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Motive Joins Home Gateway Initiative.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Motive, Inc., (NASDAQ:MOTV) today announced it has joined the Home Gateway Initiative (HGI), a consortium of leading telecommunications providers, equipment manufacturers and software vendors, whose goal is to facilitate the delivery of home communication services to millions of broadband customers worldwide. The move reinforces Motive's long-standing commitment to industry standards initiatives, which are critical to advancing the adoption of next generation services.

The intent of the HGI is to establish technical specifications that support the interoperability of residential gateways with multiple connected devices in the digital home. The consortium will leverage the work of existing standards bodies such as the DSL Forum, UPnP Forum and Digital Living Network Alliance to identify potential gaps in broadband use cases, and make technical recommendations that result in the availability of high functionality, low cost customer premises equipment (CPE) that supports the delivery of advanced triple play services to consumers.

"Triple play services depend on a more sophisticated infrastructure that includes residential gateways for connecting the provider's network to multiple devices in millions of subscriber homes," said Sanjay Castelino, vice president of industry marketing at Motive. "By joining HGI, Motive is continuing its leadership in helping to define a set of standards that will allow service providers to more cost-effectively provision, support and maintain a range of diverse customer premises equipment -- and to grow their next generation service delivery accordingly."

Motive's participation in the HGI complements the company's ongoing involvement in numerous industry standards initiatives. These efforts have included significant contributions to the DSL Forum's TR-064 and TR-069, two protocols intended to jointly improve CPE operations and enable enhanced DSL services; and participation in the UPnP Forum and Digital Living Network Alliance to ensure that major home networking consortia are aware of the needs of broadband service providers, and that the technical work of the DSLHome Technical group aligns with these important initiatives.

Members of HGI include the world's leading telecommunications operators and equipment providers, including the following Motive customers and partners: Alcatel, BT, Deutsche Telekom, Linksys, Swisscom, Telecom Italia and Thomson.

About Motive, Inc.

Motive, Inc. has pioneered a unique approach to designing management services into Internet-era networks, systems and applications. Motive's software makes complex products and services self-managing, reducing overhead costs and optimizing customers' return on investment. Companies worldwide have relied on Motive's software to provide a range of problem remediation and configuration management tasks for more than 40 million endpoints. Founded in 1997, Motive is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.motive.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties relating to adherence to technical standards and the expected benefits of compliant equipment. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among other things: ability to achieve broad adoption and acceptance of compliant products, the ability of our products and compliant CPE products to produce results for our customers and their subscribers, and the compatibility of our products with hardware devices and software platforms that are used by our customers and their subscribers now or in the future. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors associated with our business can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.sec.gov. Statements included in this press release are based upon information known to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to update any information contained in this press release.

Motive and the Motive logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motive, Inc. All other products or services mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders.
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