SOURCE: Pure Networks

February 15, 2007 12:18 ET

Network Magic 4.1 Finds New Ways to Help Parents Monitor Their Family's Internet Use, Provides Personalized Advice for Enhancing Home Networks and Announces Full Vista™ Support

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2007 -- Pure Networks™, Inc., the home networking software pioneer and market leader, today announced the availability of Network Magic™ 4.1 -- which adds an easy-to-use Internet monitoring feature giving parents a detailed report of their child's whereabouts online, a personalized home network advisor, and support for Windows Vista™. Network Magic is the only software product that enables easy printer and file sharing across the Windows Vista™, XP, and Mac OS operating systems.

"Network Magic is your in-home IT consultant -- not only can you easily connect all your computers, and share files and printers -- now with version 4.1 you can monitor your family's Internet use and keep your kids safe online," said Jeff Erwin, CEO, Pure Networks. "In fact, Network Magic is the only home networking software that provides a daily email report detailing your child's and other family members' Internet use."

Network Magic 4.1 offers two new features -- The family-friendly Network Reports and Network Magic Advisor.

--  Network Reports gives parents an easy way to monitor Internet use and
    know where their child goes online. When a user opts-in to this feature,
    they are sent a daily report showing hour-by-hour Internet and bandwidth
    use, as well as Web sites visited and any software applications used the
    previous day. This report is formatted and delivered in such a way that the
    average parent can understand what is happening and whether or not their
    family is at risk.
    
--  Network Magic Advisor is an intuitive feature that guides the user
    through the complexity of managing a home network by making personalized
    recommendations on how to use their devices, find appropriate compatible
    devices, and gives advice on product upgrades.
    
In addition to the new features mentioned above, Network Magic also includes the following features that help the average consumer set up and maintain their home network:
--  Automatic printer sharing
--  Simplified file sharing between Macs & PCs, including Windows
    Vista™ and XP
--  Internet connection repair
--  Comprehensive network map
--  Wireless intruder protection
--  Internet speed test
    
Pricing and availability

The free 30-day trial version of Network Magic 4.1 is available at www.networkmagic.com . Network Magic 4.1 Premium, which includes unlimited printer sharing, file sharing, Network Reports and more, is available for just $29.99 and can be used on up to 3 computers. For consumers with more than 3 home computers, Network Magic versions for use on up to 5 and 8 computers are also available -- see www.networkmagic.com for details.

About Pure Networks, Inc.

Pure Networks, Inc. (www.networkmagic.com) is the home networking pioneer and market leader with more than 76 percent market share in the rapidly growing wireless home network management software space. The company's flagship product, Network Magic, is the first and only solution that helps the average consumer set up and keep their 'home network' of computers, printers, and other devices connected to the Internet and working together across all major operating systems including Windows XP, Vista or Mac. Formed in 2002 Pure Networks is led by CEO Jeff Erwin and headquartered in Seattle, Wash. For more information or to download the free version of Network Magic, visit www.networkmagic.com.

Contact Information

  • Pure Networks Media and Analyst Relations Contacts:

    Leigh Barer
    Phone: 206.527.4700
    Mobile: 206.755.1090
    Email: Email Contact

    Minou Nguyen
    Phone: 206.270.9733
    Mobile: 206.779.4559
    Email: Email Contact