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


Phoenix, Arizona USA, February 21, 2001 - - Lockstep Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of a new service version of WebAgain, the web site content protection and archival utility. The WebAgain Service Version is designed specifically for Application Service Providers (ASPs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) interested in offering a web site protection solution to customers concerned about web site vandalism.

The WebAgain Service Version, based on Lockstep’s flagship retail product, protects the content of a customer’s web site from hackers by systematically comparing their publicly posted files to the most recent copy in the WebAgain Archive stored at the service provider’s location.  When unauthorized changes are detected, WebAgain automatically restores the original content, quarantines a copy of the hack, and notifies web stakeholders via e-mail – all without taking the site offline.

The WebAgain Server, hosted and managed by the service provider, is designed to monitor multiple customer web sites.  The WebAgain Service Version provides several different reporting capabilities to help providers manage their servers, customer accounts and connections. Web sites are easily added to the WebAgain Server and providers can send customers a remote administrator installation kit via e-mail to facilitate account setup.

Customers are allowed complete control over their WebAgain account and are able to view general web site health information via the remote administrator interface. The Status Panel displays web site health at a glance, the Quarantine holds copies of defaced web pages and the Message Log details events that have occurred within WebAgain.  WebAgain also provides customers with the ability to keep a digital audit trail or change history of their web site for escrowing purposes.

“When ASPs and managed hosters protect their customer web sites with WebAgain, they are protecting their customers’ Internet presence and reputation, as well as their own,” said Karl Forster, President of Lockstep Systems.  “Today’s security conscious customers are concerned about becoming the target of a hacker.  They realize that a hacker’s defacement can destroy customer confidence, scaring them away, resulting in the loss of revenue.  Web site stakeholders want to know how their sites can be protected against hacker damage and WebAgain is the proactive tool which provides the answer.”

Highlights of the WebAgain Service Version for Service Providers:

  • WebAgain supports the protection of multiple web sites; these sites can be hosted locally or by a third-party

  • As the customer base grows, additional WebAgain Servers can be easily added

  • Contains Remote Administrator kits for quick e-mail delivery to customers

  • Customized configurations scan different web sites at different intervals

  • Creates reports to assist in the billing process and supports multi-web accounts for customers with more than one site

  • Contains built-in fault tolerance and tools for System Administrators to help support customers

  • Promotes customer retention by holding web site master copy and change history on-site

  • Ability to offer new service and generate new revenues from existing customer base

Highlights of the WebAgain Service Version for ASP End Users:

  • Monitors web site health remotely

  • Automatically detects defacement and unauthorized web site changes

  • Quickly restores defaced web pages and returns the web site to original form

  • Sends web site health notices via e-mail when changes are detected and corrected

  • Provides Zombie server protection, detects when additional files have been added to a web site

  • Automatically imports existing web site into WebAgain

  • Accepts content from any web authoring software program

  • Simultaneously publishes to multiple sites and guarantees delivery

  • Archives web site content and stores multiple revisions

  • Publishes a web site back to “any-point-in-time”

  • Quarantines defaced web pages for off-line inspection

  • Supports FrontPage Server Extensions

WebAgain Service Version 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.

Availability - The WebAgain Service Version is now available from Lockstep Systems, Inc. Outsourcers are invited to contact Lockstep Systems for a trial version.  Pricing is dependent upon the estimated number of customers using the Service. Please call 480-596-9432 or e-mail for more details.

About Lockstep Systems, Inc. - 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.