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Power On Beefs Up Security With New On Guard for Macintosh

Power On Beefs Up Security With New On Guard for Macintosh

Anti-tampering Software Gains Enhanced Synergy with Third Party Products

New Albany, Ohio – April 18, 2002 — Power On Software today announced the
release of On Guard for Macintosh version 3.4, an update to its
industry-leading security and computer access management software. On Guard
is a powerful cross-platform anti-tampering product that protects valuable
computer files and folders from unauthorized access or unwanted changes. It
is ideally suited for environments such as schools and workgroups, where a
computer is accessible by others, including situations where a single
computer may be shared by more than one user. On Guard permits each
computer to be customized for multiple users so that each user’s access is
limited to those files and folders that are needed for that user to perform
specific functions. Nonessential areas may be totally eliminated from

Highlights of the new release include:

* The addition of enhanced support for Apple’s Navigation Services and the
ability to prevent files from being saved into protected folders.

* Increased security by preventing the use of the Finder’s Duplicate
command on protected items.

* Allowing removable USB and SCSI volumes such as Zip Drives and external
floppy drives to be recognized as “Floppies/Removables” and easily
configured in the Security Tab of the On Guard Control Panel.

* Adding support to disable certain Internet Explorer menu items and to
protect the Internet Explorer preferences so that users cannot change the
download location from an area designated by the administrator.

On Guard is the Editor’s Choice and User’s Favorite

On Guard is the only product in its class to offer a single, consistent
interface in a cross-platform environment and has won the prestigious
Editor’s Choice award from Computer Times. Writing in the current issue of
Communique, Steven Shore, notes that, “…I would recommend On Guard as my
first choice for Macintosh security,” an opinion echoed by Chris
Thorliefson, Instructional Technology Supervisor, writing in T.H.E. Journal
who observed: “After trying out a number of programs, I recommended Power
On Software’s On Guard program for its ultimate configuration flexibility.
I found On Guard easy to use and it is competitively priced.”

Pricing and Availability

On Guard for Macintosh version 3.4, available now, has a suggested retail
price of $69.95. Educational pricing and site licenses are also available.
Power On Software products are distributed by Ingram Micro and are
available from fine resellers everywhere. The update is free to all
registered owners of On Guard version 3 or later and may be downloaded from:

Additional product information can be found at:

About Power On Software

Power On Software, Inc. was founded in 1993 and has established itself as
the industry leader in utility and business productivity software. Power On
is the developer of Now Up-to-Date & Contact, the all-time best-selling
contact manager and scheduler for the Macintosh. In addition, Power On has
developed the ACTION Utilities Collection, which has been selected for
back-to-back Eddy Award nominations as best utility of the year. Powers On
products have also received numerous selections as Product of the Year,
multiple Editor’s and Reader’s Choice honors, and seven World Class Awards.
Power On is committed to providing the highest quality productivity
software, with an emphasis on total customer satisfaction.

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