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Tom Sawyer Software Releases Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Version 6.1, Java Edition

Introduces Cross-Site Request Forgery Protection Support, New Dynamic Overview Resizing, and Preference Updates

Berkeley, CA, April 30, 2014—Tom Sawyer Software, the premier provider of software for building high-performance data relationship visualization and analysis applications, announces the new release of Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Version 6.1, Java Edition.


Web and Desktop applications created with Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Java Edition

This release now provides protection against cross-site request forgery (CSRF), also referred to as a one-click attack or session riding. Customers who do not yet have CSRF protection can now download this release to protect Tom Sawyer Perspectives web components from attacks. These components include the Tom Sawyer Perspectives Previewer and all web application tutorials. For those who are integrating Tom Sawyer Perspectives into an application that already provides CSRF security, they can now ensure that Tom Sawyer Perspectives components will also integrate into their solution with CSRF protection.

Brendan Madden, Chief Executive Officer of Tom Sawyer Software, said, "In this release, we have focused on important security needs for the web applications of our larger customers. We are also continuing steady work to improve product quality and performance, and have been implementing many new features and fixes to ensure a superior experience for our customers."

This release also introduces a new patent-pending approach to the Overview panel that dynamically resizes to match the drawing bounds. This enables the Overview panel to take the minimum space required at all times to represent the drawing in the main canvas. This minimum size Overview panel reduces the likelihood that the Overview panel covers an important part of the drawing in the main canvas.

Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Version 6.1, includes new preferences for greater flexibility and choice for users. These preferences include the ability to adjust hover delay time, and settings to configure the link navigation speed. There is also a new expanded node interaction preference that makes it easier to perform drilldown actions and to perform collapse and expand operations.

In addition, this new product release includes improvements to the Neo4j integrator, an added Cineasts movies and actors example, and improved support for SPARQL 1.1 in the RDF integrator.

Further updates include improved example applications, Swing rendering performance improvements, refined electrical one-line diagram layout, and Eclipse SWT Bridge compatibility with JDK 7 on Apple OS X. All areas of the documentation have also been improved.

About Tom Sawyer Software

Tom Sawyer Software is the leading provider of software and services that enable organizations to build highly scalable and flexible graph and data visualization and analysis applications. These applications are used to discover hidden patterns, complex relationships, and key trends in large and diverse datasets. Tom Sawyer Software serves clients with needs in link analysis; network topology; architectures and models; schematics and maps; and dependencies, flows, and processes. We help clients federate and integrate their data from multiple sources and build the graph and data visualization applications that are critical to analyzing and gaining insight into their data.

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