Marimba Combines Dynamic Patch Intelligence with Enterprise Deployment

2/26/2004 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA) announced the next-generation release of its industry-leading security patch management solution that features intelligent and dynamic patch-management functionality that helps large enterprises prevent costly and damaging cyber attacks. This next-generation Security Patch Management solution from Marimba allows for patch management across major computing platforms, and gives IT organizations the ability to prioritize and deploy patches to mitigate security problems and substantially reduce the cost of patching systems.

"The business requirement for 24 x 7 access to information makes it imperative that companies have robust anti-virus and patch management solutions in place to prevent the exploitation of known software weaknesses," said Andrew Ball, technical specialist, GE Consumer Finance, and current Marimba customer. "The downtime and possible loss of data caused by virus attacks can prove significant when measured across a corporate environment. Software which has not been updated with the latest patches renders anti-virus solutions almost as useless as having no solution in place at all."

About Marimba's Next-Generation Security Patch Management Solution
Available as a stand-alone product or as part of a Marimba® Six product suite, Marimba's Security Patch Management solution provides proactive, automated security enforcement to rapidly detect vulnerabilities and perform remediation on connected and remote systems. With its unique policy management capabilities, Marimba's solution enables IT administrators to capture information across dynamic groupings of patch targets. It then helps ensure compliance by automatically packaging and deploying required patches and fixes to desktops, laptops, servers, and devices - including distributed and mobile end-points - across a large enterprise.

Benefits and Features of Marimba's New Security Patch Management Solution
Marimba uniquely provides for compliance with directives through automatic auditing of and reporting on the state of patch and security compliance across a large enterprise.

Marimba Patch Analysis and Collection is faster and more reliable with:

Marimba Patch Testing can greatly reduce installation errors and costs by:

Marimba Patch Auditing and Reporting enables better decision making, better tracking, relevant reporting to management, and visibility and control with the:

Marimba Patch Deployment and Compliance goes beyond automating manual processes and automates enforcement of policies throughout an enterprise. It provides cost savings, better collaboration across workgroups, correlation across multiple sources and easier management. It provides this with:

"With the frequency of security breaches and the damages caused to businesses, enterprises are looking for an automated patch management solution to secure and protect their IT assets," said Rich Wyckoff, president and CEO of Marimba. "This latest release builds on the company's proven Marimba Six architecture to help enterprises protect their desktop, server and mobile systems in a highly secure, scalable and reliable fashion. This can make security patch management an integral part of an IT organizations strategy to proactively keep systems up to date with the latest anti-virus software and security patches."

Pricing and Availability
Marimba's next-generation Security Patch Management solution is scheduled to be commercially available in March 2004. Pricing will vary based on number of end-points and computer systems involved. For additional information on all of Marimba's products, please contact Marimba sales via phone at 1-888-800-5444, or via email at

About Marimba
Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA) is a leading provider of products and services for software change and configuration management. Marimba helps leading organizations worldwide to dynamically manage and protect their IT assets, increase operational efficiency, and reduce IT costs. Marimba is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Visit for more information.

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

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