Neoteris Joins Siebel Alliance Program To Ensure Secure Access To Leading Crm Applications

Alliance Enables Joint Customers to Securely Access Siebel 7 Remotely via the Neoteris Instant Virtual Extranet

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – April 29, 2003 – Neoteris, the leading instant secure application access vendor, today announced that it has joined the Siebel Alliance Program as a Platform Partner. Siebel Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEBL) is a leading provider of multichannel eBusiness applications software. Neoteris has trained its professionals via the Siebel Essentials Course to ensure that its personnel have the expertise necessary to configure Siebel 7 to be accessed securely through Neoteris’ award-winning Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) products. This announcement is being made at the NetWorld+Interop 2003 Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev., where Neoteris is exhibiting in Booth No. 7075 this week.

Neoteris develops IVE appliances that dramatically reduce total cost of ownership of deploying secure access to mobile employees and partners. Siebel Systems provides organizations with a proven set of industry-specific best practices, CRM applications software, and business processes, enabling corporations to sell to, market to, and serve customers across multiple channels and lines of business. The combination of Siebel eBusiness Applications software and Neoteris’ IVE technology will enable companies to transform their businesses into cost-efficient, customer-centric organizations by providing them secure access to their Siebel applications and information from wherever they are working.

“Neoteris provides customers with a compelling value proposition,” said Dave Peranich, Vice President, Platform Alliances at Siebel Systems. “It is crucial for customers deploying CRM to be able to securely access data from wherever they are, and Neoteris offers them a way to cost-effectively deploy a secure remote access solution.”

“Siebel eBusiness Applications are changing the way that companies interact with their customers, and mobile solutions are a critical component of that transformation,” said Jason Matlof, Neoteris vice president of Marketing and Business Development. “By joining the Siebel Alliance Program and training our personnel on Siebel 7, we can ensure that mobile Siebel users enjoy a superior experience by accessing the information they need through the Neoteris IVE without worrying about the security of their data.”

The Neoteris IVE appliance is an established alternative to traditional access solutions, such as virtual private networks (VPN) and custom extranets. With the Neoteris IVE, network administrators no longer have to worry about configuring software or downloading clients, which significantly reduces complexity. The Neoteris IVE provides authenticated, authorized user access to Siebel 7 directly from any web browser without the need to install any additional software. Additionally, Neoteris’ IVE platform offers enterprise-class high availability and performance scalability options, so secure access can be deployed on a wide scale without worrying about user downtime, lost productivity, or network performance.

Gartner Inc. and In-Stat/MDR acknowledge Neoteris as a leader in the SSL-based remote access space, and the vendor with the leading market share, respectfully. Frost & Sullivan also named Neoteris as the Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in 2003.

Siebel Systems forms alliances with proven platform providers and requires that their personnel train on the latest version of Siebel eBusiness Applications. The Siebel Essentials Course trains professionals to identify and perform tasks required for an initial Siebel 7 application deployment.

About the Neoteris Technology Partner Program
The Neoteris Technology Partner Program provides a forum whereby today’s leading enterprise applications, security infrastructures and networking technologies are tested for interoperability with Neoteris’ IVE, ensuring enterprises can deliver access to their most critical information resources to employees, customers and partners. Neoteris and its technology partners support the secure information access needs of their customers. For more information or to join the program, see http://www.neoteris.com/partners/tech_partners.html.

Neoteris IVE Secure Access Appliances
The Neoteris Access(tm) Series provides enterprise-class secure access to network resources for remote employees, customers, and partners. Contrary to traditional access technologies, there is no client software to install because Neoteris leverages SSL for secure, controlled access to resources via any Web browser. The Access appliances also eliminate the need to secure or harden servers or make changes to existing infrastructure. The result is a more cost-effective, secure access solution that is easy for customers to deploy and simple for end users to operate.

Neoteris Access appliances provide application-layer access, stringent access controls, and granular auditing and reporting capabilities to further minimize IT headaches and security concerns. Additionally, the IVE platform offers enterprise-class high availability and performance scalability options, so secure access can be deployed on a wide scale without worrying about user downtime, lost productivity, or network performance. Neoteris IVE appliances have passed rigorous security audits by TruSecure Corporation; Cryptography Research, Inc.; and security and forensic computing expert Dan Farmer. The products have also won numerous awards as an innovative and compelling access solution, helping enterprises increase efficiency and productivity.

About Neoteris
Neoteris, Inc. is the leading instant secure application access vendor. With its Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) platform, Neoteris delivers innovative, best-of-breed security products, including the award-winning Neoteris Access Series of security appliances. Founded in May 2000, Neoteris is a privately held company backed by Jim Clark, The Barksdale Group, New Enterprise Associates, Battery Ventures, and individual investors. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and has international offices in London, Frankfurt, and Hyderabad, India. Go to www.neoteris.com for more information.

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