Marimba granted U.S. patent for its software distribution technology Thursday 30 August 2001 PDF Print 29 August 2001 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), a leading provider of systems management solutions built for e-business, today announced that it has been awarded a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for elements of the technology used within its software. The patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,272,536, titled "System and Method for the Distribution of Code and Data," relates in part to the automatic distribution and updating of software applications and data over a network. The inventors are Marimba co-founders Arthur van Hoff, Sami Shaio and Jonathan Payne. "I am extremely proud of the work done by Arthur, Sami and Jonathan on this innovation, which ultimately allows our customers to further benefit from Marimba technology," said Rich Wyckoff, president and CEO of Marimba. Patent Abstract The patent is for a system and method for distributing software applications and data to many thousands of clients over a network. The applications are called "channels," the server is called "transmitter," and the client is called "tuner." The use of channels is based on subscription. The end-user needs to subscribe to a channel before it can be executed. When the end-user subscribes to a channel the associated code and data is downloaded to the local hard-disk. Once downloaded, the channel can be executed many times without requiring further network access. Channels can be updated automatically at regular intervals by the tuner and, as a result, the end-user is no longer required to manually install software updates. Instead, these software and data updates are automatically downloaded and installed in the background. This method of automatic downloading of updates achieves for the client the same result as the broadcast distribution of software over a connection-based network, but wherein the client initiates each update request without requiring any special broadcast networking infrastructure. 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 http://www.marimba.com This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 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 concern the ability of Marimba's customers to further benefit from Marimba technology. Those results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including technical challenges specific to each customer's environment, which could cause certain customers to require additional assistance in deploying Marimba's products and/or limit the expected benefits to be provided by such products. 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. -ends- 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. _______________________________________________________ Jenny Holt AxiCom UK Direct: +44 (0)20 8600 4651 Mob: +44 (0)7730 438 762 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.axicom.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of AxiCom in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.