Feb 02nd, 1999
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - GlobalSCAPE, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American TeleSource International, Inc. ("ATSI") (OTCBB: AMTI), today announced the launch of its new Web page authoring tool, CuteHTML.
Sandra Poole-Christal, GlobalSCAPE's President, stated, "GlobalSCAPE's impressive user base contains nearly 4 million customers already utilizing our flagship software, CuteFTP, one of the Internet's fastest growing File Transfer Protocol products. Because one of the most popular uses of CuteFTP is uploading and downloading Web pages to servers, we clearly have a tremendous advantage when rolling out CuteHTML to this same user group. Since launching the beta version of CuteHTML on January 27, combined with the latest version of CuteFTP, software downloads have averaged nearly 20,000 per day. Furthermore, as of today, the software rating Web site of TUCOWS (http://tucows.exp.net/topd.html), lists CuteFTP™ as the number 2 most popular software in terms of downloads (for Windows 95), just behind Internet Explorer 5.0 Beta 2 and just ahead of Netscape Communicator 4.5. We believe the introduction of CuteHTML, along with the recent acquisition of CuteFTP, strongly positions GlobalSCAPE for growth and long-term profitability in the on-line software market."
Arthur L. Smith, ATSI's Chairman and CEO, commented, "In 1996, we made a strategic decision to form GlobalSCAPE, which maintains its own mission and strategy for capturing opportunities in the growing on-line marketplace. This 100% owned asset is currently profitable and gaining momentum to potentially improve ATSI stockholder value."
On February 1, 1999, CuteHTML was Slaughter House's (www.slaughterhouse.com/pick_020199.html) Software Pick of the Day, stating "CuteHTML, from the makers of CuteFTP, is an interesting new program just out in beta that looks like it will be a valuable addition to any Web designer who finds the need to frequently update or correct pages on an existing Web site." They further commented, "The coolest feature though just might be that it can team up with CuteFTP and provide you with a remote save option. You can edit the page on your computer and tell CuteHTML to save it on your ISP's Web server. It fires up CuteFTP, transfers a copy of the newly edited file there, and you're ready to go."
CuteHTML is a Windows® based, feature rich program allowing novice users and Webmasters alike to produce quality Web sites. It utilizes the most advanced coding techniques for quick access and unlimited file editing, while at the same time maintaining a small memory footprint and executable size. CuteHTML is projected to help grow the CuteFTP user base by serving as a valuable add-on product. A free evaluation copy of CuteHTML can be downloaded at http://www.globalscape.net.
GlobalSCAPE's impressive user base includes some of today's distinguished industry leaders: Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Compaq (NYSE: CPQ), Gateway (NYSE: GTW), MCIWorldCom (Nasdaq: WCOM), Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), Sony (NYSE: SNE), General Electric (NYSE: GE), Xerox (NYSE: XRX), IBM (NYSE: IBM), AT&T (NYSE: T), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Baxter (NYSE: BAX), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Allied Signal (NYSE: ALD), and Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY).
American TeleSource International, Inc. is an emerging multinational carrier serving certain niche markets in and between Latin American and the United States. ATSI has established a solid presence in these markets through its ownership and operation of over 750 public payphones and 134 calling centers (casetas) in Mexico. The Company's borderless strategy includes the deployment of a "next generation" network for more efficient and cost effective service offerings of domestic and international voice and data transport. ATSI has clear advantages over the competition through its corporate framework consisting of unique licenses, interconnection and service agreements, network footprint, and extensive distribution channels. ATSI's wholly-owned subsidiary, GlobalSCAPE, is rapidly becoming a leader in electronic commerce of top Internet-based software, utilizing the Web as an integral component of its development, marketing, distribution and customer relationship strategies.
Certain statements contained herein (for example, the statement that the introduction of CuteHTML, along with the recent acquisition of CuteFTP, strongly positions GlobalSCAPE for growth and long-term profitability in the on-line software market, as well as the statement that GlobalSCAPE can capture opportunities in the growing on-line marketplace and is gaining momentum to potentially improve ATSI stockholder value) are "forward-looking statements" (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). These statements are based on the belief of the Company's management, as well as assumptions made beyond information currently available to GlobalSCAPE's management. Because such "forward-looking statements" are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to competition from products similar to those offered by GlobalSCAPE, and changes in products provided by third parties on which GlobalSCAPE's products are dependent such as changes to operating systems and product strategies by vendors of operating systems.