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Agnitum Partners with Novell for Network Security Solutions 

St. Petersburg, Russia – February 4, 2004 - Agnitum announces that Novell has chosen the firewall engine of Agnitum Outpost for the Novell Client Firewall, part of the BorderManager network security application. Users of Novell BorderManager are now protected from Internet threats with this end-point security solution.

"We are proud to be the vendor selected by Novell for personal firewall software," said Mikhail Zakhryapin, Managing Director of Agnitum, "And it is a huge achievement for us to top other leading firewall software vendors. The fact that Outpost Personal Firewall was selected to provide security to millions of Novell BorderManager users indicates the quality of our products and can be taken as a major criteria when making a choice for both end-users to protect their PCs and software vendors when searching for a firewall technology partner."

With computer networks becoming more popular in every arena, from small businesses to college dorms, network security is a critical concern. Networks are at greater risk from Internet threats because these systems maintain a constant connection to the Internet, a vulnerability hackers hunt for. With multiple computers in a network, the network becomes a more appealing target.

Novell BorderManager 3.8 includes premier firewall and VPN technologies that safeguard the network. With the powerful directory-integrated features in Novell BorderManager, customers can monitor users' Internet activities and control their remote access to corporate resources. The Novell Client Firewall offers the latest in personal firewall technology, with unique features such as components control, stateful packet inspection and process safety technologies. These features protect enterprise networks from undesirable Internet content, including programs that destroy or steal data, games that waste users' time and Web pages that expose companies to legal liability.

"The Novell Client Firewall is an important component of our comprehensive enterprise security offering," said Kent Erickson, Novell vice president of Engineering. "Agnitum provided a mature code base that allowed Novell to deliver a reliable solution to the market much more quickly than would have been possible otherwise."

Outpost Firewall Pro is available for download through the Agnitum web site at www.agnitum.com.

About Agnitum

Agnitum is a leader in security and privacy software for home and office computers. The company’s flagship product, Outpost Firewall Pro, provides a superior arsenal of defense against PC infiltration by denying unauthorized access by remote hackers and protecting against data theft, denial-of-service attacks, privacy violation, Trojan horses, spyware and more. Four major criteria define Agnitum software: security, control, privacy and ease of use. The effectiveness of Agnitum software has been recognized by independent security experts and by international media awards.

About Novell

Novell is the leading provider of information solutions for secure identity management, web application development and cross-platform services, supported by consulting and professional services. Consistently recognized for its award-winning technologies, Novell won Best Product of 2002 from Network Computing for NetWare 6 and eDirectory in their respective categories.

About Outpost Firewall Pro

Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro is the most feature-packed personal firewall for Windows, a fact that is proven by many independent reviews and millions of users around the world. Outpost provides a superior arsenal of defense against all kinds of PC infiltration. Outpost Firewall Pro is the only product of its breed to implement plug-in technology, which allows third party developers to further extend Outpost's functionality.

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