Netscape Delivers Netscape Enterprise Server 3.0 for Beta Testing

3.0 Version of Award-Winning Web Server Enables Powerful New Class of Network Applications for Intranet Publishing and Groupware

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (February 3, 1997) - Netscape Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: NSCP) today announced that a beta version of Netscape Enterprise Server 3.0 software will be available this week for downloading from the Netscape Internet site. Netscape Enterprise Server 3.0 is a major upgrade of Netscape's award-winning Web server for publishing dynamic content, finding information and deploying network applications on Intranets. The new product helps make it easy and affordable for corporations to integrate their legacy information systems into an Intranet to improve communication and collaboration between employees and customers, both inside and outside the organization.

Netscape Enterprise Server is the cornerstone server in Netscape SuiteSpot, an integrated suite of server software for open email, publishing and groupware. In its earlier versions, Netscape Enterprise Server has already become the most popular of the more than one million copies of server software Netscape delivered in 1996. The new Netscape Enterprise Server 3.0 integrates Netscape's next-generation Web server software with Netscape ONE open network environment technologies, including an integrated copy of the Visigenic Visibroker for Java and C++ Object Request Broker (ORB) and Netscape LiveWire development environment. In addition, the software comes bundled with Mortice Kern Systems Integrity Engine revision control software.

"Netscape Enterprise Server is powerful Web server software that enables organizations to easily publish and manage a complex array of documents and information for users inside and outside the company," said Eric Hahn, senior vice president of Netscape's Server Product Division. "The product provides a powerful platform for customers to deploy network applications that can enhance communication, streamline processed and reduce business expenses."

By supporting multiple platforms, databases and document types, Netscape Enterprise Server leverages customers' existing investments in hardware, software, databases, applications and document formats. Netscape Enterprise Server is built on open Internet standards that enable Web masters to create internal or external Web sites with easily accessible information and applications that scale from employees on an Intranet to partners and customers on the Internet. As a result, Netscape enjoys a commanding lead in the Web server software market -- 74 percent of the Web site managers surveyed on the Windows NT platform and 84 percent on UNIX are running Netscape Web server software, according to a recent report from Zona Research.

Netscape Enterprise Server includes many popular features such as:

Netscape SuiteSpot 3.0 integrated family of server software includes ten server products for building corporate Intranets. Together with the new Netscape Communicator client software product, Netscape SuiteSpot 3.0 provides enterprise customers with an integrated client/server software solution for building and maintaining open email, publishing and groupware solutions on corporate Intranets.

Netscape Communications Corporation is a leading provider of open software for linking people and information over enterprise networks and the Internet. The company offers a full line of clients, servers, development tools and commercial applications to create a complete platform for next-generation, live online applications. Traded on NASDAQ under the symbol "NSCP," Netscape Communications Corporation is based in Mountain View, California.

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