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Ensim’s WEBppliance Integrates VeriSign’s Software, Giving Hosting Industry
Easy and Affordable Security Site Services for Resale to Small, Medium Businesses


London UK, August 21, 2001 – Ensim™ Corporation, the leading hosting automation provider, announced today an agreement with VeriSign®, Inc. to integrate software that provides the hosting industry with the first automated distribution of the Shared Hosting Security Service (SHSS) for Web-sites and electronic storefronts. As a charter member of VeriSign’s new SHSS initiative that was announced today, Ensim will enhance its WEBppliance virtual hosting solution so that the hosting industry can easily and affordably resell more secure Web-sites and e-commerce solutions designed for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs).


VeriSign’s SHSS enables SMBs to authenticate their business against unauthorized use of customer information such as credit-card and social-security numbers. Ensim’s WEBppliance provides the critical server-sharing technology to the VeriSign service as part of its hosting-operation platform called ServerXchange™. Ensim’s ServerXchange supplies comprehensive automation and management for servers and applications from a single, unified interface.


“The VeriSign Secure Site Seal gives online merchants a competitive advantage that creates pull-through for Ensim’s own hosting-provider customers,” said Dennis Tsu, Ensim’s vice president of marketing. “Ensim-powered hosting providers can now offer secure hosting and e-commerce plans to SMBs that were previously cost-prohibitive.”


According to the Yankee Group, the U.S. Web-hosting market for SMBs will surge from $1.9 billion in 2000 to $7.7 billion by 2005. To capitalise on that forecast, the VeriSign Secure Site Seal assures the SMBs’ customers of an encryption implementation based on the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) – the Internet’s most secure methodology for exchanging data.


“Our relationship with Ensim amplifies our ability to reach SMBs through the hosting providers that serve them,” said Ben Golub, vice president and general manager, VeriSign Web Trust Services. “Ensim’s WEBppliance helps remove any of the technical and price barriers to implement SHSS in the shared-hosting environments that are typically the sweet spot for SMBs online storefronts and Web sites.”


The joint solution is available from Ensim’s professional services today and will be available as an enhancement to Ensim’s WEBppliance in the fourth calendar quarter of 2001.


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About Ensim Corporation


Ensim Corporation is the market leader in Hosting Automation products and services. The company’s flagship product, ServerXchange, is used worldwide to automate the management, deployment and sales of hosted services. Ensim is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with sales offices in the United States, London and Singapore. The privately held company is funded by New Enterprise Associates, Worldview Technology Partners and other blue-chip venture capital firms.

For additional information please visit http://www.ensim.com or call 1-877-693-6746.


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Irwin Greenstein
Ensim Corporation
+1 408 745 3369 igreenstein@ensim.com

Alex Murphy or Paul Shlackman
Strategic Alliance International
+44 (0) 1494 434 434
alexm@strategicpr.net

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