4D, Inc. Releases 4D WebSTAR v5.1 Update

— Major Update to 4D WebSTAR Server Suite V Now With URL Management, FastCGI,
Language Negotiation and More —

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 27, 2002 — 4D, Inc., publishers of the 4th
Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment and 4D WebSTAR Server Suite, today
announced the release of its 4D WebSTAR v5.1 Update, now with integrated
FastCGI, a new 4D WebSTAR Rewrite plug-in for URL management, new Language
Negotiation features and more. For a complete list of new features,
improvements and bug fixes in 4D WebSTAR v5.1 see

“An impressive update, 4D WebSTAR v5.1 gives users access to industry
standard, high-performance server extensions, using FastCGI,” said Brendan
Coveney, president and CEO, 4D, Inc. “We listened to our user community’s
desire for intelligent, Welcome-like URL management features, plus our
international customers’ requests for language negotiation. The Continuous
Improvement Program is proving very effective, driving our ability to
respond to the requests of our user community.”

4D WebSTAR v5.1 includes an integrated 4D WebSTAR Rewrite plug-in for
extremely fast and flexible proxy, URL redirect and other URL management
features. FastCGI, the high-performance gateway interface, is now included
in 4D WebSTAR v5.1. A robust implementation, FastCGI on 4D WebSTAR V
outpaces both CGIs and Apache mods, giving users the safety of the CGI with
the performance of a built-in module. The new Language Negotiation feature
automatically selects localized files based on user-set browser preferences.

The new Admin Client has been updated for increased performance and
interface improvements. Other notable enhancements include a new WebObjects
adapter, compatibility with PHP 4.1.1, an updated 4D Link Plug-in and
improved Search summaries. Additional performance improvements, bug fixes,
usability improvements, and compatibility improvements are included in the
4D WebSTAR v5.1 update. Current registered 4D WebSTAR V users can download
the update free from (http://www.webstar.com/51).

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