BackWeb Delivers High-Impact Video Communications for the Enterprise

New e-Accelerator for Enterprise Video Communications Enables Global 2000

Companies to Achieve up to 100 Percent Viewership of Mission-Critical Content



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from BackWeb Technologies

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 BackWeb Technologies (Nasdaq:   BWEB), a leading provider of push communications
 infrastructure for e-business, today unveiled e-Accelerator for Enterprise
 Video Communications. This new offering enables enterprise organizations to
 distribute large, high-impact video content to employees worldwide,
 guaranteeing consistency of information and viewership.
     The new BackWeb solution enables companies to combine the urgency and
 impact of face-to-face communication with the broad distribution of the Web to
 deliver audio/video communications across both high-bandwidth (LAN) and
 low-bandwidth (dial-up and WAN) connections. BackWeb can guarantee that
 distributed organizations experience quality delivery of multimedia content.
 Executive and line-of-business management both can utilize BackWeb's solution
 to send out mission-critical news and updates using high-impact video to
 ensure that messages are not diluted or miscommunicated.
 
     Helps Companies Address "New Economy" Challenges
     BackWeb's offering addresses the mounting demand for companies to develop
 strategies to reduce costs associated with corporate travel while still
 communicating vital information to employees. Corporate departments, including
 sales, marketing, human resources, education and professional services are now
 enabled with high-impact video communications to distribute critical company
 news, product information, pricing, and even live training events around the
 world without having to endure high travel costs and time-consuming domestic
 and international business trips.
     BackWeb e-Accelerator for Enterprise Video Communications allows
 corporations to integrate the Polite delivery capabilities of BackWeb with
 streaming servers from Microsoft or RealNetworks. Employees will receive
 notifications or alert messages when new content is available for streaming or
 download. This dual video delivery capability allows users to cache video
 content directly on the BackWeb client for playback later, or to instantly
 stream the video right at the desktop and offers users the flexibility to
 choose the delivery method that best fits their needs. BackWeb's closed-loop
 reporting can track the delivery of video files and notifications to measure
 user interaction. Organizations can effectively measure their overall ROI on
 their technology investments as well as the impact of their messages.
     "Effective leadership can mean the difference between success and failure
 -- and timely, high-impact communication must be a key component of any
 leadership strategy," said Elizabeth Sun, senior program director, Electronic
 Business Strategies at META Group. "Effective video communication solutions
 should deliver high-quality video throughout the enterprise for use in
 multiple applications, such as e-learning, CEO communications or urgent,
 time-sensitive employee alerts. Furthermore, these solutions should track and
 monitor viewership patterns."
     "Global 2000 companies are continually seeking ways to extract the
 greatest return from their investments in streaming servers and overall
 Internet infrastructure," said Eli Barkat, chairman and CEO of BackWeb
 Technologies. "With the new e-Accelerator for Enterprise Video Communications,
 BackWeb provides a powerful video delivery system that complements existing
 video delivery capabilities with Polite delivery empowering guaranteed
 delivery and increased viewership of mission-critical content via the
 Internet."
 
     Pricing and Availability
     BackWeb e-Accelerator for Enterprise Video Communications is available
 today and please call 800-863-0100 for pricing and more information.
 
     About BackWeb Technologies
     BackWeb Technologies is a leading provider of push communications
 infrastructure for e-business that enable companies to proactively communicate
 time-sensitive, business-critical information throughout Internet and Wireless
 networks to customers, partners and employees. Corporations such as Cisco,
 Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, and Schlumberger Dowell have deployed BackWeb's
 Polite(R) push communications infrastructure for managing critical changes for
 key e-business and customer service applications. BackWeb Technologies is
 headquartered in San Jose, California, and Ramat-Gan, Israel. For more
 information, visit its web site at www.backweb.com or call 800-863-0100.
     Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Securities laws,
 including statements of beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding
 the future. Actual results could differ materially from those in such
 forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
 materially include unforeseen technological issues related to use of the
 BackWeb software, deployment issues related to implementation, unforeseen
 software errors, competitive factors and business and expense factors that may
 affect the perceived efficiencies from use of BackWeb's products, and the
 risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in BackWeb's public reports
 and statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. BackWeb
 assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in
 this press release.
 
