ensures that customers running enterprise-level workloads can achieve maximum throughput.
- Support for images embedded in HTML emails – MOVEit Automation now supports embedded images in JPEG and PNG formats in HTML format emails. Task creators have the option to include images in emails when adding Send an emaillike aNext action in Traditional and Synchronization tasks, Send an email as a step item in advanced tasks or as a destination attachment in traditional and advanced tasks.
Used by thousands of organizations around the world to provide complete visibility and control over file transfer activities, Progress MOVEit is an automated file transfer system that allows users to manage, view, secure and control all files. file transfer activities through a single system. Most recently, SoftwareReviews, a division of computer research and consulting firm Info-Tech Research Group, named MOVEit the gold medal winner of the 2021 Managed File Transfer Data Quadrant Awards. This is the second year in a row that MOVEit has received this designation. The SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace, rated annually by their users.
Progress MOVEit 2021.1 Managed File Transfer is available today. For more information, click here.
Progress (PRGS) provides the best products for developing, deploying and managing high impact business applications. Our comprehensive product stack is designed to make technology teams more productive, and we have a deep commitment to the developer community, both open source and commercial. With Progress, organizations can accelerate the creation and delivery of mission-critical business applications, automate the process by which applications are configured, deployed and scaled, and make critical data and content more accessible and secure, leading competitive differentiation and business success. More than 1,700 independent software vendors, more than 100,000 corporate customers and a community of three million developers trust Progress to power their applications. Learn more about Progress at www.progress.com or at + 1-800-477-6473.
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