Municipal Software Corporation has entered into a strategic alliance with PresiNET Systems, to provide expert Internet Management solutions including Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) services, which incorporate managed Internet firewall security protection for clients using Municipal Software’s new CityView 8.0 Web based local government automation software. The growing trend towards E-government, using the universal accessibility and cost-efficiencies of the Internet allows local governments to leverage significant improvements in convenience for users of web-based government resources. Municipal Software Corporation unveiled CityView 8.0, the first release of its innovative new 8.NET product line at their annual user conference in Boston on November 29, 2001. CityView 8.NET combines the power of Microsoft’s .NET Web-based technologies, ESRI’s ArcIMS, and CityView’s award-winning business process automation and management capabilities into a convenient and easy-to-use application for local government. This significant new release is the first truly Web based local government automation software on the market. It allows users of all types (municipal, agencies, contractors and the public) to access relevant business processes over any Internet connection – E-government made easy!