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This is a copy of the C2Net Press Release from 22 Jun 1998


Oakland, CA (June 22, 1998)--C2Net Software, Inc. today announced it has entered into an agreement with the Hewlett-Packard Company to integrate C2Net's Stronghold secure web server with the HP VirtualVault, a secure Web run-time environment designed to safely connect enterprise applications and databases to clients on the Internet.

"C2Net is dedicated to providing the highest levels of security for our customers, and we are pleased to be working with HP to make our products available on the VirtualVault, one of the most secure platforms in the world," said C2Net President Sameer Parekh.

C2Net's Stronghold web server is a secure implementation of Apache, the most popular web server on the Internet. Stronghold combines the power and flexibility of Apache with a proven, robust, 128-bit implementation of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol used to protect sensitive communications over the Web. "Stronghold is fully compatible with Apache, which runs over half the domains on the Internet, making it by far the most popular web server in the world. The combination of Apache compatibility and C2Net's commercial support and no-compromised approach to security makes Stronghold the preferred front end for anyone creating secure, interactive Web-based solutions," said Parekh.

"VirtualVault goes well beyond a firewall product. It provides security for front-end application programs including Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripts and a wide range of popular middleware tools, while firewalls only provide network and protocal security," said Jim Leuthauser, Director of HP's Internet & System Security Lab. "Using the VirtualVault together with an intelligent firewall greatly reduces security risks from the Internet."


C2Net Software, Inc. (http://www.c2.net/) is the leading provider of uncompromised network security software. Through its international offshore development programs, all C2Net products are exempt from U.S. government export restrictions, allowing the company to offer uncrippled, strong cryptography solutions to customers worldwide. The company's Stronghold secure web server is currently the number one full-strength secure web server worldwide, according to a secure web server survey by Netcraft, Ltd (http://www.netcraft.com/).

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HWP) is a leading global provider of computing, Internet and intranet solutions, services, communications products and measurement solutions, all of which are recognized for excellence in quality and support. HP has 125,300 employees and had revenue of $42.9 billion in its 1997 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com/