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New Product Offering Gives Service Providers Accelerated Implementation of a Hosted Exchange Environment

Sophia Antipolis, France - Xevo Corporation, the leading developer of service management software solutions that automate and streamline an ASP’s operations, today announced ASP Workbench QuickStart for Microsoft Exchange 2000. With ASP Workbench QuickStart for Exchange, service providers, including ASPs, AIPs and telcos, can quickly deploy hosted Microsoft Exchange 2000. The ASP Workbench QuickStart for Exchange platform allows a service provider to accelerate its time to market by enabling Exchange hosted services. Additionally, ASP Workbench QuickStart for Exchange allows service providers to easily extend their hosting business to include other applications, making it the best choice for both short and long-term hosting needs.

"Xevo is dedicated to addressing the multitude of operational issues that arise when service providers deliver applications as services," said Hal Chapel, founder and chairman at Xevo. "Combining the flexibility and power of the ASP Workbench platform with pre-packaged configurations for Exchange, Xevo enables rapid deployment of Exchange 2000 by service providers. By using ASP Workbench QuickStart for Exchange, service providers also have the ability to easily increase the breadth of offerings, should they decide to expand their hosting business to include applications beyond hosted Exchange."


Hosted Microsoft Exchange In Demand

According to a recent Giga Information Group report, "Giga Survey Results on E-mail Outsourcing" (November 2000), a third of large enterprises surveyed plan to outsource some or all of their messaging systems. From this group of enterprises, 21 percent plan to outsource their Microsoft Exchange systems. Attractive reasons for these enterprises to outsource Exchange are as follows: cost savings; avoidance of disruptive upgrades; IT personnel focus on other issues besides providing a messaging service; better wireless support; contractual service-level agreements; maturing of e-mail outsourcing industry and the Microsoft.NET initiative, aimed at a convergence of personal computing with the Web. Xevo is helping service providers address these end-user needs with ASP Workbench QuickStart for Exchange.

ASP Workbench Tailored for Microsoft Exchange 2000

ASP Workbench QuickStart for Exchange harnesses the power and flexibility of ASP Workbench, Xevo’s service management infrastructure platform that provides efficient and reliable ASP service packaging, user application provisioning, and application metering into a comprehensive pre-configured package that enables the rapid deployment of hosted Exchange. Xevo has identified the most widely used features of Exchange including e-mail, shared storage and calendaring and scheduling to create a pre-packaged solution.

Key benefits of ASP Workbench QuickStart for Exchange include:

· Streamlining the set-up process with templates for common Exchange configurations;

· Automating customer and user account creation and management with Xevo’s Smart Provisioning;

· Management of end-users via the Web including the ability to add, modify and delete users from a browser interface through ASP Workbench QuickStart for Exchange’s delegated administration. Xevo’s delegated administrative consol reduces cost of user support by providing the ASP’s clients with the ability to take more of an active role in managing their service packages;

· Monitoring of end-user’s use of Exchange and resources with Xevo’s Smart Metering; and

· Reporting of detailed administration and billing through the development of turnkey reports.

Availability

ASP Workbench QuickStart for Exchange will be generally available within 60 days.


About Xevo Corporation

Xevo Corporation develops software that enables ASPs and AIPs to accelerate revenue streams, lower costs and reduce staffing requirements. Its comprehensive ASP Workbench software offers flexible service packaging and pricing, tracks application and resource usage, and automates application configuration and user management. Through its alliances with market-leading companies, Xevo provides an end-to-end infrastructure platform that is essential ASPs and AIPs to reliably scale their businesses.

Headquartered in Marlborough, Mass., Xevo Corporation is a private, venture-funded company with offices in Europe. Its investors include Cisco Systems, KMPG Consulting, and Portal Software in addition to top venture capital firms. For more information, please visit its Web site at http://www.xevo.com


Contact:

Laura Cunningham

Xevo +1 508 481 2200 x251

lcunningham@xevo.com

Paul Shlackman/Alex Murphy

Strategic Relations+44 (0)1494 434434

alexm@strategicpr.net

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