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LONDON, November 28, 2000 - Digex, Inc., (Nasdaq: DIGX), a leading high-end managed Web and application hosting service provider for businesses worldwide, today announced its client, B2eMarkets, Inc., provider of the first end-to-end, Web-enabled strategic sourcing solution, is expanding its operations into the new Digex London data centre. B2eMarkets' growing list of multinational clients, many of whom are based in or have significant presence in Europe, will access the company's hosted solution through Digex Europe.

B2eMarkets developed the first intelligent eSourcing software application in the eProcurement market. The company's Strategic eSourcing Management (SeSM) solution, which is hosted by Digex, gives procurement professionals in Global 2000 organisations the power to manage eMarkets - both private and public - via the Internet. SeSM allows users to:

· Negotiate the lowest total cost for goods and services

· Institutionalise sourcing best practices throughout the enterprise

· Sustain and scale the benefits of strategic eSourcing

"Our intelligent eSourcing solution helps procurement professionals complete the transition from tactical purchasing to strategic sourcing, and the Web is the perfect delivery medium for the 24x7 availability required by global businesses," said Orville Bailey, CEO and co-founder of B2eMarkets. "By partnering with Digex, we are able to provide our clients with the most secure, highly available environment - and to expand along with our rapidly growing global client base."

B2eMarkets began hosting with Digex in March 2000 and rapidly grew its business to require international expansion. The company's solution is hosted at Digex's Beltsville, MD and London data centres. Built on a Sun Solaris platform running Oracle database, the site is architected to achieve the very highest levels of availability. The Digex Dynamic Fail-Over service, part of the company's High Performance and Availability product group, provides back-up database capabilities to take over processing in the event of a failed component.

"In the global business environment, there's no time that isn't work time, so companies like B2eMarkets have to be sure they can serve customers anywhere in the world, at all times," said Thomas Davidsson, European VP for Digex. "Our broad set of managed products and services provide multiple levels of redundancy and the highest levels of security."

About B2eMarkets

B2eMarkets has developed the first end-to-end, intelligent eSourcing application that allows buyers to negotiate the lowest total cost for purchased goods and services. Their Strategic eSourcing Management (SeSM) application is embedded with a proven sourcing methodology, value-added content and coaching to capture, retain and share sourcing information. With the SeSM product, buyers can research supply markets, create multi-variable RFQs, and manage Multi-round Private Offerä and reverse auction eNegotiations. B2eMarkets, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Rockville, MD. For more information, visit the company's web site at

About Digex

Digex (Nasdaq: DIGX) is a leading provider of high-end managed Web and application hosting services for some of the world's leading companies that rely on the Internet as a critical business tool. Digex customers, from mainstream enterprise corporations, Internet-based businesses and Application Service Providers (ASPs), leverage Digex services to deploy secure, scaleable, high performance business solutions, including electronic retailing, online financial services, online procurement and customer self-service applications. Digex also offers value-added enterprise and professional services, including performance and security testing, monitoring, reporting and networking services. Additional information on Digex is available at

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Julia Davies

Marni Futterman

MS&L, for Digex

+44 (0)20 7878 3000

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