/n software Releases IPWorks for Mac OS X Public Beta

The most comprehensive suite of Internet Programming Components now running natively on Mac OS X

Research Triangle Park, NC, November 1st, 2002 - /n software inc. (www.nsoftware.com) - a leading provider of Internet Development Components, releases IPWorks V5 for Mac OS X Beta 1, a special version of IPWorks built for native Mac OS X development. This release provides developers with more than 30 components that bring unprecedented new functionality in the hands of Mac OS X developers facilitating the integration of Internet functionality within native Mac OS X applications.

Initially introduced in 1995 for the Microsoft Windows™ platform, IPWorks is actively used by most Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies, as well as thousands of independent software developers worldwide. The product eliminates much of the complexity of developing connected applications, by providing easy-to-use programmable components that facilitate tasks such as sending email, transferring files, browsing the web, consuming web services, parsing XML documents, etc.

"The move to Mac OS X was a logical progression for our product line, and a much requested feature by Macintosh developers worldwide," said Gent Hito, President & CEO of /n software. "Since Mac OS X is Unix-based, porting the code from our Linux and Solaris products was a matter of hours, but then we spent several man-months making sure the product looks and feels like a Mac OS X component, and testing every aspect of its functionality on the new platform. Long term, we are committed to providing the same functionality and support to Macintosh developers as other platforms, ensuring IPWorks is always their tool of choice for Internet development."

IPWorks Version 5 is currently available in more than 20 editions, targeting various Platforms, IDEs, and component technologies including Windows, Microsoft .NET, Java, Pocket PC, Linux, Solaris, and now Mac OS X. IPWorks provides a complete solution, and its excellent 5+ year track record means you get a robust enterprise-class toolset backed by professional technical support.

Public Beta versions of IPWorks Mac OS X Edition are available immediately for download from the /n software website at www.nsoftware.com.

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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