4D, Inc. Ships 4D WebSTAR V v5.2.4 Update

— Now with Built-in Support for Web Services, New Administration Options,
Advanced 4D WebMail Pro and More —

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 20, 2003 – 4D, Inc., publishers of the 4th
Dimension RAD/RDBMS environment and 4D WebSTAR Server Suite, today
announced the immediate availability of 4D WebSTAR V v5.2.4, now with
built-in support for Web Services, new administration options,
significantly updated 4D WebMail Pro, and more. The new 4D WebSTAR V v5.2.4
update is a free update for all registered users of 4D WebSTAR Server Suite
V for Mac(R) OS X and available immediately, directly from

“4D WebSTAR V is the easiest to administer Internet server suite on Mac OS
X, and proven faster than Apache,” said Brendan Coveney, president and CEO
of 4D, Inc. “Now 4D WebSTAR V can integrate with applications by connecting
via Web Services in 4th Dimension 2003 and other Web Services. 4D WebSTAR V
v5.2.4 demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement of the 4D
WebSTAR V Suite, with built-in Web Services support, advanced 4D WebMail,
and improved reliability.”

Now 4D WebSTAR V v5.2.4’s Web Services can integrate with 4th Dimension
2003 and other applications’ Web Services with a full SOAP implementation.
This support for SOAP-based Web Services is provided via the built-in
NuSOAP library for PHP in v5.2.4. Several Administrative options have been
added including per-user storage limits for Mail users. The included 4D
WebMail Pro application has tighter integration with the Mail server,
improved attachment handling and greater reliability in managing email via
most modern Web browsers.

Other changes included in the update improve reliability in the Web and
mail servers. Mail server compatibility with various mail clients have been
fixed or updated. DNS handling has been greatly improved to better manage
processing of relayed messages. User interface and administration
enhancements have been made to the Web, Mail and FTP servers. AppleEvent
CGI handling is now compatible with Mac OS X v10.2.3 or higher.

For a complete list of all improvements and bug fixes please see

Pricing and Availability
4D WebSTAR v5.2.4 is available today as a free update to users of 4D
WebSTAR V. Upgrades are available at $199 for current registered users of
WebSTAR v4, and $299 for current registered users of WebSTAR v3.
Cross-grades are available to Mac OS X Server users for $299. Other
cross-grades and academic discounts are available by contacting the sales
department at 4D, Inc.

About 4D, Inc.
Located in San Jose, California, 4D, Inc. is the U.S. distributor of 4th
Dimension (4D), 4D Business Kit, and 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 Business Kit is a complete,
multi-language, multi-store e-commerce development tool, designed for rapid
development of storefront solutions. 4D WebSTAR Server Suite V 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 (http://www.4D.com/).