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10-Year Veteran, Remains Successful Technology Provider In A Tumultuous Market

GAYLORD, MI — October 6, 2004 —, a privately held international provider of security and messaging software, is pleased to announce its 10 year anniversary.

A decade ago, Mike Deerfield and a small group based in the rural town of Gaylord, Michigan, recognized the Internet’s potential for small businesses and set out to provide business class software that would facilitate SMB access and secure use of the Internet. As a small business, was uniquely positioned to identify software solutions designed to meet the needs of its SMB customer base. Combined with strong customer service and support,’s early identification of cutting edge solutions positioned the grass-roots company squarely in the center of a rapidly growing market for Internet software. CEO, Mike Deerfield: “It is a pleasure and a compliment to the fine staff of individuals that comprise to achieve our 10 year anniversary. While our customer base and quality of product continues to grow, this is also a good time to reflect on how we have remained a successful technology provider in a tumultuous market. Change is inevitable in our industry over the course of a decade, but our core beliefs and business model have remained constant; namely an unfaltering commitment to customer service and an outstanding value proposition.

During our first ten years - we've seen it all; from the bullish Internet rage in the mid to late 90’s, to the challenges of post 9/11. Our staff continues to adjust to the ever-changing landscape of the technology sector, and overcome the faltering economy of the early 2000's. This has not been an easy feat, and is a testament to the commitment and sense of team spirit inherent in every staff member. We also take a great deal of pride in the fact that we have helped literally millions of organizations to gain and sustain profitability, utilizing the Internet and improving their Online efficiency, with the feature rich yet practical solutions we provide.

The future for and our customers is exciting. Our VisNetic product line (including MailServer, Firewall, MailFlow, AntiVirus, GroupWare and MailScan) was a significant milestone, and is gaining significant momentum; and our complete messaging and security software suite is stronger than it’s ever been. I look forward to maintaining the same high level of customer service and support, while continuing to develop and improve the value we provide to our customers, assisting them to communicate more effectively and securely.”


Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Gaylord, Michigan,® is an International provider of Internet software and services designed to meet the connectivity, security and messaging needs of small-to-medium sized businesses and organizations. publishes a leading suite of Internet products distributed via ESD (Electronic Software Distribution) globally through both direct and multi-tiered distribution channels. continues to bring its vision of the Internet to its customers through a range of products including WinRoute Firewall, a flagship Internet sharing solution; DNS2Go®, the company’s dynamic DNS service; Group Mail, a powerful yet simple email marketing tool; Shavlik HFNetChkPro, patch management software; and a newly commissioned family of products, appropriately named VisNetic®.

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