Vigil and Trapezo Join in Alliance

Integrating the two companies' solutions to provide a powerful way to leverage

business-critical information throughout enterprises



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Vigil Technologies

    ACTON, Mass., and SAN FRANCISCO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Trapezo, a
 leading provider of network content management solutions, and Vigil
 Technologies, a leader in online intelligence solutions, announced today they
 have entered into a strategic alliance to integrate Vigil's e-Sense(R) product
 solution with Trapezo's hosted software solutions.  e-Sense gathers Internet
 content on a 24x7 basis -- dynamically locating and retrieving information for
 each client based on their interests and topics, which are specified in user-
 defined models.  Trapezo's software solutions enable businesses to efficiently
 distribute and publish dynamic content across internal or external networks.
 Together, these solutions provide a powerful way for companies to quickly
 deliver highly relevant information from the Internet to knowledge workers, in
 order to increase productivity, decrease costs, and support faster, smarter
 decision-making.
     e-Sense automatically and continuously locates and monitors online sources
 such as news, corporate Web sites and other dynamic content for information
 relevant to user-defined models.  These models reflect the customers' business
 landscapes, capturing the companies, products, events and topics that are of
 most interest to them on an ongoing basis. With this model, e-Sense begins
 immediately to gather information, bringing back only the most relevant
 content into a personalized database.
     Trapezo's hosted software solution enables businesses to control and
 display content from multiple sources to multiple networks. Working as a
 standalone application, or with technology partners such as Vigil, Trapezo
 syndicates and integrates content quickly and more cost-effectively than
 existing point solutions by automating previously cumbersome and repetitive
 manual processes of content distribution.
     "Trapezo provides a flexible, efficient way to publish dynamic content --
 no matter the source or format of the content -- which makes them a natural
 partner for Vigil," said Gidi Cohen, Vigil's CEO and president.  "They provide
 a more powerful way for us to deliver our unique content to our customers."
     "Trapezo is pleased to partner with Vigil which allows companies to
 dramatically improve how they gather information from the Internet," said
 Satyen V. Kothari, Trapezo's CEO & co-founder.  "This rich source of content
 incorporates well into the Trapezo solution by providing relevant content to
 our clients, and complementing the other diverse content sources currently
 handled by our technology. "
 
     About Trapezo, Inc.
     Trapezo is a software and services company providing network content
 management solutions for Web sites intranets, extranets and partnerships.
 Trapezo's patent-pending technology enables companies to control and display
 content from multiple sources without costly expenditures. Customers include
 ZDNet, MyFamily.com, and Sparks.com.  Trapezo is headquartered in San
 Francisco with offices in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and New York.  The
 company was founded in March 1999, and is funded by SOFTBANK Venture Capital
 and Athena Technology Ventures.  Trapezo can be found on the Web at
 www.trapezo.com.
 
     About Vigil
     Vigil(TM) transforms how companies harness information from the Internet
 and other online sources to meet the needs of their knowledge workers.
 Vigil's unique online intelligence technology continuously gathers and
 delivers critical business information for customers based on their specific
 interests and topics.  e-Sense(R), Vigil's product suite, automatically
 locates and monitors online sources -- including news, corporate web sites and
 other dynamic sources -- distilling content that is highly relevant to these
 personalized business models.  e-Sense then delivers only the most pertinent
 content to a personalized information archive for easy reference and
 retrieval.  Knowledge workers can engage directly with this archive through a
 simple browser interface, and other options.  Vigil's customers include W.L.
 Gore & Associates, Motorola, Boeing, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and other Fortune
 1000 companies.  Privately held, Vigil is located in Acton, Mass., with
 additional offices in Tel Aviv and New Jersey. For more information, visit
 www.vigil.com.
 
     Trapezo is a trademark of Trapezo, Inc.  Vigil and e-Sense are trademarks
 or registered trademarks of Vigil Technologies, Ltd.
 
