Marimba and Mercury Interactive team to provide tightly integrated best-of-breed change management and application performance management solution Thursday 11 October 2001 PDF Print Integrated solution to automate datacentre management and lower IT administration costs 11 October 2001 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), a leading provider of systems management solutions built for e-business, and Mercury Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: MERQ), the world's leading provider of enterprise testing and application performance management solutions, today announced an alliance to integrate Marimba's products for change management and Mercury Interactive's application performance management products. The integrated solution will allow IT administrators to manage the full lifecycle of Web-based applications - from automated testing, to initial deployment, to the monitoring and management of ongoing updates. As a result of the new alliance, the two companies will participate in joint sales and marketing activities with Mercury Interactive becoming Marimba's preferred partner in the area of performance management, and Marimba joining Mercury Interactive's Open Architecture Programme (OAP). "By teaming with Mercury Interactive, Marimba can bring a best-of-breed performance management solution to its customers much more quickly and economically than by developing it ourselves," said Rich Wyckoff, president and CEO of Marimba. "This arrangement allows Marimba to focus its efforts on its core change management products, while providing an integrated solution that will ultimately help customers automate, update, manage, and monitor their IT and Web infrastructures." With the integrated solution, enterprise customers and service providers will be able to leverage the collective strengths of Marimba's Server Management product family and Mercury Interactive's TopazTM solution that measures the end-user experience 24x7, inside and outside the firewall and in the application, to automate the delivery of code and content to production servers and to monitor the performance of applications. Best-of-Breed Management Solutions As part of the arrangement, Marimba will work closely with Mercury Interactive through its OAP programme to integrate the two products. Initial areas of integration will enable Marimba's Server Management module to notify Topaz of application and content changes. The second area of integration will allow Topaz to notify Marimba's Server Management to automatically deploy applications and updates for servers. The integrated solution will help decrease IT administration costs and increase availability. "A natural connection exists between the deployment of application and content change on a system and the monitoring and availability of those applications," said Ido Sarig, vice president of APM product marketing at Mercury Interactive. "The combination of Mercury Interactive's application performance management products and Marimba's change management products will allow customers to expedite the performance management and change management process, and will increase customer satisfaction." About Mercury Interactive Corporation Founded in 1989, Mercury Interactive is the leading provider of enterprise testing and performance management solutions. The company's automated software and managed services help companies deliver and maintain high-performance applications. Customers worldwide use Mercury Interactive solutions across their application and technology infrastructures to minimise hardware and operational expenses, protect revenue streams and enhance their competitive positions. Mercury Interactive is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices in more than 20 countries. Further information is available at www.mercuryinteractive.com or by phone at U.S. +1.408.822.5200. The company's common stock trades on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol MERQ. About Marimba Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA) provides systems management solutions built for e-business. Marimba's Server Management, Desktop/Mobile Management, and Embedded Management product families allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their IT resources, increase operational efficiency and reduce IT 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, among other things, the planned integration of certain of the products of Marimba and Mercury Interactive to create a tightly integrated best-of-breed change management and application performance management solution; the ability of such integrated solution to allow IT administrators to manage the full lifecycle of Web-based applications and to help automate data center management, decrease IT administration costs, increase availability and increase customer satisfaction; the participation of both companies in joint sales calls and marketing activities; and the competitive advantage and specific technical and performance benefits customers may expect from these products and integrated solution. Those results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the technical challenges specific to the applicable products and their integration, which could impact whether customers are able to achieve expected benefits using the Marimba-Mercury Interactive integrated solution; and other technical, marketing, and business factors particular to Marimba and Mercury Interactive. 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 filings of Marimba and Mercury Interactive with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see the Risk Factors described in each company's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. 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