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Day: October 23, 2001

DataMirror Announces Transformation Server for XML

DataMirror Corporation announced Transformation Server for XML, the latest addition to the company’s Transformation Server software. Transformation Server for XML enables companies to capture, transform and flow data in real-time to and from common database formats and XML. It enables companies to capture selected events such as the posting of purchase orders or issuing invoices from any application and send it in commonly understood industry standard formats across the enterprise and beyond to business partners, suppliers, employees and customers. The software also features real-time message queue streaming to enable businesses to stream XML documents to application servers, business-to-business exchanges or other XML-driven applications without the need for any programming. Transformation Server for XML will be available for customers on a managed basis beginning October 30, 2001 and will be generally available on November 23, 2001. www.datamirror.com

HP & Banta to Launch Enterprise Publishing Solution

Hewlett-Packard Company and Banta Corporation announced an enterprise publishing solution to help businesses streamline the capture, management, distribution and publishing of digital information. Using the solution, corporations will be able to deliver accurately branded and up-to-date information on any device anytime, anywhere, in the format the customer wants. HP will integrate its expertise in networking, consulting and digital print technologies with Banta’s content management applications and print services. Banta’s B.media content management system, the foundation of the enterprise publishing solution, provides an application for customers to easily manage their data from multiple repositories. www.banta.com, www.hp.com

Inktomi Signs Agreement with BEA to Provide Search Technology

Inktomi Corp. announced an agreement with BEA Systems, Inc. to integrate Inktomi Enterprise Search with BEA WebLogic Portal 4.0. This agreement provides BEA WebLogic Portal users with a unified search experience across multiple data formats, languages and locations for effective information retrieval and increased business efficiency. BEA WebLogic Portal 4.0 will be delivered as an integrated solution with tools for business users to personalize users’ online experiences, and for IT organizations to enable enterprise-wide standards, security and administration. Built on BEA WebLogic Server, BEA WebLogic Portal can rapidly scale to thousands of concurrent users and transactions, and can be adapted to manage multiple portal initiatives. www.bea.com, www.inktomi.com

Netegrity to Acquire DataChannel

Netegrity, Inc. unveiled a new strategy for Secure Relationship Management (SRM). The SRM platform integrates access control, single sign-on, identity management, portal, and provisioning services for rapidly building, managing, and delivering interactive e-business portals. A centralized “Management Dashboard” provides a single point of administration for all of the services delivered through the SRM platform. As part of this strategy, Netegrity signed a definitive agreement to acquire DataChannel, a leading provider of enterprise portal solutions. DataChannel will provide the centralized presentation and integration services for the SRM platform. The consideration for the acquisition is $15 million in cash and 2.5 million in shares. Valuing the shares at yesterdays stock price of $15 per share and including assumption of debt, would result in a total purchase price value of approximately $54 million. Netegrity expects this transaction to contribute sales of approximately $20 million in 2002. The transaction is expected to be accretive to earnings per share before amortization of intangibles beginning in Q2 2002. It is anticipated that the closing will occur in December 2001, subject to regulatory approvals. Netegrity will brand, package, and immediately sell DataChannel Server 5.0 as Netegrity Interaction Server. Netegrity will also create a Netegrity Secure Relationship Management Suite that will bundle SiteMinder, Delegated Management Services, Netegrity SiteMinder Affiliate Services, and Netegrity Interaction Server. Pricing will be on a per user basis. The Netegrity Interaction Server and the Netegrity Secure Relationship Management Suite are available immediately. www.netegrity.com

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