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Teams Up with IBM and Apache to Enable Rapid Development of
Powerful Web Applications


NetObjects, Inc., the Web site builders' company, yesterday
announced an updated version of its leading Web script
development tool, NetObjects ScriptBuilder 2.01, that adds
dedicated support for the IBM WebSphere Application Server
and the JavaServer Page (JSP) technology co-developed by IBM
(NYSE: IBM) and Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW). The company
also announced that it is working closely with the
developers of the commercial version of the Apache web
server, C2Net Software. As the first deliverable of the
relationship with C2Net, NetObjects will offer a free,
downloadable version of NetObjects ScriptBuilder 2.01 to
C2Net's customers for a limited time.

NetObjects ScriptBuilder 2.01 is the company's first
delivery of a version optimised to provide best-of-breed
support for the IBM WebSphere Application Server, IBM's Java
servlet based Web application server. NetObjects previously
announced that its other award-winning Web authoring
products, NetObjects Fusion™ and NetObjects TeamFusion™,
will also be closely integrated with the IBM WebSphere
product line over time.

"The addition of support for JSP and the IBM WebSphere
Application Server reinforces NetObjects ScriptBuilder 2.01
as the most open script development tool for the Web," said
Morris Taradalsky, executive vice president of the tools
division at NetObjects. "NetObjects ScriptBuilder provides
developers a powerful complementary tool making it easier to
learn and take advantage of the IBM WebSphere Application
Server platform." NetObjects ScriptBuilder 2.01 is the first
development tool available that supports the IBM WebSphere
Application Server. NetObjects ScriptBuilder 2.01 provides
WebSphere application developers with a dedicated,
complementary tool for developing JavaServer pages with Java
and JSP colour syntax highlighting, built-in language
reference and numerous samples, and re-usable scripts.

In addition to NetObjects ScriptBuilder, NetObjects' Web
authoring products NetObjects Fusion and NetObjects
TeamFusion will also be incorporated into the WebSphere
product family. The NetObjects TeamFusion Authoring Server
will provide an open platform for designing, developing, and
managing both collaborative and team oriented Web sites and
applications. The Authoring Server will enable customers to
select their front-end tool of choice and will allow any
WebDAV client tool to inter-operate with the IBM WebSphere
platform. NetObjects Fusion and the NetObjects TeamFusion
Client will enable the rapid development of business Web
sites through open support for new technologies such as
JavaBeans and NFX components.

"An integrated tool set, that enables customers to build
dynamic Java applications, is an essential component of our
WebSphere product line," said Paraic Sweeney, vice president
of Web server marketing at IBM. "The NetObjects' product
family, along with IBM's VisualAge for Java, are key
components of the IBM WebSphere tool set, representing the
best of breed products for Web application development. The
ease-of-use and open nature of NetObjects products, combined
with the industrial strength backbone of the WebSphere
Application Server, will provide developers with a unique
combination of productivity, reliability, and scalability."

Pricing and Availability

NetObjects ScriptBuilder 2.01 will be available from
NetObjects sales and distribution channels by the end of
June. The estimated street price is UKP69. As a limited time
promotion, until September 30, 1998, IBM is offering a free
downloadable copy of the software to WebSphere Application
Server customers. In addition, existing NetObjects
ScriptBuilder 2.0 customers will be able to get a free
update with the new capabilities directly from the
NetObjects web site at http://www.netobjects.com this week.

About NetObjects

NetObjects, Inc. is a privately-held company that is funded
by IBM, Perseus LLC, AT&T Ventures, Norwest Venture Capital,
Venrock Associates, Rae Technology LLC and private
investors. NetObjects' partners include Apple Computer
(NASDAQ: AAPL), AT&T (NYSE: T), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Microsoft
(NASDAQ:MSFT), Netscape (NASDAQ: NSCP), and Sun
Microsystems' Javasoft (NASDAQ:SUNW).

About the NetObjects Product Family

The NetObjects product family consists of NetObjects Fusion
Personal Edition for entry-level site builders, NetObjects
Fusion 3.0 for experienced site builders, NetObjects
TeamFusion™ for site building teams and NetObjects
ScriptBuilder™ 2.0 for scripting. All the products are the
first in their class to integrate automated site building,
professional quality design and publishing, thereby lowering
the cost, time and tedium of building high-quality Web
sites. NetObjects Fusion was finalist in the development
tool of the year category in the 1997 UK Internet Awards and
received commendations for excellence in usability and best
Internet software in the 1997 PC Magazine Technology
Innovation Awards.

More information about NetObjects and its products can be
found at www.netobjects.com.

(c) 1998 NetObjects, Inc. All rights reserved. NetObjects,
NetObjects Fusion, NetObjects TeamFusion, and NetObjects
ScriptBuilder are trademarks of NetObjects, Inc. All other
brand and product names may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.

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