Datastorm chose Columbia, MO to open their company due to the relatively low cost of living. Datastorm had no seed capital, but by 1992 they were ranked #376 in the Inc. 500. The company produced a combination 16/32-bit Windows version, Procomm Plus for Windows, which included an early Web browser as a component. Procomm Plus for Windows also offered support for the RIP graphic terminal language, allowing higher-resolution images than the ANSI standard in general use by bulletin board systems at the time.
In 1995, Datastorm sued Excalibur Communications over software infringement. Datastorm became the first company to sue a vendor for infringement of its software using the shareware model.
Datastorm was acquired by Quarterdeck in 1996 at a cost of over $70 million. Quarterdeck was later purchased by Symantec, and support of Procomm has been discontinued, although the software is still available for purchase.