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Tuesday, July 22, 1997

World's Top Selling FTP Client Ready For The Far East

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SAN ANTONIO, TX. - GlobalScape Inc. and act2 Inc. announce their agreement for distribution of the popular File Transfer Protocol utility, CuteFTP, into Japan.

CuteFTP is a Windows-based Internet application that allows novice users to utilize the capabilities of FTP without having to know all of the protocol itself. It simplifies FTP by offering a user-friendly, graphical interface instead of the cumbersome and complex command-line utility. These features have helped CuteFTP to become one of the most popular consumer FTP clients in the world.

"We are thrilled to partner with GlobalScape, and to be able to provide Japanese users with this useful utility," said act2 Inc. President, Mikiya Kato. "As an Internet user, I realize firsthand the importance of a powerful FTP client, and I honestly believe CuteFTP is the finest, easiest to use program on the Web today."

"Our distribution agreement with act2 represents a significant step in expanding our marketing efforts into Japan," said Sandra Poole-Christal, President of GlobalScape. "The rapid growth of Internet users and their increasing demand for powerful, yet easy-to-use software made this a natural expansion for CuteFTP, well known for its superb functionality and user-friendly graphical interface."

Localization of CuteFTP is currently underway and is due to be completed by the end of July. Following successful testing, a trial version of CuteFTP should be available to the public via the act2 Japan and GlobalSCAPE web sites.