N2H2's Award-Winning FilteringInfo.org Web Site Aids Educators With Children's Internet Protection Act Compliance

Schools and Libraries Required to Implement Internet Filtering as a Result

Of Federally Mandated Legislation



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from N2H2, Inc.

    SEATTLE, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- N2H2, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NTWO), an Internet
 management company specializing in fast and scalable filtering solutions,
 announced today that the company has revised its FilteringInfo.org Web site in
 response to the recent passage of the Children's Internet Protection Act
 (CIPA). FilteringInfo.org provides teachers, librarians, administrators and
 technology coordinators with step-by-step guides for CIPA compliance,
 resources for CIPA compliance and up-to-date information on the latest
 developments from pertinent federal agencies responsible for CIPA legislative
 revisions.
     Specifically CIPA requires school and library computers with Internet
 access to have certain Internet safety policies and technology protection
 measures in place, including active Internet filtering software and/or the
 creation of an Internet acceptable use policy. Schools and libraries failing
 to meet the requirements outlined by CIPA will no longer receive discounted
 Internet access, Internet services and internal connection services. Schools
 and libraries have until October 28 to be fully CIPA compliant, although
 schools and libraries receiving discounted Internet services after July 1 must
 take action to comply with CIPA at the time they actually receive the
 services.
     "As a company we have always strived to provide the educational community
 with resources conducive to a safe and productive learning environment whether
 through our Searchopolis education portal or our industry leading filtering
 technology," said Peter Nickerson, CEO of N2H2. "FilteringInfo.org supports
 our goals of providing educators with an easy-to-use tool for ensuring proper
 compliance with legislation outlined by CIPA."
     In order to further assist schools and libraries in ensuring CIPA
 compliance, N2H2 has tailored its filtering solution to include the following
 functionality:
 
     -- N2H2 filtering categories (including definitions of pornography and
        sex) are in compliance with CIPA content definition standards
     -- N2H2's authorized user override feature allows libraries to disable the
        filtering at the end-user level, in accordance with a CIPA provision
        that allows filters to be disabled for bona fide research or other
        lawful purposes
     -- N2H2 filtering allows for flexible configuration of individual
        computers, as staff computers must be filtered only for obscenity and
        child pornography, and computers for student use will likely have more
        stringent filtering
 
     About N2H2, Inc.
     N2H2, Inc. is an Internet management company specializing in fast and
 scalable filtering solutions. N2H2 Internet filtering optimizes Web access
 enabling organizations of any size to conserve bandwidth, increase user
 productivity and limit potential legal liability. In addition, N2H2's
 customizable Internet filtering software enables enterprise organizations,
 government institutions, ISPs and schools to control Internet usage costs and
 deliver the most relevant content to Web users.
     Founded in 1995, N2H2 has more than 16.1 million users and a network of
 more than 1,800 filtering-enabled servers in the U.S., Canada, Australia,
 U.K., Germany, Japan, Chile, Mexico and Bermuda. Additional information about
 the company, which is based in Seattle, Washington, is available at
 http://www.n2h2.com or by calling 206-336-1501 or 800-971-2622.
     Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release
 contains forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are
 subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are therefore
 not a guarantee of future performance. The potential risks and uncertainties
 which could cause actual growth and results to differ materially include but
 are not limited to, the volatile and competitive nature of the Internet
 filtering industry, changes in domestic and international market conditions,
 the success of the company's brand development systems efforts, and customer
 acceptance of the company's services, products and fee structures. Further
 information on the factors and risks that could affect N2H2's business,
 financial condition and results of operations are included under the Risk
 Factors Sections of N2H2's public filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K (Commission file
 No. 0-26825), that are available at this release. N2H2 undertakes no
 obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new
 information, events, or circumstances after the date of this release or to
 reflect the occurrence of anticipated events.
 
 

SOURCE N2H2, Inc.
    SEATTLE, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- N2H2, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NTWO), an Internet
 management company specializing in fast and scalable filtering solutions,
 announced today that the company has revised its FilteringInfo.org Web site in
 response to the recent passage of the Children's Internet Protection Act
 (CIPA). FilteringInfo.org provides teachers, librarians, administrators and
 technology coordinators with step-by-step guides for CIPA compliance,
 resources for CIPA compliance and up-to-date information on the latest
 developments from pertinent federal agencies responsible for CIPA legislative
 revisions.
     Specifically CIPA requires school and library computers with Internet
 access to have certain Internet safety policies and technology protection
 measures in place, including active Internet filtering software and/or the
 creation of an Internet acceptable use policy. Schools and libraries failing
 to meet the requirements outlined by CIPA will no longer receive discounted
 Internet access, Internet services and internal connection services. Schools
 and libraries have until October 28 to be fully CIPA compliant, although
 schools and libraries receiving discounted Internet services after July 1 must
 take action to comply with CIPA at the time they actually receive the
 services.
     "As a company we have always strived to provide the educational community
 with resources conducive to a safe and productive learning environment whether
 through our Searchopolis education portal or our industry leading filtering
 technology," said Peter Nickerson, CEO of N2H2. "FilteringInfo.org supports
 our goals of providing educators with an easy-to-use tool for ensuring proper
 compliance with legislation outlined by CIPA."
     In order to further assist schools and libraries in ensuring CIPA
 compliance, N2H2 has tailored its filtering solution to include the following
 functionality:
 
     -- N2H2 filtering categories (including definitions of pornography and
        sex) are in compliance with CIPA content definition standards
     -- N2H2's authorized user override feature allows libraries to disable the
        filtering at the end-user level, in accordance with a CIPA provision
        that allows filters to be disabled for bona fide research or other
        lawful purposes
     -- N2H2 filtering allows for flexible configuration of individual
        computers, as staff computers must be filtered only for obscenity and
        child pornography, and computers for student use will likely have more
        stringent filtering
 
     About N2H2, Inc.
     N2H2, Inc. is an Internet management company specializing in fast and
 scalable filtering solutions. N2H2 Internet filtering optimizes Web access
 enabling organizations of any size to conserve bandwidth, increase user
 productivity and limit potential legal liability. In addition, N2H2's
 customizable Internet filtering software enables enterprise organizations,
 government institutions, ISPs and schools to control Internet usage costs and
 deliver the most relevant content to Web users.
     Founded in 1995, N2H2 has more than 16.1 million users and a network of
 more than 1,800 filtering-enabled servers in the U.S., Canada, Australia,
 U.K., Germany, Japan, Chile, Mexico and Bermuda. Additional information about
 the company, which is based in Seattle, Washington, is available at
 http://www.n2h2.com or by calling 206-336-1501 or 800-971-2622.
     Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release
 contains forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are
 subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are therefore
 not a guarantee of future performance. The potential risks and uncertainties
 which could cause actual growth and results to differ materially include but
 are not limited to, the volatile and competitive nature of the Internet
 filtering industry, changes in domestic and international market conditions,
 the success of the company's brand development systems efforts, and customer
 acceptance of the company's services, products and fee structures. Further
 information on the factors and risks that could affect N2H2's business,
 financial condition and results of operations are included under the Risk
 Factors Sections of N2H2's public filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K (Commission file
 No. 0-26825), that are available at this release. N2H2 undertakes no
 obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new
 information, events, or circumstances after the date of this release or to
 reflect the occurrence of anticipated events.
 
 SOURCE  N2H2, Inc.