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Eprise Content Deployment Suite Automates Process of Updating Multiple Servers, Speeds Content Distribution

Eprise Corporation (Nasdaq: EPRS), a provider of content management solutions, today announced availability of the Eprise Content Deployment Suite (ECDS). The newest product in the company’s suite of Web content management offerings, ECDS is a content deployment solution that automatically and securely restores and synchronises dynamic content, which has been created and approved from a central Eprise® authoring server, across multiple deployment servers.

ECDS enables online businesses to restore, replicate and distribute content globally across a heterogeneous Web site infrastructure for high-speed delivery. The combination of Eprise Participant Server® and ECDS provides a highly scalable, end-to-end solution for enterprise content creation, management and distribution.

In an Eprise-managed Web environment, ECDS can be used to replicate content throughout a local server farm to support large load-balanced sites or to duplicate content from a central authoring server to other geographically dispersed Web servers. Additionally, users’ interaction on the site is uninterrupted by updates, as multiple servers can receive new content without being taken offline. By automating content distribution across multiple dispersed servers, organisations can guarantee that global audiences derive maximum value from their sites.

Incorporating ECDS into an Eprise-managed Web site minimises IT workload by automating content updates across multiple servers. ECDS enables rules and quality levels to be defined to ensure that content is successfully replicated and staged before updates are published.

Babcock Borsig, an international leader in power engineering and shipbuilding, deployed ECDS for its company-wide intranet. The intranet works as a central repository and knowledge base for Babcock’s more than 30,000 employees in offices across the world. Because the re-engineering of the site would require input and content from hundreds of resources, the company needed the Eprise content management solution to streamline the distribution process. Once the information was incorporated into the repository, it then needed to simultaneously reach a number of sites across the continent, making ECDS a natural choice.

“Working in a global environment and supporting unique business units, we required a solution that supports content from multiple locations and streamlines the process of delivering information company-wide,” said Günter Peters, who is responsible for e-business strategies and large-scale IT projects at Babcock Borsig. “We tapped Eprise, and specifically ECDS, because it enabled us to easily manage content among our unique business units and share that information across multiple Web sites.”

Under the terms of a licensing agreement with Inktomi Corp., Eprise has incorporated technology from the Inktomi® Content Delivery Suite™ software as the foundation for ECDS. ECDS provides the ability to:

· Restore, replicate and distribute content globally across a heterogeneous Web site infrastructure;

· Perform transactional content deployment so that sites are updated simultaneously for all visitors;

· Provide secure, bandwidth-efficient distribution technology that works effectively over Wide Area Networks and Application Service Provider infrastructures.


“Eprise Participant Server empowers business users to contribute content directly to corporate Web sites, intranets and extranets. For the global enterprise, you need to maximise that ability by distributing the content effectively,” said Hank Barnes, VP of strategy at Eprise. “The addition of ECDS to our product family strengthens our unique approach to content management, giving customers one unified solution that addresses content creation, deployment and delivery, ensuring consistency across global Web environments.”

Pricing and availability

ECDS is available immediately from Eprise and will be priced at £50,000 for a package that includes a license for the controller server and licenses for five content deployment agents. Volume pricing, as well as licenses for the content deployment agents alone, are also available.

About Eprise Corporation

Eprise Corporation (Nasdaq: EPRS) provides Strategic Content Management solutions that enable businesses to gain competitive advantage by focusing on the needs of the business user. Its solutions are comprised of products and services that support the use of industry best practices for managing the entire content life cycle. Eprise Professional Services uses a proven methodology to assist organisations with their content initiatives by helping them to focus the needs of a content management solution from the business user’s perspective.

As part of its best-of-breed approach, Eprise forms strategic alliances with technology companies to extend the capabilities of Eprise Participant Server and its partners’ offerings. By integrating its products with offerings from companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Inktomi, and Verity, Eprise offers an even more robust content management environment, enabling customers to improve site effectiveness and drive e-business success.

With headquarters located in Framingham, Mass., the company has expanded to include regional offices across the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Global market distribution of Eprise Participant Server includes Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific including both German and Japanese versions of Eprise Participant Server.


Certain matters discussed in this announcement may involve “forward-looking statements” (as that term is used in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks of business change, product acceptance and customer demand as detailed from time to time in Eprise Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Eprise Corporation draws the reader's attention to the factors described in its final Prospectus dated March 24, 2000 and its most recent Form 10-Q or Form 10-K under the headings “Risk Factors” or “Factors Affecting Future Results.” Any such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date such statements are made, and the company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements or otherwise update or supplement this announcement or the risk factors referenced herein.


Eprise and Eprise Participant Server are registered trademarks of Eprise Corporation. All other product and company names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.


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