Demand Increases for Sun ONE Web Server Among Fortune 1000

6/27/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) announced increased demand for the Sun ONE Web Server as customers and partners rely on Sun ONE for building secure and highly reliable Web infrastructures. Highlighted by a strong security track record, enterprise-grade management tools, and superior uptime the Sun ONE Web Server leads the Fortune 100 and has now passed Apache in the Fortune 1000, according to ongoing market analysis by Netcraft (, an authority on market share for Web server products. Customers such as Sprint, General Electric, American Airlines, AXA Financial, Broadvision and others use the Sun ONE Web Server to power their Web-based applications.

"Since the start of the year, we've noticed that Sun ONE Web Server has gained market share amongst sites run by the Fortune 1000 companies, overtaking Apache in the process," said Mike Prettejohn, director of Netcraft. "Sun continues to find favor with larger enterprises that are able to focus on benefits as well as costs."

"Our customers are looking for a multi-constituent portal solution delivered on a single, secure, high-performance framework that also enables advanced personalization and seamless integration with enterprise systems," said Sanjay Gupta, senior vice president marketing and business development, BroadVision, Inc. "The unique combination of Sun ONE Web Server with BroadVision portal applications provides a scalable and cost-effective way to not only meet, but exceed these requirements."

As an ideal platform for both static and dynamic content, the Sun ONE Web Server powers Web applications based on JavaServer Pages and Java Servlets, Active Server Pages, ColdFusion, PHP, and CGI. The Sun ONE Directory Server, included with the Sun ONE Web Server, provides additional security for Web-based applications.

In his May 21, 2003 brief, titled, 'Why Sun Isn't As Dead As You Think', Forrester's Charles Rustein stated that Sun continues to have massive datacenter inertia, the right Organic IT vision and staunch ISV support. Also, when it comes to directory and Web servers, he noted that Sun's software continues to shine, making it strong enough for global rollouts today.

"The success of the Sun ONE Web Server supports our total commitment to powering our customers' Web infrastructure, said Scott McNealy, chairman, president and chief executive officer at Sun Microsystems. "The Sun ONE product is clearly a popular Web server - that one could say runs like the wind and is totally outpacing the competition by providing unsurpassed security and reliability."

About the Sun ONE Web Server
The Sun ONE Web Server is one of the most secure and highly available Web servers on the market, allowing organizations to deliver content to end users at high trust and service levels. Web content, generated from a variety of technologies, including Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies and Active Server Pages (ASP), is protected using the latest security standards and resilient authentication and access control options. In addition to Sprint, other customers of the Sun ONE Web Server include AXA Financial, the Bank of Montreal, the Georgia Technology Authority, the Government of Singapore, the J.Paul Getty Museum, Telefonica Moviles (the largest cellular phone service provider in Spain) and the University of Hawaii.

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

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, JavaServer Pages, JSP 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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