      Contact:
      Elena Cerda
      Brumfiel & Etienne
      ecerda@brumet.com
      (415) 241-7085
 
      Susan Palumbo
      Vigil Technologies
      susan@vigil.com
      888-917-4243 x209
 
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SOURCE Vigil Technologies
    ACTON, Mass., and SAN FRANCISCO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Trapezo, a
 leading provider of network content management solutions, and Vigil
 Technologies, a leader in online intelligence solutions, announced today they
 have entered into a strategic alliance to integrate Vigil's e-Sense(R) product
 solution with Trapezo's hosted software solutions.  e-Sense gathers Internet
 content on a 24x7 basis -- dynamically locating and retrieving information for
 each client based on their interests and topics, which are specified in user-
 defined models.  Trapezo's software solutions enable businesses to efficiently
 distribute and publish dynamic content across internal or external networks.
 Together, these solutions provide a powerful way for companies to quickly
 deliver highly relevant information from the Internet to knowledge workers, in
 order to increase productivity, decrease costs, and support faster, smarter
 decision-making.
     e-Sense automatically and continuously locates and monitors online sources
 such as news, corporate Web sites and other dynamic content for information
 relevant to user-defined models.  These models reflect the customers' business
 landscapes, capturing the companies, products, events and topics that are of
 most interest to them on an ongoing basis. With this model, e-Sense begins
 immediately to gather information, bringing back only the most relevant
 content into a personalized database.
     Trapezo's hosted software solution enables businesses to control and
 display content from multiple sources to multiple networks. Working as a
 standalone application, or with technology partners such as Vigil, Trapezo
 syndicates and integrates content quickly and more cost-effectively than
 existing point solutions by automating previously cumbersome and repetitive
 manual processes of content distribution.
     "Trapezo provides a flexible, efficient way to publish dynamic content --
 no matter the source or format of the content -- which makes them a natural
 partner for Vigil," said Gidi Cohen, Vigil's CEO and president.  "They provide
 a more powerful way for us to deliver our unique content to our customers."
     "Trapezo is pleased to partner with Vigil which allows companies to
 dramatically improve how they gather information from the Internet," said
 Satyen V. Kothari, Trapezo's CEO & co-founder.  "This rich source of content
 incorporates well into the Trapezo solution by providing relevant content to
 our clients, and complementing the other diverse content sources currently
 handled by our technology. "
 
     About Trapezo, Inc.
     Trapezo is a software and services company providing network content
 management solutions for Web sites intranets, extranets and partnerships.
 Trapezo's patent-pending technology enables companies to control and display
 content from multiple sources without costly expenditures. Customers include
 ZDNet, MyFamily.com, and Sparks.com.  Trapezo is headquartered in San
 Francisco with offices in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and New York.  The
 company was founded in March 1999, and is funded by SOFTBANK Venture Capital
 and Athena Technology Ventures.  Trapezo can be found on the Web at
 www.trapezo.com.
 
     About Vigil
     Vigil(TM) transforms how companies harness information from the Internet
 and other online sources to meet the needs of their knowledge workers.
 Vigil's unique online intelligence technology continuously gathers and
 delivers critical business information for customers based on their specific
 interests and topics.  e-Sense(R), Vigil's product suite, automatically
 locates and monitors online sources -- including news, corporate web sites and
 other dynamic sources -- distilling content that is highly relevant to these
 personalized business models.  e-Sense then delivers only the most pertinent
 content to a personalized information archive for easy reference and
 retrieval.  Knowledge workers can engage directly with this archive through a
 simple browser interface, and other options.  Vigil's customers include W.L.
 Gore & Associates, Motorola, Boeing, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and other Fortune
 1000 companies.  Privately held, Vigil is located in Acton, Mass., with
 additional offices in Tel Aviv and New Jersey. For more information, visit
 www.vigil.com.
 
     Trapezo is a trademark of Trapezo, Inc.  Vigil and e-Sense are trademarks
 or registered trademarks of Vigil Technologies, Ltd.
 
      Contact:
      Elena Cerda
      Brumfiel & Etienne
      ecerda@brumet.com
      (415) 241-7085
 
      Susan Palumbo
      Vigil Technologies
      susan@vigil.com
      888-917-4243 x209
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
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