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Gaylord, Mich. - July 1, 2002 -®, a leading provider of Internet optimization, connectivity, messaging, and security software, and KnoWare, Inc., a leading developer of Internet Utilities for file transfer and collaboration, as well as the author of Internet Neighborhood; today announced the mutual progression of their relationship.

Change in relationship

On July 1, 2002 will transfer Internet Neighborhood sales and support responsibilities back to KnoWare. and KnoWare will continue to work closely together through the execution of a new OEM Publishing Agreement.

"This new relationship ensures two important things," said Mike Deerfield, CEO of "First, customer service. Internet Neighborhood customers will be well cared for by the authors themselves. And second, it allows to launch its new line of FTP products, VisNetic FTPClient and VisNetic FTPServer, based on the technology provided by KnoWare and its affiliates."

Internet Neighborhood Support and KnoWare will collaborate to provide customer service and support for Internet Neighborhood customers. For technical support, existing Internet Neighborhood customers will be directed to KnoWare and may elect to transfer their data through an online form. New Internet Neighborhood customers will purchase directly through KnoWare.

KnoWare will honor Upgrade Protection for eligible Internet Neighborhood customers.

"We are very excited about the evolution of our relationship with," said Michael Ryan, founder and CTO of KnoWare. "We have structured the relationship in such a way that we can focus on servicing our existing customers while continuing to move forward with the technology."

About KnoWare Inc.

KnoWare Inc., headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, is a leading provider of file transfer and file collaboration tools that integrate seamlessly into the Windows operation environments. Founded in 1996, KnoWare directly sells and markets Windows based utilities, and OEMs its technologies to Software Publishers and Independent Software Vendors. For more information, please contact

About® is a leading Internet software and services provider. The company, founded in 1994 and headquartered in Gaylord, Mich., specializes in Internet software solutions designed to optimize Internet connectivity for small-to-medium sized businesses and organizations. publishes a leading suite of Internet connectivity, messaging, and security products distributed via ESD (Electronic Software Distribution) globally through both direct and multi-tiered Distribution Channels. From its flagship Internet sharing solution including proxy/firewall/VPN support: WinGate®, to its dynamic DNS service: DNS2Go™, continues to bring it's Vision of the Internet to its customers via a newly commissioned family of products, appropriately named VisNetic. For more information on® visit

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