/n software inc. and AG-Tech Corporation bring the IPWorks product line to Japan.

Partnership for full localization and distribution of the IPWorks family of products for the Japanese software market.

Research Triangle Park, NC, May 16th, 2002 - /n software inc. (www.nsoftware.com) a leading provider of Internet Development Tools, and AG-Tech Corporation (www.agtech.co.jp) a leading software distribution and localization company in Japan, have partnered to bring the IPWorks family of products to the Japanese software market. This combined effort fully localizes the IPWorks product line including translated documentation, full Japanese language support, and local distribution.

The Japanese versions of IPWorks maintain the same easy-to-use interfaces and powerful productivity features as their English counterparts. The product documentation has been translated in full by the AG-Tech team of localization professionals with extensive experience in the software component industry. In addition, technical support for the localized versions of IPWorks will be handled by AG-Tech providing developers native, first-class, professional technical support.

"AG-Tech's extraordinary reputation for thoroughness and professionalism in the Japanese development community, and their ability to provide support for all the platforms covered by IPWorks, made them an obvious choice when we were researching product localization and market penetration options in Japan," said Gent Hito, President and CEO of /n software. "We are excited to be working with AG-Tech to bring the complete IPWorks product line to software developers in Japan."

"The partnership between AG-Tech and /n software will provide numerous benefits to Japanese software developers," said Yoshio Tanahashi, CEO of AG-Tech. "IPWorks is an impressive suite of components with full range support for the various TCP/IP protocols. Equally impressive is the technical support we received from /n software during the localization effort and their ability to quickly address specific issues related to Japanese encodings."

AG-Tech is a leading software distributor in Japan specializing in databases, software components and developer tools. Founded in 1984, AG-Tech has offices in Tokyo and Nagoya, and has been offering localization and distribution services to more than 20 companies worldwide. AG-Tech is the exclusive distributor of the Japanese versions of IPWorks For pricing and availability, please contact the company directly at www.agtech.co.jp or send email to info@agtech.co.jp.

About /n software
/n software is the market leader in software components for Communications and Security development. Founded in 1994, /n software (pronounced 'n software') is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. You can reach the company via email at info@nsoftware.com, on the World Wide Web at www.nsoftware.com, or by calling US: (800) 225-4190 or International: (919) 544-7070.


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