File Compression/Transfer Utility is self-extracting.

Press Release Summary:

StuffIt® Deluxe v8.0 includes built-In self-extracting archive tool and StuffIt X file format that provides 512 bit encryption and error-correction features. Productivity features include task automation, one-click compress, and mail from Microsoft's Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Additional offerings include StuffIt Catalog(TM), StuffIt Wizards, and SEA Builder(TM) document distribution system that creates self-extracting archives that open automatically.

Original Press Release:

Aladdin Ships Best Zip Compression, Strongest Security and Data Protection with New Stuffit X Technology for Windows

New StuffIt Deluxe 8.0 Built-In Self-Extracting Archive Tool Foolproofs Emailing Attachments-- Makes Internet Communications Fast, Safe, And Secure

Watsonville, CA - March 4, 2003 -Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), today shipped StuffIt Deluxe(r) 8.0, the newest version of its popular "designed for Windows(r) XP" compression and file transfer utility. New Wizards allow users to compress and transfer files via FTP and email. The new StuffIt(r) X file format, provides users with better compression, strong 512 bit encryption, and error-correction features.

StuffIt Deluxe 8.0 includes exclusive productivity features including:

o Task automation, one-click compress and mail from Microsoft's Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

o The StuffIt Catalog(tm) generates a dynamically updated list of all archived data on the user's PC and on the network making it easy to manage archived data. These features offer the greatest flexibility and most choices to maximize bandwidth and communicate with other computer users.

o The StuffIt Wizards make the "Compress and Email," FTP archive creation, uploading and file exchange features of Microsoft Office easier to use. The Wizards' step-by-step interface allows users of all experience levels to accomplish common file transfer and compression tasks.

"Our goal with StuffIt X was to design an archive format with the Internet in mind," said Matthew Covington, StuffIt product manager. "StuffIt X offers improved compression, security, and safety with its redundancy feature that allows users to recover lost or damaged data."

Independent tests confirm < > that StuffIt's improved compression is now the best available. Savvy Internet users will appreciate the advance in StuffIt's compression technology because smaller files move across the Internet faster, which means less waiting for downloads and email attachment transfers.

StuffIt Deluxe 8.0 helps computer users save time with unique features. The SEA Builder(tm), a document distribution system, creates self-extracting archives that open automatically. Options to display text messages to recipients and email notification of successful delivery are available to give the sender peace of mind. StuffIt Express(tm) Personal Edition works seamlessly with Microsoft Scheduled Tasks to automate routine tasks, such as data backups, at regularly scheduled times.

StuffIt Deluxe 8.0 Features and Benefits

o Creates the smallest compressed archives

o New! StuffIt Catalog makes it easy to keep track of all compressed and archived data

o New! StuffIt Wizards allow users to create backup archives and transmit archives via FTP and/or email

o New! 512-bit encryption for maximum privacy protection

o Add Files to an archive based on user-defined criteria

o One-click compress and mail from Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

o Custom Self-Extracting Archive document distribution system creates archives that open automatically and send email confirmation of successful delivery

o Unique data backup and file transfer automation with StuffIt Express' seamless integration with Windows Scheduled Tasks

o Search for files buried in Zip and StuffIt Archives with ArchiveSearch(tm)

o Prevent file corruption during Internet transfer (add error-correction to selected files)

o Access any compressed or encoded file, download, or email attachment

o Browse and Manipulate StuffIt and Zip archives

Pricing and Availability

StuffIt Deluxe is $39.99 (USD) and is available directly from Aladdin, major retailers and mail order catalogs in the US and Canada, and select dealers worldwide. StuffIt Deluxe and other Aladdin products are available from Aladdin's international partners at: < >.

The StuffIt Standard Edition 8.0 for Windows is also available.

Registered owners of previous StuffIt Deluxe, StuffIt Lite (now called StuffIt Standard), DropStuff or DropZip versions can upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe 8.0 for $14.99, directly from Aladdin at: All customers providing a StuffIt Deluxe 7.5 proof of purchase after 1/12/03 are eligible for a free downloadable upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe 8.0 for Windows.

StuffIt is available for the Windows, Mac OS(r), Linux, and Solaris(tm) platforms at: < >. Users can register StuffIt at: < >.

System Requirements

StuffIt Deluxe 8.0, is compatible with Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP, Home and Pro. It requires 64Mb RAM and 20 Mb of disk space.

Aladdin Systems, Inc: The Leader in Access Management(tm) Founded in 1988, Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), develops and publishes award-winning business and consumer products. Aladdin's software offers a range of solutions to increase user efficiency in the areas of information access, removal, recovery, security and Internet distribution.

Aladdin is located at 245 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA; phone: +1(831)761-6200; Fax: +1(831)761-6206. For more information on Aladdin, visit its Web site at: < > or e-mail: < [email protected] >.

StuffIt, StuffIt Deluxe, ReturnReceipt, ArchiveSearch, Magic Menu, StuffIt Express, StuffIt Expander, DropStuff, Drop Zip, and the Aladdin logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aladdin Systems, Inc. All other product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respect.

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