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New "Change Management" Product Family Gives Customers Increased Flexibility

Marimba Inc., a leading provider of systems management solutions built for
e-business, today announced it has modularised its existing Castanet® and
Timbale(tm) technologies into three product families: Server Management,
Desktop/Mobile Management, and Embedded Management. Marimba also today
announced significant new product enhancements that will include additional
Windows 2000 integration points, new PDA management support, and increased
efficiency and reliability in the delivery of applications and content.

"Marimba is reaffirming its commitment to its customers by modularising and
enhancing our Castanet and Timbale product lines," said John Olsen,
president and chief executive officer of Marimba. "Our new streamlined
product lines give our customers the kind of flexibility and versatility
they demand to solve their most difficult IT challenges."

"Businesses need to speed the time to market for their e-business
initiatives while reducing costs by automating management tasks," said Paul
Mason, group vice president of infrastructure software at IDC in Framingham,
Massachusetts. "Marimba's new product family provides targeted solutions
for three areas using the same, consistent underlying technology
infrastructure.Neal Goldman, director of Internet computing strategies at
The Yankee Group in Boston, Massachusetts, added, "Marimba listened to its
customers and realigned and enhanced its products to better fit the way they
buy and use Marimba's products. By modularising the change management
products, customers can reduce costs associated with downtime and increase
efficiency by automating management tasks."

Change Management Product Families
Based on traditional Castanet and Timbale core technologies, Marimba is
providing customers with greater options, greater flexibility and enhanced
functionality when utilising a change management product.

*Server Management Product Family
Based on its server management expertise, Marimba's server management
product family is an enterprise-level change management solution that is
used by Global 2000 enterprises and service providers, who must efficiently
and reliably deliver applications, content, and e-business services to their
customers, employees, and business partners. The product family contains
server management solutions that enable customers to precisely control how,
when, and where content and applications are distributed and activated
across heterogeneous platforms running Windows NT, Solaris, and Linux, as
well as other UNIX servers, located anywhere in the world. The foundation
for Marimba's Server management solution is the Infrastructure module. It is
complemented by the Software Distribution, Content Distribution, Inventory
Management, and Windows Terminal Server (WTS) modules.

The new and enhanced functionalities to this product family, to be delivered
in the second quarter of 2001, include:

*Extended support for packaging and automated installation of custom and
shrink-wrapped web and
commerce applications running on top of Microsoft Internet Information
Server (IIS)

*Delegation of administrative roles to allow multiple administrators to
manage operational tasks and server deployments

*Support for SOAP, a lightweight, XML based protocol for exchange of
information in a decentralised, distributed environment. The new SOAP
interface will allow customers to integrate the Server Management product
family more tightly with existing backend systems and web-based management

*Integration modules for streamlined integration with existing IT
infrastructure components such as load balancers and caching

*Added support for the collection of Windows Management Instrumentation
(WMI) data to provide detailed system information to IT departments for
tracking server hardware and software configurations

*Desktop and Mobile Management Product Family
The desktop and mobile management product family enables enterprises to gain
tighter control over desktops, laptops, and mobile systems. This product
family provides IT professionals with the ability to deliver, update,
manage, and repair applications across intranets, extranets and the
Internet. Additionally, it 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. The foundation for Marimba's desktop and mobile management
solution is the Infrastructure module. It is complemented by the Software
Distribution, Inventory Management, and Subscription Management modules.

Marimba products continue to be a leading management solution for Windows
2000 environments, and Marimba plans to enhance its solution to integrate
even more tightly with Microsoft desktop and server technologies. In
addition to the existing robust functionality that the desktop and mobile
management product family provides for Windows 2000 environments, the new
features that Marimba plans to provide customers include:

*Added support for the collection of Windows Management Instrumentation
(WMI) data to provide detailed system information to IT departments for
tracking desktop and mobile hardware and software configurations. WMI
support will be delivered in Q2 of 2001.

*Extended support for Active Directory integration and Group Policies to
allow corporations to take full advantage of all the information stored
within Active Directory and the flexibility of the Subscription module.
Active Directory support will be delivered in Q2 of 2001.

*PDA management support for the Palm and Windows CE operating systems to
allow corporations to purchase and implement an end-to-end solution for
managing desktops, laptops, mobile systems and PDAs. PDA management support
will be delivered in Q3 of 2001

*Embedded Management Product Family
Marimba's embedded management product family provides developers with the
necessary tools to create self-updating applications that run on PCs,
devices, and appliances. By embedding self-update capabilities into their
applications, developers are able to deliver new features and services to
customers on an ongoing basis. The foundation for Marimba's embedded
management solution is the Infrastructure module. It is complemented by the
UpdateNow SDK module and Hosted services.

Marimba's Hosted services will allow customers to focus on their application
features and functionality rather than the back-end infrastructure by
outsourcing their application delivery and update infrastructure. The
combination of the UpdateNow SDK and Hosted services will help decrease time
to market and increase competitive advantages.

Pricing and Availability
For further information on pricing and availability, please call +44 118 949

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 Introduces
Performance Management Product Family; New Performance Management Software
Monitors Performance and Availability of Web-Based Services and

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

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 enhanced, modularised and re-branded Castanet and Timbale
products, including providing customers with greater functionality
(including Windows 2000 integration point and, new PDA management support),
increased efficiency and reliability in the delivery of applications and
content, and the flexibility to better manage their resources, increase
efficiency and reduce costs; the key role Marimba expects to play in the
change management marketplace; and the scheduled general availability of the
enhanced functionality of Marimba's Castanet and Timbale products. Those
results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including:
technical challenges customers may face in implementing and deploying
Marimba's 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 enhanced products generally
available on schedule or with the functionality described; potential
increased competition for Marimba in the change 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.


Marimba and Castanet are registered trademarks, and Timbale is a trademark,
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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