4D, Inc. Ships 4D WebSTAR V v5.3 Update

— Now with New Search Indexing, More Flexible Security Settings,
4D WebMail Pro Integration with iCal, and More —

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3, 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 v5.3, including updated 4D WebMail
Pro with support for iCal, radically improved search indexing technology,
more flexible security, and more. The new 4D WebSTAR V v5.3 is an update to
the 4D WebSTAR V Server Suite comprised of a high-performance Web server,
Email server, 4D WebMail interface, FTP server, WebDAV server and Search
engine. Available immediately from (http://www.4D.com/) 4D WebSTAR V v5.3
is free for all registered users of 4D WebSTAR Server Suite V for Mac(R) OS
X, and requires Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” or later.

“4D WebSTAR V is proven faster than Apache and is, without question, the
easiest to administer Internet server suite on Mac OS X,” said Brendan
Coveney, president and CEO of 4D, Inc. “Never before has it been so easy to
check your mail and iCal calendars while on the road. Committed to
continuous improvement, 4D WebSTAR V version 5.3 builds on previous
advances, such as adding new security options that compliment the
application integration capabilities from the last update, and more
integration with 4D WebMail Pro’s iCal support.”

4D WebMail Pro now integrates with Apple’s popular iCal calendaring
application. WebMail users can now conveniently display, publish and
subscribe to iCal personal calendars and shared group calendars. 4D WebSTAR
V v5.3’s Search engine uses completely new underlying indexing technology
for search results with a high level of accuracy and relevance to the
end-user. The new indexing technology in version 5.3 also adds support for
accented characters.

The new Security Plug-in in version 5.3 combines configurable
Authentication and Allow/Deny realm protections for a more granular and
exacting level of protection. Now, different security controls for user
access in and outside the office can be set with a simple GUI interface.
Several other performance improvements, bug fixes and enhancements make the
4D WebSTAR V v5.3 update faster, more reliable and more flexible than ever.

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

Pricing and Availability
4D WebSTAR v5.3 is available today as a free update to users of 4D WebSTAR
V. Licenses for 4D WebSTAR V are priced at $399. 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/).