WebGain and HP Collaborate to Bridge Java(TM) and .NET Environments

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from WebGain, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. and PALO ALTO, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
 WebGain, Inc., a provider of e-business automation software, and
 Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:   HWP) today announced a business relationship to
 deliver enterprise-class e-business solutions deployable on the HP Bluestone
 Total-e-server, the application server at the heart of the HP Netaction family
 of products.  HP Netaction provides a bridge between the Microsoft(R) .NET
 platform and the Sun Microsystems Enterprise Java platform by integrating XML
 standards and technologies.  WebGain plans to develop versions of
 VisualCafe(TM) Enterprise Edition, WebGain Studio(TM) TopLink(TM) and
 Application Composer(TM) that are optimized for the HP Netaction family.
     Under the agreement, HP and WebGain will dedicate engineering,
 professional services, sales and marketing resources to developing solutions
 that advance enterprise-class strategies for e-business automation.  HP will
 adopt WebGain Studio Professional for internal application development
 projects.  WebGain will bundle evaluation copies of HP Bluestone
 Total-e-server with all of its products.
     "Both HP and WebGain understand the need for a platform-agnostic approach
 to e-business applications and automation," said Joe Menard, CEO of WebGain.
 "This relationship with HP allows us to extend our pervasive platform coverage
 and gives developers a bridge to a greater variety of platforms."
     "HP believes the next wave of business development opportunities will
 require a degree of flexibility that closed, non-standards-based systems
 cannot provide," said Bill Russell, vice president, HP Software Solutions
 Organization.  "Today, HP is meeting that requirement with an open standards,
 multi-OS solution to software that enhances the approach taken by WebGain and
 its WebGain Studio suite of application development products."
 
     About HP
     Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and
 imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its
 benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances,
 useful e-services and solutions for an Internet infrastructure that's always
 on.
     HP had total revenue from continuing operations of $48.8 billion in its
 2000 fiscal year.  Information about HP and its products can be found on the
 World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com .
 
     About WebGain
     WebGain, Inc., automates the creation, integration, and continuous
 improvement of enterprise-class e-business applications across a variety of
 application servers.  WebGain Studio Professional, the company's flagship
 product, reduces time to market for e-business applications and improves
 application completeness and quality.  Privately held, WebGain, Inc., is
 headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is on the Web at www.webgain.com.
 
     NOTE:  WebGain, the WebGain logo, WebGain Studio, TopLink, VisualCafe,
 StructureBuilder, Application Composer, and Quality Analyzer are registered
 trademarks and service marks, or trademarks and service marks, of WebGain,
 Inc. in the United States and other countries.
     Microsoft is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp.  All other
 trade names and trademarks used herein are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
 

SOURCE WebGain, Inc.
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. and PALO ALTO, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
 WebGain, Inc., a provider of e-business automation software, and
 Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:   HWP) today announced a business relationship to
 deliver enterprise-class e-business solutions deployable on the HP Bluestone
 Total-e-server, the application server at the heart of the HP Netaction family
 of products.  HP Netaction provides a bridge between the Microsoft(R) .NET
 platform and the Sun Microsystems Enterprise Java platform by integrating XML
 standards and technologies.  WebGain plans to develop versions of
 VisualCafe(TM) Enterprise Edition, WebGain Studio(TM) TopLink(TM) and
 Application Composer(TM) that are optimized for the HP Netaction family.
     Under the agreement, HP and WebGain will dedicate engineering,
 professional services, sales and marketing resources to developing solutions
 that advance enterprise-class strategies for e-business automation.  HP will
 adopt WebGain Studio Professional for internal application development
 projects.  WebGain will bundle evaluation copies of HP Bluestone
 Total-e-server with all of its products.
     "Both HP and WebGain understand the need for a platform-agnostic approach
 to e-business applications and automation," said Joe Menard, CEO of WebGain.
 "This relationship with HP allows us to extend our pervasive platform coverage
 and gives developers a bridge to a greater variety of platforms."
     "HP believes the next wave of business development opportunities will
 require a degree of flexibility that closed, non-standards-based systems
 cannot provide," said Bill Russell, vice president, HP Software Solutions
 Organization.  "Today, HP is meeting that requirement with an open standards,
 multi-OS solution to software that enhances the approach taken by WebGain and
 its WebGain Studio suite of application development products."
 
     About HP
     Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and
 imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its
 benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances,
 useful e-services and solutions for an Internet infrastructure that's always
 on.
     HP had total revenue from continuing operations of $48.8 billion in its
 2000 fiscal year.  Information about HP and its products can be found on the
 World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com .
 
     About WebGain
     WebGain, Inc., automates the creation, integration, and continuous
 improvement of enterprise-class e-business applications across a variety of
 application servers.  WebGain Studio Professional, the company's flagship
 product, reduces time to market for e-business applications and improves
 application completeness and quality.  Privately held, WebGain, Inc., is
 headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is on the Web at www.webgain.com.
 
     NOTE:  WebGain, the WebGain logo, WebGain Studio, TopLink, VisualCafe,
 StructureBuilder, Application Composer, and Quality Analyzer are registered
 trademarks and service marks, or trademarks and service marks, of WebGain,
 Inc. in the United States and other countries.
     Microsoft is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp.  All other
 trade names and trademarks used herein are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
 SOURCE  WebGain, Inc.