eSoft Offers Global E-mail Access for the Mobile Workforce

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from eSoft Inc.

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever been in an
 airport traveling for business and needed to check your e-mail, but could not
 gain access to your local area network?
     eSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: ESFT), a leading provider of Internet security
 appliances that include firewall and VPN for small and medium enterprises
 (SMEs), today announced Webmail, a new SoftPak for the InstaGate EX and EX2
 products.  Available immediately, Webmail makes accessing corporate e-mail
 simple from almost anywhere including home computers, client sites, shared
 workstations, airport kiosks and cyber cafes.
     eSoft has partnered with EMUmail -- a leader in web-based e-mail software
 development -- to deliver Webmail, which enables users to access e-mail while
 outside of the office.  With Webmail, the only tool needed to send and receive
 e-mail is a web browser.  Webmail does not require a second e-mail address,
 special system configuration or a VPN.
     "eSoft strives to meet the changing needs of our customers," said Dave
 Aylesworth, product manager for the InstaGate EX and EX2 security appliances.
 "Our customers needed a way to permit remote access to corporate e-mail
 without the requiring users to log on to the LAN.  The Webmail SoftPak meets
 this need and provides a simple and economical way to send mission-critical
 data to a mobile workforce."
     Webmail is integrated with the InstaGate EX POP and IMAP mail servers and
 converts Microsoft(R) Word attachments to HTML, which assures traveling
 personnel that they can easily read documents while checking mail remotely.
     "By merging the benefits of web browser technologies with the InstaGate EX
 product line, together we are able to help businesses conquer geographic
 limitations for accessing e-mail while on the road," said Ron MacDonald, Sales
 Manager for EMUmail.  "Webmail programs like EMUmail's are a natural
 integration for the InstaGate EX appliances and an ideal fit for eSoft
 customers."
     Through eSoft's innovative patent-pending SoftPak Director, Webmail is
 available for immediate download with a single touch of a button.  Webmail is
 one of several SoftPaks available from eSoft.  Other SoftPaks include
 Anti-Virus, SiteFilter, SpamFilter and Firewall Policy Manager.
     SoftPaks provide revenue for eSoft's value added reseller (VAR) and
 service provider partners by virtually eliminating costly truck rolls and site
 visits for customer upgrades.
 
     About eSoft Inc.
     eSoft Inc. was founded in 1984 with headquarters in Broomfield, Colo.
 eSoft provides a flexible, customizable and expandable product suite, enabling
 rapid delivery of Internet security appliances for small to medium
 enterprises.  eSoft's family of products provides businesses with firewall
 protection, VPN and other security software and services.
     Contact eSoft at 295 Interlocken Blvd., #500, Broomfield, Colo., 80021,
 USA; 303-444-1600 phone; 303-444-1640 fax; www.esoft.com.
 
     About EMUmail
     EMUmail (pronounced "ee-mew-mail"), www.emumail.com, focuses on leveraging
 its unique Web mail technologies to allow people to communicate across the
 boundaries of operating systems and geography.  By creating Web mail servers
 EMUmail enables easy access to POP and IMAP email from any Web browser.
 
     SoftPak Director, SoftPaks and InstaGate EX are trademarks of eSoft.  All
 other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies
 with which they are associated.
 
