CryptoBuddy Listed as “Top 5” Download at Popular ITProDownloads.com; Easy-to-Use Encryption Program Awarded Top Ratings from Web Site Visitors

CryptoBuddy Listed as “Top 5” Download at Popular ITProDownloads.com; Easy-to-Use Encryption Program Awarded Top Ratings from Web Site Visitors

Business Editors, High Tech Writers

CARY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 14, 2002

Research Triangle Software, Inc. (www.rtsz.com) announced today that its CryptoBuddy encryption and compression software utility is listed as a “Top 5” of utility software programs downloaded at the popular CMP Media ITProDownloads.com web site.

CryptoBuddy, an easy-to-use program that allows individuals to encrypt and compress private documents and files, has received a 5 out of 5 rating from visitors on the web site.

In recent weeks, CryptoBuddy has been featured at many popular download sites and can now be downloaded at no cost from Topdownloads.net, Shareme.com, Winsite.com, SharewareJunction.com, as well as other free download sites on the Internet. CryptoBuddy is receiving positive marks from users and received a 4 1/2 out of 5 rating from Afreego.com as well as an 8 out of 10 rating at FileHungry.com.

“We have created an easy-to-use product and a fun marketing program to let the public know that CryptoBuddy is available for download,” said Bob Crowley, Senior Vice President of Research Triangle Software. “Traffic to our download sites and our CryptoBuddy shopping mall increases each day at a rate of thousands of new visitors per month.”

Research Triangle Software plans to release an enhanced version of CryptoBuddy later this year which will have more features while still retaining its speed and simplicity. “CryptoBuddy was designed to provide individuals and businesses with quick and easy encryption and compression,” said Jeff LeRose, President of Research Triangle Software. “Our goal is to demystify encryption so we are listening to our customers and will continue to add enhancements to CryptoBuddy. So far, the product has been very well received. Our long-term plan is to have the CryptoBuddy icon on millions of desktops so that individuals and corporations may easily protect their data among a vast network of CryptoBuddy users. “

About CryptoBuddy

CryptoBuddy is a utility software product from Research Triangle Software, for the encryption, security, compression, and privacy needs of data for individuals and business. It compresses and encrypts files at very high speeds adding only seconds to the file transfer process. The product serves these needs for individuals and enterprises of all sizes through an easy to use interface designed to simplify and demystify encryption in ordinary usage. Additionally, its related products and merchandise can be used to make its use fun and educational while providing a high degree of protection. For further information on the product, please visit our website (www.cryptobuddy.com).

About Research Triangle Software, Inc.

Research Triangle Software, Inc. (RTS) is a diversified electronic commerce (EC) products and services company. RTS serves the EC needs of individuals and companies in a cost efficient way. RTS provides EC software, education, and related products and services that are easy to learn and use. For further information, please call (919)-657-0505 or visit our web site (www.rtsz.com).

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