Industry Leaders Announce Support for Macromedia ColdFusion Server 5 Launch

Macromedia Technology Partners to Deliver Key Enhancements to Latest Release

Of Leading Web Application Server



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Macromedia, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MACR)
 today announced that leading Macromedia Technology Partners have announced
 support for the launch of Macromedia(R) ColdFusion(R) Server 5, the latest
 version of the company's industry-leading Web application server (see separate
 release). Working closely with these partners, Macromedia has delivered key
 enhancements in ColdFusion 5 that will increase productivity, simplify
 management, and enhance performance. These improvements will provide
 developers and IT managers with one of the most cost-effective and easy-to-use
 solution for rapidly creating and deploying dynamic Web applications.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990921/MACRLOGO )
     Industry leaders announcing support for the launch of Macromedia
 ColdFusion 5 include:  platform vendors such as Red Hat, SuSE Linux AG, and
 Sun Microsystems; solutions providers such as F5 Networks and Seagate
 Software; and enterprise systems management companies such as BMC Software.
 Working with Macromedia Alliance Technology Partners, Macromedia was able to
 include a variety of new features and functions in ColdFusion 5, such as
 enterprise management systems integration, load balancing, and reporting.
 
     BMC Software
     "The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Information Base
 (MIB) allows systems management vendors to increase monitoring functionality,"
 said Phil Quigley, vice president of Partners and Emerging Markets, BMC
 Software. "With the new SNMP support, ColdFusion 5 customers will achieve
 increased performance and availability, giving them a more compelling reason
 to use our PATROL solution as their single point of contact from which to
 manage their ColdFusion applications."
 
     Crystal Decisions
     "As a result of our partnership with Macromedia, ColdFusion Web developers
 will now realize the benefits of our high-performance reporting solutions,
 Crystal Reports and Crystal Enterprise for reporting, analysis, and
 information delivery," said Andrew Handford, director of product management at
 Crystal Decisions.  "Like Macromedia, our products are intended to give
 developers a full-featured solution that is cost-effective and easy-to-use.
 For that reason, we're very excited that ColdFusion developers can now utilize
 our technology through a simple tag interface and we hope to continue to work
 with Macromedia on future integration projects."
 
     F5 Networks
     "By working with Macromedia, we've opened up a great deal of opportunities
 for Web developers to ensure that their Web projects can scale to meet their
 specific enterprise-class requirements," said Dan Matte, senior director of
 product management at F5 Networks. "ColdFusion 5 users can now work with F5's
 BIG-IP Controller, the market's most advanced Internet traffic management
 product, to ensure that their application server is able to handle heavy
 volumes of traffic and transactions and that their applications are always
 available. The combination of our technologies addresses a major requirement
 for all developers and IT managers, from e-businesses to the largest Fortune
 500 enterprises, and allows them to concentrate on more critical issues."
 
     Red Hat
     "As a strategic partner to Macromedia, we are happy to give our support to
 the Macromedia ColdFusion 5 Web application server," said Bob Cymbalski, vp of
 product management, Red Hat.  "Macromedia has shown a strong commitment to
 delivering easily-integrated and widely-accessible solutions on the Linux
 platform.  As the leading developer of open source solutions, we are pleased
 to continue our partnership with Macromedia as they introduce feature-rich
 solutions across multiple platforms."
 
     Sun Microsystems
     "Sun is committed to providing developers with the tools and technologies
 they need to quickly and easily create and deploy dynamic Web applications,"
 said Shahram Moradpour, director, Internet Infrastructure Market Development,
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The Macromedia ColdFusion 5.0 solution enhanced for
 the Sun platform provides our customers with a high performance application
 deployment environment."
 
     SuSE Linux AG
     "The launch of ColdFusion 5.0 teams the brand and expertise of Macromedia
 and the powerful ColdFusion developer community, with the technical
 superiority of SuSE Linux," said Dirk Hohndel, CTO of SuSE Linux AG. "Together
 this partnership delivers what customers want and expect from Web applications
 for their Intranets, extranets and ecommerce offerings."
 
     ABOUT MACROMEDIA
     Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be.  Its award-winning
 products empower designers and developers to efficiently create and deliver
 the most engaging experiences on the Web, and enable innovative Internet
 business applications.  Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia has more
 than 1,600 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at
 www.macromedia.com.
     NOTE:  Macromedia and ColdFusion are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of Macromedia, Inc., as indicated.  All other trademarks or registered
 trademarks are property of their respective owners.
     Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo and Sun Cobalt are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other
 countries.
 
