FatWire Offers Free Portal Content Management Software for Sun Customers

4/9/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. and FatWire Software announced that a free five-user license of FatWire Spark pCM (portal content management) is available immediately for download for Sun[tm] ONE Portal Server 6 customers. Spark pCM offers a full-featured, integrated content management solution for the Sun One Portal Server. Customers will now be able to easily create, deploy and manage rich, focused content incorporating multiple data types and deliver in a personalized manner via a portal.

In related news, Sun announced the Sun ONE Collaborative Business Platform that highlights collaborative content management as a key customer requirement, including FatWire Spark pCM.

The Sun ONE Portal Server and FatWire's Spark pCM offering provides users with complete content management functionality, including portlet interfaces for content creation and production, as well as system administration. The integrated offering provides a seamless experience for users and is the first content management system that delivers out-of-the-box integration with Sun ONE Portal Server. Sun will work with other content management partners to offer similar levels of integration. The offering provides customers access to a range of content management features, including:

"As organizations increasingly turn to portals for gains in productivity and efficiency, a key requirement for success in these initiatives is J2EE[tm] technology-based dynamic content management functionality that scales with their business needs," said John Fanelli, senior director, Network Identity, Portal and Communications Products, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The Sun ONE Portal Server featuring Spark pCM provides our customers with a secure, enhanced portal solution, while allowing them to deploy customized portals and content quickly and efficiently."

"The Sun ONE Portal Server is a market-leading J2EE portal platform. With superior dynamic content management from FatWire it provides a portal solution second to none," said Jim Holleran, senior vice president, Strategic Alliances, FatWire Software. "As this alliance demonstrates, Sun is leading the charge for portal vendors to offer their clients the tools they need to grow their businesses."

Spark pCM will be available immediately for download for Sun ONE Portal Server and will be co-packaged in second half 2003 for customers worldwide. Like all FatWire software, Spark pCM is built with 100-percent Java(TM) technologies. It can be quickly and seamlessly upgraded to FatWire's 25-user Spark pCM product or to UpdateEngine 6.0, FatWire's enterprise content management platform, with no need to migrate content or retrain users.

For a demonstration please visit booth # 3171 in the Sun-sponsored SolutionCenter at AIIM/ONDEMAND 2003, the Enterprise Content Management Event at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York from April 7 - 9.

About FatWire Software
FatWire Software is a leading provider of dynamic content management software for Fortune1000 companies. FatWire's powerful Update Engine ECM Suite has the only true enterprise level dynamic content management software at its core. UpdateEngine 6 is the only Web application assembly system that empowers business users, power users, and developers to efficiently build and manage Web sites while providing unlimited scalability and flexibility. Founded in 1996, FatWire Software is headquartered in New York and operates offices throughout the US. For specific information about FatWire, please call 516-328-9473 x424 or visit http://www.fatwire.com/.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun ONE, Java, J2EE, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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