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Thursday, November 18, 2004

GlobalSCAPE Introduces Solution for Securing Electronic Data Exchange Processes

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Enhanced File Transfer Solution Provides Increased Security, Reliability and Automation for Improved Enterprise Information Management

SAN ANTONIO -- GlobalSCAPE (OTCBB:GSCP - News), a leading provider of enhanced file management and content management solutions, today announced the release of its new Enhanced File Transfer (EFT) solution. GlobalSCAPE's EFT solution is an enterprise software application that manages critical online data exchange processes in order to protect company information assets from loss, theft or misuse.

Traditional approaches to protect company information range from paper-based, overnight mail delivery and fax, to closed-network electronic data interchange (EDI) systems, to virtual private networks (VPNs) and virtual wide area networks (VANs). Common limitations of traditional systems include implementation difficulties, slow transaction times, lack of on-demand availability, lack of standards and scalability, limitations on security, and high implementation cost. These shortcomings have led to the emergence of transactional delivery mechanisms and new Internet-based technologies, including Web Services.

GlobalSCAPE's Enhanced File Transfer solution provides the security, provisioning and management capabilities required by most organizations. It ensures that encrypted transactions occur only between designated entities and that data integrity and confidentiality are preserved from transport to storage on disk. GlobalSCAPE's EFT solution is cost effective and integrates quickly into existing infrastructure and business processes.

Solution benefits include:

  • Increased speed of data delivery
  • Significant cost savings over legacy transmittal systems
  • Increased efficiency of business processes and worker productivity
  • Reduced complexity of setup and deployment
  • Industry standard transport and data encryption services
  • Highly scalable

"New standards and new strategies have repositioned File Transfer Protocol (FTP) into a critical piece of an enterprise's B2B strategy and overall application integration initiatives," said L. Frank Kenney, Gartner Research Analyst.

"Even leading organizations compromise information security, often without anyone's knowledge," said Randy Poole, GlobalSCAPE President and Chief Operating Officer. "GlobalSCAPE's EFT solution helps businesses better manage risk, meet stringent regulatory compliance, increase performance with business partners and ultimately improve their competitive position through secure, effective data management processes," continued Poole.

About Gartner
Gartner Inc. is the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry. Gartner serves more than 10,000 clients, including chief information officers and other senior IT executives in corporations and government agencies, as well as technology companies and the investment community. The Company focuses on delivering objective, in-depth analysis and actionable advice to enable clients to make more informed business and technology decisions. The Company's businesses consist of Gartner Intelligence, research and events for IT professionals; Gartner Executive Programs, membership programs and peer networking services; and Gartner Consulting, customized engagements with a specific emphasis on outsourcing and IT management. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and has 3,700 associates, including more than 1,000 research analysts and consultants, in more than 75 locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.

About GlobalSCAPE
GlobalSCAPE, founded in 1996, is a leading provider of enhanced file management and content management solutions. GlobalSCAPE's award-winning software applications and services enable organizations to easily create, move and manage information over the Internet in a secure, collaborative environment. For more information, please visit http://www.enhancedfiletransfer.com or call GlobalSCAPE toll free at 800-290-5054 (US) or 210-308-8267 (international).