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Gaylord, Mich. –®, a leading provider of Internet optimization and connectivity software, today contributed to the American Red Cross in support of their rescue efforts following the terrorist attacks on America.

"We just want to help; to extend our hearts and hands in support during this difficult time for not only the United States, but the entire world," said Mike Deerfield, CEO of

About the Donation, on behalf of its entire team, donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross for allocation to the widows and children of the Police Officers, Firemen and victims of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001.

"The staff sends its deepest condolences to the victims and families of the attacks in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. We pride ourselves in our ongoing support of organizations focused on betterment, hardship and humanitarian causes. In the aftermath of this tragedy, we will support global charitable needs with increased resolve," said Diana Deerfield, Corporate Secretary and Director of the donator-advised Deerfield Fund. "Please assist us in supporting the American Red Cross as they continue to provide unwavering worldwide aid to those in need."

About® is a leading Internet software and services provider ranked 116 on the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest-growing privately held companies for the year 2000. The company, founded in 1994 and based in Gaylord, Mich., specializes in Internet software solutions designed to leverage Internet connectivity for consumers, SOHO, and small-to-medium sized businesses. Deerfield publishes a leading suite of Internet connectivity, messaging, data transfer and security products including: WinGate – complete Internet connection sharing for the home and business; GateMonitor – comprehensive reporting of Internet usage for management; DNS2Go – free dynamic domain names for any Internet connected computer; MDaemon – versatile Email server for business; RelayFax – integrated network fax solution for business; EmailGuardian – safe and simple Email server for the home; D2Gfx – peer-to-peer file exchange for Internet connected computers; Internet Neighborhood – Windows Explorer-based FTP client for workstations; and Deerfield Personal Firewall – Intruder protection for personal computers. For more information about visit

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