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Marimba Streamlines Migration Process and Reduces Administrative Costs of
Ongoing Management


19 November 2001 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), a leading provider of
systems management solutions built for e-business, today announced that more
than 50 leading enterprises have turned to Marimba's Desktop/Mobile
Management products to help reduce their total cost of ownership for
managing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP environments.


Fortune 2000 companies such as Barclays Global Investors, Bear Stearns, Cap
Gemini Ernst & Young, Charles Schwab, Deloitte Consulting, HCA Healthcare,
Herman Miller, MetLife, Inc., Nuclear Management Company, The Procter &
Gamble Company, and Zhone Technologies are relying on Marimba to assist in
the planning of, migration to, and ongoing management of Windows 2000 and
Windows XP operating systems.


OS Migrations Made Easy


Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management products provide robust application
management functionality across Windows 2000 and legacy Windows platforms,
allowing a corporation to perform ongoing management while simultaneously
migrating to Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Corporations are able to utilise
Marimba's products to help facilitate the entire migration lifecycle,
including:


* Planning the migration utilising Marimba's Inventory Module to collect
hardware, software, and system information


* Facilitating data migration, PC personality settings, and disaster
recovery images


* Managing the Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating environment, including
application and OS service pack distribution, reporting, logging, and
subsequent updates



Windows XP Support


Many customers have made a strategic decision to bypass Windows 2000 and
migrate directly to Windows XP. Marimba now provides these customers with
Windows XP support.


According to Rich Wyckoff, president and CEO of Marimba, "Our Desktop/Mobile
Management products allow enterprises to seamlessly transition to a fully
managed Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system environment.
Leading enterprises are relying on our technology to better plan their
migrations, track their assets through the migration process, and better
manage their infrastructure as a whole."


Reducing Hardware, Support, and IT Administration Costs


When compared to other vendors, Marimba's distributed and scalable
architecture requires less hardware and administrative effort to support a
large distributed user base. This allows an enterprise to productively
focus its resources during the migration cycle.


Marimba's inventory reports can substantially improve the discovery and
determination steps that are critical in the successful planning of and
migration to Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Delivery and activation of other
agents to perform personalisation and data capture, OS image migrations, and
disaster recovery can be facilitated through Marimba's robust client.
Additionally, Marimba's reporting tools can deliver up-to-date information
on the status and progress of the migration process.


The combination of Marimba's flexible application packaging and version-less
updating helps to dramatically reduce the IT administrative manpower
required for preparing and successfully deploying applications. Marimba's
built-in efficiencies and reliability reduce the amount of time needed to
download and install applications and updates when compared to competing
products from other systems management vendors.



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 include the
above-listed customers' reliance on Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management
products to help reduce IT costs for, assist in the planning of, migration
to and ongoing management of Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating system
environments, the superior functionality and performance of Marimba's
Desktop/Mobile Management products as compared to competing products of
other systems management vendors, and the ability of Marimba's
Desktop/Mobile Management products to allow enterprises to seamlessly
transition to a fully managed Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating
system environment; the reliance of leading enterprises on Marimba
technology to better manage their infrastructure as a whole; certain other
technical and performance benefits Marimba's customers expect to achieve
with Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management products; and the expectation that
these customers will make Marimba's products part of their standard
infrastructure. Those results are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties, including the remaining time and effort these customers may
require to complete their deployments and Windows 2000 migrations, which
could be greater than expected; technical challenges specific to a
particular customer implementation, which could impact whether expected
benefits are able to be achieved with Marimba's products; and other business
factors particular to each customer and Marimba which could impact whether a
Marimba customer continues to use Marimba's products in the future. 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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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: jenny.holt@axicom.com
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