Canto announced the release of Canto Cumulus 6.5. Cumulus 6.5 supports an enhanced built-in user management module, LDAP directory servers as well as a new authentication API. User authentication can be based on passwords stored in the built-in authentication method or an LDAP server, on system passwords (e.g. domain passwords), and with the new authentication API, on any other authentication system. To simplify the Administrator’s task Cumulus 6.5 introduces the Server Console, a centralized administration tool for the Workgroup Server Solutions and Cumulus Enterprise. Enhancements have been made to the permissions management in the User Manager. It is much easier to use, comes with a performance boost, and allows the setting of permissions, even on the Sets. These include View Sets, Assets Handling Sets and also Metadata Templates. Actions and Metadata Templates have been introduced in all versions of Cumulus 6.5. The ‘Quicksearch’ function is now customizable and queries can now be selected from the toolbar by a mouse-click. Version 6.5 will also find duplicates and records of which the assets are missing. These functions will keep users’ catalogs up-to-date. Cumulus 6.5 Single User, Workgroup (Server Solutions) and Enterprise are immediately available in English, German, French and Japanese. Server versions for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and Solaris, and Client and Single User versions for Mac OS X and Windows are offered.