4D, Inc. Releases 4D Portal – Applications, Communities, and
Content Management in One Complete Tool

— Free Download Offers Instant, Customizable Solutions for Managing Workflow
and Productivity —

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 10, 2001 — 4D, Inc., publishers of the 4th
Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment and 4D WebSTAR Server Suite, today
announced the release of 4D Portal as a free download from the 4D, Inc. Web
site. 4D Portal is a comprehensive Web application that provides users with
a variety of browser-based functionality within a single solution. Composed
of numerous components or “portlets” that offer access to key applications,
communities, and content, 4D Portal gives organizations the ability to work
and communicate with greater ease and efficiency.

“4D Portal will prove to be quite revolutionary for organizations that need
customizable solutions for information ‘gridlock,'” said Brendan Coveney,
president and CEO, 4D, Inc. “Communicating, managing, and accessing shared
information is a snap with shared calendars, surveys, tasks, and more. 4D
Portal is the quickest route to solving information and communication
challenges within any business or organization.”

4D Portal offers a wide range of functionality from which to choose and
create customizable solutions. Through features such as Forums, Calendars,
and Surveys, 4D Portal enables portal members to communicate through
virtual bulletin boards, shared calendars, and surveys. Other key
components of 4D Portal include an Administrator Web Log, Contact Manager,
Notes, and Reminders, all of which streamline work processes and give users
the ability to manage information and communicate more efficiently.

With its comprehensive and diverse set of features, 4D Portal benefits any
organization in need of information management. As a workplace tool, 4D
Portal gives users the ability to easily delegate tasks, schedule
appointments, and maintain project deadlines. In the academic realm, 4D
Portal can be used to create study groups, keep track of assignments, and
plan meetings. For online communities, 4D Portal is ideal for managing the
exchange of information with forums, auctions, customizable postcards, and

4D Portal can be downloaded free-of-charge from the 4D Portal Web site at:

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