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This is a copy of the C2Net Press Release from 12 Mar 1997

No-Cost Trial Version Available For BSDI Customers.

Colorado Springs, CO (March 12, 1997) - Berkeley Software Design, Inc. (BSDI) and C2Net Software, Inc. announced today that BSDI will market and support C2Net's Stronghold encrypting SSL Web server.

Stronghold enables companies and their customers to conduct secure transactions using the World Wide Web. Stronghold is the only widely used, commercial encrypting Web server to provide full-strength, uncrippled cryptography worldwide. Other commercial servers are restricted by U.S. export restrictions from providing full-strength cryptography outside the U.S. Because Stronghold is developed outside of the United States, it is available in uncrippled form worldwide. Stronghold, a commercial version of Apache, the world's most popular Web server, is currently the second most popular encrypting Web server on the Internet, according to the Netcraft SSL server survey. (http://www.netcraft.co.uk/ssl/)

"Stronghold is an ideal commercial Web server for transaction-enabled sites because it delivers top-end security features and is based on the popular Apache Web server," said Rob Kolstad, Ph.D. President of BSDI. "Our customers will appreciate Stronghold's full source code, RSA public key technology, full 128-bit symmetric encryption, and SSL client authentication, as well as the opportunity to procure a commercial encrypting Web server and the underlying operating system from a single source."

"We are very pleased that BSDI will help introduce Stronghold to its ISP customer base," said Sameer Parekh, President of C2Net. "Thousands of BSDI installations that use the Apache Web server will find it easy to migrate to Stronghold as they add secure transaction capabilities to their Web sites."

In addition to the trial version of Stronghold, BSDI Internet Server Version 3.0 comes complete with two of the industry's most popular Web servers - Netscape's FastTrack and The Apache Group's Apache - and a 10-user license for Software.com's Post.Office E-mail server. BSDI 3.0 provides easy administration, top performance, and exceptional security for the most demanding Internet, Intranet, and enterprise gateway environments. BSDI 3.0 includes BSDI's new MaxIM graphical administration manager, BSDI's Web performance and service-protection software, enhanced TCP/IP networking, and Web and Internet/Intranet development tools.

Pricing and Availability

BSDI will include a 60-day trial version of Stronghold with its BSDI Internet Server Version 3.0. The Stronghold Web server is available from BSDI for U.S.D. $495. The Stronghold Web server will soon be available via BSDI's Web site at http://www.bsdi.com.

About C2Net Software, Inc.

C2Net is the leading provider of uncompromising security on the Internet. In addition to Stronghold, C2Net also markets SafePassage Web Proxy, a product that allows users of popular web browsers to use full-strength cryptography worldwide. C2Net Software, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Oakland, California. Contact C2Net at 510-986-8770 or http://www.c2.net/.

About Berkeley Software Design, Inc.

Berkeley Software Design, Inc. is the commercial supplier of the high-performance BSD Internet and networking system software originally developed at the University of California, Berkeley. Internet experts worldwide are powering the networked economy with over 25,000 deployed servers running BSDI software engines and applications. BSDI products include BSDI Internet Server, BSDI GroupGate, and BSD/OS and networking software for network appliance developers. BSDI serves many of the foremost Internet service providers including ANS, AT&T, BBN, EUNET, CompuServe, Demon Internet, IDT, Internet Direct, Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ), MCI, Mindspring, Sprint, Telia AB, U.S. WEST, UUNET Technologies, and more than 2,500 local, regional, and national Internet service providers worldwide. BSDI is privately held and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Contact BSDI at 800-800-4273, 719-593-9445, info@bsdi.com, or http://www.bsdi.com.

BSDI, BSD/OS, and the BSDI logo are registered trademarks and GroupGate is a trademark of Berkeley Software Design, Inc. Portions of Stronghold were developed by the Apache Group, and are taken with permission from the Apache server. Stronghold also includes portions developed by Eric Young. All other product or service names are trademarks of their respective owners.