Acton, Mass. Monday, February 26, 2001

Glass Bead Software releases SnapTalk 3 Beta. Secure Instant Messaging now
for Mac OS X. No Server or Internet Connection Required.

Glass Bead Software today released the public beta for SnapTalk 3, its
secure chat and file transfer software. The public beta is the first
release of SnapTalk for Apple’s most advanced operating system, Mac OS X,
and is fully compatible with existing Mac OS 8 or later.

SnapTalk 3 enables two-way chat over a LAN or the Internet. The software
also offers sophisticated archiving features, and encrypted, secure,
messaging. Rounding out the feature list is SnapTalk 3’s drag-and-drop file
transfer system, which automatically compresses files before they’re sent,
for faster transfers.

SnapTalk 3 is more reliable and secure than common messaging solutions like
AOL Instant Messenger because it connects users directly, rather than
requiring an external server out on the Internet. Additionally, the
software works on a LAN without requiring an Internet connection, and on
secure firewalled networks.

Mac users can preview SnapTalk 3 from the following URL:

Glass Bead will ship the final version of SnapTalk 3 in early March.

Glass Bead Software is dedicated to making software that enhances
productivity and in-house office communication. For more information, call
978-263-9956, email, or go to their web site