MARIMBA INTRODUCES PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PRODUCT FAMILY Monday 2 April 2001 PDF Print New Performance Management Software to Monitor Performance and Availability of Web-based Services and Applications Marimba, Inc, a leading provider of systems management solutions built for e-business, today increased its breadth of systems management offerings by unveiling its plans to provide a performance management product family. This suite of tools will be built upon an XML-based infrastructure that utilises the latest open standards Web technologies to provide a comprehensive monitoring foundation. Marimba will set a new standard by providing enterprise management groups the ability to structure a monitoring solution tailored specifically for their performance management requirements. The first member of this product family - the Marimba Web Traffic Monitor - will provide a real-time service-level view of the performance and availability of Web-enabled services and applications. The Web Traffic Monitor allows enterprises to react in real time to Web performance degradation issues, increasing the reliability and availability of online services. "Since my first day at Marimba, the focus has been to grow the business and take us to the next level," said John Olsen, president and chief executive officer of Marimba. "The existing beachhead we've established in change management positions us for success in performance management. Today's e-businesses cannot afford to have their Web-based applications running slowly, or to hear from their customers that transactions have failed. It's mission-critical to have real-time updates to be competitive in today's market." Bill Gassman, senior analyst at Gartner in Stamford, Connecticut, said, "Real-time monitoring of user response time and network throughput is increasing in importance. Business managers and IT operations staff alike benefit from a better understanding of the performance their external Web users are seeing." There is a market gap for tools that monitor and analyse the Web performance of e-business applications and services. It is significant that Marimba, a systems management provider, will be offering a performance tool because, as a company, it can support its customers in scaling to and managing enormous volumes of applications in today's e-business environment. Performance Management Product Family Marimba's new performance management product family will monitor critical online services to help enterprises maintain optimal performance and minimise costly downtime. The performance management product family will leverage Marimba's extensive Internet expertise providing customers with competitive advantages within the market. Marimba Web Traffic Monitor Marimba's Web Traffic Monitor will provide customers with a monitoring solution that is non-intrusive and easy to deploy. By using a network-centric approach, Marimba's products will allow administrators to collect critical Web-based application performance data that can be centrally stored and relationally accessible for real-time alerting, reporting, trend analysis, and capacity planning. Engineered for enterprise Internet data centres, this initial Web-monitoring product will provide a host of Internet service and application monitoring features that will help operations personnel better manage system and application performance. With Marimba's Web Traffic Monitor, IT personnel will be able to monitor real and simulated Web-based transactions, providing an accurate alerting and reporting solution that monitors network traffic. The Web Traffic Monitor will use a passive monitoring mechanism that places no load on the network and frees customers from having to deploy software on their critical production Web servers. Marimba's Web Traffic Monitor will use industry standard protocols and messaging transport methods (XML/HTTP), providing a firewall and network-friendly solution. Pricing and Availability The Marimba Web Traffic Monitor is expected to be generally available in mid-summer of 2001. For further information on pricing and availability, please call +44 118 949 7060. Please see two separate press releases also issued today: "Marimba Brings Internet Expertise to the Systems Management Market; Launches Major New Product Initiatives; Announces New Performance Management Family; Modularises and Enhances Current Product Offerings," 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, to provide a comprehensive and easy to deploy monitoring foundation; the ability of Marimba to leverage its Internet expertise to deliver a new performance management product family and to scale and manage enormous volumes of applications in today's e-business environment; the key role Marimba expects to play in the performance 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 performance management 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 performance management products generally available on schedule or with the functionality described; potential increased competition for Marimba in the performance management and related markets; and general economic, technological and market conditions, which could affect the level of demand for performance management solutions in general and Marimba's planned 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 Timbale is a trademark, of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. 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