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[PGP]: PGP Granted Worldwide Export License

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PGP Encryption Software Granted Worldwide Export License As Part of Landmark Decision

U.S. Government Grants License for International Sales Of World's Most Widely Deployed Encryption Products

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETA) today announced that it has been granted a full license by the U.S. Government to export its market-leading PGP encryption software, ending a decades-old ban on the export of strong encryption products. The license, effective immediately, allows Network Associates, the world's largest security software company (IDC Research, 1999) to export its full strength PGP encryption software to virtually all countries worldwide without restriction. Worldwide availability of strong encryption is widely seen as a necessity for enabling trusted e-business transactions over the Internet.

``PGP encryption has always been a flagship technology -- the first mass-distributed encryption software, the first to be sold by an overseas subsidiary, and now the first to be available for sale from the U.S. directly to overseas customers,'' said Kelly Blough, director of government relations for Network Associates. ``We are pleased with the U.S. Government's decision to grant this license independently of the new crypto regulations, so Network Associates can point the way for other American companies in the drive to help shape e-commerce worldwide.''

Network Associates acquired Phil Zimmermann's PGP, Inc. in 1997 and offers the company's PGP encryption and authentication technology today in several consumer and enterprise-class products. PGP Data Security secures all email, disk, file and network communications between businesses. The standalone PGP VPN application offers a fully standards-compliant virtual private network client that enables remote users to securely access corporate networks over the public Internet, saving companies as much as 80 percent on remote dial-up costs.

IDC Research recently named Network Associates as the world's leading encryption software vendor, as well as the largest overall security software vendor (including firewall, antivirus, and VPN). As demand for seamless security to enable trusted e-business relationships grows, the worldwide market for security software is projected to grow to $8.3 billion in 2003. This relaxation of export regulations allows U.S. based companies for the first time to compete globally in the race to secure the planet with easy-to-use, deploy, and manage encryption software to enable trusted transactions.

``This decision further establishes the PGP product line as a true worldwide standard for enabling secure e-business,'' said Mona Doss, senior product manager for PGP. ``Thanks to this export license, the PGP product line can now be easily used to secure data both within and between businesses almost anywhere in the world.''

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