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From: Joanne Kwasny <Joanne@metzger.com>
To: "'lwn@lwn.net'" <lwn@lwn.net>
Subject: eSoft To List on Nasdaq National Market System                   
Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 08:12:05 -0600 


CONTACTS:		Rich Miller/Joe Pate			Nina
Metzger Associates			eSoft Inc.
303-786-7000				303-444-1600 ext. 3255
rich@metzger.com			ninap@esoft.com


Internet Server Software Supplier Will Begin Trading on The Nasdaq National
Market Today

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 3, 2000 - eSoft Inc.(tm)(Nasdaq: ESFT), the company
that provides a flexible and customizable product suite of Internet
connectivity solutions for small- to 
medium-enterprise markets, today announced it has been advised by Nasdaq
that its common stock, formerly trading on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market, will
begin trading on the National Market System effective today, May 3, 2000.
The company's Nasdaq trading symbol will remain ESFT.  

"We are very pleased to have met the stringent requirements of the Nasdaq
National Market listing and feel as though this opportunity will enable us
to reach a much broader group of investors," said Jeff Finn, president and
CEO of eSoft. "We are confident that this listing will benefit our
shareholders and will provide the company with greater exposure,
institutional interest and continued financial growth." 

About eSoft Inc.
eSoft Inc. was founded in 1984 with headquarters in Broomfield, Colo. eSoft
provides a flexible, customizable and expandable product suite, enabling
rapid delivery of a complete Internet connectivity solution for the small to
medium enterprise market. eSoft's family of products are designed for
businesses with up to 200 workstations and provides low-cost,
LAN-to-Internet connectivity and includes a range of features, including
e-mail, Web browsing, ICSA certified firewall security, a Web server, remote
access and virtual private network (VPN) functionality. Contact eSoft at 295
Interlocken Blvd., #500, Broomfield, CO, 80021, USA; 303-444-1600 phone;
303-444-1640 fax; www.esoft.com.


eSoft Inc and redphish are trademarks of eSoft. All other trademarks or
registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements
often can be identified by the use of terms such as "may", "will", "expect",
"believe", "project", "estimate" or words of similar meaning. Readers should
not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, and eSoft will
not necessarily update these statements to reflect subsequent developments.
In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to risks,
uncertainties and important factors that may cause actual results to differ
materially from those anticipated. These factors include adverse economic
conditions, entry of new and stronger competitors, inadequate capital,
unexpected costs, failure to gain product approval in foreign countries,
failure to capitalize upon access to new markets, the possibility that a
competitor will develop a more comprehensive or less expensive TEAM Internet
solution and delays in the market awareness of eSoft and its products.
Readers should review these factors and others, which are discussed in
reports that eSoft files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.