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Handicap International Deploys GO-Global for Fast and Efficient Remote Access to Centralized Windows Applications; GraphOn Helps Nobel Peace Prize Winner Extend Global Reach.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- GraphOn Corp. (OTCBB:GOJO), a leading developer of application publishing and Web-enabling solutions, today announced that Nobel Peace Prize winner Handicap International has deployed the company's GO-Global server-centric computing solution. The charitable organization is now able to run Microsoft Office, SharePoint services, Navision accounting programs, and other applications on central servers in Brussels, Belgium, allowing easy access by overseas personnel using any platform.

Handicap International provides aid to disabled individuals in countries affected by poverty and war.

"In underdeveloped countries, an older Windows PC with 64 MB continues to be a valuable workstation," said David Meuleman, IT director at Handicap International. "GO-Global's ability to centrally publish newer applications to any thin client or desktop lets us extend the lifecycle of older PCs."

Meeting Worldwide Challenges

"With personnel spread across the globe, Handicap International faced several IT challenges related to network infrastructure, information sharing, and application deployment," said Dominique Benoit, sales director at Planet Europe, one of GraphOn EMEA's distributors, based in France. "To reduce costs, simplify support, and improve access, they decided on a server-centric architecture. After evaluating Citrix and Microsoft WTS - and determining that these alternatives were too expensive and complex - they selected GO-Global."

GraphOn's server-centric architecture not only extends the life of older PCs, it also eliminates the complexities of traditional distributed computing. Centrally running applications can be accessed from any authorized location, platform and OS, as though they were running locally. Application issues can thereby be solved centrally, not at individual desktops.

"Prior to GO-Global, we spent a lot of time synchronizing data among our overseas offices and headquarters," said Meuleman. "Now, our field offices work directly with the centralized applications. We're able to work more efficiently and close our books more rapidly for each accounting period."

Overseas Tests

To validate the solution, Handicap International conducted tests from overseas operations in Burundi and Vietnam to its Brussels headquarters. "Even though we used slow 56K modems over less than ideal telecommunications lines, we were very impressed with application response times and GO-Global's performance," continued Meuleman.

"Handicap International has not only improved performance and optimized their IT infrastructure, they have also simplified network administration and strengthened security," said Tom Castanzo, GraphOn's business development director for EMEA. "Unlike traditional distributed applications, GO-Global keeps applications and data secure behind the firewall. Only the application's user interface is transmitted to the remote clients using 256-bit AES encryption and proxy server tunneling."

About Handicap International

Handicap International ensures that people with disabilities are able to regain their independence and place in society, particularly in countries with difficult living conditions. With operations in 60 countries, the organization provides services in the areas of rehabilitation, inclusion of disabled people, and disability prevention - including landmine clearance, traffic accidents and diseases. The organization is co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. For further information, visit

About GraphOn

For over a decade, GraphOn has been an innovator of cost-effective, advanced solutions that help customers access applications from anywhere. GraphOn's high-performance software provides fast remote access, cross-platform connectivity, and a centralized architecture delivering dramatically lower cost of ownership. The company's solutions run under Microsoft (MSFT) Windows, Linux, and UNIX, including Sun (SUNW) Solaris, IBM AIX, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) HP-UX, and more. For more information, call 1-800-GRAPHON in the USA, +44-1344-668534 in Europe, or visit

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking as that term is defined by the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results will differ due to factors such as shifts in customer demand, product shipment schedules, product mix, competitive products and pricing, technological shifts, and other variables. Readers are referred to GraphOn's most recent periodic and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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