     NOTE:  BackWeb and Polite are registered trademarks of BackWeb
 Technologies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
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    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 BackWeb Technologies (Nasdaq:   BWEB), a leading provider of push communications
 infrastructure for e-business, today unveiled e-Accelerator for Enterprise
 Video Communications. This new offering enables enterprise organizations to
 distribute large, high-impact video content to employees worldwide,
 guaranteeing consistency of information and viewership.
     The new BackWeb solution enables companies to combine the urgency and
 impact of face-to-face communication with the broad distribution of the Web to
 deliver audio/video communications across both high-bandwidth (LAN) and
 low-bandwidth (dial-up and WAN) connections. BackWeb can guarantee that
 distributed organizations experience quality delivery of multimedia content.
 Executive and line-of-business management both can utilize BackWeb's solution
 to send out mission-critical news and updates using high-impact video to
 ensure that messages are not diluted or miscommunicated.
 
     Helps Companies Address "New Economy" Challenges
     BackWeb's offering addresses the mounting demand for companies to develop
 strategies to reduce costs associated with corporate travel while still
 communicating vital information to employees. Corporate departments, including
 sales, marketing, human resources, education and professional services are now
 enabled with high-impact video communications to distribute critical company
 news, product information, pricing, and even live training events around the
 world without having to endure high travel costs and time-consuming domestic
 and international business trips.
     BackWeb e-Accelerator for Enterprise Video Communications allows
 corporations to integrate the Polite delivery capabilities of BackWeb with
 streaming servers from Microsoft or RealNetworks. Employees will receive
 notifications or alert messages when new content is available for streaming or
 download. This dual video delivery capability allows users to cache video
 content directly on the BackWeb client for playback later, or to instantly
 stream the video right at the desktop and offers users the flexibility to
 choose the delivery method that best fits their needs. BackWeb's closed-loop
 reporting can track the delivery of video files and notifications to measure
 user interaction. Organizations can effectively measure their overall ROI on
 their technology investments as well as the impact of their messages.
     "Effective leadership can mean the difference between success and failure
 -- and timely, high-impact communication must be a key component of any
 leadership strategy," said Elizabeth Sun, senior program director, Electronic
 Business Strategies at META Group. "Effective video communication solutions
 should deliver high-quality video throughout the enterprise for use in
 multiple applications, such as e-learning, CEO communications or urgent,
 time-sensitive employee alerts. Furthermore, these solutions should track and
 monitor viewership patterns."
     "Global 2000 companies are continually seeking ways to extract the
 greatest return from their investments in streaming servers and overall
 Internet infrastructure," said Eli Barkat, chairman and CEO of BackWeb
 Technologies. "With the new e-Accelerator for Enterprise Video Communications,
 BackWeb provides a powerful video delivery system that complements existing
 video delivery capabilities with Polite delivery empowering guaranteed
 delivery and increased viewership of mission-critical content via the
 Internet."
 
     Pricing and Availability
     BackWeb e-Accelerator for Enterprise Video Communications is available
 today and please call 800-863-0100 for pricing and more information.
 
     About BackWeb Technologies
     BackWeb Technologies is a leading provider of push communications
 infrastructure for e-business that enable companies to proactively communicate
 time-sensitive, business-critical information throughout Internet and Wireless
 networks to customers, partners and employees. Corporations such as Cisco,
 Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, and Schlumberger Dowell have deployed BackWeb's
 Polite(R) push communications infrastructure for managing critical changes for
 key e-business and customer service applications. BackWeb Technologies is
 headquartered in San Jose, California, and Ramat-Gan, Israel. For more
 information, visit its web site at www.backweb.com or call 800-863-0100.
     Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Securities laws,
 including statements of beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding
 the future. Actual results could differ materially from those in such
 forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
 materially include unforeseen technological issues related to use of the
 BackWeb software, deployment issues related to implementation, unforeseen
 software errors, competitive factors and business and expense factors that may
 affect the perceived efficiencies from use of BackWeb's products, and the
 risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in BackWeb's public reports
 and statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. BackWeb
 assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in
 this press release.
 
     NOTE:  BackWeb and Polite are registered trademarks of BackWeb
 Technologies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
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