Enition Releases World's First IP-Based Monetization Solution for Broadband And Wireless

Revolutionary NetToll System Eliminates the Need for Log Files



MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., and ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX, France, April 18

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Enition, Inc.

/PRNewswire/ -- Providers of digital content and Internet access got a boost
 in their search to capitalize on premium content today when Enition announced
 the first commercial release of NetToll 1.0, a monetization software that
 meters digital usage on public and private networks.
     "We are very pleased to have released the first commercial NetToll
 product," said Jean-Luc Leleu, President and CEO of Enition, Inc. "The
 response from service providers has been tremendous -- we already have a
 number of customer pilots planned this spring with major telecoms and wireless
 operators."
     Reuters, who has invested in Enition through its Greenhouse Fund, has been
 testing the candidate release of the software since autumn 2000. "Monetizing
 digital content is a key capability for Reuters and the overall media industry
 and we are very excited by progress of Enition given the important of
 monetization infrastructure in the wireless and broadband market," said
 Marc Goldberg, Chief Technology Officer of Reuters Greenhouse Fund. "Enition
 is a strategic investment of the Reuters Greenhouse Portfolio that focuses on
 Internet infrastructure for enabling business."
     Enition markets its software to both digital content providers and
 communication service providers -- the primary partners in generating revenue
 from digital content. Enition software underlies billing and mediation
 applications, helping content providers and service providers hone in on the
 most appropriate business models -- subscription, pay-per-use, pay-per-volume
 or indirect revenue.
     Competing solutions are market-specific and require investment in several
 technologies to test different business models. Enition has a flexible core
 technology that allows total and on-going customization of business models
 based on actual usage, across any type of network access (analog, broadband,
 wireless, etc.).
     Enition's solution inserts and extracts digital "Tokens" directly into the
 flow of data on the network. This automatically generates a time and volume
 based record of how much digital content was accessed -- without impacting the
 end-user or delivery time. By generating identical, aggregated session records
 for the appropriate content and service providers, Enition's software
 facilitates settlement and reconciliation in a virtually infinite number of
 multilateral partnerships -- something that is not feasible with current log
 file analysis procedures.
     NetToll integrates seamlessly with any Internet-based or legacy billing
 and mediation system, thanks to the production of usage detail records and
 aggregated receipt records. The software also operates with any IP-based
 protocol, including HTTP, FTP and WAP, as well as specific protocols including
 on-line games, applications and streaming media. Since the technology is in
 the IP network, there is no client software and is therefore applicable for
 any device using those protocols, including wireless devices.
 
     About Enition's Technology
     Enition provides a secure, scalable, network-based solution for enabling
 the sale of content among business partners. Enition's technology measures
 Internet usage in terms of time and volume by encapsulating and decapsulating
 NetToll(TM) "Tokens" in the IP layer of communications between communication
 service providers and digital content providers. This process automatically
 generates detail records -- much like the call detail records used to create
 telephone bills -- that can be fed into any billing system, providing the
 basis for transparent, auditable settlement. As a universal, IP-based payment
 system, Enition's technology can be integrated into network appliances such as
 routers and caching engines, making paying for information and services a
 function of the network.
 
     About Enition
     Enition was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Issy-Les-Moulineaux,
 France with offices in Mountain View, California. First-round investors
 include Cisco Systems, Reuters Venture Fund, and Galileo Partners. The
 management team includes management and development veterans from Alcatel,
 British Telecom, MatraNet, Sun Microsystems Inc. and Netscape Communications
 Inc. For more information, please visit Enition on the Web at www.enition.com.
     NOTE:  Enition and NetToll are trademarks of Enition, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Enition, Inc.
/PRNewswire/ -- Providers of digital content and Internet access got a boost
 in their search to capitalize on premium content today when Enition announced
 the first commercial release of NetToll 1.0, a monetization software that
 meters digital usage on public and private networks.
     "We are very pleased to have released the first commercial NetToll
 product," said Jean-Luc Leleu, President and CEO of Enition, Inc. "The
 response from service providers has been tremendous -- we already have a
 number of customer pilots planned this spring with major telecoms and wireless
 operators."
     Reuters, who has invested in Enition through its Greenhouse Fund, has been
 testing the candidate release of the software since autumn 2000. "Monetizing
 digital content is a key capability for Reuters and the overall media industry
 and we are very excited by progress of Enition given the important of
 monetization infrastructure in the wireless and broadband market," said
 Marc Goldberg, Chief Technology Officer of Reuters Greenhouse Fund. "Enition
 is a strategic investment of the Reuters Greenhouse Portfolio that focuses on
 Internet infrastructure for enabling business."
     Enition markets its software to both digital content providers and
 communication service providers -- the primary partners in generating revenue
 from digital content. Enition software underlies billing and mediation
 applications, helping content providers and service providers hone in on the
 most appropriate business models -- subscription, pay-per-use, pay-per-volume
 or indirect revenue.
     Competing solutions are market-specific and require investment in several
 technologies to test different business models. Enition has a flexible core
 technology that allows total and on-going customization of business models
 based on actual usage, across any type of network access (analog, broadband,
 wireless, etc.).
     Enition's solution inserts and extracts digital "Tokens" directly into the
 flow of data on the network. This automatically generates a time and volume
 based record of how much digital content was accessed -- without impacting the
 end-user or delivery time. By generating identical, aggregated session records
 for the appropriate content and service providers, Enition's software
 facilitates settlement and reconciliation in a virtually infinite number of
 multilateral partnerships -- something that is not feasible with current log
 file analysis procedures.
     NetToll integrates seamlessly with any Internet-based or legacy billing
 and mediation system, thanks to the production of usage detail records and
 aggregated receipt records. The software also operates with any IP-based
 protocol, including HTTP, FTP and WAP, as well as specific protocols including
 on-line games, applications and streaming media. Since the technology is in
 the IP network, there is no client software and is therefore applicable for
 any device using those protocols, including wireless devices.
 
     About Enition's Technology
     Enition provides a secure, scalable, network-based solution for enabling
 the sale of content among business partners. Enition's technology measures
 Internet usage in terms of time and volume by encapsulating and decapsulating
 NetToll(TM) "Tokens" in the IP layer of communications between communication
 service providers and digital content providers. This process automatically
 generates detail records -- much like the call detail records used to create
 telephone bills -- that can be fed into any billing system, providing the
 basis for transparent, auditable settlement. As a universal, IP-based payment
 system, Enition's technology can be integrated into network appliances such as
 routers and caching engines, making paying for information and services a
 function of the network.
 
     About Enition
     Enition was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Issy-Les-Moulineaux,
 France with offices in Mountain View, California. First-round investors
 include Cisco Systems, Reuters Venture Fund, and Galileo Partners. The
 management team includes management and development veterans from Alcatel,
 British Telecom, MatraNet, Sun Microsystems Inc. and Netscape Communications
 Inc. For more information, please visit Enition on the Web at www.enition.com.
     NOTE:  Enition and NetToll are trademarks of Enition, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Enition, Inc.