Jun 05th, 2001
SAN ANTONIO--GlobalSCAPE Inc.®, a leading developer of content management and Web development software and Trellix® Corporation, a leading provider of private label Web site publishing technology and managed hosting services, announced an agreement to deliver an easy-to-use, PC-based application for creating, managing and publishing Web sites.
Under the terms of the agreement, GlobalSCAPE has distribution rights to Trellix Web(tm), a desktop Web site creation and management tool for users of all skill levels. GlobalSCAPE plans to integrate the existing Trellix Web code into its new product offering and will develop all future enhancements to the software.
"By integrating Trellix's technologies, GlobalSCAPE will expand its current Web development product line allowing users to easily create and publish high-quality Web sites without having to learn HTML or Web site design," states Tim Nicolaou, CEO of GlobalSCAPE. According to Nicolaou, this application will be incorporated into GlobalSCAPE's award-winning "Cute" software product line, reinforcing its core competency of providing easy-to-use Internet software for its more than 500,000 licensees worldwide.
"It's a win-win-win relationship for both companies and our dedicated users," explains Dan Bricklin, Founder and CTO of Trellix. "Trellix can now focus solely on developing our server-based Web site publishing and hosting platforms, while GlobalSCAPE continues to enhance the software code for the desktop user."
According to the agreement, GlobalSCAPE also has rights to all Trellix Web online content and its newsletter subscriber base, used to assist a community of more than 250,000 small business and consumers in the development of Web sites. In addition, GlobalSCAPE will provide fee-based support to existing and future end users of the software through its current customer support center.
Trellix will maintain distribution rights for its OEM partners and will continue to meet these obligations. Current Trellix Web users' Web sites will continue to work and publish as always.
GlobalSCAPE (www.globalscape.com), founded in 1996 as an Internet software subsidiary of ATSI Communications Inc. (AMEX:AI - news), is recognized as a leader in the development, marketing and support of award-winning content and file management solutions and collaborative peer-to-peer technologies. Known for quality, reliability and ease-of-use, GlobalSCAPE's products enable millions of consumers and businesses worldwide to create, move and manage information in a rich, collaborative and secure environment.
ATSI Communications Inc. (www.atsi.net) is an emerging international carrier serving the rapidly expanding niche markets in and between Latin America and the United States. 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. ATSI has clear advantages over the competition through its corporate framework consisting of unique licenses, interconnection and service agreements, network footprint, and extensive retail distribution.
About Trellix Corporation
Founded in 1995 by technology visionary Dan Bricklin, Trellix Corporation is the leading private-label provider of Web site publishing technology and managed hosting services for small business providers and consumer destination sites. Trellix enables premier sites like About Inc., BizLand, CNET, iVillage, Network Commerce, and Terra Lycos to increase user acquisition and retention, revenue and brand affinity, while containing costs. As Web site publishing emerges as the next form of mass communication on the Internet, Trellix provides the richest, most technologically superior, most customizable and easiest to use tools and services available. Massachusetts-based Trellix is privately held with world-class investors.
This document contains ``forward-looking statements'' within the meaning of Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are those that describe management's intent, beliefs and expectations concerning the future. These statements are based on information currently available to management, and involve risks and uncertainties. Therefore, actual results could differ materially from those anticipated. Factors that could cause results to differ from those anticipated are the intensely competitive nature of the market for Internet software, GlobalSCAPE's inability to compete with larger or better positioned companies, legal uncertainties regarding file sharing technologies, technological changes, and other factors set forth in GlobalSCAPE's filings with the SEC.