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SOURCE: Zero G Software, Inc.

Zero G Ships InstallAnywhere(R) 4: Latest Version of the World's Most Powerful Multi-Platform Software Deployment Solution

Major Upgrade Delivers Industry's Most Extensive Platform Support, Re-Engineered Designer Interface and Hundreds of New Features and Enhancements

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero G, the leading provider of multi-platform, Java-based, software deployment solutions, today announced the immediate availability of InstallAnywhere 4. InstallAnywhere, the world's most powerful software deployment solution, is now even better, with hundreds of enhancements -- including increased platform support, greater installer flexibility (including console and silent based installations), significant enhancements to the API, improved installer optimization, and a streamlined developer interface.

InstallAnywhere 4 creates installers that are flexible enough to meet the demands of diverse computing environments, yet smart enough to understand the systems on which they are deployed -- making even the most complex deployments easy. InstallAnywhere's intuitive design handles platform-specific installation details automatically. It creates smaller installers that run faster than any other solution, increasing productivity. No other deployment solution offers broader platform support, greater flexibility and more built-in internationalization options than InstallAnywhere.

Industry Leadership

Successful software companies such as Moai and BEA Systems (Nasdaq: BEAS - news) are using InstallAnywhere 4 as an installation solution for their customers worldwide.

Moai, an e-commerce infrastructure provider of online negotiation solutions, is using InstallAnywhere to deploy LiveExchange(TM), its enterprise-class online negotiation software, and CompleteSource(TM) Enterprise, its e-sourcing solution, to customers worldwide. By creating a single, multi-platform deployment solution, InstallAnywhere's flexible and intuitive installers enable Moai to deliver its world-class technology to customers anywhere, on any platform.

``Zero G's Java-based installer technology is a natural fit with Moai's Java-based products,'' said James Talbot, Moai's vice president of engineering. ``InstallAnywhere enables us to use a standardized solution for all platforms instead of having to develop and maintain semi-custom batch files and scripts for the Windows and UNIX platforms.''

BEA Systems, one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, deploys its award-winning BEA WebLogic® family of products using InstallAnywhere. ``We needed a deployment solution provider that shared our vision of anytime, anywhere computing,'' said John Kiger, director of product marketing for the E-Commerce Server Division at BEA. ``No other solution provided the cross-platform support and flexibility BEA required. Console and silent installation functionality were also important for BEA. Our customers need to be able to deploy BEA WebLogic with or without a GUI, through telnet, or silently; InstallAnywhere offers that level of flexibility.''

Robust Feature Set Makes Anytime, Anywhere Deployment a Reality

InstallAnywhere 4 builds professional, multi-platform installers that are capable of deploying and configuring software to nearly any client or server platform. With the ability to install RPMs, to manage and install Windows NT services and to run an installer in a silent or console mode, InstallAnywhere 4's industry-leading features continue to set the bar for platform independent deployment solutions.

``The Internet has forever changed the dynamics of enterprise-based application development and deployment,'' said Tracy Corbo, senior analyst at the Hurwitz Group. ``Consequently, software installation and configuration solutions with a 'one-size fits all' approach are out of synch with the demands of today's highly distributed, multi-platform computing environments. Zero G's approach creates 'smarter' installation scenarios that are flexible and can be customized to meet the demands of both ISVs and IT departments.''

``InstallAnywhere has been designed from the ground up for multi-platform performance. And as our customers' needs for seamless multi-platform deployment and distribution become more sophisticated, InstallAnywhere will continue to deliver the functionality they count on to deploy their mission-critical applications,'' said Eric Shapiro, CEO of Zero G. ``InstallAnywhere does all of the heavy lifting, so developers can concentrate on creating great software.''

The InstallAnywhere Family

The InstallAnywhere 4 family -- Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, and Now! -- streamlines the complexity of multi-platform software deployment with an intuitive interface that gives software producers a single solution that handles the intricacies of deploying software to different platforms, across the enterprise or around the world.

    -- InstallAnywhere 4 Enterprise Edition, the world's most powerful
       multi-platform software deployment solution, simplifies complex
       installations and provides maximum developer customization, along with
       full international support for 29 different languages. Available for
       USD $2,495.
    -- InstallAnywhere 4 Standard Edition, the industry standard for
       multi-platform software installation, offers more features and
       customizability than every other product in its class. Available for
       USD $995.
    -- InstallAnywhere 4 Now! is the easiest, quickest, and most inexpensive
       way to build multi-platform software installers. It may be downloaded
       free of charge from the company's website, www.ZeroG.com.

About Zero G

Founded in 1996, Zero G is the leading developer of multi-platform software deployment and updating solutions. Some of the blue-chip software producers who count on Zero G are Adobe, AT&T, BEA Systems, Borland, IBM, Intel, Moai, Nortel, Novell, and Sun Microsystems. Privately held, Zero G is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and may be contacted at 415-512-7771 or found on the Internet at http://www.ZeroG.com .

NOTE: Zero G, Zero G Software, PowerUpdate, and InstallAnywhere are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zero G Software, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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