Open Market Announces Support for IBM AIX Platform

Offers Customers a Fully IBM-based Solution for Their Content-Driven

E-business Needs



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Open Market, Inc.

    BURLINGTON, Mass., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Market, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: OMKT), a leading provider of content-driven e-business solutions,
 today announced that Open Market is adding support for AIX(R), IBM's award
 winning UNIX(R) operating system.  By supporting AIX, Open Market offers
 companies a robust enterprise-class content management solution that leverages
 IBM's highly scalable e-business software and hardware infrastructure.
     "Our decision to support AIX is an important one for our customers and the
 marketplace," said BC Krishna, CTO at Open Market.  "By developing our e-
 business solutions around the fundamental principle that content drives e-
 business and by supporting IBM's AIX operating system, the pSeries hardware
 platform and the WebSphere(R) Application Server, Open Market can deliver
 high-performance content management and delivery applications that are ready
 for the future."
     AIX provides the reliability, availability, performance and security
 required for e-business. It integrates key Internet technologies, such as
 Java(TM) software and includes enhancements to the operating system that
 provide increased capacity to handle unexpected peaks in demand.
     "We are pleased to be taking another step to strengthen our relationship
 with IBM," said Joe Alwan, senior vice president of marketing at Open Market.
 "Open Market is now the only content management solution available on both
 WebSphere and AIX.  Not only does this benefit our customers, but it also
 benefits our partnerships with systems integrators like IBM Global Services,
 allowing them one less step in implementing a fully integrated solution."
     "AIX is widely recognized in the industry as one of the leading commercial
 UNIX operating systems and offers unmatched performance in Web and e-business
 environments," said Mike Kerr, Vice President IBM eServer.  "The unparalleled
 power and scalability of IBM's enterprise solutions enables customers to grow
 their Open Market content management system to match increases in volume and
 workloads."
 
     About AIX
     AIX runs across the entire range of IBM pSeries servers, from entry-level
 servers and workstations to the pSeries midrange servers to powerful
 supercomputers like the RS/6000(R) SP(R), which runs some of the most complex
 commercial and technical workloads in the world.  AIX supports POWER-based and
 Itanium-based systems, and provides strong Linux affinity that allows re-
 compiled Linux programs to run on AIX.  AIX includes system security, Web-
 based systems and network management, and system availability and
 serviceability features that help systems remain available without
 administrator intervention and accelerates customer support and problem
 diagnosis.
 
     About Open Market
     Open Market, Inc. makes content-driven e-business solutions that enable
 enterprises to better manage interactions with their site visitors, customers,
 employees, and channels.  Leveraging the new Java(TM) 2 Platform Enterprise
 Edition (J2EE(TM)) standard, the Company's software products are built with
 Java, JSP and XML and are layered on top of popular application servers like
 the BEA WebLogic Server, the IBM WebSphere Application Server and the iPlanet
 Application Server.  Open Market's roster of global customers includes
 publishers and media companies like The McGraw-Hill Companies, The Washington
 Post, and The New York Times Company; financial services companies like Chase
 Manhattan Bank, GE Capital and The Hartford Financial Services Group; and
 manufacturers like 3Com, BASF and Milacron.  The company, headquartered in
 Burlington, Massachusetts, has customers in 39 countries.  Open Market's
 international head office is in the U.K. with additional offices in Australia,
 Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands and Singapore.  Open
 Market can be reached by calling 1-888-OPEN-MKT (toll-free) or 1-781-359-3000
 in the U.S. or +44-1753-838-000 in the U.K. or by visiting
 http://www.openmarket.com.
 
     The following constitutes a "Safe Harbor" statement under the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-
 looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties.
 Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those indicated by such forward-looking statements are set forth under the
 heading "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in the Company's
 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000.  These
 include risks and uncertainties relating to: our history of operating losses,
 our ability to execute on our revised strategic plan, our ability to
 effectively restructure our operations, market acceptance of new product
 releases, continued development and growth of the content management product
 market, dependence on third party technology, difficulty in predicting
 quarterly results, lengthy sales cycles for our products, development and
 maintenance of relationships with our service partners, competitive pressures,
 product development and rapid technological change, attracting and retaining
 key employees, risks associated with international operations, dependence on
 intellectual property rights, possible changes in government regulations,
 dependence on the continued development and maintenance of the Internet,
 security issues, litigation and the costs thereof.
     Open Market, Catalog Centre, Content Centre, Content Server, Integration
 Centre, Marketing Studio, Personalization Centre, Satellite Server, ShopSite,
 Transact, and FutureTense are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open
 Market, Inc. in the United States and other countries.  All other names are
 used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their
 respective owners.  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, Java and J2EE are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United
 States and other countries.
     IBM, the IBM e-business logo, AIX, AIX 5L, WebSphere, pSeries, RS/6000 and
 SP are all trademarks or registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the
 United States and other countries.  The IBM eServer brand consists of the
 established IBM e-business logo with the following descriptive term "server"
 following it.
 
