For Immediate Release

4D, Inc., Ships 4D WebSTAR V and 4D Mail v5.4 with a Super-Strength
Spam and Virus Filter Upgrade

New version includes ClamAV support, Integrated Server Testing and
Recovery, Spam Filter Whitelisting and other enhancements

SAN JOSE, CA, January 5, 2005 – 4D, Inc., a leading maker of software
solutions that simplify the process of developing and deploying
database applications, today announced the release of 4D WebSTAR V
v5.4, an upgrade to 4D WebSTAR Server Suite, including 4D Mail. This
version delivers ClamAV email scanning support, a ClamAV installation
option, and automatic server testing and recovery for ensuring Web, FTP
and Mail service availability. The 5.4 upgrade includes numerous other
improvements and is now available online at .

4D WebSTAR V customers can upgrade for just $99, a promotional rate
that will expire January 31, 2005. New purchases of 4D WebSTAR V with
4D Mail and 100 4D Mail user accounts are priced at $399. During the
promotional period, 4D is also offering the 4D Mail unlimited user
account expansion pack for only $499, a $1,000 savings.

The new version also includes a one-click whitelisting feature that
modifies 4D Mail’s Spam Filter to allow authenticated users to send
e-mails without inadvertently triggering rules for banned keywords.
This whitelisting feature provides convenience without sacrificing
security, especially when combined with the IP address whitelisting
feature introduced in v5.3.3, which can bypass DNS Blacklist checks as
well as Spam Filter rules.

“Version 5.4 builds on the strengths of 4D WebSTAR V and 4D Mail:
security, stability, and ease of use,” said Brendan Coveney, president
and CEO of 4D, Inc. “The easy-to-install ClamAV distribution for
scanning email and the one-click user whitelisting feature are welcome
additions to the administrator’s spam and virus filtering arsenal.”

ClamAV, an open-source virus scanning software package, is a
significant addition to the list of virus scanning products 4D Mail
supports. ClamAV offers daily automatic virus definition updates and
better performance than other products. The 4D WebSTAR V Installer also
includes a ClamAV distribution, so customers can immediately install
and start using ClamAV to filter email messages.

The new integrated service testing and recovery feature adds checks for
responsiveness to 4D WebSTAR Server Suite’s automatic server recovery
mechanism. Web, FTP, SMTP, POP, and IMAP services are all tested
periodically, and if for any reason a service becomes unresponsive, the
appropriate server is stopped and relaunched without the need for
administrator intervention.

About 4D, Inc.
4D, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, Calif., is a leading maker of
software solutions that simplify the process of developing and
deploying database applications. The 4D suite of software tools allow
programmers for small, medium and large companies to build better
database and Web applications quicker, more accurate, more securely and
with greater ease than any other product on the market. 4D, Inc., is a
wholly owned subsidiary of 4D SA, which has distribution channels in
more than 30 countries. For more information, 4D, Inc., can be reached
at (408) 557-4600, or on the Internet at