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Agnitum and Canon System Solutions: More Protection For Japanese Users

St. Petersburg, Russia – September 18, 2004 - Agnitum Ltd announces a partnership with Canon System Solutions, one of the greatest world IT enterprises.

Canon System Solution has become an exclusive premium distributor of Outpost Firewall in Japan. Outpost will be available as the box version, as a download file and promotional discount sales to NOD32 Anti-Virus.

The box version of Outpost Firewall Pro Japanese version will be sold at retail shops all over Japan distributed by SoftBank, the biggest distributor in Japan. At the largest malls in Tokyo and other big cities, it will be also sold aggressively.

Tom Takamoto, Senior Security Consultant at Canon System Solutions says “Canon Sales group is also an important channel for us to sell our products to small and medium corporate customers. They are quite successful in selling NOD32 Anti-Virus, so we think they will be also successful in Outpost”.

As for download sales, potential customers should visit Canon System Solutions web site. The payment will be processed by Vector Inc and the sales will start on September 3rd, Friday. 30 days trial version is also available here.

“Outpost Firewall Pro’s mission is to protect customers from dangers peculiar to web surfing,” said Mikhail Zakhryapin, managing director of Agnitum Ltd. “Our customers seek security and confidence, they come to us because they rely on us and know that we can provide them with a superior arsenal of defense against most Internet threats. We are happy that Canon System Solutions will help us since now on to keep more PC users protected. Besides, Japan is a highly important market, and it is crucial for us to provide the users from this part of the world with a best service.”

“We believe that Outpost Firewall Pro is a high quality product that can provide an outstanding level of security in Internet connections. We are proud to be Agnitum’s partners on such a big market, and we are positive that this cooperation will be beneficial not only for ourselves, but what is more important, to the end users”, said Tom Takamoto.

Outpost Firewall Pro is a powerful, full-featured firewall for Windows, designed for families and businesses of all sizes. Outpost Firewall Pro gives peace-of-mind from threats such as hackers, e-mail viruses, spyware, adware and virtually every other Internet danger. Unlike other personal firewalls, Outpost starts protecting against internal and external attacks as soon as it's installed. This is the first firewall with an open architecture and support for plug-ins, so developers worldwide can easily extend its capabilities.

Outpost Firewall Pro protects systems from worm and virus attacks that arrive by e-mail. Users can filter e-mails based upon their content, and Outpost will prevent dangerous attachments from executing.

Outpost runs under Windows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP, and a free version is available for home users. For more information, contact Agnitum at pr@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 Canon System Solutions

Canon System Solutions Inc., originally established in 1982, has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Sales Co., Inc. since January 2003, and is a leading system integration, network design and software products provider for Japanese enterprises. The company—which offers a broad array of products, services, security solutions and system-specific software development—is an exclusive distributor of Agnitum's Outpost Firewall in Japan, and has been leading the market of Security Products under their ”Digital Security” brand in Japanese market.

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