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Infosecurity Europe, London – April 24, 2007 – eSoft, Inc., a leading vendor of integrated Internet security and content management solutions for small to medium-sized businesses, announced today that its partnership with Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ: BELM), formed in November 2006, will be expanded to target the fast-growing integrated Secure Content Management (SCM) market in Europe.

eSoft and Bell Micro, a Fortune 1000 value-added distributor of high-technology products, solutions and services to the industrial and commercial markets, announced a pan-European distribution agreement last November, following the success of their relationship in the US.

In Europe, Bell Micro distributes eSoft’s entire line of InstaGate Integrated Security Gateways and ThreatWall Content Security Gateways, which are designed to provide protection from dynamic network threats such as worms, viruses, spyware, spam, trojans, phishing and intrusion attacks, as well as threats carried over Instant Messaging (IM) and peer-to-peer applications. The InstaGate solutions also provide deep packet firewall and virtual private networking (VPN) support, resulting in a complete array of solutions for all aspects of network security.

Secure Content Management (SCM), the fastest-growing market in network security, focuses solely on content security applications, such as AV, anti-spyware, IPS and spam filtering. eSoft’s most award-winning product, the ThreatWall, is a scalable SCM device that augments an existing Firewall adding deep content security features such as anti-spam, anti-spyware, anti-virus and web filtering. The ThreatWall is an ideal SCM solution for companies with a firewall/VPN already in place, one of Bell Micro’s growth focus areas.

Paul Darby, EMEA Regional Channel Manager at eSoft, Inc said: ‘With eSoft growing at double-digits per quarter, Bell Micro provides the world-class distribution network we need to deliver our award-winning security products to key European markets. Since the launch with Bell at the end of 2006, we have seen a very encouraging response from resellers and end users alike. The flexibility and modularity of eSoft’s products allows resellers to provide single point security solutions to their clients, filling the gap often left by other vendor solutions.”

Duncan Hume, Security Division Manager at Bell Micro, said: “Bell Micro is committed to providing customers with the best in network security products. Our partnership with eSoft allows us to deliver on this promise, giving organisations of all sizes unparalleled protection from dynamic Internet-based threats via their superb, scalable security appliances. We are delighted to lead with eSoft, filling a gap in the fast-growing, integrated SCM market.”

About eSoft, Inc.

eSoft (www.esoft.com) is a leading provider of integrated Internet security solutions offering organisations of all sizes unparalleled protection from dynamic Internet-based threats. eSoft’s award winning InstaGate™ and ThreatWall™ platforms offer high-performance Deep Packet Inspection security services including Firewall, IPSec VPN, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention, Web Content Filtering, Email Content Filtering and even Webmail/Email servers. eSoft solutions are based on purpose-built hardware platforms and optional security software modules called SoftPaks™, which are distributed and maintained through eSoft’s patented SoftPak Director™ technology. Overall, the eSoft solution offers the IT manager extreme simplicity and flexibility when deploying and managing network security, resulting in less time demands on IT staff, a reduced need for in-house security expertise, and a lower total cost of ownership.

About Bell Micro

Bell Micro is a global, specialist distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services, including storage systems, servers, security, software, computer components and peripherals, as well as integration, maintenance and professional services. An industry-recognised specialist in storage products, this Nasdaq listed, Fortune 1000 company is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors with revenues of over €1.2bn in Europe and $3.2bn world-wide.
Bell Micro is uniquely qualified with deep technical and application expertise to service a broad range of information technology needs. From design to deployment, its products and services are available at any level of integration, from components to sub-system assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions all designed to enhance its partners. Bell Micro operates through three channels to market – industrial, commercial and enterprise – each of which offers a wide range of services and products from major IT vendors.

Bell Micro is the trading brand for Bell Microproducts Inc. More information can be found in the company's SEC filings (ticker symbol: BELM), or by visiting the Bell Micro web site at www.bellmicro.eu.

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eSoft will join Bell Micro at Infosecurity Europe 2007 (24th-26th April), on stand F212

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