CAMPBELL, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- GraphOn Corp. (www.graphon.com) a leading provider of thin, server-based connectivity software, announced today that its GO-Joe product plays a key role in Sun Microsystems' newest portal computing solution, i-Planet (formerly named Sun.Net), by providing fast access to UNIX applications over the Internet. i-Planet is a software solution that enables enterprise portal access from any remote device with a Java-enabled Internet browser with full security. GO-Joe allows Java-enabled devices or browsers to access business-critical UNIX and Linux applications from any location, over the Internet or dial-up connection. i-Planet's authenticated computing gateway will allow authorized employees and business partners behind firewalls to access server-based applications, e-mail and other critical services with full security. GraphOn's thin server-based technology will play a key role by empowering people to rent or otherwise access mission-critical applications online, using only a Java-enabled browser and GraphOn's thin software. "i-Planet is just one of the many ways enterprises can utilize our products, GO-Joe, GO-Global(TM), GO-Between(TM) and jBridge(TM) to distribute and access business-critical applications, without software rewrites or modifications," said Walt Keller, GraphOn president and CEO. Sun Microsystems' Kevin Kalajan, Senior Staff Engineer and CTO i-Planet software, said, "GraphOn's GO-Joe technology is key in providing secure connections to UNIX enterprise applications from Java Technology-enabled devices." "GraphOn is delighted to partner with Sun to incorporate our GO-Joe software and RapidX protocol with i-Planet to help expand today's extranet and make the virtual enterprise a reality. i-Planet provides the total security solution for GO-Joe to deploy virtually any application to any Java-enabled desktop or any Internet-enabled device," said Keller. Fully functional demos of GraphOn's products can be downloaded from the company's website at http://www.graphon.com. Instead of downloading and installing GraphOn's products, visit GraphOn's Playpen at http://playpen.graphon.com and use GraphOn's GO-Joe Java client (no download needed) or download GraphOn's GO-Global for Windows clients (300K) to access an online showcase of Linux applications, including WordPerfect(R) for Linux, Netscape(R), and NexS (a spreadsheet program). In recent news, GraphOn announced it completed a $5.1 million private placement of common stock on January 28, 1999 and Unity First Acquisition Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: UFAC; UFACW; UFACZ) announced it planned to consummate a merger and acquisition of GraphOn. Upon completion of the merger, Unity First will acquire GraphOn in exchange for 9.1 million shares of Unity First common stock and change its name to GraphOn Corporation. Consummation of the proposed merger is subject, among other conditions, to approval by Unity First's public stockholders and by GraphOn's stockholders. There can be no assurance that the proposed merger will be successfully consummated. GraphOn Corp., headquartered in Campbell, Calif., develops and markets thin server-based software to speed, centralize and simplify enterprise computing and enable efficient online or network deployment of applications to a wide variety of PCs and desktop devices. GraphOn products include GO-Global, the world's first thin client X server for PC's running Microsoft Windows; GO-Joe, the world's first thin client Java X server; and GO-Between, the world's first thin client X server for multi-user NT (such as Microsoft(R) Terminal Server and Citrix WinFrame). GraphOn has strategic relationships with major UNIX and Linux system vendors, network computer and terminal vendors, system integrators and software companies. GraphOn's customers are primarily Fortune 1000 corporations. This press release contains statements that are forward looking as that term is defined by the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results will differ due to factors such as shifts in customer demand, product shipment schedules, PC shipment growth, product mix, competitive products and pricing, technological shifts and other variables. Readers are also referred to UFAC's most recent reports on Form S-4, Form 10-K and 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NOTE: Graph0n, GO-Joe, GO-Global, GO-Between, GlobalHost, Universal X server, RapidX and ThinX are trademarks or registered trademarks of GraphOn Corp. in the USA and other countries.
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