Brokat Technologies Internet and Wireless Financial Applications Operate On IBM and BEA Application Servers

Brokat Makes Strategic Commitment to Support Sun's Java(TM) 2 Platform,

Enterprise Edition (J2EE(TM)) With Financial Applications Line



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Brokat Technologies

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ --
 Brokat Technologies (Nasdaq:   BROA; Neuer Market: BRJ), a global leader in
 software that enables user-centric business, today announced that Brokat(R)
 Financial Applications products now operate on IBM WebSphere(R) 3.5.2 and BEA
 WebLogic(R) 6.0 application servers, as well as on Brokat Advanced and
 Enterprise Servers.  These applications will be available for immediate
 shipment in North America, and Brokat will announce availability elsewhere
 later this year.  This move reinforces Brokat's strategic commitment to
 support solutions based on Sun Microsystems' Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise
 Edition (J2EE(TM)) and Enterprise Java Beans(TM) (EJB(TM)) standards.
     Brokat Financial Applications exploit Brokat's user-centric m-business
 platform services, including multi-channel gateways to various end-user
 devices and out-of-the-box connectors to front-end and back-end banking and
 brokerage systems.  By making this financial systems framework compatible with
 IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic J2EE/EJB application servers, Brokat is
 positioning itself as a leading open systems supplier of m-business
 infrastructure and applications technology.
     "Brokat clearly sees customer demand for more open technology platforms
 and is taking the appropriate steps with its Financial Applications suite,"
 said George Paolini, vice president, Technology Evangelism and Marketing, Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. "By supporting any J2EE compatible application server, a
 greater number of financial services institutions will now be able to benefit
 from Brokat solutions that are highly scalable, easy to adapt and manage."
     "Brokat's strategic decision to support our online banking and brokerage
 applications on IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic means that financial
 institutions can now obtain the industry's leading financial applications on
 other open systems application servers," said Stefan Roever, Brokat's CEO.
 "Not only does it differentiate Brokat competitively in the market, it also
 reflects Brokat's continuing commitment to J2EE and helps further its broad
 adoption in the market."
     Brokat Financial Applications utilize a common Financial Framework, an
 open standards-based architecture that forms the basis of a worldwide product
 offering designed to reuse and extend existing Brokat applications or to
 plug-in and run additional financial services.  The financial systems
 framework also accommodates bank-specific requirements for service and account
 entitlements, multi-lingual and multi-currency support, security and
 connectivity to other systems, auditing and billing.
     "By bundling our Financial Applications and Brokat m-business platform
 with the Brokat application server, our customers get a very secure, very
 scalable, complete software stack from a single vendor," said David Luther,
 vice-president of product management for Brokat Americas Financial
 Applications.  "Because of our new support of the IBM and BEA application
 servers, we have extended our market reach and can give more banking end users
 access to our highly-rated products."
     Brokat's scaleable Financial Applications include EJB/J2EE Financial
 Framework, Internet and Mobile Consumer Banking, Internet Cash Management,
 Internet and Mobile Brokerage and Internet Business Banking.  Consumer
 banking, business banking, and corporate cash management products are
 available immediately on application servers from Brokat, BEA or IBM.
 
