ICSA Labs Certification Validates Firewall Security for eSoft's InstaGate EX

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from eSoft Inc.

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- eSoft
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   ESFT) a leading provider of Internet security appliances that
 include firewall and VPN for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), announced
 today that its InstaGate EX Internet security appliance and its downloadable
 Firewall Policy Manager SoftPak passed ICSA Lab's strict certification
 requirements for firewall functionality and security.
     "With the certification program that sets the standards for commercial
 security products, ICSA Lab's goal is to build trust in quality security
 devices like the InstaGate EX," said Brian Monkman, technical program manager
 for ICSA Labs, a division of TruSecure Corporation.  "This program assures end
 users that ICSA Lab's certified products reduce security risks consistent with
 a set of publicly evaluated and industry accepted criteria."
     ICSA Labs requires participants to conform to the latest version of its
 Firewall Product Certification Criteria.  They regularly update the criteria
 based on advances in firewall technology and input from leading firewall
 vendors.  In order to maintain certification, participants in the program must
 keep up with the changing criteria by pursuing technological improvements.
     "We realize that technology is progressive.  That's why we strive to find
 applications such as the easily downloadable Firewall Policy Manager that
 increase the functionality of our product and keeps us at the forefront of
 technological evolution," said Dave Aylesworth, product manager for the
 InstaGate EX security appliance.  "Becoming ICSA Labs certified validates our
 commitment to innovation and to creating quality products and exemplifies the
 advances we continue to make with the InstaGate EX product line."
     With a single touch of a button through eSoft's patent-pending SoftPak
 Director, SMEs can customize their network security by downloading the
 Firewall Policy Manager onto their InstaGate EX.  This highly evolved firewall
 is configured with a comprehensive set of security rules to keep a company's
 LAN safe from hackers while providing easy access to authorized personnel.
     The Firewall Policy Manager works by providing application gateways for
 popular Internet protocols, allowing network administrators to fine-tune a
 user's access to the Internet, logging potential network intrusions, tracking
 network activity and adding encrypted administration options to stop password
 theft.
     The Firewall Policy Manager is one of several SoftPaks available from
 eSoft.  Other SoftPaks include Anti-Virus, SpamFilter and SiteFilter.
 
     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 TruSecure Corporation
     TruSecure Corporation is a worldwide leader in Internet security.
 TruSecure's comprehensive security assurance programs are used by hundreds of
 Internet-connected companies worldwide.  TruSecure's ICSA Labs is the security
 industry's central authority for intelligence, research, and product testing,
 certifying more than 95 percent of the market's anti-virus software, network
 firewalls, cryptography and IPSec products.  TruSecure Media Group consists of
 Information Security Magazine, the leading industry publication with more than
 50,000 subscribers; NTBugtraq, the leading online source of Microsoft-related
 security intelligence; and TruSecure.com's security destination Web site.  For
 more information about TruSecure Corporation and its capabilities, visit
 www.trusecure.com.
 
     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.
 
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SOURCE eSoft Inc.
    BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- eSoft
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   ESFT) a leading provider of Internet security appliances that
 include firewall and VPN for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), announced
 today that its InstaGate EX Internet security appliance and its downloadable
 Firewall Policy Manager SoftPak passed ICSA Lab's strict certification
 requirements for firewall functionality and security.
     "With the certification program that sets the standards for commercial
 security products, ICSA Lab's goal is to build trust in quality security
 devices like the InstaGate EX," said Brian Monkman, technical program manager
 for ICSA Labs, a division of TruSecure Corporation.  "This program assures end
 users that ICSA Lab's certified products reduce security risks consistent with
 a set of publicly evaluated and industry accepted criteria."
     ICSA Labs requires participants to conform to the latest version of its
 Firewall Product Certification Criteria.  They regularly update the criteria
 based on advances in firewall technology and input from leading firewall
 vendors.  In order to maintain certification, participants in the program must
 keep up with the changing criteria by pursuing technological improvements.
     "We realize that technology is progressive.  That's why we strive to find
 applications such as the easily downloadable Firewall Policy Manager that
 increase the functionality of our product and keeps us at the forefront of
 technological evolution," said Dave Aylesworth, product manager for the
 InstaGate EX security appliance.  "Becoming ICSA Labs certified validates our
 commitment to innovation and to creating quality products and exemplifies the
 advances we continue to make with the InstaGate EX product line."
     With a single touch of a button through eSoft's patent-pending SoftPak
 Director, SMEs can customize their network security by downloading the
 Firewall Policy Manager onto their InstaGate EX.  This highly evolved firewall
 is configured with a comprehensive set of security rules to keep a company's
 LAN safe from hackers while providing easy access to authorized personnel.
     The Firewall Policy Manager works by providing application gateways for
 popular Internet protocols, allowing network administrators to fine-tune a
 user's access to the Internet, logging potential network intrusions, tracking
 network activity and adding encrypted administration options to stop password
 theft.
     The Firewall Policy Manager is one of several SoftPaks available from
 eSoft.  Other SoftPaks include Anti-Virus, SpamFilter and SiteFilter.
 
     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 TruSecure Corporation
     TruSecure Corporation is a worldwide leader in Internet security.
 TruSecure's comprehensive security assurance programs are used by hundreds of
 Internet-connected companies worldwide.  TruSecure's ICSA Labs is the security
 industry's central authority for intelligence, research, and product testing,
 certifying more than 95 percent of the market's anti-virus software, network
 firewalls, cryptography and IPSec products.  TruSecure Media Group consists of
 Information Security Magazine, the leading industry publication with more than
 50,000 subscribers; NTBugtraq, the leading online source of Microsoft-related
 security intelligence; and TruSecure.com's security destination Web site.  For
 more information about TruSecure Corporation and its capabilities, visit
 www.trusecure.com.
 
     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.
 
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