Vigil(TM) and Northern Light(R) Announce Strategic Alliance

Northern Light's Special Collection(TM) now available through Vigil's

e-Sense(R), improving customer information-gathering and productivity



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Vigil Technologies

    ACTON and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Vigil Technologies
 [www.vigil.com], a leader in online intelligence solutions, and Northern Light
 Technology, Inc. [www.NorthernLight.com], a leading provider of information
 management solutions, today announced a strategic alliance that makes Northern
 Light's Special Collection available through Vigil's e-Sense product suite.
 e-Sense gathers Internet intelligence on a 24x7 basis -- dynamically locating
 and retrieving information for each client based on  their particular
 interests and topics, which are specified in user-defined models.  Northern
 Light's Special Collection is an online business library comprising over 7,000
 trusted, full-text sources such as journals, books, magazines, newswires, and
 reference sources.  With this agreement, companies can choose to have e-Sense
 monitor the Special Collection in addition to Internet sources, improving
 customer productivity with highly-targeted coverage of a more complete set of
 critical online sources.
     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 to users throughout the enterprise.
     Through the agreement with Northern Light, e-Sense can use this same model
 to monitor the premium content available through the Special Collection.
 Using a new and innovative technology, e-Sense is able to seamlessly access
 login sites to which the customer has the right to enter.  With this alliance
 in place, e-Sense clients can include Northern Light's Special Collection
 among these content sources.  The result for clients is access to the largest
 compilation of premium business content available today, containing business
 data not available through any other single Internet site or search engine.
     "We're very excited to be partnering with Northern Light, a recognized
 innovator in online information management solutions," said Gidi Cohen,
 Vigil's CEO and president.  "Their Special Collection's premium content
 complements our existing Internet coverage, so that customers we serve can now
 enjoy continuous coverage of an expanded, more comprehensive set of online
 sources."
     "There is real synergy between the value propositions that Vigil and
 Northern Light deliver to our users," said David Seuss, Northern Light's CEO.
 "At Northern Light, our mission has always been to improve the ability of Web
 searchers to find highly-relevant, quality information. Vigil's solution
 supports this by constantly looking for information that matches the user's
 needs, ensuring that actionable content is efficiently located and delivered
 to the user."
 
     About Northern Light
     Northern Light Technology, Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, MA, is a
 leading Internet provider of information solutions for enterprises and
 individuals. The company's search engine [www.NorthernLight.com] is among the
 worlds most comprehensive, indexing more than 330 million Web pages as well as
 over 55 million pages of business information not generally available on the
 Web from over 7,100 licensed business and information sources. Northern Light
 combines the capabilities of Web search providers, licensed third-party
 business information suppliers, and text-retrieval database software vendors
 to provide customers and partners with a new generation of custom enterprise
 information applications. The company has received multiple Editors' Choice
 awards for its search capabilities from PC Magazine and was named a 2000 Web
 business award winner for online excellence by CIO Magazine for its
 www.NLResearch.com Web site.
 
     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 all customers based on their
 specific interests and topics.  e-Sense(R), Vigil's flagship 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 are leaders in industries such as financial services, high
 technology, consulting, energy, and telecommunications. They 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 go to www.vigil.com
 
     Northern Light and Special Collection are trademarks or registered
 trademark of Northern Light Technology, Inc.  Vigil, the Vigil logo, and
 e-Sense are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vigil Technologies, Ltd.
 
      Contact:
      Susan M. Stearns
      Northern Light Technology, Inc.
      617-621-5194
      sstearns@northernlight.com
 
      Susan Palumbo
      Vigil Technologies
      888-917-4243 x209
      susan@vigil.com
 
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    ACTON and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Vigil Technologies
 [www.vigil.com], a leader in online intelligence solutions, and Northern Light
 Technology, Inc. [www.NorthernLight.com], a leading provider of information
 management solutions, today announced a strategic alliance that makes Northern
 Light's Special Collection available through Vigil's e-Sense product suite.
 e-Sense gathers Internet intelligence on a 24x7 basis -- dynamically locating
 and retrieving information for each client based on  their particular
 interests and topics, which are specified in user-defined models.  Northern
 Light's Special Collection is an online business library comprising over 7,000
 trusted, full-text sources such as journals, books, magazines, newswires, and
 reference sources.  With this agreement, companies can choose to have e-Sense
 monitor the Special Collection in addition to Internet sources, improving
 customer productivity with highly-targeted coverage of a more complete set of
 critical online sources.
     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 to users throughout the enterprise.
     Through the agreement with Northern Light, e-Sense can use this same model
 to monitor the premium content available through the Special Collection.
 Using a new and innovative technology, e-Sense is able to seamlessly access
 login sites to which the customer has the right to enter.  With this alliance
 in place, e-Sense clients can include Northern Light's Special Collection
 among these content sources.  The result for clients is access to the largest
 compilation of premium business content available today, containing business
 data not available through any other single Internet site or search engine.
     "We're very excited to be partnering with Northern Light, a recognized
 innovator in online information management solutions," said Gidi Cohen,
 Vigil's CEO and president.  "Their Special Collection's premium content
 complements our existing Internet coverage, so that customers we serve can now
 enjoy continuous coverage of an expanded, more comprehensive set of online
 sources."
     "There is real synergy between the value propositions that Vigil and
 Northern Light deliver to our users," said David Seuss, Northern Light's CEO.
 "At Northern Light, our mission has always been to improve the ability of Web
 searchers to find highly-relevant, quality information. Vigil's solution
 supports this by constantly looking for information that matches the user's
 needs, ensuring that actionable content is efficiently located and delivered
 to the user."
 
     About Northern Light
     Northern Light Technology, Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, MA, is a
 leading Internet provider of information solutions for enterprises and
 individuals. The company's search engine [www.NorthernLight.com] is among the
 worlds most comprehensive, indexing more than 330 million Web pages as well as
 over 55 million pages of business information not generally available on the
 Web from over 7,100 licensed business and information sources. Northern Light
 combines the capabilities of Web search providers, licensed third-party
 business information suppliers, and text-retrieval database software vendors
 to provide customers and partners with a new generation of custom enterprise
 information applications. The company has received multiple Editors' Choice
 awards for its search capabilities from PC Magazine and was named a 2000 Web
 business award winner for online excellence by CIO Magazine for its
 www.NLResearch.com Web site.
 
     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 all customers based on their
 specific interests and topics.  e-Sense(R), Vigil's flagship 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 are leaders in industries such as financial services, high
 technology, consulting, energy, and telecommunications. They 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 go to www.vigil.com
 
     Northern Light and Special Collection are trademarks or registered
 trademark of Northern Light Technology, Inc.  Vigil, the Vigil logo, and
 e-Sense are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vigil Technologies, Ltd.
 
      Contact:
      Susan M. Stearns
      Northern Light Technology, Inc.
      617-621-5194
      sstearns@northernlight.com
 
      Susan Palumbo
      Vigil Technologies
      888-917-4243 x209
      susan@vigil.com
 
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