Zero G Ships InstallAnywhere(R) 4: Latest Version of the World's Most Powerful Multi-Platform Software Deployment Solution

Major Upgrade Delivers Industry's Most Extensive Platform Support,

Re-Engineered Designer Interface and Hundreds of New Features and Enhancements



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Zero G Software, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero G, the leading provider of
 multi-platform, Java-based, software deployment solutions, today announced the
 immediate availability of InstallAnywhere 4.  InstallAnywhere, the world's
 most powerful software deployment solution, is now even better, with hundreds
 of enhancements -- including increased platform support, greater installer
 flexibility (including console and silent based installations), significant
 enhancements to the API, improved installer optimization, and a streamlined
 developer interface.
     InstallAnywhere 4 creates installers that are flexible enough to meet the
 demands of diverse computing environments, yet smart enough to understand the
 systems on which they are deployed -- making even the most complex deployments
 easy.  InstallAnywhere's intuitive design handles platform-specific
 installation details automatically. It creates smaller installers that run
 faster than any other solution, increasing productivity. No other deployment
 solution offers broader platform support, greater flexibility and more
 built-in internationalization options than InstallAnywhere.
 
     Industry Leadership
     Successful software companies such as Moai and BEA Systems (Nasdaq:   BEAS)
 are using InstallAnywhere 4 as an installation solution for their customers
 worldwide.
     Moai, an e-commerce infrastructure provider of online negotiation
 solutions, is using InstallAnywhere to deploy LiveExchange(TM), its
 enterprise-class online negotiation software, and CompleteSource(TM)
 Enterprise, its e-sourcing solution, to customers worldwide. By creating a
 single, multi-platform deployment solution, InstallAnywhere's flexible and
 intuitive installers enable Moai to deliver its world-class technology to
 customers anywhere, on any platform.
     "Zero G's Java-based installer technology is a natural fit with Moai's
 Java-based products," said James Talbot, Moai's vice president of engineering.
 "InstallAnywhere enables us to use a standardized solution for all platforms
 instead of having to develop and maintain semi-custom batch files and scripts
 for the Windows and UNIX platforms."
     BEA Systems, one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software
 companies, deploys its award-winning BEA WebLogic(R) family of products using
 InstallAnywhere. "We needed a deployment solution provider that shared our
 vision of anytime, anywhere computing," said John Kiger, director of product
 marketing for the E-Commerce Server Division at BEA.  "No other solution
 provided the cross-platform support and flexibility BEA required.  Console and
 silent installation functionality were also important for BEA. Our customers
 need to be able to deploy BEA WebLogic with or without a GUI, through telnet,
 or silently; InstallAnywhere offers that level of flexibility."
 
     Robust Feature Set Makes Anytime, Anywhere Deployment a Reality
     InstallAnywhere 4 builds professional, multi-platform installers that are
 capable of deploying and configuring software to nearly any client or server
 platform.  With the ability to install RPMs, to manage and install Windows NT
 services and to run an installer in a silent or console mode, InstallAnywhere
 4's industry-leading features continue to set the bar for platform independent
 deployment solutions.
     "The Internet has forever changed the dynamics of enterprise-based
 application development and deployment," said Tracy Corbo, senior analyst at
 the Hurwitz Group. "Consequently, software installation and configuration
 solutions with a 'one-size fits all' approach are out of synch with the
 demands of today's highly distributed, multi-platform computing environments.
 Zero G's approach creates 'smarter' installation scenarios that are flexible
 and can be customized to meet the demands of both ISVs and IT departments."
     "InstallAnywhere has been designed from the ground up for multi-platform
 performance. And as our customers' needs for seamless multi-platform
 deployment and distribution become more sophisticated, InstallAnywhere will
 continue to deliver the functionality they count on to deploy their
 mission-critical applications," said Eric Shapiro, CEO of Zero G.
 "InstallAnywhere does all of the heavy lifting, so developers can concentrate
 on creating great software."
 
     The InstallAnywhere Family
     The InstallAnywhere 4 family -- Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, and
 Now! -- streamlines the complexity of multi-platform software deployment with
 an intuitive interface that gives software producers a single solution that
 handles the intricacies of deploying software to different platforms, across
 the enterprise or around the world.
 
     -- InstallAnywhere 4 Enterprise Edition, the world's most powerful
        multi-platform software deployment solution, simplifies complex
        installations and provides maximum developer customization, along with
        full international support for 29 different languages. Available for
        USD $2,495.
     -- InstallAnywhere 4 Standard Edition, the industry standard for
        multi-platform software installation, offers more features and
        customizability than every other product in its class. Available for
        USD $995.
     -- InstallAnywhere 4 Now! is the easiest, quickest, and most inexpensive
        way to build multi-platform software installers. It may be downloaded
        free of charge from the company's website, www.ZeroG.com.
 
     About Zero G
     Founded in 1996, Zero G is the leading developer of multi-platform
 software deployment and updating solutions.  Some of the blue-chip software
 producers who count on Zero G are Adobe, AT&T, BEA Systems, Borland, IBM,
 Intel, Moai, Nortel, Novell, and Sun Microsystems. Privately held, Zero G is
 headquartered in San Francisco, California, and may be contacted at
 415-512-7771 or found on the Internet at http://www.ZeroG.com .
 
