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Awesome enter Bulletproof Relationship

Awesome enter Bulletproof Relationship with Innovative Software Supplier


AUCKLAND, February 09, 2001 – Awesome Utilities (AU), today announced it had formed an agreement with specialist software developer, Bulletproof Software Limited, to distribute its products online.

AU, which tests and authenticates utilities before placing them on its website for sale, has approved the first Bulletproof product, BulletProof FTP (BPFTP), with a four star ‘Awesome Rating!’

BulletProof FTP is specialised FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client software. Its main applications are maintaining web sites via the transfer of files to web servers and sharing of files between Internet users.

BPFTP possesses a suite of features to make these tasks easy, such as automatically reconnecting and resuming from where it left off if the connection was lost, or no data was received for a specified period of time. It also allows for powerful scheduling and automating of processes and has remote mirroring capability (it will automatically download new files, resume half-downloaded files and skip files you already have). All of this makes BPFTP a product that ‘maintains the web’.

“We are delighted to be partnering with AU as its focus is clearly on enhancing the knowledge economy in New Zealand,” says Thomas Scovell, VP of Marketing, Bulletproof Software Limited.
“In the past we’ve built a strong online presence exporting niche utilities to overseas markets, mainly the US. Significantly, this agreement will now allow us to distribute our software through a credible local enterprise with its roots firmly embedded in New Zealand.

“Inevitably we anticipate this alliance will open up New Zealand as a hub for a global market in knowledge products, such as innovative Windows software development and TCP/IP technology solutions.”

Founder of Awesome Utilities, David Spratt, says the partnership with Bulletproof is recognition of its standing in the software industry. “Bulletproof’s sales have made them one of the Top 3 FTP client providers in the world for this niche. This is statement enough about the quality of their product and the potential for NZ software creators to a achieve world leading status.”

“Our judges loved the Bulletproof FTP client. Its reliability was excellent. We could see the maturity of the product by the way it flew through our test programme. As always, we had suggestions for improvement and new features, but that’s par for the course with the Awesome judging panel – they are very hard to please!”

Bulletproof will receive ongoing support for the development and promotion of authenticated software utilities. In return, AU will be allowed to market and distribute its Windows-based software products to customers through its website (www.awesomeutilities.com).

AU is an initiative created last month to fill the void of matching authors of computer code with technologists wanting to use that code in their own IT work. It has evaluated 25 products to date, however only five have been accepted to the ‘Awesome Rating!’


ENDS

About Awesome Utilities (AU)
Awesome Utilities, a division of gen-i limited, has been created to form a global community of technologists, bound by a desire to identify, share and reward awesome technological skills. Those products that qualify are awarded the right to use the Awesome Utilities logo as a sign that they have been judged by their peers and found to be outstanding. This logo is awarded only to utilities which pass judging with a Gold (AU) Award score of 90 percentage points or more out of a possible 100. Each utility has been nominated by members of the global technical community and then judged using specific and measurable criteria.

So what makes an Awesome Utility?
It's simple
It's easy to use
It’s cheap
Every techo says, "I wish I had thought of this"
Improving it would be like trying to build a better mousetrap
It matches the criteria.

About Bulletproof Sotfware (BPFTP)
BulletProof Software Ltd develops and markets innovative Windows-based software that makes the Internet and Intranets accessible and manageable. Providing an FTP client that it markets as BulletProof FTP that is as diverse as it is powerful in its features, making it useful for a wide range of users. BulletProof Software Ltd is currently focused on the evolving market for Internet File Transfer applications with its BPFTP client and latest release, MP3Miner. BPFTP is marketed and distributed electronically (on-line) over the Internet through distributors, resellers, and OEMs worldwide. Millions of Users have downloaded BPFTP since it was released and a very significant number choose to make it their FTP client of choice. Currently, BPFTP averages more than 6000 downloads of its software per day, many of which originate from its own website as well as leading shareware sites including Winfiles.com, Download.com, ZDNET, TUCOWS and Softseek.

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