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Karl Forster
Lockstep Systems, Inc.
Phone +1.480.596.9432  
Fax +1.480.596.9195 


Joe Waldygo
JW Communications, Inc.

Phone      +1.480.632.5050 Fax         +1.480.632.5070 


Phoenix, Arizona USA, June 12, 2000 - - Lockstep Systems, Inc. today announced the release of WebAgain™ version 1.0. WebAgain is a patent-pending Windows utility that automatically fixes vandalized Web sites. It is available immediately and priced at $499 US.

WebAgain is designed to solve the problems associated with web site defacement by automating content verification, alteration discovery and the correction process. It can detect any type of alteration, whether obvious or subtle, and correct it without any need for user involvement.  WebAgain provides round-the-clock web site defacement protection by systematically comparing an organization’s public web site data to an archive maintained at the WebAgain Server. WebAgain detects any differences between the public site and the archive; immediately re-publishing the appropriate files and restoring the web site to its original form. 

The defacement of an organization’s web site exposes visitors to misleading information until the unauthorized change is discovered and corrected. As the site grows in size, it becomes more difficult and time consuming to manually verify each page for accuracy and completeness. Web site hacks may be present and left unidentified for some time before they are discovered because it becomes impossible to continually check the integrity of each page. By automating the web site verification, alteration discovery and correction process, WebAgain minimizes the time that web site visitors would be exposed to misleading information.

“Internet presence companies rely heavily on their web sites, but these sites are very vulnerable. Anyone with Internet access could potentially alter a web site, to post misleading information or to redirect sales traffic,” said Karl Forster, Lockstep’s President.  “WebAgain proactively ensures the integrity of a web site and gives Internet presence companies a tool which automatically corrects any unauthorized changes. WebAgain defeats the goal of the hacker by quickly republishing the altered web pages.”

WebAgain complements the methods and tools companies use to publish their web sites. It accepts web content from all web authoring software programs, such as Microsoft Front Page and Adobe’s GoLive and PageMill.  Web authors publish their files to the WebAgain Server where it archives the web content and publishes the pages to the company’s public web sites and any associated mirror sites. WebAgain guarantees delivery of the content to each desired target web site by queuing the content and routinely attempting to publish this information to all sites until each has successfully received the data.

Highlights of WebAgain version 1.0 include the ability to:

  • Automatically detect defacement and unauthorized web site changes.
  • Quickly restore defaced web pages and return web site to original form.
  • Receive web pages from any web authoring software program.
  • Simultaneously publish to multiple sites and guarantee delivery.
  • Archive web site content and store multiple revisions.
  • Publish a web site back to “any-point-in-time.”
  • Send notices via e-mail, SNMP traps, or NT Event Log messages, when changes are detected and corrected.
  • Quarantine defaced and changed web pages for off-line inspection.
  • Protect multiple web sites and their mirrors using a single WebAgain Server.

WebAgain can protect web sites hosted by a company internally or at an Internet Service Provider (ISP). To protect a web site, WebAgain requires access to the site through a network or dial-up connection. WebAgain runs as a Windows NT / Windows 2000 Service to provide round-the-clock protection. The WebAgain Server software contains a built-in fault tolerant feature allowing the software to resume operation in the event of power loss or machine reboot. The WebAgain Server may be remotely administered using WebAgain’s Remote Administrator software. A single installation of WebAgain can protect multiple web sites with the licensing of a multi-web-site registration key.

WebAgain System Requirements: WebAgain Server software runs as a Windows NT/2000 Service on an IBM PC/Compatible running Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000; requires 5MB of hard disk space (not including extra storage to hold Web site archives); minimum 96 MB RAM; Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape Navigator/Communicator 4.0. The WebAgain Remote Administrator requires Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 or Windows 2000; Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape Navigator/Communicator 4.0.

WebAgain is available direct from Lockstep Systems, Inc. and is priced at $499.00 US for a single license to protect one web site and its associated mirrors. A 30-day, full-featured trial version may be downloaded from Lockstep’s web site: Reseller pricing available upon request; inquiries welcome.

Lockstep Systems, Inc., a privately held corporation, was founded in 1998 to develop and market e-continuity software utilities designed to ensure the integrity and continuity of electronic data for Internet presence companies.  Lockstep Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 4662, Scottsdale, Arizona (AZ) 85261 USA. Telephone +1.480.596.9432. Web site URL: Questions and comments are welcome via e-mail addressed to

Note to Editors: Lockstep Systems and WebAgain are trademarks of Lockstep Systems, Inc. All other products mentioned are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers.