4D, Inc. Releases 4D WebSTAR 5.0.1

— First Update to 4D WebSTAR Server Suite V Now With Built-in Software
Update Notification, 4D Connect Plug-in, Performance Improvements and More

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 4, 2001 — 4D, Inc., publishers of the 4th
Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment and 4D WebSTAR Server Suite, today
announced 4D WebSTAR 5.0.1, the first update to 4D WebSTAR Server Suite V,
now with a built-in update notification feature, 4D Connect plug-in,
performance boosts to the HTTP server, FTP server and Search plug-in, and
several other improvements. For a complete list of new features,
improvements and bug fixes in 4D WebSTAR 5.0.1 see

“4D WebSTAR 5.0.1 is the first update in our Continuous Improvement
Program,” said Brendan Coveney, president and CEO, 4D, Inc. “We’re
constantly focused on optimizing performance and consistently improving the
software to provide the 4D WebSTAR V community with the most reliable and
innovative 4D product possible.”

Included in the 4D WebSTAR 5.0.1 update are a distribution of PHP 4.0.6 as
a CGI, a menu option for update notification in the WebSTAR Monitor, and a
new plug-in for connectivity to 4D RDBMS. HTTP, FTP and Search are all
markedly faster, and technical documentation has been updated. Additional
bug fixes, usability improvements, compatibility improvements and more are
also included in the 4D WebSTAR 5.0.1 update. Current registered 4D WebSTAR
V users can download the update free from (http://www.WebSTAR.com/501/).

“Search engines are now expected on all but the smallest web sites”
explained Avi Rappoport, search engine consultant and editor of
SearchTools.com. “The indexing and search speed in WebSTAR V Search are
excellent, even though the indexes are compressed to a very small
footprint. The XML search results option will offer many opportunities for
search customization and integration into other web services.”

About 4D, Inc.
Located in San Jose, California, 4D Inc. is the U.S. distributor of 4th
Dimension (4D), and publisher of 4D WebSTAR Server Suite. 4D is an
award-winning, tightly integrated suite of Windows and Mac OS, Web-embedded
development tools for business solutions. 4D WebSTAR Server Suite V
(http://www.WebSTAR.com/) is a fast, secure and extensible server suite for
Mac OS X, best known for easy administration. 4D, Inc. is a wholly owned
subsidiary of 4D SA. Further information can be found at