MARIMBA BRINGs INTERNET EXPERTISE TO THE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT MARKET; LAUNCHES MAJOR NEW PRODUCT INITIATIVES Monday 2 April 2001 PDF Print Announces New Performance Management Family; Modularises and Enhances Current Product Offerings Marimba, Inc today announced two new product initiatives as part of its goal to provide industry-leading systems management solutions built for e-business - allowing Global 2000 companies to better address the challenges brought by the Internet. Marimba introduced its new performance management product family, which is designed for customers who need to monitor the performance of their e-business applications and services. In addition, Marimba announced that its Castanet® and Timbale(tm) products will be enhanced and re-branded as part of the company's change management offering, providing customers with greater functionality and flexibility. Today's launch emphasises Marimba's mission to provide world-class systems management solutions built with Internet expertise. "This is a significant announcement for Marimba as we move into our next phase of growth," said John Olsen, president and chief executive officer of Marimba. "Marimba's new performance management offering will compliment our existing change management products, giving our customers industry-leading solutions in two crucial systems management disciplines. Additionally, with Marimba and its partners, enterprise customers will receive best-of-breed solutions for their most important e-business initiatives." Ronni Colville, research director at Gartner in Stamford, Connecticut, said, "For enterprises with e-business requirements, it is important to choose a vendor with Internet expertise in the systems management space that can provide complementary management disciplines with tight integration, and that can offer enterprises valuable one-stop shopping." Systems Management Built for e-business Systems management for e-business addresses the key management issues that IT professionals face when deploying, managing, and monitoring their Internet, intranet, and extranet applications and services. Traditional systems management has generally focused on managing IT systems and resources within the enterprise without incorporating the Internet as an integral infrastructure component. Marimba's systems management solutions have been engineered from the ground up to address the challenges brought by the Internet era, providing IT departments with the flexibility to better manage their resources, increase efficiency and reduce costs. Systems Management Product Families With this announcement, Marimba has established a competitive advantage by providing customers with product families that address two of the key areas within systems management. Marimba is leveraging its Internet expertise to deliver a new product family in the Performance Management area, while continuing to enhance and expand the functionality of its existing product families in the Change Management area. *Performance Management Product Family Marimba's new performance management product family will monitor performance of critical online applications and services to help enterprises maintain optimal performance and minimise costly downtime. The first member in this product family - the Marimba Web Traffic Monitor - is currently scheduled to be generally available in mid-summer of 2001, and will provide a real-time service-level view of the performance and availability of Web-enabled services and applications. The Web Traffic Monitor will allow enterprises to react in real time to Web performance degradation issues, increasing the reliability and availability of online services. *Change Management Product Families Marimba reaffirmed its commitment to its change management product families by modularising and announcing enhancements to its existing Castanet and Timbale lines, giving customers greater flexibility when choosing a management solution for server environments, desktops, laptops, mobile systems, PDAs, and Internet-enabled devices. Based on Marimba's Castanet and Timbale technologies, Marimba's change management products are now available in three product families: Server Management, Desktop/Mobile Management, and Embedded Management. Additionally, Marimba today announced significant product enhancements to each of these families. Please see two separate press releases also issued today: "Marimba Introduces Performance Management Product Family; New Performance Management Software Monitors Performance and Availability of Web-Based Services and Applications," and "Marimba Modularises And Significantly Enhances Castanet and Timbale Product Lines; New 'Change Management' Product Family Gives Customers Increased Flexibility." About Marimba Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA) provides systems management solutions built for e-business. From change management to performance management software, Marimba's extensive Internet expertise allows Global 2000 companies to better manage their resources, increase efficiency and reduce costs. For more information, please call +44 118 949 7060, or visit our Web site at www.marimba.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 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 statements regarding: the functionality and benefits expected to be provided by Marimba's new performance management product family, including the ability of customers to react in real time to Web performance degradation issues, maintain optimal performance and minimise downtime; the functionality and benefits expected to be provided by Marimba's modularised and enhanced Castanet and Timbale products, including providing customers with greater functionality, and the flexibility to better manage their resources, increase efficiency and reduce costs; the ability of Marimba to leverage its Internet expertise to deliver a new performance management product family; the key role Marimba expects to play in the systems management marketplace; and the scheduled general availability of Marimba's Web Traffic Monitor product. Those results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including: technical challenges customers may face in implementing and deploying Marimba's new and enhanced products, which could limit the benefits expected to be provided by such products; the rapid pace of technological change and other development, marketing and sales challenges faced by Marimba, which could limit the ability of Marimba to make its new and enhanced products generally available on schedule or with the functionality described; potential increased competition for Marimba in the systems management and related markets; and general economic, technological and market conditions, which could affect the level of demand for systems management solutions in general and Marimba's products in particular. Actual results may differ materially due to these and other factors. All of the future product plans described in this press release are at the sole discretion of Marimba and are subject to change and/or cancellation, and in no way should these future product plans be viewed as commitments on Marimba's part. 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 (SEC). In particular, see the Risk Factors described in Marimba's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, as submitted to the SEC and as may be updated or amended with future filings or submissions. Marimba undertakes no obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this press release that may reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release. -ends- Marimba and Castanet are registered trademarks, and Systems Management Built for e-business and Timbale are trademarks, of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. Other product, trademark, company or service names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. 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