Connect Public Relations Adds Two High-Tech Clients, Actional and Arula; High-Tech Leaders Choose Leading Agency for Public Relations Services

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Connect Public Relations

    PROVO, Utah, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Connect Public Relations, a leading
 high-tech PR firm, announced today that Actional and Arula have retained the
 company's services for strategic marketing and public relations.  Connect
 Public Relations specializes in high-tech public relations and is known for
 its market focus, experienced staff, editor/analyst relations and emphasis on
 results.  The two new clients will receive specialized services including
 editorial support, strategic counsel and other specific public relations
 services.
     "These companies bring a wealth of diversity to Connect Public Relations'
 client roster," said Neil Myers, president for Connect PR.  "These new clients
 will make a noteworthy contribution to Connect Public Relations' overall
 revenue over the next 12 months.  Each of these companies is on the forefront
 of high-tech business solutions and brings excitement and innovation to the
 coverage we offer this industry."
     Actional is the leading provider of direct-connect integration solutions
 for e-business.  Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Actional's solutions are
 based on an embedded integration framework that integrates front-end, back-end
 and legacy applications at the data level, without inserting new middleware or
 a centralized enterprise application integration (EAI) infrastructure.  The
 Company's customers include leaders in the Global 2000, making the company a
 powerful and effective partner in helping solve enterprise business problems.
 Actional products are also licensed by leading EAI vendors, platform partners
 and e-Business application developers.  Actional is backed by NeoCarta.
     Arula Systems, Inc.*  (Arula) is a privately held company, founded in
 1999, that provides solutions for device management in a decentralized world.
 These management solutions enable rapid creation of secure, remote Internet
 connectivity to, and management of, various devices in a variety of markets.
 Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Arula is a spin-off of Hewlett-Packard
 Company and has secured venture financing through Gabriel Venture Partners and
 private investments from industry leaders.
 
     About Connect Public Relations
     Connect PR is a high-tech public relations firm with offices in Provo,
 Utah, San Francisco, Calif. and Seattle, Wash.  For more than 11 years,
 Connect PR has specialized in media relations for the connectivity, dot com
 and Internet infrastructure industries, representing the top networking,
 e-business and software vendors in the world, such as Symantec, F5 Networks,
 Captaris and Efficient Networks.  In its first year of eligibility, Connect PR
 -- then called Network Associates -- was ranked #220 on the Inc. 500 list of
 the fastest growing privately held companies in America.  For additional
 information about Connect PR, visit www.connectpr.com
 
 

SOURCE Connect Public Relations
    PROVO, Utah, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Connect Public Relations, a leading
 high-tech PR firm, announced today that Actional and Arula have retained the
 company's services for strategic marketing and public relations.  Connect
 Public Relations specializes in high-tech public relations and is known for
 its market focus, experienced staff, editor/analyst relations and emphasis on
 results.  The two new clients will receive specialized services including
 editorial support, strategic counsel and other specific public relations
 services.
     "These companies bring a wealth of diversity to Connect Public Relations'
 client roster," said Neil Myers, president for Connect PR.  "These new clients
 will make a noteworthy contribution to Connect Public Relations' overall
 revenue over the next 12 months.  Each of these companies is on the forefront
 of high-tech business solutions and brings excitement and innovation to the
 coverage we offer this industry."
     Actional is the leading provider of direct-connect integration solutions
 for e-business.  Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Actional's solutions are
 based on an embedded integration framework that integrates front-end, back-end
 and legacy applications at the data level, without inserting new middleware or
 a centralized enterprise application integration (EAI) infrastructure.  The
 Company's customers include leaders in the Global 2000, making the company a
 powerful and effective partner in helping solve enterprise business problems.
 Actional products are also licensed by leading EAI vendors, platform partners
 and e-Business application developers.  Actional is backed by NeoCarta.
     Arula Systems, Inc.*  (Arula) is a privately held company, founded in
 1999, that provides solutions for device management in a decentralized world.
 These management solutions enable rapid creation of secure, remote Internet
 connectivity to, and management of, various devices in a variety of markets.
 Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Arula is a spin-off of Hewlett-Packard
 Company and has secured venture financing through Gabriel Venture Partners and
 private investments from industry leaders.
 
     About Connect Public Relations
     Connect PR is a high-tech public relations firm with offices in Provo,
 Utah, San Francisco, Calif. and Seattle, Wash.  For more than 11 years,
 Connect PR has specialized in media relations for the connectivity, dot com
 and Internet infrastructure industries, representing the top networking,
 e-business and software vendors in the world, such as Symantec, F5 Networks,
 Captaris and Efficient Networks.  In its first year of eligibility, Connect PR
 -- then called Network Associates -- was ranked #220 on the Inc. 500 list of
 the fastest growing privately held companies in America.  For additional
 information about Connect PR, visit www.connectpr.com
 
 SOURCE  Connect Public Relations