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Marimba, Inc., a leading provider of systems management solutions built for
e-business, today announced it has joined the Microsoft Management Alliance
(MMA), a vehicle for software developers to obtain assistance in developing
excellent products and achieve market success on Microsoft platforms.

"Marimba values this opportunity to join the MMA program, because it allows
us access to Microsoft's product directions so that we can best 'embrace and
extend' their advanced technology," said Kia Behnia, vice president of
product marketing for Marimba. "Additionally, being a part of MMA provides
us with technical and marketing resources, product guidance, industry
knowledge, and further strengthens one of our most critical relationships."

"Companies like Marimba can use the Microsoft Management Alliance to learn
how to utilise the extensive management technologies that Microsoft has
built into Windows operating systems and products," said David Hamilton,
director of product management, Management Technologies, Microsoft
Corporation. "By taking advantage of these management services, our partners
will be able to create even more successful products that meet customer
needs in reducing costs and improving system reliability."

The Microsoft Management Alliance partner program, launched in October 2000,
is a new tool to help hardware and software companies utilise Microsoft's
various management technologies and products. Microsoft .NET Management
Services is a collection of management technologies and standards within the
Windows operating system that developers can incorporate into their
management software as well as the different types of networked applications
that are being managed. In addition, the inaugural Microsoft Management
Alliance partner program will provide technical information and marketing
resources for developers and independent software vendors that build
applications on top of the .NET Management Services.

Any developers or engineers wishing to learn more about Microsoft's
management technologies, and how they can use them, are welcome to register
at http://www.microsoft.com/management/mma.

About Marimba
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA)
provides systems management solutions built for e-business. From change
management to performance management software, Marimba's extensive Internet
expertise and core-competencies allow 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 information within the meaning
of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the
safe harbors created by this section. These forward-looking statements
concern, among other things, Marimba's ability to embrace and extend
Microsoft's advanced technology and to further its relationship with
Microsoft, and certain of the technical and performance benefits end users
may expect from Marimba products. Those results are subject to a number of
risks and uncertainties, including: the technical challenges specific to
Microsoft platforms, which could impact whether end users are able to
achieve expected benefits using Marimba products on such platforms; and
other business factors particular to Marimba and Microsoft. 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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Marimba is a registered 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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