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Gaylord, Mich. – September 30, 2002 -®, a leading provider of Internet optimization, connectivity, messaging, and security software, today announced their solutions that comply with the requirements set forth in the National Strategy to Secure Cyber Space draft plan.

About’s Role

Recent security concerns and media coverage, including the release of the National Strategy to Secure Cyber Space draft plan, emphasize the threat for those reliant on the Internet for business and personal communication. In President Bush’s plan, he recommends that every small to medium-sized business regularly utilize these tools: firewall, antivirus, VPN, and secure passwords or encryption. The report also encourages technology providers to make these security products available, affordable and easy-to-use. is pleased to offer solutions that meet the criteria: VisNetic Firewall, Personal Firewall, VisNetic AntiVirus, MailScan, WinGate VPN and VisNetic SafeFile. Other security-enhanced solutions offered by include: VisNetic MailServer, VisNetic WebSite, and VisNetic FTPServer.

“, as a company, is well aware of the opportunities and threats provided by the Internet. We, ourselves, are a small business reliant on the Internet for our day-to-day operations,” said Mike Deerfield, CEO of “However, for every business prospect on the Internet, many more dangers exist including security threats.” Connect, Detect, and Protect

In 1995 began connecting organizations to the Internet through its economical and effective Internet sharing solution, WinGate. Today the suite has expanded from connectivity and messaging to include detection of threats and protection from potential attacks.

“The concept of connect, detect, and protect is my vision of the natural progression for everyone online. Certainly these challenges are met by anyone using the Internet,” said Mike Deerfield, “but is exceptionally-positioned to serve small to medium-sized businesses navigating this evolution. Because we depend on the Internet for 100% of our business, we truly understand the requirements needed and risks encountered by our customers. It’s timely that the United States Government is focusing on the need for these solutions. However, the reach of this need far extends the US. Through our worldwide channel, serves the global need for security-focused solutions.”

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.

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