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[NPL] WebSTAR 3.0.1 Update

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STARNINE SHIPS WEBSTAR 3.0.1 UPDATE

— WebSTAR 3.0.1 Includes Expanded FTP Client Compatibility, Enhanced HTTP
Support, Improved Indexing and Search Capabilities —

BERKELEY, Calif., August 6, 1998 — StarNine Technologies, Inc., today
announced the immediate availability of WebSTAR(tm) 3.0.1, a free update to
the WebSTAR 3.0 set of integrated Internet servers for Mac OS(tm). This
update release offers fixes and several improvements to the existing
features, including greater FTP client compatibility, enhanced HTTP
support, and improved Web site indexing and search capabilities. Available
today, WebSTAR 3.0.1 can be downloaded from (http://www.starnine.com/)
including WebSTAR/SSL, WebSTAR FTP and Proxy servers. New copies of WebSTAR
3.0.1 are priced at $499, with upgrades priced at $199 for current users of
version 2.x, and $299 for users upgrading from version 1.x.

“Being a WebSTAR user since Version 1.1, I can’t remember a better time to
upgrade,” raved Nevin Lyne, owner of G.I.S., Inc. “WebSTAR 3.0.1 is so much
more advanced and full-featured than any time in the past. You MUST
upgrade!”

“With improved FTP client support, serving and remote administration of
your site’s content is truly easier then ever,” explained Eric Zelenka,
product manager for WebSTAR. “And with support for HTTP 1.1 and persistent
connections, you can be sure WebSTAR will support the latest class of
browsers coming out of Netscape and Microsoft. Now more then ever, WebSTAR
is simply the best Internet server for the Mac OS.”

Expanded FTP Client Compatibility

WebSTAR 3.0.1’s integrated FTP server now supports an even larger variety
of FTP clients with greater reliability. Administrators can update Web
sites quickly and easily from any platform. Compatibility with a wider
variety of clients also assures administrators that their users can access
FTP download sites, no matter which platforms those users prefer.

WebSTAR FTP permissions are easily configurable and allow a full range of
FTP site styles — from simple anonymous login FTP sites to complex
configurations with unique default folders and individual user permissions.

Enhanced Support for HTTP, Indexing, Search & More

HTTP 1.1 support was introduced in WebSTAR 3.0, to ensure the widest
compatibility with current and future browsers. StarNine continues to
demonstrate its commitment to industry standards by improving WebSTAR’s
HTTP support in version 3.0.1.

Additionally, WebSTAR 3.0’s powerful index and searching capabilities were
improved in version 3.0.1, for increased reliability and more accurate
search results. Based on the Apple Information Access Toolkit, WebSTAR’s
search engine can index and search your site’s text, HTML, and Adobe
Acrobat PDF files.

Pricing, Availability & Bundle Up

A free update for WebSTAR 3.0 owners, WebSTAR 3.0.1 is available
immediately from StarNine at (http://www.starnine.com/). New copies of
WebSTAR are $499, with upgrades priced at $199 from version 2.x, and $299
from version 1.x. Education pricing is available by calling 800/525-2580,
or sending mailto:sales@starnine.com.

StarNine offers special “Bundle Up” pricing for WebSTAR when bundled with
other best-of-breed third-party products, such as QuickDNS Pro, Funnel Web,
Lasso, WebFM, FireSite, LogDoor, WebCatalog, PageSentry, and more. Bundle
Up discount pricing is available via StarNine’s online store at
(http://store.starnine.com/), by calling 800/525-2580, or sending
mailto:sales@starnine.com.

About StarNine

Located in Berkeley, California, StarNine is a leader in the development of
powerful, easy-to-use Internet server software, content creation tools and
email connectivity products. Best known for its WebSTAR server software,
StarNine also offers ListSTAR list server software, WebCollage automated
content creation software, StarNine Mail and Mail*Link Internet email
gateways. StarNine Technologies, Inc. is a privately held corporation,
wholly owned by Platinum Equity Holdings. Further information on StarNine
may be obtained by calling 800/525-2580, accessing StarNine’s Web site at
(http://www.starnine.com/), or sending info@starnine.com.

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