PaperThin, Inc., a mid-market content management system (CMS) vendor, has signed distribution agreements with five new strategic partners. These firms, engaged in Web design, development and/or Web hosting, have partnered with PaperThin in an effort to offer their customers an affordable packaged solution for creating and publishing content and managing dynamic Web sites with CommonSpot Content Server. New PaperThin partners in the U.S. include Advansia (Montclair, N.J.), Beaconfire Consulting, Inc. (Falls Church, Va.) and Cylogy (San Francisco, Calif.). In Europe, new PaperThin partners include Ecsoft (London) and Iconlink AG (Zurich). PaperThin's CommonSpot Content Server provides tools for creating and publishing content within a controlled environment. Features such as templates and style sheets allow a designer to maintain a consistent look and feel throughout the site, and features like personalization allow developers to build dynamic sites. Granular security ensures that content is modified and accessed only by users with appropriate rights. Once the site has been built, the customer's business staff can maintain it directly. Designed specifically for business users, no special technical knowledge is required, and authors can publish documents, images, PDFs, video clips, and other content on the Web site using a wizards-based interface.