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G DATA TotalCare 2008

Trial version of gaming-orientated security software to be included with Dusk2Dawn's PC games.

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DUSK2DAWN Interactive Limited (D2D) has joined forces with G DATA’s UK Distribution Partner, Infinite Business Ltd, in a marketing deal which will see all of D2D’s PC range carry a trial version of the preferred European Anti-Virus Solution, TotalCare 2008 – which comes complete as standard with the first publicised ‘GAMERS FIREWALL’ technology.

The deal will see the games company carry the 130Mb free 30-day trial version of TotalCare 2008 on all of its 20 planned game titles for 2008 and will also be included as an easy download on it’s older back catalogue too.

“Gamers can be at huge risk from hackers,” began Matt Baker, Director of Infinite Business Limited. “When a port opens to allow the game to play in multiplayer mode over the Internet, hackers can take advantage of both unprotected computers and inefficient firewalls.”

“G DATA’s TotalCare 2008 has been optimised for gamers use, a feature that Directors at Dusk2Dawn are very keen on as they are presently working on a new MMORPG, planned for Christmas this year.”

The G DATA gamers firewall manages all game related communications and blocks all other unapproved traffic while the game session is in progress. Players running TotalCare will see a screen prior to connecting to a server asking if they wish to enter the gamers autopilot mode.

The autopilot will never interrupt a player with pop-up questions during play, it will also utilise a highly developed artificial intelligence that will determine what information the game needs to use to operate and reject anything it finds that is not game related.

“It works behind the scenes,” said Baker. “TotalCare optimises the PC resources, whilst keeping hackers and malware out. Many gamers are blissfully unaware that their own anti-virus software might lower its firewall to allow game connections – opening vital ports to hackers or ask for further connection information during gameplay, which can be highly annoying.

“This deal with Dusk2Dawn is the first of many innovative partnerships that Infinite Business will be forging over the coming months. We’ve agreed that every game will carry a banner on the cover to advertise the free trial software, which is included on the gamedisk,” concluded Baker.

The first title to carry the software will be Dusk2Dawn’s new multi-genre police’em-up game: ‘URBAN CRISIS’*.

Infinite Business Limited was formed to enter the PC security application market in the UK. The team, based in Guildford, have over 25-years’ combined experience in the sector and have worked with many other leading brands. Utilising that knowledge and the highly awarded G DATA suite of PC security solutions, the company is set to shake up the UK market, setting new standards in the sector.


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Notes to the Editor:

URBAN CRISIS will be officially announced from D2D Games shortly. –

About G DATA Software AG - G DATA Software AG is an innovative, fast-growing software house specialising in IT security solutions. As a specialist in Internet security and pioneer in the field of virus protection, the company, founded in 1985, developed the first anti-virus program over 20 years ago. In the past five years, no other European security software manufacturer has won more national and international licences and awards than G DATA.

Our products use the world's best security technology, emphatically underlining G DATA Software AG's quality leadership. This includes for example the DoubleScan engine, which uses two independent virus scanners to achieve the highest identification rates, or the OutbreakShield immediate protection system that can instantly recognise and attack viruses in mass emails even before updated virus signatures for them are available.

The G DATA product offering extends from security solutions for private users to protection for small, medium and large company networks.

G DATA security solutions are currently available in 16 countries worldwide. The company is headquartered in Bochum (Germany).

About Infinite Business Limited – Formed in 2005, the company is based in the heart of Guildford, a city well known for its connections to the PC software market. Boasting 25-years’ combined sector experience, the company is in an excellent position to make a big impact in the UK. As malware evolves, becoming more and more intelligent, Infinite is confident, following conclusive testing*, that the G DATA suite of PC security solutions will quickly outwit viruses, hackers and other malicious software faster than any of the competition.

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