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Professional 4.5 and Protect 4.5 Provide Complete Document Protection Against Privacy and Other Security Breaches and Deliver Unicode Compliance

London—October 20, 2005—Workshare, the leading provider of document integrity solutions, today unveiled the first products featuring its innovative document Hygiene technology – Workshare Professional 4.5 and Protect 4.5, the latest versions of the industry’s fastest, most effective document compliance and security software solutions. Both new products offer greater outbound content compliance, higher performance, more flexible and rapid deployment, robust international language support and enterprise-ready secure document exchange.

“We’ve made the world’s leading document integrity applications even better,” said Joe Fantuzzi, CEO and chairman at Workshare. “We have shipped our document Hygiene technology, eliminating risk of privacy, financial and intellectual property disclosure. Just as importantly, Workshare listened to our more than 5,000 customers and delivered products that address more than 300 of their key concerns, including support for Unicode language documents, performance, flexibility and quality. The need for efficient, accurate and secure review of documents continues to grow. For customers looking for an Office-centric alternative to Adobe Acrobat, allowing them to work the way they want to, and truly protecting their documents throughout their lifecycle, Workshare is the obvious choice.”

Key features of the releases include:

· Content Filtering – Workshare document Hygiene technology prevents the release of information that violates privacy, intellectual property and financial disclosure policies
· Unicode Compliance – Complete support for Unicode language documents and operating systems across the product suite
· Up to 10 Times Faster – New binary file reading speeds review, comparison and filtering of documents dramatically faster
· Modular and Flexible Deployment – Enables rapid, phased and customised implementation across the enterprise, supporting multiple user profiles from a single code base. This capability lowers the cost of deployment and facilitates migrations from other Workshare products
· New SharePoint Site Finder – Enables fast and secure posting of documents for review in SharePoint portals

Delivers Hygiene Technology Unveiled at DEMOfall

These new releases are the first Workshare products to incorporate Hygiene technology, a simple and powerful cure for document security risks, demonstrated at DEMOfall in September 2005 (
Both Professional and Protect are now able to alert users to the presence of information that violates privacy, intellectual property and financial disclosure policy, and recommend the blocking of these documents. Workshare Protect 4.5 evolves the industry leading document security solution with pre-built policy settings, which automatically identify and warn of risks, including leaking data that can jeopardise customer privacy such as social security and bank account numbers—all without disrupting normal workflows.

“To comply with regulation and internal policies, organizations must protect their eroding perimeters from document leaks,” said Brian Burke, research manager, Security Products at IDC. “Workshare document Hygiene technology helps manage content risk and outbound compliance through policy enforcement. Workshare offers a comprehensive solution that does not require changing the way most people work.”

Pricing and Availability
Workshare Protect 4.5 is available in three editions: Protect 4.5 for Outlook, Protect 4.5 for Notes and Protect 4.5 for GroupWise. All are US $49.95 per seat for a perpetual license with volume discounts. A 50-seat minimum is required for perpetual licenses. Protect 4.5 for Outlook will be available online for a US $29.95 annual subscription in quantities up to 50 seats. All Protect 4 customers on a current software service subscription will receive Protect 4.5 at no additional charge.

Workshare Professional 4.5 is available in three editions: Workshare Professional 4.5 for Outlook, Workshare Professional 4.5 for Notes and Workshare Professional 4.5 for GroupWise. All are US $349 per seat for a perpetual license with volume discounts. Term licensing is also available. A 10-seat minimum is required. Supported integration options include Microsoft SharePoint, Interwoven, Hummingbird and Documentum. All Workshare 4 customers on a current software service subscription will receive Workshare Professional 4.5 at no additional charge.

About Workshare

Workshare is the industry-leading provider of document integrity software applications for professionals. Its products include Workshare Professional, DeltaView, DeltaView PE, Protect and TRACE! Workshare’s customer base spans small to large organizations in every industry segment with more than 55 percent of the Fortune 1000 and 85 percent of the ProServices 250. In total, more than 5,000 companies and over 800,000 professionals in 65 countries use Workshare software. The company has offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Washington, Atlanta, Los Angeles, London, Frankfurt, The Hague, Hong Kong and Sydney. Workshare is the sponsor of, the definitive source for content security. For more information, visit

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