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This is a copy of the C2Net Press Release from 30 Aug 1999


Referral Rewards Program enables C2Net to provide superior Year 2000 eBusiness ID[tm] Server Certificates

ATLANTA, (30th August 1999) -- Equifax Secure, Inc., a unit of Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX), today announced a strategic partnership with C2NET, the leading provider of uncompromised network security software, to offer Equifax Secure server certificates through the newly introduced eBusiness ID Referral Rewards Program.

Equifax Secure eBusiness IDs protect enterprise servers and help expand business capabilities through online commerce applications. Providing a quick, cost-effective security solution, eBusiness ID server certificates give enterprise customers the confidence to transmit credit card numbers and/or other personal information over an open network such as the Internet.

"Server certificates are a critical component of secure Web sites," said Steve Cook, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for C2Net Software, Inc. "We are pleased to be able to offer our Stronghold(R) Secure Web Server customers the benefits and convenience of obtaining Equifax Secure eBusiness ID's through our participation in the eBusiness ID[tm] Referral Rewards program. Equifax has a rock solid reputation in financial services and information technology industries and brings a great deal of creditability to the emerging e-commerce marketplace."

Taking advantage of the highest referral rewards in the industry, C2Net will host a link to the Equifax Secure Web site and receive a paid percentage of revenue for each server certificate sold through the organization's Web site.

"With no cost to join, the added revenue potential and the advanced browser compatibility beyond Year 2000, ISPs and Web integrators can greatly benefit from this unique program while offering top server certificates to customers," said Jeff Johnson, general manager of Equifax Secure. "In addition, the high warranty protection presents the assurance that Equifax Secure will follow highly rigorous business authentication, certificate issuance and management processes."

To obtain a program application, ISPs and Web Integrators may visit http://www.equifaxsecure.com/ebusinessid/c2net or fax a request to Equifax Secure at 770-752-1460. Equifax Secure will provide members with the information necessary to set up the link and co-branded Web site.


C2Net Software, Inc. (http://www.c2.net/) is a leading provider of uncompromised network security software. C2Net products are developed through its international offshore development programs, allowing the company to offer strong cryptography solutions to customers worldwide. The company's Stronghold secure web server is currently the number one full-strength commercial secure web server for Unix platforms worldwide, according to a secure web server survey by Netcraft, Ltd (http://www.netcraft.com/).

Equifax (http://www.equifax.com/), a worldwide leader in shaping global commerce, brings buyers and sellers together through its information management, transaction processing and knowledge-based businesses. Atlanta-based Equifax (NYSE: EFX) serves the financial services, retail, credit card, telecommunications/utilities, transportation, information technology and healthcare industries and government. Equifax adds knowledge, expertise, convenience and security to provide value-added solutions and processes for its customers wherever they do business, including the Internet and other networks. Entering its second century in business, Equifax employs more than 13,000 associates in 18 countries with sales in almost 50 and has more than $1.7 billion in revenue.