     About Brokat
     Brokat Technologies is a global leader in software that enables
 user-centric business.  Brokat's product families -- multi-channel
 infrastructure software, rules management and personalization technology,
 mobile payment software, and e-finance applications -- are used by over
 3,500 enterprises worldwide including ABM Amro, Allianz, Bank of America, Blue
 Martini Software, Charter One, DaimlerChrysler, DBS Bank, IBM Corporation,
 LBBW, MasterCard International, SE-Banken, Sun Microsystems, Swiss Post
 Office, T-Motion (a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom), and Toyota.  Strategic
 partners, among others, include Compaq, Intel, IBM, Siemens, and Sun
 Microsystems.  With dual headquarters in San Jose, California and Stuttgart,
 Germany, Brokat employs over 1,400 people in 17 countries.  Information on
 Brokat and its products is available at www.brokat.com.
     NOTE:  Brokat is a registered trademark and Brokat Technologies and the
 Brokat Technologies logo are trademarks of Brokat AG or its subsidiaries in
 the United States and other countries.  Sun, Sun Microsystems, Java, J2EE,
 Enterprise JavaBeans and EJB are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems in the United States and other countries.  WebSphere is a
 registered trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States and a trademark
 in other countries.  WebLogic is a registered trademark of BEA Systems, Inc.
 in the United States and a trademark in other countries.  Other names are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Brokat Technologies
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ --
 Brokat Technologies (Nasdaq:   BROA; Neuer Market: BRJ), a global leader in
 software that enables user-centric business, today announced that Brokat(R)
 Financial Applications products now operate on IBM WebSphere(R) 3.5.2 and BEA
 WebLogic(R) 6.0 application servers, as well as on Brokat Advanced and
 Enterprise Servers.  These applications will be available for immediate
 shipment in North America, and Brokat will announce availability elsewhere
 later this year.  This move reinforces Brokat's strategic commitment to
 support solutions based on Sun Microsystems' Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise
 Edition (J2EE(TM)) and Enterprise Java Beans(TM) (EJB(TM)) standards.
     Brokat Financial Applications exploit Brokat's user-centric m-business
 platform services, including multi-channel gateways to various end-user
 devices and out-of-the-box connectors to front-end and back-end banking and
 brokerage systems.  By making this financial systems framework compatible with
 IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic J2EE/EJB application servers, Brokat is
 positioning itself as a leading open systems supplier of m-business
 infrastructure and applications technology.
     "Brokat clearly sees customer demand for more open technology platforms
 and is taking the appropriate steps with its Financial Applications suite,"
 said George Paolini, vice president, Technology Evangelism and Marketing, Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. "By supporting any J2EE compatible application server, a
 greater number of financial services institutions will now be able to benefit
 from Brokat solutions that are highly scalable, easy to adapt and manage."
     "Brokat's strategic decision to support our online banking and brokerage
 applications on IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic means that financial
 institutions can now obtain the industry's leading financial applications on
 other open systems application servers," said Stefan Roever, Brokat's CEO.
 "Not only does it differentiate Brokat competitively in the market, it also
 reflects Brokat's continuing commitment to J2EE and helps further its broad
 adoption in the market."
     Brokat Financial Applications utilize a common Financial Framework, an
 open standards-based architecture that forms the basis of a worldwide product
 offering designed to reuse and extend existing Brokat applications or to
 plug-in and run additional financial services.  The financial systems
 framework also accommodates bank-specific requirements for service and account
 entitlements, multi-lingual and multi-currency support, security and
 connectivity to other systems, auditing and billing.
     "By bundling our Financial Applications and Brokat m-business platform
 with the Brokat application server, our customers get a very secure, very
 scalable, complete software stack from a single vendor," said David Luther,
 vice-president of product management for Brokat Americas Financial
 Applications.  "Because of our new support of the IBM and BEA application
 servers, we have extended our market reach and can give more banking end users
 access to our highly-rated products."
     Brokat's scaleable Financial Applications include EJB/J2EE Financial
 Framework, Internet and Mobile Consumer Banking, Internet Cash Management,
 Internet and Mobile Brokerage and Internet Business Banking.  Consumer
 banking, business banking, and corporate cash management products are
 available immediately on application servers from Brokat, BEA or IBM.
 
     About Brokat
     Brokat Technologies is a global leader in software that enables
 user-centric business.  Brokat's product families -- multi-channel
 infrastructure software, rules management and personalization technology,
 mobile payment software, and e-finance applications -- are used by over
 3,500 enterprises worldwide including ABM Amro, Allianz, Bank of America, Blue
 Martini Software, Charter One, DaimlerChrysler, DBS Bank, IBM Corporation,
 LBBW, MasterCard International, SE-Banken, Sun Microsystems, Swiss Post
 Office, T-Motion (a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom), and Toyota.  Strategic
 partners, among others, include Compaq, Intel, IBM, Siemens, and Sun
 Microsystems.  With dual headquarters in San Jose, California and Stuttgart,
 Germany, Brokat employs over 1,400 people in 17 countries.  Information on
 Brokat and its products is available at www.brokat.com.
     NOTE:  Brokat is a registered trademark and Brokat Technologies and the
 Brokat Technologies logo are trademarks of Brokat AG or its subsidiaries in
 the United States and other countries.  Sun, Sun Microsystems, Java, J2EE,
 Enterprise JavaBeans and EJB are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems in the United States and other countries.  WebSphere is a
 registered trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States and a trademark
 in other countries.  WebLogic is a registered trademark of BEA Systems, Inc.
 in the United States and a trademark in other countries.  Other names are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Brokat Technologies