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JBoss, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results; Significant Partnerships and Track Record for Technology Innovation Fuel JEMS Adoption at Large Enterprises.

ATLANTA -- JBoss(R), Inc., the Professional Open Source company, today announced third quarter results for 2005. Highlights this quarter include strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Dell; the introduction of JBoss Seam 1.0, the company's new application framework aimed at simplifying enterprise Java; and a migration program to make it easier than ever for enterprises to shift from propriety application servers to JBoss.

In this quarter, JBoss significantly energized its partner ecosystem with the addition of Microsoft and Dell. With more than half of JBoss customers deploying the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS(TM)) on Windows, JBoss and Microsoft teamed up to enhance interoperability between their platforms. Meanwhile, Dell unveiled support for JBoss Application Server on its PowerEdge servers and will resell the JBoss Subscription. With Dell on board as a Premier-Level Certified Technology Partner, JBoss is now supported by virtually all major hardware vendors.

"Once again, JBoss closed another highly successful quarter marked by major strategic and technology milestones while growing our enterprise customer base at a record pace," said Marc Fleury, chairman and CEO of JBoss, Inc. "We're continuing to build out the JBoss ecosystem as well as our vision of Professional Open Source as simply a better way to serve customers, work with partners and drive technical innovation."

Strengthens Partner and Customer Base

Complementing the early adoption of JEMS, which often originates bottom up from development teams, IT executives across multiple industries increasingly recognize that JEMS, backed by Professional Open Source from JBoss, is a safe and prudent choice for mission-critical applications. Customer wins this quarter represent key sectors such as finance and banking, government, communications and healthcare.

In addition to Microsoft and Dell, JBoss continues to gain traction from leading system integrators (SIs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and hardware vendors. Notable partners this quarter include Satyam as JBoss' first Certified SI in India and AEM Corporation as the first certified federal SI. Novell expanded its partnership with JBoss to provide, for the first time, worldwide technical support for the entire JEMS product line. NRI, Japan's largest SI and consulting firm, made JBoss Application Server a core piece of its newly launched open source server platform, OpenStandia. Other new and expanded partnerships this quarter include Alfresco Software, Azul Systems, Cape Clear and Valtech.

Enterprise Java Simplified

This quarter features technology milestones and new products that continue to demonstrate JBoss as a driving force of innovation and simplification in Java. These include:

--Hibernate - Hibernate, the company's standard-setting object/relational mapping (ORM) technology, surpassed the one million download mark in September. Hibernate is the ORM category leader and has deeply influenced the architecture, design and philosophy of the EJB 3.0 specification (JSR-220). Visit www.hibernate.org.

--JBoss Seam 1.0 Beta - Under the technical vision of Hibernate founder Gavin King, JBoss Seam introduced a uniform component model for building enterprise Java applications through declarative, contextual, application state management. By integrating Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 (EJB 3.0) and Java Server Faces (JSF), the JBoss Seam framework solves a critical gap in the Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 5 architecture, resulting in one of the simplest, most elegant approaches to writing complex applications for Java. JBoss Seam also enables process-driven applications that facilitate the implementation of complex workflows. Visit www.jboss.com/products/seam.

--JBoss Microcontainer 1.0 - A refactoring of the JBoss JMX Microkernel to support direct deployment and configuration of plain old Java objects (POJOs), JBoss Microcontainer will be the foundation of JBoss Application Server 5.0. With a scalable POJO-based foundation, JBoss Microcontainer further improves the ability to provide services for high-end, clustered enterprise environments and a lower-end resource for restricted environments. JBoss Microcontainer supports deployment configurations within unit tests, standalone Java applications and third-party Java application servers. Visit www.jboss.com/products/jbossmc.

--PortletSwap - With a monthly average of 10,000 downloads of JBoss Portal, JBoss launched PortletSwap as a one-stop-shop for Java Portlet specification (JSR-168) compliant portlets, themes and layouts. The goal is to encourage developers to share creative uses that will be tested for operability with JBoss Portal. The JBoss community, including Novell and Cignex Technologies, has already made contributions. In addition, AEM Corporation contributed a Struts bridge that enables Struts-based applications to be integrated into JBoss Portal while Alfresco Software is building an advanced content management system that will integrate into JBoss jBPM and workflow into JBoss Portal. Visit www.jboss.com/products/jbossportal.

JBoss Subscription Services

With significant increases in both its customer and partner bases in this last quarter, JBoss focused on enhancing its service offerings to continue fueling enterprise adoption. New and enhanced service offerings include:

--J2EE Open Source Migration Program - To better support a growing number of enterprises seeking the flexibility, lower costs and high quality support for which JEMS products are recognized, JBoss launched a migration program to streamline and standardize the path from proprietary software to the open source JEMS platform. The program includes an assessment tool that provides a standardized methodology for preparing an enterprise migration roadmap to streamline the process, customized tools to support the migration process and training material. For more information, visit www.jboss.com/services/migration.

--Professional Certification - To meet a growing demand for trained and certified developers, architects and consultants, JBoss partners and other companies have increasingly taken advantage of Professional Certification. Since the launch in Q2, JBoss has trained over 2000 professionals. Middleware, Web Tier and Administrator Certification tracks are all now available.

--Training - JBoss successfully conducted dozens of public and private, on-site training courses in both the administrator and middleware tracks. JBoss Certified partners are helping to expand JBoss training all over the world. New locations include Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi, India. Refer to the current schedule for more information www.jboss.com/services/training/schedule.

--Online Education - JBoss continues to offer insightful, free webinars on industry issues, JBoss core technology and key third-party certified solutions. For a schedule of upcoming and archived webinars, please visit www.jboss.com/services/online_education.

About JBoss, Inc.

JBoss, Inc., the global leader in open source middleware, is simply the better way to transform businesses through SOA. As the market's only open source platform for SOA, JEMS (JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite) offers a dramatically lower cost structure than proprietary systems, proven performance in mission-critical environments and world-class support and service. Fortune 500 companies such as Continental Airlines, MCI and Starwood Hotels rely on Professional Open Source from JBoss, Inc. Certified partners offering JEMS and JBoss Subscriptions include Dell, HP, NEC, Novell, Sun Microsystems and Unisys. For more information, visit www.jboss.com.

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