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Marimba's Timbale and Rational's ClearCase Work Together to Distribute
Content and Code More Efficiently

Marimba, Inc., a leading provider of Internet infrastructure management
solutions, and Rational Software Corporation, the e-development company,
today announced an alliance to demonstrate that using Marimba's Timbale
for
Server Management and Rational's ClearCase is a powerful new content
creation and deployment solution. Marimba's Timbale for Server Management
software and Rational's ClearCase configuration management solution, work
together to enable their customers to distribute applications and Web
content stored in Rational ClearCase repositories across firewalls, to
multiple, distributed data centres.

"Through this relationship, we are offering our customers a more complete
solution to deploy their applications and Web content stored in Rational
ClearCase," said David Abelow, director of alliance marketing for
Rational.
"Customers can leverage Timbale's proven deployment attributes for
complex,
mission-critical distributions that involve one or more data centers and
multiple servers. This combined solution of Marimba's Timbale and
Rational's ClearCase helps our customers get to market faster while saving
on outsourcing costs."

"Marimba and Rational are teaming to enable our customers to efficiently
and
effectively distribute content and code and eliminate e-development
chaos,"
said Rich Wyckoff, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for
Marimba.
"This relationship is a great example of how code and content distribution
is becoming a critical need for today's leading e-business and enterprise
applications."

The Combined Solution

Timbale for Server Management allows customers to maintain a competitive
edge for their enterprise information portals, business-to-business
exchanges and complex Web sites. With a minimal amount of setup, network
administrators are able to use Timbale to deploy and manage the
ever-changing and dynamic e-business content developed in Rational
ClearCase
across the intranet, extranet and the Internet. Once content is tagged as
final, Timbale's Server Deployment Manager takes the content from the
Rational ClearCase repository and distributes it to multiple sites and
servers, in an automated and controlled fashion.

Until now, administering this process has primarily been a manual effort,
but with Timbale, customers can now take advantage of Timbale's automated
processes for previewing, staging, distributing, installing and activating
content from Rational ClearCase. In addition, Timbale provides the
agility
needed to perform dynamic inventory scans and provide rollback and repair
functionality for ongoing management. As server farms grow in size and
distributions grow in complexity, customers need to manage the costs
associated with such growth. Timbale gives customers the tools they need
to
manage growth of their engineering teams by providing a scalable and
reliable framework for application and content management without the need
to add additional engineering headcount.

About Rational Software Corporation

Rational Software Corporation (Nasdaq: RATL), the e-development company,
helps organisations develop and deploy software for e-business,
e-infrastructure, and e-devices through a combination of tools, services
and
software engineering best practices. Rational's e-development solution
helps organisations overcome the e-software paradox by accelerating time
to
market while improving quality. Rational's integrated solution simplifies
the process of acquiring, deploying and supporting a comprehensive
software
development platform, reducing total cost of ownership. IDC has
recognised
Rational as the market revenue leader in multiple segments of the software
development life-cycle management market for four years in a row. Founded
in 1981, Rational, one of the world's largest Internet software companies,
had revenues of $684 million in its twelve months ended September 2000 and
employs more than 3,400 people around the world. Additional information
is
available on the Internet at http://www.rational.com


About Marimba

Marimba is a leading provider of Internet infrastructure management
solutions, enabling companies to leverage the Internet to deliver more
powerful and cost-effective content, applications and services to their
customers, employees and business partners. From Timbale for servers, to
Castanet for desktops, and UpdateNow for devices, Marimba provides
management solutions for the full range of Internet computing models.
Marimba's Managed Service Provider (MSP) Division, Marimba.net, provides
content delivery, performance monitoring and reporting services that are
accessed over the Internet and sold on a subscription basis. Marimba and
Marimba.net are headquartered in Mountain View, California, and can be
reached at +44 118 949 7060, or via email at orders@marimba.com


or sales@marimba.net


For more information visit our Web sites at
http://www.marimba.com


and http://www.marimba.net


This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning
of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to
the
safe harbors created by this section. These forward-looking statements
concern, among other things, the ability of Marimba's Timbale for Server
Management and Rational's ClearCase products to work together to
distribute
code and content more efficiently; and the competitive advantage and
specific technical and performance benefits end users may expect from
these
products. Those results are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties,
including the technical challenges specific to the applicable products,
which could impact whether end users are able to achieve expected benefits
using the Timbale-ClearCase solution; and other business factors
particular
to Marimba and Rational. Actual results may differ materially due to
these
and other factors. The matters discussed in this press release also
involve
risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Marimba's filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see the Risk
Factors described in Marimba's most recently filed Annual Report on Form
10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Marimba assumes no obligation to
update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.



Marimba, Castanet and UpdateNow are registered trademarks, and Timbale,
Timbale for Server Management and Marimba.net are trademarks, of Marimba,
Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. ClearCase is a
registered
trademark of Rational Software Corporation. Other product, trademark,
company or service names mentioned herein are the property of their
respective owners.

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