Port80 Software and Federal Systems Group Announce Distribution & Consulting Partnership Focused on Web Server Anonymization for Enhanced Network Security

SAN DIEGO, CA – February 18, 2003 – Port80 Software and Federal Systems Group announced today a distribution and consulting partnership in which Federal Systems Group will distribute Port80’s security software for Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) to its large portfolio of Windows NT/2000 based clients. These products include ServerMask, software that hides the identity of a Windows Web server from hackers and malicious scripts, and the upcoming PageXchanger, software that removes file extensions from all source code and URLs for security and a powerful form of content negotiation. This partnership will bring Port80 Software’s innovative IIS Web server security products to public and private-sector companies, leveraging Federal Systems Group’s strong position as a provider of end-to-end solutions to corporate enterprises and federal government clients.

“Federal Systems Group seeks out new technologies that offer our customers solutions to their business needs. We feel the partnership between Federal Systems Group and Port80 Software offers our customers the best of Web server security technology backed by Federal Systems Group service and support. This allows our customers to receive a total solution to their business needs,” stated Thomas Brennan, Chief Executive Office of Federal Systems Group.

“Port80 Software is excited to partner with Federal Systems Group and to support their corporate and government clients with our low cost, high impact Web server security products like ServerMask,” said Joseph Lima, COO of Port80 Software. “Given the current focus on Web server security highlighted by the recent Sapphire/Slammer worm, organizations are looking to supplement existing security systems and infrastructures. Our software helps to anonymize a Web server, making it difficult for an attacker to identify a server’s OS and Web server software — then attempt an exploit.”

Port80 Software offers a free “header check” tool that analyzes information broadcast from a Web server and detects the server’s identity. A survey of Fortune 1000 Web servers and the free tool are available at http://www.port80software.com/servermask/top1000webservers.

Free trial downloads and 10% off a single server license are available at http://www.port80software.com/partners/fsg. For a quote on multiple licenses of Port80 Software’s products, contact Federal Systems Group online at http://www.fedsysgrp.com or call 973.439.6908.

About Federal Systems Group
Federal Systems Group is a business-to-business supplier of software, hardware and technical solutions with sales operations throughout the United States. The company provides management services to help businesses gain maximum value from their information technology investments. Headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey, Federal Systems Group services the global corporate arena. For more information about Federal Systems Group, visit http://www.fedsysgrp.com or call 973.439.6908.

About Port80 Software
Port80 Software, Inc. develops software products for administrators, developers and owners to enhance Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) based Web servers and sites. Adopting the successful functional enhancements or “mods” approach from the Apache community, Port80’s products strengthen security, performance and user experience in the Microsoft IIS world. The software ranges in price from $29.95 to $299.95 per single server license, with discounts offered for five or more multi-server licenses. Port80 Software is a Microsoft Certified Partner located in San Diego, CA. More information and free 30 day trial downloads are available at www.port80software.com or by calling 888.4.PORT80.

The names Port80 Software, ServerMask, CustomError, httpZip, CacheRight, URLSpellCheck and PageXchanger, as well as their respective logos and Web sites, are trademarked by Port80 Software, Inc. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. The “Fortune 500” and “Fortune 1000” registered trademarks and company rankings are the property of Fortune Magazine and its parent company, Time Warner. This survey utilizes publicly available information and is for market research purposes only.

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