     NOTE:  Zero G, Zero G Software, PowerUpdate, and InstallAnywhere are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Zero G Software, Inc. All other
 trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
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    SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero G, the leading provider of
 multi-platform, Java-based, software deployment solutions, today announced the
 immediate availability of InstallAnywhere 4.  InstallAnywhere, the world's
 most powerful software deployment solution, is now even better, with hundreds
 of enhancements -- including increased platform support, greater installer
 flexibility (including console and silent based installations), significant
 enhancements to the API, improved installer optimization, and a streamlined
 developer interface.
     InstallAnywhere 4 creates installers that are flexible enough to meet the
 demands of diverse computing environments, yet smart enough to understand the
 systems on which they are deployed -- making even the most complex deployments
 easy.  InstallAnywhere's intuitive design handles platform-specific
 installation details automatically. It creates smaller installers that run
 faster than any other solution, increasing productivity. No other deployment
 solution offers broader platform support, greater flexibility and more
 built-in internationalization options than InstallAnywhere.
 
     Industry Leadership
     Successful software companies such as Moai and BEA Systems (Nasdaq:   BEAS)
 are using InstallAnywhere 4 as an installation solution for their customers
 worldwide.
     Moai, an e-commerce infrastructure provider of online negotiation
 solutions, is using InstallAnywhere to deploy LiveExchange(TM), its
 enterprise-class online negotiation software, and CompleteSource(TM)
 Enterprise, its e-sourcing solution, to customers worldwide. By creating a
 single, multi-platform deployment solution, InstallAnywhere's flexible and
 intuitive installers enable Moai to deliver its world-class technology to
 customers anywhere, on any platform.
     "Zero G's Java-based installer technology is a natural fit with Moai's
 Java-based products," said James Talbot, Moai's vice president of engineering.
 "InstallAnywhere enables us to use a standardized solution for all platforms
 instead of having to develop and maintain semi-custom batch files and scripts
 for the Windows and UNIX platforms."
     BEA Systems, one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software
 companies, deploys its award-winning BEA WebLogic(R) family of products using
 InstallAnywhere. "We needed a deployment solution provider that shared our
 vision of anytime, anywhere computing," said John Kiger, director of product
 marketing for the E-Commerce Server Division at BEA.  "No other solution
 provided the cross-platform support and flexibility BEA required.  Console and
 silent installation functionality were also important for BEA. Our customers
 need to be able to deploy BEA WebLogic with or without a GUI, through telnet,
 or silently; InstallAnywhere offers that level of flexibility."
 
     Robust Feature Set Makes Anytime, Anywhere Deployment a Reality
     InstallAnywhere 4 builds professional, multi-platform installers that are
 capable of deploying and configuring software to nearly any client or server
 platform.  With the ability to install RPMs, to manage and install Windows NT
 services and to run an installer in a silent or console mode, InstallAnywhere
 4's industry-leading features continue to set the bar for platform independent
 deployment solutions.
     "The Internet has forever changed the dynamics of enterprise-based
 application development and deployment," said Tracy Corbo, senior analyst at
 the Hurwitz Group. "Consequently, software installation and configuration
 solutions with a 'one-size fits all' approach are out of synch with the
 demands of today's highly distributed, multi-platform computing environments.
 Zero G's approach creates 'smarter' installation scenarios that are flexible
 and can be customized to meet the demands of both ISVs and IT departments."
     "InstallAnywhere has been designed from the ground up for multi-platform
 performance. And as our customers' needs for seamless multi-platform
 deployment and distribution become more sophisticated, InstallAnywhere will
 continue to deliver the functionality they count on to deploy their
 mission-critical applications," said Eric Shapiro, CEO of Zero G.
 "InstallAnywhere does all of the heavy lifting, so developers can concentrate
 on creating great software."
 
     The InstallAnywhere Family
     The InstallAnywhere 4 family -- Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, and
 Now! -- streamlines the complexity of multi-platform software deployment with
 an intuitive interface that gives software producers a single solution that
 handles the intricacies of deploying software to different platforms, across
 the enterprise or around the world.
 
     -- InstallAnywhere 4 Enterprise Edition, the world's most powerful
        multi-platform software deployment solution, simplifies complex
        installations and provides maximum developer customization, along with
        full international support for 29 different languages. Available for
        USD $2,495.
     -- InstallAnywhere 4 Standard Edition, the industry standard for
        multi-platform software installation, offers more features and
        customizability than every other product in its class. Available for
        USD $995.
     -- InstallAnywhere 4 Now! is the easiest, quickest, and most inexpensive
        way to build multi-platform software installers. It may be downloaded
        free of charge from the company's website, www.ZeroG.com.
 
     About Zero G
     Founded in 1996, Zero G is the leading developer of multi-platform
 software deployment and updating solutions.  Some of the blue-chip software
 producers who count on Zero G are Adobe, AT&T, BEA Systems, Borland, IBM,
 Intel, Moai, Nortel, Novell, and Sun Microsystems. Privately held, Zero G is
 headquartered in San Francisco, California, and may be contacted at
 415-512-7771 or found on the Internet at http://www.ZeroG.com .
 
     NOTE:  Zero G, Zero G Software, PowerUpdate, and InstallAnywhere are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Zero G Software, Inc. All other
 trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
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