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Computer Associates To Fortify Smith Micro's CheckIt Utilities With Industrial Strength Anti-virus Protection

Nov 14, 2000
CA InoculateIT PE Anti-Virus Solution to be Bundled with Smith Micro's Leading PC System Diagnostic Utility

ISLANDIA, N.Y. and ALISO VIEJO, CA -- Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) the world's leading eBusiness solutions provider, announced today that Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) will be bundling InoculateIT Personal Edition (PE), CA's premier anti-virus software solution for the PC, with all copies of its CheckIt Utilities PC system diagnostic and configuration tool.

"The success of eBusiness depends heavily on the control of malicious viruses and we must protect the entire computing environment from them," said Ken Ballou, CA senior vice president, channel security business unit. "Smith Micro's selection of InoculateIT PE underscores CA's commitment to securing not only businesses and other large organizations from viruses, but also the millions of personal computers that make up the electronic landscape."

CheckIt Utilities is designed to help PC users troubleshoot a wide variety of PC problems, by quickly and easily providing detailed confirmation of system configuration and performance, including individual hardware and peripheral devices.

"As computer viruses become more dangerous each day, no PC diagnostic solution can be called complete without an anti-virus component," said Dave Sperling, CTO, Smith Micro. "The inclusion of InoculateIT PE is an important step in the evolution of the CheckIt family, and will provide our customers with a very high quality anti-virus protection product for their PCs."

CA's InoculateIT PE offers complete virus protection for personal computers running Windows 98/95/ME, Windows NT Workstation and Windows 2000 Professional. Based on one of the leading anti-virus products in the worldwide market, InoculateIT PE automatically detects and cleans conventional file and boot sector viruses as well as macro viruses that infect MS Office 95, Office 98, and Office 2000 Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint files, and Access databases. It is designed to provide excellent protection against Internet and email-borne viruses, safeguarding PCs from infected files downloaded from the web, and from infected email file attachments.

As part of CheckIt Utilities, InoculateIT PE will also be made available to purchasers of Smith Micro's CheckIt Suite. CheckIt Suite complements the powerful diagnostic capabilities of CheckIt Utilities with more specialized tools including CheckIt Portable Edition, a powerful low-level diagnostic application; CheckIt NetOptimizer, a tool that monitors and seeks to improve the performance of Internet connections, CheckIt FastMove, a convenient file transfer and synchronization utility; and CheckIt Zip Utilities, a package of file compression tools.

Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), the world's leading business software company, delivers the end-to-end infrastructure to enable eBusiness through innovative technology, services and education. CA has 20,000 employees worldwide and had revenue in excess of $6 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000. For more information, visit www.ca.com.

Smith Micro Software, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of eCommerce, communication and utility software products and services. The company designs integrated, cross platform, easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on the Internet, Wireless, and Broadband technologies, the company's products enable eCommerce, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, wireless communications, and network fax, along with traditional computer telephony. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through direct sales, retail stores, value-added resellers (VAR's) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM's). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI. For more information, contact Smith Micro at (949) 362-5800.

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are; new and changing technologies and customer acceptance of those technologies; fluctuations or cancellations in orders from distribution customers; the Company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies; and changes in the diagnostic software market. These and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are also discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Form S-3, Form 10-K, and Form 10-Q.

© 2000 Computer Associates International, Inc. One Computer Associates Plaza, Islandia, N.Y. 11749. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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