Marimba Announces Embedded Management Support for Microsoft's Next-Generation Embedded Operating Systems Thursday 29 November 2001 PDF Print Embedded Management Products to Support Microsoft Windows XP Embedded and Windows CE .NET 28 November 2001 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), a leading provider of systems management solutions built for e-business, announced that its Embedded Management products fully support Microsoft Windows XP Embedded operating system. Additionally, Marimba plans to support the Microsoft Windows CE .NET real-time operating system when Microsoft makes it available later this year. Marimba's Embedded Management products will allow vendors of Windows XP Embedded and Windows CE .NET to embed update capabilities into a Windows-based device and transparently deliver OS patches, application fixes, and new features to field-based applications and devices. "OEMs and IT administrators are always looking for ways to reduce the cost of managing their network infrastructures," said Scott Horn, director of the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft Corp. "With the embedded update capabilities included in Marimba's Change Management products, OEMs can transparently deliver the most current application revisions and features in their Windows Powered devices, helping to streamline their development process and dramatically reduce the IT support costs associated with preparing, updating, and deploying applications." Marimba Embedded Management Marimba's Embedded Management products complement Microsoft's next-generation Embedded operating systems by allowing device and appliance vendors to speed time to market, reduce IT support costs, improve quality of service to end- users, and support large groups of users. * Reduce Support Costs - Embedded updating and built-in self-healing capabilities help reduce the number of times a user will contact IT support to address known problems. * Accelerate Time to Market - Marimba's delivery and update technology speeds time to market by allowing a device vendor to release a new product with a core set of features that are then transparently updated to the final version once they are installed. * Improve End-user Quality of Service - Targeted delivery of new features and services enables the vendor to react quickly to competitive pressures and reduce the potential loss of a customer to a competitive solution. * Support Large Groups of Users - Built-in load balancing, caching, and synchronisation mechanisms help ensure that large groups of simultaneous users experience efficient and reliable downloads. "The ability to rapidly deliver content and applications is critical for the new wave of smart devices and appliances," said Rich Wyckoff, president and CEO of Marimba. "Support for Microsoft's Windows CE .NET and Windows XP Embedded will make Marimba the only company offering an Embedded Management solution with a proven back-end infrastructure that can scale to support millions of users." 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 full support of Marimba's Embedded Management products for the Windows XP Embedded operating system and Marimba's plans to have its Embedded Management products support the Windows CE.NET real-time operating system upon the release of such operating system; the ability of Marimba's Embedded Management products to allow vendors of Windows XP Embedded to embed update capabilities into their devices and transparently deliver OS patches, application fixes and new features to field-based applications and devices, and to allow such vendors to speed time to market, reduce IT support costs, improve quality of service to end-users and support large groups of users; support for Microsoft's Windows CE .NET and XP Embedded operating systems will make Marimba the only company offering an embedded management solution with a proven back-end infrastructure that can scale to support millions of users; and certain other technical and performance benefits Windows Embedded vendors may expect to achieve with Marimba's Embedded Management product. Those results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the technical challenges specific to a particular embedded implementation, which could impact whether expected benefits are able to be achieved with Marimba's embedded products; and other business and technical factors particular to Marimba and Microsoft. Actual results may differ materially due to these and other factors. All of the future product plans described in this press release are at the sole discretion of Marimba and are subject to change and/or cancellation, and in no way should these future product plans be viewed as commitments on Marimba's part. 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. 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