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WebSTAR Server Suite 4.3 Plans

4D, Inc. news for immediate release

June 2, 2000. San Jose, CA.

4D Inc. Announces Plans for WebSTAR Server Suite 4.3

4D, Inc. publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment and WebSTAR
Server Suite, today reaffirmed their commitment to WebSTAR customers by
announcing plans for WebSTAR Server Suite 4.3, a free update for current
WebSTAR Server Suite 4 users. Version 4.3 is slated to offer numerous
enhancements to the WebSTAR Web, FTP and Mail servers, remote
administration application and Sherlock-based search engine. Specific
feature improvements and availability will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are excited to offer WebSTAR Server Suite 4 users an improved core
feature set and are committed to providing the most solid server system
possible,” said Brendan Coveney, President, 4D, Inc. “WebSTAR Server Suite
4.3 will have many enhancements that we know WebSTAR users will appreciate.”

Improved Server Reliability and Performance

WebSTAR Server Suite 4.3 includes many ‘under-the-hood’ improvements to the
core server suite feature set. HTTP 1.1 byte-range support has been
reengineered for improved client performance, content delivery, and
resuming of HTTP file transfers. Performance and reliability improvements
have been made to the WebSTAR Mail server, with enhancements to message
bounce handling and the servers integrated “spam” prevention capabilities.

Enhanced Search Engine Language Support

WebSTAR’s advanced Sherlock-based search engine is being updated and
improved in version 4.3, for increased reliability and more accurate search
results. Based on Sherlock, WebSTAR’s search engine is being enhanced to
support web-crawling, indexing and searching of Western European and Asian
languages and character sets.

WebSTAR Pricing and Availability

WebSTAR Server Suite 4 …………………………….. $599.00
WebSTAR Server Suite 4 Upgrade (registered v3.x Owners)… $199.00
WebSTAR Server Suite 4 Upgrade (registered v2.x Owners)… $399.00
WebSTAR Server Suite 4 Upgrade (registered v1.x Owners)… $499.00

WebSTAR Server Suite can be purchased by visiting
(http://store.starnine.com/) or by calling 1-800-881-3466 opt. 3 to speak
with a sales representative.

4D Inc. will post messages on the WebSTAR mailing lists and posts on the
WebSTAR web site to notify WebSTAR users when the WebSTAR Server Suite 4.3
beta is ready for testing. At that time WebSTAR users will be able to
submit their name to become a tester.

The URL for this press release is:
(http://www.4D.com/press/press_releases/pr060200_WebSTAR_Beta_Soon.html)

About WebSTAR Server Suite

Designed for ease of use, the WebSTAR Server Suite features
high-performance Web, FTP, Mail and Proxy servers integrated in a modular
application, with secure, IP-based remote administration. The first
commercially supported Web Server on the market, WebSTAR was initially
released in 1995 and is now the defacto standard for Web serving on the Mac
OS.

About 4D, Inc.

Located in San Jose, California, 4D, Inc. is the US distributor of 4th
Dimension and the 4D family of products, which has set the relational
database standard for over fifteen years. 4D, Inc., formerly ACI US, Inc.,
publishes a tightly integrated suite of professional, cross-platform
web-embedded development tools. 4D Inc is a 100 percent owned subsidiary of
4D SA, formerly ACI SA. StarNine Technologies is a 100 percent subsidiary
of 4D, Inc. StarNine publishes the award winning WebSTAR Server Suite 4.2,
a complete set of four high-performance servers in one easy to use
application.

The URL for our new location on the web is: (http://www.4D.com/)

4D, Inc. 4th Dimension RDBMS &
3031 Tisch Way, Suite 900 WebSTAR Server Suite
San Jose, CA 95128 USA Products & Services

Voice: 800-881-3466 Website: http://www.4D.com/
Fax: 408-557-4660 FTP: ftp://ftp.4D.com/

Sales: sales@4D.com mailto:sales@4D.com
Partner Services: devserv@4D.com mailto:devserv@4D.com

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