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Complete and Mature Application Server Enables True
Enterprise E-business Applications

Compuware Corporation today announced UNIFACE WebApplication
Server, a highly scalable, open enterprise application
server for deploying strategic e-business applications.
UNIFACE WebApplication Server enables organizations to
deploy new and existing business-critical components and
legacy applications on the web, reaching out to customers
and suppliers while protecting organizational investment in
current technology and developer skills.

UNIFACE WebApplication Server features a multi-user
component construction and application assembly environment
with an integrated visual HTML page designer. These features
enable developers to develop applications at a high level of
abstraction and without knowledge of the underlying
technology. Additional development features includes a
built-in Unified Modeling Language (UML) interface, the
ability to construct server based application logic
components, team development, version control and national
language support.

UNIFACE WebApplication Server scales to very large numbers
of users through its multi-tier architecture and integrated
load balancing features with ensured reliability through its
fail-over capabilities.

"Companies are now in the position to take proven
business-critical enterprise applications to the web," said
Roy Franzen, General Manager of Compuware UNIFACE products.
"UNIFACE WebApplication Server is the ideal environment for
rapid application evolution--assembling applications from
existing and new components built with different tools and
in different technologies and deploying them in an almost
unlimited deployment environment."

UNIFACE WebApplication Server accommodates COM+, CORBA and
JavaBeans component models and supports communication
standards such as IIOP and RMI.

UNIFACE WebApplication Server uses HTML 4.0 enriched with
JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets as the presentation
interface and integrates with a wide range of Internet
standards and web functionality including Internet mail
(SMTP/POP3) and directory servers (LDAP).

UNIFACE WebApplication server includes native support for
all major browser and web server technologies including
Microsoft (ISAPI), Netscape (NSAPI) and CGI web server
interface standards. Additional features include integration
with Microsoft Active Server Pages and support for Secure
Sockets Layer. Digital signatures provide the security
capabilities required for building e-business applications.

The low bandwidth required by the HTML presentation
interface offers rapid download times, a critical
requirement for e-business applications. To support the most
transaction-intensive e-business applications, UNIFACE
WebApplication Server provides built-in support for leading
TP Monitors, specifically BEA TUXEDO from BEA Systems, Inc.

"The productivity and time-to-market benefits of
component-based development are key to successfully
leveraging the Internet for competitive advantage," said
Michael Barnes, senior analyst at Hurwitz Group.
"Application servers that can help integrate component-based
development and the Internet are extremely valuable for IT
organizations building large-scale e-commerce applications."

In contrast to other application servers, UNIFACE
WebApplication Server is available on a wide range of
platforms, providing connectivity to most datasources and
legacy systems over multiple networks. Support includes: ·
Windows NT, UNIX, AS/400 and OS/390 · Oracle, SQL Server,
INFORMIX, Sybase, DB2, VSAM, ADABAS and IMS datasources ·
Legacy systems based on COBOL, RPG, IMS/DC and CICS · TCP
and SNA networks · Middleware support for BEA TUXEDO and

Availability UNIFACE WebApplication Server will ship in
February 1999.


The UNIFACE application assembly environment allows large IT
users to successfully implement complex, business-critical
applications in the midst of business and technology change.
UNIFACE embraces the three critical dimensions shaping
strategic applications: component-based development,
component-based deployment and component-based delivery.
Combined with Compuware's track record of implementing
large-scale, strategic applications, UNIFACE enables the
construction, assembly and deployment of component-based
applications for distributed environments, including the
Internet and client/server.

Compuware Corporation

Compuware productivity solutions help the world's 14,000
largest corporations more efficiently maintain and enhance
their most critical business applications. Compuware is the
world leader in providing immediate and measurable return on
Information Technology investments. Compuware products and
services improve quality, lower costs and increase the speed
at which systems can be developed, implemented and
supported. The Company's professional services organization
has a staff of more than 6,600 professionals. Compuware,
with calendar 1998 revenues of $1.5 billion, is the world
leader in client/server development technology. For more
information on Compuware, please contact the corporate
offices at 800-521-9353. Compuware also can be found on the
World Wide Web at

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For more information Compuware can be found on the Web at or you can contact: Compuware, 163 Bath
Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4AA Tel: 01753 774 000 Fax:
01753 774 200

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