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Spyglass Strengthens Information Appliance Focus in Transaction to Sell
SurfWatch Software Division

Spyglass Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell SurfWatch Software Division to
JSB Software Technologies PLC 

Naperville, Ill. - Tuesday, September 21, 1999 - In a strategic move to
focus the Company's management and financial resources on the expanding
information appliance market, Spyglass* Inc. (NASDAQ: SPYG) announced today
that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its SurfWatch Software
division to JSB Software Technologies PLC, (AIM: JSB), a leading provider of
the Internet access management software, surfCONTROL, headquartered in
Scotts Valley, Calif.  

Upon closing of the transaction, Spyglass will receive consideration of $17
million cash and $12 million in JSB equity securities. Spyglass anticipates
the transaction will result in a pre-tax gain on the sale of SurfWatch of
approximately $27 million. The transaction is expected to close
simultaneously with JSB's anticipated public offering of JSB equity
securities on the Easdaq Stock Market in Europe in mid-November.  Closing of
the transaction is subject to the completion of JSB's equity offering.  

Commenting on the transaction, Spyglass Chairman and CEO Douglas Colbeth
stated, "The sale of SurfWatch allows us to focus our efforts and resources
on the information appliance market.  The capital received in this
transaction will enhance our ability to aggressively pursue opportunities in
the interactive television and wireless data services markets, and will
enable us to make additional strategic investments," Colbeth added.  "We are
also excited to have an ongoing equity interest in the combined entity of
JSB and SurfWatch."
 
"SurfWatch is truly a perfect fit for us," stated Robert Barrow, Group Chief
Executive of JSB. "Back in April, we announced the acquisition of Kansmen
Corporation and the company's pioneering Internet filtering software,
LittleBrother.  In July, IDC ranked surfCONTROL as the No. 1 player in the
Corporate Filtering space.  This most recent transaction will further allow
JSB to become the premier provider of Internet access management software.
Moving forward, we plan to play a major role in providing educational
institutions and businesses with the market's premier tools for safe and
effective access to the Internet." 

Under a separate agreement, JSB has licensed Spyglass' patent on Web
filtering technology for a minimum of $2 million.  Spyglass will retain its
U.S. Patent for its proprietary Web filtering technology and processes
issued by the U.S. Patent Office in March 1999.  

Following completion of the transaction, Spyglass will be a reseller of
SurfWatch software to customers in the interactive television market on a
worldwide basis. To date, Spyglass has agreements with several interactive
television customers including Microsoft WebTV, Comcast, Worldgate,
[email protected], American Interactive Media and NTL.

About JSB'S surfCONTROL
surfCONTROL, a division of JSB Software Technologies plc, is the foremost
authority on Corporate Filtering, providing the market's premier Internet
access management software.   Based on sophisticated "Expert Filtering" and
"Pass-By" technologies, the surfCONTROL family ensures that corporate
"Internet Access is Business Access."  This comprehensive line of Internet
monitoring, management and filtering offerings - now including the entire
LittleBrother product line from the company's recent acquisition of Kansmen
Corporation -- address many of the key issues raised by corporate Internet
access, such as productivity, legal liability, infrastructure bandwidth, and
network security.  

surfCONTROL (www.surfcontrol.com) is a division of JSB Software Technologies
plc (www.jsb.com), the prime architect for the Windows Sockets standard and
provider of innovative communications technology for the world's leading
ISVs.  surfCONTROL works with a range of strategic partners, including Check
Point Software (NASDAQ: CHKP), Hewlett Packard (NASDAQ: HWP), IBM (NASDAQ:
IBM), ICSA, ISS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSX), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), NCR
Corporation (NYSE: NCR), and Tivoli Systems.  Headquartered in Scotts
Valley, Calif. and Manchester, UK, JSB is quoted on the London Stock
Exchange (AIM) as 'JSB'.

About Spyglass

Internet pioneer Spyglass (NASDAQ: SPYG) provides solutions for the
expanding information appliance market.  The company provides expertise,
software, and services primarily to the interactive television and mobile
data segments.  Spyglass solutions are used by market-leading companies
including:  GTE, General Instrument, Microsoft, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Sony,
Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA) and Xerox.  Spyglass is headquartered in
Naperville, Ill. and has regional offices in Lexington, Mass., Silicon
Valley, Calif., London and Tokyo.  Visit http://www.spyglass.com for more
information.

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(September 1999)
Spyglass and the Spyglass logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Spyglass, Inc., in the United States and other countries.  Mosaic is a
trademark of the University of Illinois. SurfWatch is a registered trademark
of SurfWatch Software, a division of Spyglass, Inc. (Other technologies and
brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
companies.)  This release contains information about management's future
expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements
for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Actual results may differ materially from
those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various
important factors including uncertainty related to consummation of the
proposed transaction, the ability of JSB Software Technologies PLC to
complete its anticipated public offering on the Easdaq Stock Market, owning
equity securities in JSB Software Technologies PLC, consummation of binding
agreements with prospective business partners, competition, development of
the marketplace, the timing of the execution and recognition of revenues
under new agreements, the ability to close and execute large multi-year
contracts, product development, technological change and other factors that
are discussed in the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended
September 30, 1998 and other documents periodically filed with the SEC. 
 





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