For Immediate Release

DART COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES POWERTCP SECURE MAIL FOR .NET

Add SSL-based security and authentication with SMTP, POP, and IMAP for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003.

Rome, N.Y.- June 6,2003-

Dart Communications, a leading provider of Internet Development Components and Services, announced the upcoming release of PowerTCP Secure Mail for .NET.

With the addition of SSL encryption and certificate authentication, PowerTCP Secure Mail for .NET enables the already feature-rich SMTP, IMAP, and POP components to establish secure connections to mail servers and provides both server and client authentication from any application built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2003. Support for Implicit and Explicit SSL security assures the widest range of secure mail server compatibility, including Microsoft Exchange, IMail, CommuniGate Pro, UNIX Open Source mail servers, and most other mail servers that support SSL-based security and authentication.

PowerTCP Secure Mail for .NET also includes Dart’s “MessageStream” technology, which enables the creation and manipulation of basic and complex mail messages without having to learn the complexities of message decoding/encoding. The bi-directional MessageStream class provides a stream interface that decodes and encodes MIME and non-MIME messages. Once decoded, messages can be easily read and manipulated using familiar properties and methods. For authoring, messages are easily created using the same object model. To make complex message creation even easier, high-level functionality enables the creation of HTML mail with only one line of code.

"Security is often a key aspect of software development that includes transmission of data over the Internet.” said Alex Gladshtein, Director of Product Development at Dart. “Our goal was to ensure that software developers using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 could successfully create powerful e-mail applications and still meet demanding security requirements."

"PowerTCP Secure Mail for .NET is synergistic with the benefits and features of the .NET Framework, providing both ease of use and absolute flexibility,” said John Montgomery, director for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. “The integration with the Visual Studio .NET 2003 IDE will increase developer productivity for our mutual customers.

All components included in PowerTCP Secure Mail for .NET are designed for use in standard .NET Framework applications, including ASP.NET server applications, and XML Web services. The components are engineered with a multi-threaded architecture for optimum performance and include a design-time testing environment to maximize the RAD capabilities of Visual Studio .NET 2003. Documentation is natively integrated into the Visual Studio IDE and includes comprehensive tutorials in addition to the reference guide.

PowerTCP Secure Mail for.NET is available immediately. Additional information about this product, and a 30-day trial download, can be found at Dart Communications’ website http://www.dart.com.

Dart specializes in Internet protocol and formatting standards, providing expertise to customers with PowerTCP Internet Application Development Tools, consulting services, and support. Contact Dart Communications: 1109 Floyd Ave, Rome, N.Y. 13440; Tel: 315-339-8040; Fax: 315-339-8041. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.