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


Phoenix, Arizona USA, October 10, 2000 - - Lockstep Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of a new version of WebAgain, the web site content protection and archival utility.

WebAgain protects the content of an organization’s web site by systematically comparing the publicly posted files to the most recent copy stored in the WebAgain Archive. When unauthorized changes are detected, WebAgain automatically restores the original content, quarantines a copy of the hack, and sends notification to the administrator - without taking the site offline. New features of version 2.0 include zombie server protection, FrontPage Server Extensions support, and automatic web site import.

New zombie server protection detects when additional files have been added to a web site. This feature is designed to protect an organization from hackers that add bogus data to a web site. The hacker may add a new home page to post misinformation or to redirect customer traffic. By automatically detecting and removing any extra files, WebAgain also prevents “zombie attacks,” in which hackers illegally host and share files through a web site.

Version 2.0 allows the user to specify when they are using FrontPage Server Extensions on their site and keep these components intact. Because WebAgain simulates a FrontPage Server, users may update their web site using the same method that they use from FrontPage, either batch publishing or live editing. Users who prefer the live editing method can use their FrontPage client software to directly edit the web site files stored in the WebAgain Archive. While users are live editing their site, WebAgain stores a revision history and periodically sends the updates to the public web site.

The new file importing or “harvesting” feature automatically pulls the user’s web site files into the Archive, allowing WebAgain to get up and running more quickly.

“The increasing number of web site attacks demonstrates that firewalls and intrusion detection software are only part of the security equation,” said Karl Forster, Lockstep’s President. “WebAgain is designed to kick into action when these preventative measures are breached, providing a total web site security solution that concentrates on automatic repair.

Highlights of WebAgain version 2.0 include the ability to: 

  • Automatically detect defacement and unauthorized web site changes.

  • Quickly restore defaced web pages and return the 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 protects web sites that are hosted in-house or by a third-party, and 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. WebAgain’s built-in FTP and FrontPage Servers contain an extra level of authentication to prevent hackers from altering the WebAgain Server. 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 on an IBM PC/Compatible running Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000; requires 10 MB of hard disk space (not including extra storage to hold Web site archives); Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape Navigator/Communicator 4.0. The WebAgain Remote Administrator requires Windows 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 $995.00 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.