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Microgistix Markets FarStone Software

Agreement with the large distributor makes FarStone RestoreIT® and VirtualDrive® available though Dell’s online store

Irvine, CA — July 12, 2005 — A deal with Microgistix will soon make FarStone RestoreIT 6.5 data backup software and VirtualDrive 9 CD emulator available though Dell Online.

Specializing in software distribution, Microgistix seeks titles that add value to established distribution channels. The partnership with FarStone calls for Microgistix to package RestoreIT 6.5 and VirtualDrive 9 in individual DVD boxes.

“System recovery solutions and replication utilities are much sought after by consumers and businesses,” said Stacy Grochowski, partner marketing manager at Microgistix.

Tom Fedro, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FarStone, explains that continuous data protection (CDP) offers a safety net for system recovery and data loss. “RestoreIT is a compelling CDP solution empowering users with affordable, easy Personal Disaster Recovery™, while VirtualDrive protects original discs from loss, damage, and theft. We believe that RestoreIT and VirtualDrive add significant value to the PC experience, and are pleased that Microgistix has agreed to distribute these two key FarStone products.”

About RestoreIT 6.5

RestoreIT data backup and recovery software empowers end users with a portfolio of system backup, disaster recovery, and lost file retrieval options. The software automatically backs up system and personal files to a hidden, protected partition on the hard drive, and does complete manual backup to CD/DVD or USB external hard drive. RestoreIT continues to operate in pre-OS mode — in other words, it will still launch and recover data when Windows does not boot.

About VirtualDrive 9

VirtualDrive 9 provides an easy way to access and manage CD/DVD collections. Users can simply create “virtual CDs,” or images of their CDs and DVDs and store them on their hard drive or a portable medium, then click on a desktop shortcut to launch a favorite application. Virtual CDs have access rates up to 200 times faster than physical discs in a CD/DVD-ROM drive, and FarStone’s patented RapidCache® technology further improves performance by essentially eliminating disc spin-up times.

About Microgistix, Inc.

Microgistix is the leading software marketing services company for top technology, retail, and consumer packaged goods companies. Under these three channels of business, the company creates unique, customized, software-marketing programs designed to capture incremental revenue and margin, provide personalized value, and develop a life-long commerce relationship with customers. Microgistix customers include Best Buy, HP, Dell, Gateway, IBM, and other Fortune 500 industry leading companies.

About FarStone

Founded in 1993, FarStone Technology develops data backup, hard disk imaging, and CD emulation software. FarStone is an ISO 9001 certified software publisher holding multiple technology patents. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, the company licenses its software to corporations, small businesses, educational institutions and consumers worldwide. FarStone’s global technology partners include Intel, NEC, Phoenix Technologies and Toshiba.

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