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Danu Industries Ltd, a leading provider of Internet Security solutions,
announced today that Virtual Internet Provider Ltd (VIP), an Affinity
Internet Holdings Plc company, has selected Danu's TermiNET Personal
Firewall software as a component of its Internet Provision service. VIP,
serving over 1.5 million subscribers across the globe, will make available
Danu's TermiNET Personal Firewall to its clients.

"VIP is a perfect partner for Danu because of its focus on incorporating
innovative services, such as Internet Security into its offering", said
Andy
Hogan - UK Business Development Director for Danu Industries UK. "VIP has
a
strong track record in the provision of high quality Internet services and
solutions, boasting clients such as Tiny Online and Egg. We are very
pleased
to be strengthening our relationship with VIP and its customers around the
world."

TermiNET is state-of-the-art personal firewall software, designed to
protect
the Internet subscriber against Internet-borne assaults from hackers.
Employing the same principles as corporate firewalls, users can block
incoming or outgoing traffic at will. Furthermore specific content types
can
be blocked, providing children with a safe Internet environment and
parents
with peace-of-mind. Also suitable for SME users, the software affords the
mobile PC user protection wherever an Internet connection is made, be it
the
office, at home or on the road. TermiNET has received a number of
favourable
write-ups from leading Internet review sites such as ZDNET, TUCOWS &
ROCKETDOWNLOAD.COM.

Online services such as shopping and banking are becoming increasingly
popular; in November 2000, over 5 million users made a secure connection
on
an e-commerce site (NetValue 22nd December 2000). However there is still
the
overriding factor of security that prohibits further market penetration,
for
instance a recent survey showed that of the Internet users yet to shop
online, 72% cited security as the principal barrier (NFO Interactive, 4th
January 2001). Additionally the advent of the prone-to-assault 'always on'
ADSL has once more highlighted the issue of Internet security.

Said Neil Sutton, Sales and Marketing Director of Affinity, "With the
exponential growth in Internet usage and the types of access progressing
into ADSL, personal security is becoming of increasing importance. We are
therefore making TermiNET available to our clients thereby addressing
security issues and helping allay subscribers' fears."

About Affinity Internet Holdings Plc

Affinity is an Internet and telecoms company providing an increasingly
integrated offering to corporates, consumer brands and special interest
groups. It has four wholly owned subsidiaries and one jointly owned
subsidiary:

- Virtual Internet Provider Ltd, the branded Internet services
provider

- TeleCentric Solutions Ltd, the branded telephony services company
(co-owned with Powergen)

- EGO Maniacs.net Ltd, the online entertainment company

- Taxi Interactive Ltd, the innovative e-commerce company

- Sonnet Internet Ltd, the bespoke ISP specialists for the SME and
SOHO markets

Clients include Tiny Computers, Compaq, PowerGen, Breathe.com, Royal Bank
of
Scotland, ICL and the AA.

Affinity is providing a best of breed solution by utilising the services
of
its strategic partners: ICL - the e-Business services company, Cisco
Systems, and ClientLogic. Other key relationships include Cable &
Wireless,
British Telecom, COLT Telecommunications, Vodafone UK, Synigence,
TransNational and erecruitment.com.

Affinity floated on the AIM stock market in April 1999.The company
completed
its move to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange and became a
component of the techMARK index on the 24th October 2000.

About Danu Industries Ltd

Danu Industries is a leading global provider of security solutions for
company wide communications including Internet, Intranet, Extranet, VPN
and
voice. Headquartered in Ireland, the company is a subsidiary of Global
Information Security Inc. a US group specialising in the Telecom and
Security Software Sectors.

TermiNET is a personal firewall, which protects your PC from outside
attack
while you browse the web or connect to other networks. It is an ideal low
cost solution for mobile PC users, telecommuters and home users who wish
to
connect to the Internet but do not have the resources or support of a
large
security infrastructure.

Visit http://www.danu.ie


for more information.

For further information on VIP or Danu Industries, you may also contact:

Antony Mayfield/Daryl Newman

Midnight Communications

01273 666200

antony@midnight.co.uk


anna@midnight.co.uk


Nikki Redfern.

Affinity Internet Holdings PLC

0207 6701150

nikki@affinity.uk.com

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