BARCLAYS GLOBAL INVESTORS TO AUTOMATE APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION WORLDWIDE WITH MARIMBA'S CASTANET Wednesday 24 January 2001 PDF Print Large Investment Manager to Rely on Castanet to Distribute, Install and Manage Software to Over Three Thousand Endpoints Marimba, Inc., a leading provider of Internet infrastructure management solutions, today announced that Barclays Global Investors (BGI) is rolling out Marimba's Castanet product line to over 3,000 endpoints worldwide, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands and the U.K. As the world's largest institutional investment manager, Barclays will rely on Castanet to streamline the distribution and management of approximately 350 applications to all of their desktop and mobile systems around the world. "Castanet meets our need for fast and efficient application deployment and management," said Tarquin Thomas, applications manager at BGI. "We were looking for a cost-effective distribution solution to replace a myriad of commercial solutions and internal processes used around the world to deploy and manage shrink-wrapped and custom applications. As a result of Castanet, we have the ability to improve the effectiveness of our infrastructure, and can now standardise our deployment process globally." Scalability Across Entire Extended Enterprise "Marimba's Castanet technology streamlines and simplifies the act of deploying both core desktop functions and in-house developed applications," said Jem Day, IT architect at BGI. "The Castanet architecture provides the necessary scalability and fault tolerance to act as a single solution for worldwide deployment. This will become especially important as applications are made available to clients directly over the Internet." Castanet adapts readily to complex and ever-changing business environments by scaling efficiently to service a large number of geographically dispersed end-users through load balancing, caching and synchronisation mechanisms. These mechanisms make it possible to allow faster, more reliable download times, while servicing thousands of simultaneous downloads, thus providing for a high level of scalability, availability and improved quality of service. Castanet's Flexible Application Packaging "Castanet allows us to consolidate a number of different application distribution solutions and manual processes under a single automated solution umbrella," said Simon Bullers, Intel architect at BGI. "As we move forward, we see Castanet acting as the cornerstone tool of our Windows 2000 migration project. As we move to an environment of packaging all of our own applications, the packaging options Marimba provides will allow us to cover all our situations." Castanet supports the packaging, delivery and update of custom applications written in virtually any language, shrink-wrapped applications, and applications written for the new Windows Installer technology, commonly referred to as MSI. This packaging flexibility allows customers to effectively manage their migration to the Windows 2000 platform. "Centrally managing distributed application resources cost-effectively is a critical business issue for the financial services industry, as for many others," said Rich Wyckoff, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Marimba. "We are pleased that Barclays Global Investors realised that only Castanet could meet this need. We are confident that this solution will continue to provide Barclays with the software capabilities needed to maintain their existing track record of delivering the world's foremost financial services." About BGI BGI is the world's largest institutional manager, and the world's largest provider of structured investment strategies such as indexing, tactical asset allocation, and quantitative active strategies. BGI managed more than $830 billion in client assets as of 6/30/00, and over 1,500 funds, which track over 200 global indexes, for over 1,800 clients in 36 countries around the world. As the creator of the first index strategy 30 years ago, BGI is truly an innovator in investment management, applying science, and technology to the investment process. About Marimba's Castanet Product Family The Castanet product family provides customers with the ability to deliver, update, manage, and repair applications on workstations, PCs, and mobile endpoints across intranets, extranets and the Internet. Castanet leverages the Internet to provide corporations with a more effective means of delivering and managing custom and shrink wrapped applications that are constantly updated with new features and data. 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) offerings provides content delivery, performance monitoring, and reporting services that are accessed over the Internet and sold on a subscription basis. Marimba is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and can be reached at +44 118 949 7060, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information visit our Web site at http://www.marimba.com This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by these sections. These forward-looking statements include BGI's planned use of Marimba's Castanet products to streamline the distribution and management of certain of its software applications throughout the world; Castanet's continued ability to provide BGI with the software capabilities needed to maintain its track record for delivering the world's foremost financial services; certain other technical and performance benefits BGI expects to achieve with Castanet; and the expectation that BGI will make Castanet part of its standard infrastructure. Those results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the remaining time and effort required to complete BGI's deployment, which could be greater than expected; technical challenges specific to BGI's implementation, which could impact whether BGI is able to achieve expected benefits with Marimba's technology; and other business factors particular to BGI which could impact whether it continues to use Marimba's technology in the future. 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. 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