New Reseller Agreement Strengthens Marimba's European Presence

7/30/2002 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), the Software Change-Management Company, today announced it has signed a reseller agreement with the German IT and e-business systems integrator, Santix AG. Santix AG will offer Marimba's suite of Desktop/Mobile Management and Server Management products to its national and multi-national customers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

This agreement follows a series of partnerships with leading European resellers to strengthen Marimba's market presence in Europe, including Computacenter, ADD, and Morse France.

Adrian Rayner, Marimba's European vice president, said, "We chose to partner with Santix AG because of its proven track record in strategic IT implementations across German speaking territories in Europe. Working closely with Santix AG, we plan to tap into its extensive local market knowledge and identify how our proposition can be tailored to meet specific local market needs. We look forward to developing a long and fruitful relationship."

Michael Santifaller, CEO, Santix AG, comments, "This partnership with Marimba gives us and our customers access to the most innovative software change and configuration management products on the market today. We are particularly interested in using Marimba's open, state-of-the-art technology in solutions where the software and content 'stack' needs to be managed securely and efficiently across mobile, desktop, and distributed server infrastructures. This will enable us to deploy solutions with a clear differentiator from those of our competitors."

About Marimba
Marimba, Inc., the Software Change-Management Company, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management, Server Management, and Embedded Management product families allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their IT resources, increase operational efficiency and reduce IT costs. Additional information is available at

This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 27A of the US Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by these sections. These forward-looking statements concern, among other things, the strengthening of Marimba's European presence, Marimba's ongoing relationship with Santix, and Marimba's ability to tap into Santix's extensive local market knowledge and identify how to address specific local market needs. Those results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including personnel, technical, marketing, and business factors particular to Marimba and Santix; and factors affecting the market for software change management software in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the rest of continental Europe. Actual results may differ materially due to these and other factors. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Marimba's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see the Risk Factors described in Marimba's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10Q. Marimba assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

Marimba is a registered trademark of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. Other product, trademark, company or service names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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