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    SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MACR)
 today announced that leading Macromedia Technology Partners have announced
 support for the launch of Macromedia(R) ColdFusion(R) Server 5, the latest
 version of the company's industry-leading Web application server (see separate
 release). Working closely with these partners, Macromedia has delivered key
 enhancements in ColdFusion 5 that will increase productivity, simplify
 management, and enhance performance. These improvements will provide
 developers and IT managers with one of the most cost-effective and easy-to-use
 solution for rapidly creating and deploying dynamic Web applications.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990921/MACRLOGO )
     Industry leaders announcing support for the launch of Macromedia
 ColdFusion 5 include:  platform vendors such as Red Hat, SuSE Linux AG, and
 Sun Microsystems; solutions providers such as F5 Networks and Seagate
 Software; and enterprise systems management companies such as BMC Software.
 Working with Macromedia Alliance Technology Partners, Macromedia was able to
 include a variety of new features and functions in ColdFusion 5, such as
 enterprise management systems integration, load balancing, and reporting.
 
     BMC Software
     "The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Information Base
 (MIB) allows systems management vendors to increase monitoring functionality,"
 said Phil Quigley, vice president of Partners and Emerging Markets, BMC
 Software. "With the new SNMP support, ColdFusion 5 customers will achieve
 increased performance and availability, giving them a more compelling reason
 to use our PATROL solution as their single point of contact from which to
 manage their ColdFusion applications."
 
     Crystal Decisions
     "As a result of our partnership with Macromedia, ColdFusion Web developers
 will now realize the benefits of our high-performance reporting solutions,
 Crystal Reports and Crystal Enterprise for reporting, analysis, and
 information delivery," said Andrew Handford, director of product management at
 Crystal Decisions.  "Like Macromedia, our products are intended to give
 developers a full-featured solution that is cost-effective and easy-to-use.
 For that reason, we're very excited that ColdFusion developers can now utilize
 our technology through a simple tag interface and we hope to continue to work
 with Macromedia on future integration projects."
 
     F5 Networks
     "By working with Macromedia, we've opened up a great deal of opportunities
 for Web developers to ensure that their Web projects can scale to meet their
 specific enterprise-class requirements," said Dan Matte, senior director of
 product management at F5 Networks. "ColdFusion 5 users can now work with F5's
 BIG-IP Controller, the market's most advanced Internet traffic management
 product, to ensure that their application server is able to handle heavy
 volumes of traffic and transactions and that their applications are always
 available. The combination of our technologies addresses a major requirement
 for all developers and IT managers, from e-businesses to the largest Fortune
 500 enterprises, and allows them to concentrate on more critical issues."
 
     Red Hat
     "As a strategic partner to Macromedia, we are happy to give our support to
 the Macromedia ColdFusion 5 Web application server," said Bob Cymbalski, vp of
 product management, Red Hat.  "Macromedia has shown a strong commitment to
 delivering easily-integrated and widely-accessible solutions on the Linux
 platform.  As the leading developer of open source solutions, we are pleased
 to continue our partnership with Macromedia as they introduce feature-rich
 solutions across multiple platforms."
 
     Sun Microsystems
     "Sun is committed to providing developers with the tools and technologies
 they need to quickly and easily create and deploy dynamic Web applications,"
 said Shahram Moradpour, director, Internet Infrastructure Market Development,
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The Macromedia ColdFusion 5.0 solution enhanced for
 the Sun platform provides our customers with a high performance application
 deployment environment."
 
     SuSE Linux AG
     "The launch of ColdFusion 5.0 teams the brand and expertise of Macromedia
 and the powerful ColdFusion developer community, with the technical
 superiority of SuSE Linux," said Dirk Hohndel, CTO of SuSE Linux AG. "Together
 this partnership delivers what customers want and expect from Web applications
 for their Intranets, extranets and ecommerce offerings."
 
     ABOUT MACROMEDIA
     Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be.  Its award-winning
 products empower designers and developers to efficiently create and deliver
 the most engaging experiences on the Web, and enable innovative Internet
 business applications.  Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia has more
 than 1,600 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at
 www.macromedia.com.
     NOTE:  Macromedia and ColdFusion are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of Macromedia, Inc., as indicated.  All other trademarks or registered
 trademarks are property of their respective owners.
     Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo and Sun Cobalt are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other
 countries.
 
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