New GRIC client software improves accessibility

GRIC announces easier access and improved platform support with new global Internet remote access client softwareGRIC Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: GRIC) the leading provider of multiple value-added Internet services for service providers, including global Internet remote access and VoIP, has announced the release of GRICdial(tm) version 2.

GRIC announces easier access and improved platform support with new global Internet remote access client software

href="http://www.gric.com" target="gric">GRIC Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: GRIC) the leading provider of multiple value-added Internet services for service providers, including global Internet remote access and VoIP, has announced the release of GRICdial(tm) version 2.2.

The latest version of GRIC's Internet roaming dial-up software supports Microsoft Corporation's Windows(R) 2000 operating system software and contains new features that makes global Internet remote access even easier.

In addition to Windows 2000 support, a number of new features that improve the ease of global Internet roaming are available in GRICdial 2.2. GRIC's newest release of its advanced client software includes a pull-down menu for quickly searching local access phone numbers (Internet points-of-presence or POPs), multiple modem selection and phonebook rollback.

The new speed search feature incorporated into GRICdial 2.2 allows a user to type in the first letter of a city, state or country and instantly view a list of locations from which a local Internet access phone number can be found. The multiple modem selection feature makes it easy to select alternative modems from within the dialer when the user has more than one modem in the user's PC. Phonebook rollback allows the user to roll their phonebook back to the version existing prior to their most recent phonebook update.

When a user makes an Internet connection, GRICdial 2.2 helps the user to locate the nearest local POP in the city or country that they are in, thereby making the connection locally, rather than via a more expensive long distance or international call. Embedded QoS monitoring features in GRICdial 2.2, which have been enhanced in this release, allow GRIC to centrally monitor POP quality by recording and analyzing error conditions that occur during dial-up networking sessions. Compatible with all currently supported versions of GRICtraveler(tm) server software, GRICdial 2.2 helps ensure high levels of overall network quality.

With approximately 4,000 POPs in 149 countries, GRIC offers extensive global coverage for Internet access through the more than 300 members of the GRIC Alliance Network. By providing multiple IP services via a single standards-based, platform-independent and scalable architecture, GRIC enables its global alliance members to more rapidly develop and deploy new IP value-added services.

"As the Windows 2000 platform gains momentum by business users around the globe, GRICdial 2.2 will enable these users to establish connections to their corporate networks when traveling or working remotely, for the price of a local phone call," said Chang Mun-Kein, GRIC Communications Regional President for Asia Pacific. "By continuously enhancing GRICdial with features and functionality such as real-time phone updates and worldwide QoS monitoring, GRIC offers the highest global POP quality available in the industry today as well as reliable and user-friendly service."

About GRIC Communications Inc.
GRIC Communications, Inc. delivers multiple IP-based services on a global scale to ISPs, telecommunications companies > and other emerging communications providers. Combining state-of-the-art technology with its managed global GRIC Alliance Network(tm) of more than 300 top-tier service providers, GRIC delivers access and termination for IP telephony (voice, prepaid, fax), IP roaming, and corporate secure remote access around the world. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., GRIC has offices in the U.S., Asia and Europe, and is traded publicly (Nasdaq: GRIC).

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