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Software company cries foul

Program identified as a hackers tool

By Simon Barker-Benfield
Times-Union business writer, 

By now, 8-month-old Jacksonville-based UltraAccess Networks Inc., expected to be laughing all the way to the bank.

UltraAccess, owned by 27-year-old computer consultant Judd Spence, has been selling for $15 a software product called NetBus that can be used to manage other software from a distance.

But big software companies have blackballed the upstart product as a hackers tool and effectively blocked its access to customers, says UltraAccess' lawyer.