Sun Microsystems Upgrades Java(TM) Enterprise System - Over 1.3 Million Subscribers Strong New Modular Offerings Simplify Enterprise Buying Experience, Lower TCO for


    SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW) today announced the immediate
 availability of the latest version of the Sun Java(TM) Enterprise System
 (Java ES). Java ES 5.0 is a unique and comprehensive set of
 subscription-based services that work in conjunction with top enterprise
 operating systems(OS) like Solaris 10 OS to combine software, support, and
 professional and educational services in a single package, for one single
     The new Java ES v5.0 is now modular and provides greater choices for
 enterprises to consolidate their IT infrastructure on an integrated, open,
 and standards-based software system. The new system allows customers to
 sign-on for the core Java(TM) ES 5.0 Base and then maximize the value of
 their IT spending by easily adding on subscriptions to Sun's
 industry-leading Sun Java(TM) System Identity Manager or Sun Java(TM)
 Composite Application Platform Suite (Java CAPS). This unique flexibility
 gives customers greater choice, better value and lower TCO.
     "The newest version of Java ES will help our customers to consolidate
 their licensing costs, reduce integration costs, and improve both
 functionality and flexibility of our distributed applications, identity
 management solutions and web services," said Jim McHugh, vice-president,
 Software Infrastructure, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Equifax and Other Industry Leaders Love New Features in Java Enterprise
     With the release of Java ES 5.0, the Sun Java(TM) Identity Management
 Suite is being refreshed to include major updates with eLearning online
 classes. In addition, qualified customers receive flexible services
 designed to help customers with requirements throughout the solution
 lifecycle with activities such as architecture, installation, system health
 checks, and the recently introduced Learning Definition Service.
     "For more than a year, we have been using Sun's Java Enterprise System
 to further streamlines our compliance processes and software licensing
 requirements," said Mark Satterfield, senior vice-president, Enterprise
 Planning and Architecture, Equifax. "Since the implementation, we have
 gained greater scalability and flexibility of our applications, enabling us
 to capture new opportunities and drive new business initiatives."
     Since 2006, Sun has been significantly growing the total number of Java
 ES subscribers to over 1.3 million. In addition, over the past year, Sun
 released a new version of Identity Manager and Portal Server products and
 Gartner named Sun as the worldwide market share leader in identity
 management software (Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning, 1H06, April 25,
 2006). Sun was among the select companies that Forrester invited to
 participate in its December 2006 Forrester Wave(TM) report. In this
 evaluation, Sun was cited as a Leader/Strong Performer for
 Integration-Centric Business Process Management Suites. This designation
 demonstrates the successful integration of the SeeBeyond(TM) business
 integration technology into its current Sun Java(TM) Java CAPS.
     With a unique integrated approach of products and services throughout
 its Software Infrastructure product line (Java Enterprise System Platform,
 SOA, Identity), Sun Services offerings help secure successful deployments,
 helping to reduce risks and addressing customer challenges and business
 drivers in each phase of the project lifecycle.
     About Java Enterprise System
     The Java Enterprise System is an open, standards-based software system
 that delivers a core set of industry-leading shared enterprise network
 services as a single, integrated entity on a predictable release cycle. It
 serves as the strategic underpinning of Sun's software strategy. For more
 information on the Java Enterprise System please visit:
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer(TM)" -- guides Sun in
 the development of technologies that power the world's most important
 markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is
 at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun
 can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at .
     NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Java, SeeBeyond and
 The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
     Alex Plant
     Sun Microsystems, Inc.

SOURCE Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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