     This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the
 meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These
 statements often can be identified by the use of terms such as "may," "will,"
 "expect," "believe," "project," "estimate" or words of similar meaning.
 Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
 and eSoft will not necessarily update these statements to reflect subsequent
 developments.  In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to
 risks, uncertainties and important factors that may cause actual results to
 differ materially from those anticipated.  These factors include adverse
 economic conditions, entry of new and stronger competitors inadequate capital,
 unexpected costs, failure to gain product approval in foreign countries,
 failure to capitalize upon access to new markets, the possibility that a
 competitor will develop a more comprehensive or less expensive solution and
 delays in the market awareness of eSoft and its products.  Readers should
 review these factors and others, which are discussed in reports that eSoft
 files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE eSoft Inc.
    BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever been in an
 airport traveling for business and needed to check your e-mail, but could not
 gain access to your local area network?
     eSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: ESFT), a leading provider of Internet security
 appliances that include firewall and VPN for small and medium enterprises
 (SMEs), today announced Webmail, a new SoftPak for the InstaGate EX and EX2
 products.  Available immediately, Webmail makes accessing corporate e-mail
 simple from almost anywhere including home computers, client sites, shared
 workstations, airport kiosks and cyber cafes.
     eSoft has partnered with EMUmail -- a leader in web-based e-mail software
 development -- to deliver Webmail, which enables users to access e-mail while
 outside of the office.  With Webmail, the only tool needed to send and receive
 e-mail is a web browser.  Webmail does not require a second e-mail address,
 special system configuration or a VPN.
     "eSoft strives to meet the changing needs of our customers," said Dave
 Aylesworth, product manager for the InstaGate EX and EX2 security appliances.
 "Our customers needed a way to permit remote access to corporate e-mail
 without the requiring users to log on to the LAN.  The Webmail SoftPak meets
 this need and provides a simple and economical way to send mission-critical
 data to a mobile workforce."
     Webmail is integrated with the InstaGate EX POP and IMAP mail servers and
 converts Microsoft(R) Word attachments to HTML, which assures traveling
 personnel that they can easily read documents while checking mail remotely.
     "By merging the benefits of web browser technologies with the InstaGate EX
 product line, together we are able to help businesses conquer geographic
 limitations for accessing e-mail while on the road," said Ron MacDonald, Sales
 Manager for EMUmail.  "Webmail programs like EMUmail's are a natural
 integration for the InstaGate EX appliances and an ideal fit for eSoft
 customers."
     Through eSoft's innovative patent-pending SoftPak Director, Webmail is
 available for immediate download with a single touch of a button.  Webmail is
 one of several SoftPaks available from eSoft.  Other SoftPaks include
 Anti-Virus, SiteFilter, SpamFilter and Firewall Policy Manager.
     SoftPaks provide revenue for eSoft's value added reseller (VAR) and
 service provider partners by virtually eliminating costly truck rolls and site
 visits for customer upgrades.
 
     About eSoft Inc.
     eSoft Inc. was founded in 1984 with headquarters in Broomfield, Colo.
 eSoft provides a flexible, customizable and expandable product suite, enabling
 rapid delivery of Internet security appliances for small to medium
 enterprises.  eSoft's family of products provides businesses with firewall
 protection, VPN and other security software and services.
     Contact eSoft at 295 Interlocken Blvd., #500, Broomfield, Colo., 80021,
 USA; 303-444-1600 phone; 303-444-1640 fax; www.esoft.com.
 
     About EMUmail
     EMUmail (pronounced "ee-mew-mail"), www.emumail.com, focuses on leveraging
 its unique Web mail technologies to allow people to communicate across the
 boundaries of operating systems and geography.  By creating Web mail servers
 EMUmail enables easy access to POP and IMAP email from any Web browser.
 
     SoftPak Director, SoftPaks and InstaGate EX are trademarks of eSoft.  All
 other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies
 with which they are associated.
 
     This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the
 meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These
 statements often can be identified by the use of terms such as "may," "will,"
 "expect," "believe," "project," "estimate" or words of similar meaning.
 Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
 and eSoft will not necessarily update these statements to reflect subsequent
 developments.  In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to
 risks, uncertainties and important factors that may cause actual results to
 differ materially from those anticipated.  These factors include adverse
 economic conditions, entry of new and stronger competitors inadequate capital,
 unexpected costs, failure to gain product approval in foreign countries,
 failure to capitalize upon access to new markets, the possibility that a
 competitor will develop a more comprehensive or less expensive solution and
 delays in the market awareness of eSoft and its products.  Readers should
 review these factors and others, which are discussed in reports that eSoft
 files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  eSoft Inc.