Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a world leader in wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging solutions for the Internet, today introduced the Eudora Productivity Toolkit™ software, a comprehensive and integrated package of best-of-class solutions for email's four key challenges: security, virus protection, file compression and attachment viewing.
Reflecting the needs of the millions of email users across the globe, the Eudora Productivity Toolkit package solves emails' most universal hurdles:
- Security - Email users want to know their messages are secure and confidential. PGP® for Personal Privacy, Version 5.0 (DSS/Diffie Hellman) allows you to easily encrypt, decrypt and digitally sign messages and attachments, including text, spreadsheets, word processing documents, voice and video files. It is also ideal for encrypting and digitally signing documents or files on a desktop to protect them from prying eyes.
- Viruses - Receiving virus-infected attachments can irreparably damage valuable documents and computer systems. McAfee VirusScan® 3.0—OEM Internet Version continuously monitors Eudora email attachments and all other systems files, alerts users when viruses are found and automatically removes viruses from infected files.
- Attachment viewing - You can't open attachments if you don't have the software that created them. Verity KeyView™ 5.1 Plug-in for Eudora automatically allows users to view and print attachments created with the most popular software applications. This custom Eudora version of KeyView provides Eudora Pro users with cross-platform support for more than 25 file formats—giving the user a high-fidelity view of word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and HTML documents. Full-featured versions of KeyView and KeyView Pro are available from Verity at special upgrade pricing. (This feature is available on the Windows platform only)
- Compression - Downloading and transmitting large files takes up too much valuable time. Aladdin Systems StuffIt™ 4.0 Plug-in for Eudora compresses attachment files for shorter transmission time and the StuffIt Expander Plug-in for Eudora allows you to decompress a wide range of the compressed archive files that you receive. Since the StuffIt Expander also supports most compressed archive file formats, users can interchange files among Macintosh, PC and UNIX systems.
"Reflecting Qualcomm's continuing commitment to provide our millions of customers with market leading, robust and easy-to-use tools for electronic communications, we have partnered with best-of-class solutions to email's key hurdles," said Jeff Jacobs, vice president and general manager of Qualcomm's Eudora division. "Placing our customers' needs and preferences above all else has made the Eudora family of software the world leader in Internet email. Partnering with other industry leaders like McAfee, Verity, Aladdin and Pretty Good Privacy ensures that we maintain our market and technology leadership."
Commenting on the market need for the Eudora Productivity Toolkit package, Mark Levitt, research manager for Electronic Messaging at International Data Corporation, stated "Users have been searching for products that address their concerns regarding e-mail security and interoperability. This package provides the end-to-end encryption, virus protection, viewers, and compression that are missing from most e-mail products on the market today."
The Eudora Productivity Toolkit package is included, at no additional cost, with the latest version of Eudora Pro, v3.0.™ for Windows and v 3.1.1 for Macintosh. The CD-ROM contains an installation interface for Eudora Pro software and all components of the Eudora Productivity Toolkit package to make installation simple. The new CD-ROM has a suggested retail price of $89. A $20 Upgrade Rebate Coupon, which is found inside retail boxes of the latest Eudora Pro software, is available for qualifying owners of previous versions of Eudora Pro software. The Eudora Productivity Toolkit package is available only in the United States and Canada. The latest version of Eudora Pro also includes the automatic installation of the Qualcomm PureVoic™ Plug-in for Eudora, which allows users to exchange voice messages using email.
Eudora software users can also visit "Email Central" at http://www.eudora.com/central/ for more ways to enhance their Eudora software, such as receiving and sending faxes and voice-mail through their e-mail with JFAX Personal Telecom™, inexpensive global roaming with iPass™, and lifetime, easy-to-remember email addresses with i-Names.
Pretty Good Privacy (www.pgp.com) is the leading provider of digital privacy products for private communications and the secure storage of data for businesses and individuals. With millions of users, it has become the world leader in email encryption and the de facto standard for Internet mail encryption. Editorial inquiries can be directed to Paul Lanyi at (415)524-6229 or email@example.com.
Verity develops and markets software tools and applications for searching, retrieving, viewing and filtering information across the Internet, enterprise and CD-ROMs. Editorial inquiries can be directed to Marguerite Padovani at (408) 542-2224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aladdin Systems, Inc. (www.aladdinsys.com) is the developer and publisher of award winning business and consumer products, like StuffiIt®, the world wide compression standard for hard drives and the Internet, and Spring Cleaning™ the number one uninstaller for the Mac. Aladdin products are designed to make information transmission, access and organization transparent in the Internet age. Media inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Lyng at (408) 761-6200 or email@example.com.
With over 18 million users, the Eudora family of software products is the world's most popular Internet email solution, providing comprehensive client/server solutions for both Internet and intranet messaging. Available for the Windows, Macintosh and Newton® platforms, Eudora Light ™ and Eudora Pro are best-of-class Internet email client software products. Eudora Pro 3.x has powerful features that deliver exceptional levels of productivity, ease-of-use and flexibility for users who process high volumes of Internet email, while Eudora Light 3.x software sets new standards for Internet email freeware with a wide range of enhanced capabilities. Eudora WorldMail™ Server provides powerful e-mail management capabilities and fast, reliable messaging services for the Windows NT5 platform.
OEM and bundling agreements include industry leaders such as IBM, NETCOM and 3Com. Eudora Pro software has been licensed to a wide range of corporations including Macromedia, MCI, Cisco, GTE, Lockheed Martin and Schlumberger. Many of the world's leading universities, including MIT, Stanford, The University of California, Brown and Cornell, also use Eudora Internet email software.
For more information regarding the Eudora family of products, visit the division's World Wide Web site at http://www.eudora.com.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. In addition to the Eudora family of software products, the Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include ASIC products and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development and commercial implementation of the Company's CDMA technology, continued growth in the CDMA subscriber population and the scale up and operations of CDMA systems, timing and receipt of license fees and royalties, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 29, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.
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