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Establishes New Relationships with European Resellers to Further its Global Reach; Resellers Signed In 15 EMEA Countries in Company’s Two-Year History


COPENHAGEN — June 24, 2002 — Expand Beyond today announced the release of its latest edition of PocketDBA™ Enterprise Edition (EE) for Oracle at OracleWorld 2002 in Copenhagen. PocketDBA EE for Oracle provides IT professionals complete, always-on mobile management of their IT systems including Oracle databases, UNIX & NT servers, and routers from handheld devices over any mobile network including GSM/GPRS and WLAN.


PocketDBA EE for Oracle, which combines Expand Beyond’s leading mobile enterprise software products, PocketDBA™ and PocketAdmin™, is the company’s fifth product release since its inception two years ago.


This complete solution affords administrators a powerful and secure way to monitor, manage and troubleshoot mission-critical systems in real-time from Pocket PC and Palm OS handhelds. In the second half of 2002, Expand Beyond will release PocketDBA for IBM DB2 and PocketDBA for Microsoft SQL Server. In doing so, the company will provide mobile management software for the top three database platforms, which collectively account for 83 percent of the .8 billion database market. In addition, Expand Beyond will continue to leverage its existing joint-development relationships with enterprise management software leaders Computer Associates and BMC Corporation.


“PocketDBA EE for Oracle is currently used by IT professionals to manage their mission-critical systems and keep them running optimally and reliably 24X7,” said Ari Kaplan, CEO, Expand Beyond. “Expand Beyond mobile software enables organizations to maximize the value of their existing technology investments. In the current economic climate where businesses are looking to do more with less, our cost-effective solutions have been implemented in minutes and offer an immediate ROI.”


“Mobile management of databases, servers and routers is a core capability that every organization needs,” said Andreas Zwimpfer, President, Europe Middle East and Africa Oracle User Group (EOUG). “PocketDBA EE for Oracle gives companies the peace of mind that their mission-critical systems are running optimally and reliably, while IT professionals love the freedom to manage their systems quickly and effectively from wherever they happen to be.”


PocketDBA EE for Oracle integrates industry-standard security measures to protect corporate information from third-party interception. It supports Virtual Private Network (VPN) and RSA SecurID two-factor authentication, as well as SSL and Triple DES encryption. The Expand Beyond server software installs behind an organization’s existing security perimeter and securely communicates with handheld devices. No system information resides on the handheld device, thereby eliminating the security risk posed by lost or stolen handhelds.


RKS, the biggest IT consultant in Scandinavia oriented towards Oracle products, partnered with Expand Beyond because of the synergies between the two company’s products and services. “We decided to partner with Expand Beyond because of the unique solutions they offer our customers,” said Jens Bille, Director of RKS in Denmark. “No one else can give our customers as complete mobile management and control of their IT systems. PocketDBA EE for Oracle naturally complements our existing line of industry leading products and services.”


Other international Expand Beyond resellers are located in countries around the globe including the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom. To locate a reseller, visit

http://www.XB.com/global/resellers.html


Expand Beyond global customers include Weight Watchers International Inc., Verizon Wireless and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

In Europe, PocketDBA EE for Oracle is available on many Pocket PC and Palm OS handhelds in conjunction with a GPRS modem and a service plan from a local or regional carrier. The Expand Beyond EMEA headquarters is located in Paris, France and can be reached via email at EMEAsales@XB.com. Enterprise Edition pricing and site-wide licenses are available.


About Expand Beyond Corporation


Expand Beyond Corporation is a market leader in the mobile enterprise software industry. Expand Beyond develops products that enable enterprises to wirelessly manage their entire information technology infrastructure, from databases to servers to networks, using handheld devices. With Expand Beyond software, a company’s IT professionals can conduct their work - from daily routines to critical procedures - outside of the office via wireless handheld devices. Based in Chicago, the company was founded in June 2000 and is a Menlo Ventures portfolio company. For more information, including an online demo, please visit http://www.XB.com

About RKS


RKS is an IT consultancy that offers advanced consultant services, integrated business solutions, and complete e-business solutions. RKS's mission is to offer the best solutions in the market to enhance business processes, in close cooperation with the customer and with deep knowledge and experience. Our customers are large and medium-sized enterprises and organisations that base much of their competitiveness on the efficient use of information technology. RKS is the biggest IT consultant in Scandinavia oriented towards Oracle products. The firm is an Oracle Partner for Oracle Financials and E-Business Suite. Microsoft is another key partner, as are several companies that provide development tools and middleware used for systems integration.


RKS operates from 15 offices around Sweden and one in Denmark. Business is divided into three nationwide areas of business: RKS Consulting, RKS e-Business Solutions and RKS Telecom. RKS is listed on the O List of the Stockholm Exchange. For further information on RKS please contact Jens Bille at +45 2241 1108 or email jens.bille@rks.com


About EOUG


The Europe, Middle East & Africa Oracle User Group (EOUG) was founded as a Federation of European Users of Oracle products and related services. It is currently registered in Vienna, Austria. The EOUG is recognised by Oracle Corp. as a Global Oracle User Group representing the EMEA region. For more information about EOUG, visit http://www.eoug.com



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