Marimba Builds On Technology Leadership With Patent To Enhance Software And Content Distribution

8/28/2002 - Marimba, the Software Change-Management Company, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Patent No. 6,381,631 B1 to Marimba for a method that enforces the operation of management software before remote users are allowed to perform other tasks on a remote network. This grant marks the fourth overall patent that Marimba has received for its innovative technology.

Marimba's corporate portfolio of patents for its technology includes:

"This patent further demonstrates our dedication to technical advancement and our lead over our competitors," said Rich Wyckoff, president and CEO of Marimba. "We remain committed to providing our customers with the most advanced technology available to help them manage their IT assets and distribute software quickly and easily throughout their enterprise."

Patent Abstract
A method and apparatus connects a user to a remote network, and enforces operation of management software before the user is allowed to perform other tasks on the remote network. The method and apparatus also allows connection of the user to a third-party network. The user may be restricted from accessing third-party networks not on a trusted list of networks, which may be updated by the management software. The method and apparatus enforces access rules for the third-party software to prevent unauthorized retrieval or deletion of information by the third-party software.

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.

Marimba is a registered trademark of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries.

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