 

SOURCE Open Market, Inc.
    BURLINGTON, Mass., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Market, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: OMKT), a leading provider of content-driven e-business solutions,
 today announced that Open Market is adding support for AIX(R), IBM's award
 winning UNIX(R) operating system.  By supporting AIX, Open Market offers
 companies a robust enterprise-class content management solution that leverages
 IBM's highly scalable e-business software and hardware infrastructure.
     "Our decision to support AIX is an important one for our customers and the
 marketplace," said BC Krishna, CTO at Open Market.  "By developing our e-
 business solutions around the fundamental principle that content drives e-
 business and by supporting IBM's AIX operating system, the pSeries hardware
 platform and the WebSphere(R) Application Server, Open Market can deliver
 high-performance content management and delivery applications that are ready
 for the future."
     AIX provides the reliability, availability, performance and security
 required for e-business. It integrates key Internet technologies, such as
 Java(TM) software and includes enhancements to the operating system that
 provide increased capacity to handle unexpected peaks in demand.
     "We are pleased to be taking another step to strengthen our relationship
 with IBM," said Joe Alwan, senior vice president of marketing at Open Market.
 "Open Market is now the only content management solution available on both
 WebSphere and AIX.  Not only does this benefit our customers, but it also
 benefits our partnerships with systems integrators like IBM Global Services,
 allowing them one less step in implementing a fully integrated solution."
     "AIX is widely recognized in the industry as one of the leading commercial
 UNIX operating systems and offers unmatched performance in Web and e-business
 environments," said Mike Kerr, Vice President IBM eServer.  "The unparalleled
 power and scalability of IBM's enterprise solutions enables customers to grow
 their Open Market content management system to match increases in volume and
 workloads."
 
     About AIX
     AIX runs across the entire range of IBM pSeries servers, from entry-level
 servers and workstations to the pSeries midrange servers to powerful
 supercomputers like the RS/6000(R) SP(R), which runs some of the most complex
 commercial and technical workloads in the world.  AIX supports POWER-based and
 Itanium-based systems, and provides strong Linux affinity that allows re-
 compiled Linux programs to run on AIX.  AIX includes system security, Web-
 based systems and network management, and system availability and
 serviceability features that help systems remain available without
 administrator intervention and accelerates customer support and problem
 diagnosis.
 
     About Open Market
     Open Market, Inc. makes content-driven e-business solutions that enable
 enterprises to better manage interactions with their site visitors, customers,
 employees, and channels.  Leveraging the new Java(TM) 2 Platform Enterprise
 Edition (J2EE(TM)) standard, the Company's software products are built with
 Java, JSP and XML and are layered on top of popular application servers like
 the BEA WebLogic Server, the IBM WebSphere Application Server and the iPlanet
 Application Server.  Open Market's roster of global customers includes
 publishers and media companies like The McGraw-Hill Companies, The Washington
 Post, and The New York Times Company; financial services companies like Chase
 Manhattan Bank, GE Capital and The Hartford Financial Services Group; and
 manufacturers like 3Com, BASF and Milacron.  The company, headquartered in
 Burlington, Massachusetts, has customers in 39 countries.  Open Market's
 international head office is in the U.K. with additional offices in Australia,
 Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands and Singapore.  Open
 Market can be reached by calling 1-888-OPEN-MKT (toll-free) or 1-781-359-3000
 in the U.S. or +44-1753-838-000 in the U.K. or by visiting
 http://www.openmarket.com.
 
     The following constitutes a "Safe Harbor" statement under the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-
 looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties.
 Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those indicated by such forward-looking statements are set forth under the
 heading "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in the Company's
 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000.  These
 include risks and uncertainties relating to: our history of operating losses,
 our ability to execute on our revised strategic plan, our ability to
 effectively restructure our operations, market acceptance of new product
 releases, continued development and growth of the content management product
 market, dependence on third party technology, difficulty in predicting
 quarterly results, lengthy sales cycles for our products, development and
 maintenance of relationships with our service partners, competitive pressures,
 product development and rapid technological change, attracting and retaining
 key employees, risks associated with international operations, dependence on
 intellectual property rights, possible changes in government regulations,
 dependence on the continued development and maintenance of the Internet,
 security issues, litigation and the costs thereof.
     Open Market, Catalog Centre, Content Centre, Content Server, Integration
 Centre, Marketing Studio, Personalization Centre, Satellite Server, ShopSite,
 Transact, and FutureTense are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open
 Market, Inc. in the United States and other countries.  All other names are
 used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their
 respective owners.  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, Java and J2EE are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United
 States and other countries.
     IBM, the IBM e-business logo, AIX, AIX 5L, WebSphere, pSeries, RS/6000 and
 SP are all trademarks or registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the
 United States and other countries.  The IBM eServer brand consists of the
 established IBM e-business logo with the following descriptive term "server"
 following it.
 
 SOURCE  Open Market, Inc.

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