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News Release
July 26th, 2001

Web security made easy with BlackICE Defender
Corporate Strength Defence Against Hackers For The Small-, Home-Office And Consumer Market.
LONDON, England - 26th July 2001 - Small businesses and home office workers can now protect their confidential business data from Internet hackers with BlackICE Defender from Network ICE. Simple to install, this award-winning software blocks out uninvited guests and, if needs be, helps to identify intruders for future prosecution. Distributed exclusively in the UK by MediaGold, BlackICE Defender has an RRP of £39.99 including VAT.

"It's easy to forget that Internet connections are two-way and that every time a PC user goes online they lay themselves open to hackers who can potentially do a lot of damage. BlackICE Defender delivers peace of mind without having to call in the security experts," says Jo Wood, Chief Executive Officer, MediaGold UK.

Key Features

  • PROTECTS: BlackICE Defender inspects all inbound and outbound traffic, always looking for trouble, ready to step in and aggressively defend systems from attack.
  • BLOCKS: If an attack is detected, BlackICE Defender automatically blocks traffic from that source, denying hackers access to your system while leaving legitimate traffic unaffected.
  • REPORTS: BlackICE Defender provides easy-to-understand alerts to inform users of attempted attacks. It can log all suspicious activity in case evidence needs to be stored.
  • SECURES: BlackICE Defender secures your dial-up and cable modem Internet connections.
  • EASE OF USE: 'Instant On' installation for quick and easy start up. Intuitive user interface details hacker identification, intrusion severity level and attack summary. AdvICE link for quick help and detailed information on Internet hacks.

System requirements

  • Operating systems: Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT 4.0.
  • Processor: Pentium class computer
  • Memory: 16MB or more
  • Hard Drive Space: 10MB free
  • Network Protocol: TCP/IP
  • Network connection: 10/100 Ethernet LAN/WAN, cable modem, DSL router, ISDN
    router or dial up modem

Pricing and availability
Distributed exclusively in the UK and Europe by MediaGold, BlaceICE Defender has an RRP of £39.99 including VAT. For further information, contact MediaGold on +44 (0) 20 7221 4600.

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© 2001 Network ICE and BlackICE Defender is a trademark of Network ICE Corporation. All other companies and products listed are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holders.

About MediaGold
MediaGold International manages the development of consumer and business software (and associated products). With offices in London, Munich and Paris, MediaGold has over 15 years' experience providing business development services on a pan-European and International basis, to clients such as Intuit, Prima Books and Macmillan Software throughout retail, e-tail, corporate, OEM, distribution, re-publishing, catalogue and direct sales channels.

Reviews
If you would like a review copy, please contact Mary Burtt at Platform on 020 8964 9149 (mary@platformpr.com)