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SLOUGH — 9 January 2002 — Progress Software subsidiary SonicMQ’s SonicMQ® 3.5, Internet messaging platform,
received First Place for Messaging Middleware in ADT’s Programmers Report Java(TM) Writer’s Choice Awards for
2001 in the US. Based on the Java Message Service (JMS) specification, SonicMQ provides global organisations
with highly scalable, standards-based Internet middleware for the secure delivery of business-critical data
across the extended enterprise. SonicMQ was selected by an international group of sixty-four independent Java
experts from more than 1000 products including IBM MQSeries.





Sonic Software designs and develops the Sonic family of products in the USA. In the UK and the rest of Europe,
they are distributed by the Progress Company.





In announcing the awards, ADT Product Review Editor John K Waters writes, “our voters chose JMS-based SonicMQ
to top the list of MOMs this year.” SonicMQ was recognised for its ability to provide guaranteed end-to-end
transactional message integrity, which is critical to building a highly-distributed enterprise infrastructure.





In December, Sonic Software shipped SonicMQ 4.0, the latest version of the messaging platform. New product
features including direct support for HTTP/S connections, client-side persistence, enhanced wireless
capabilities, support for large-size message delivery (such as CAD and XML documents) and multi-part message
streaming.





The awards are published in the November/December issue of Application Development Trends (http://www.adtmag.com).



About the Progress Company



The Progress Company is a global supplier of software technology and services for developing, deploying,
integrating and managing e-business solutions. The company provides a comprehensive suite of products that
includes application development tools, application servers, the leading e-business messaging server SonicMQ,
and the industry's most widely used, lowest-cost-of-ownership embedded database.




The Progress Company's partners include more than 2000 independent software vendors (ISVs) and application
service providers (ASPs) who supply annually over $5 billion in Progress®-based applications and related
services. Over 40,000 organisations across more than 100 countries - including 70% of the Fortune 100 - rely
on Progress-based applications. The Progress Company, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation
(NASDAQ: PRGS), is headquartered in Bedford, Mass., and can be reached at 01753 216300 or on the Web at
http://www.progress.com



SonicMQ and the Sonic Software Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Software Corporation in
the U.S. and other countries. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are
the property of their respective owners.



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