Marimba's Management Products Earn Common Criteria EAL3 Certification

7/15/2004 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA) announced that Marimba's Client (Desktop/Mobile) Management and Server Management product lines have been awarded Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 3 (EAL3) certification. This certification assures government agencies that Marimba's Client and Server Management products have gone through testing and analysis and conform to standards sanctioned by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria evaluation and validation scheme (CCEVS). Marimba's Client Management and Server Management products are the first software change and configuration management solutions to achieve EAL3 certification. More information about CCEVS and validated products is located at:

"SAIC is pleased to add Marimba's Client Management and Server Management product lines to the list of Common Criteria products evaluated by the SAIC CCTL at the EAL Level 3 for Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) Standard for IT Security Evaluation," said Robert Williamson, SAIC CCTL Director. "This certification highlights Marimba's commitment to providing IT security that withstands the scrutiny of third-party analysis and testing. SAIC's conclusions were based on analysis of the product security functions using Marimba's functional specification, guidance documentation, and high-level design, and the analysis was supported by SAIC's independent testing of many of the security functions, evidence from Marimba testing, and evidence of Marimba's search for vulnerabilities."

"This certification validates the security of Marimba's software, which is essential in the effort to protect public- and private-sector IT assets with secure desktop, laptop, device, and server management solutions," said Rich Wyckoff, Marimba's president and CEO. "Agencies require software management solutions that can adhere to strict regulatory standards to guard against unwarranted attacks on their IT Infrastructure. Marimba is well positioned to provide both public and private agencies with secure solutions that have been developed and designed to adhere to critical security levels - EAL3 validated and certified."

Marimba Software Change and Configuration Management
Marimba's Client Management suite reduces the complexity and costs of managing desktops, laptops, and handheld devices through policy-based automation of application management, operating system migration, patch management, inventory and software usage tracking. By automating these processes, IT departments can proactively and continuously manage the client devices across their enterprise.

Marimba's Server Management product line automates critical server management functions such as inventory, provisioning, packaging, configuration, auditing, and repair. These products also reduce the complexity and increase the efficiency of managing servers. By automating time-intensive, repetitive server administrative tasks, IT agility and responsiveness can be dramatically increased across the enterprise.

About The Common Criteria
The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CCITSE) is a set of evaluation criteria agreed to by the United States' National Security Agency/National Institute of Standards and Technologies and equivalent bodies in 18 other countries. It was designed to resolve the technical and conceptual differences among existing standards for the evaluation of security systems and products.

About Marimba
Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA) is a leading provider of products and services for software change and configuration management. Marimba helps enterprises 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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