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Egenera Announces Technology Alliance with Xceedium; Complementary Solutions Improve Security, Lower Costs for Enterprise Customers.

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MARLBORO,Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2004

Egenera Inc., the leader in utility computing, today announced a technology alliance with Xceedium, a world leader in SSL VPN+ secure remote access and management. Xceedium's flagship product, the Xio UAG Universal Access Gateway, has been tested by Egenera and validated for use with the Egenera(TM) BladeFrame(R) system. As a result, Xceedium has earned membership in Egenera's Accelerate Alliance Program, and Egenera has joined the Xceedium Partner Program.

Xio UAG, the extensible in-band and out-of-band Universal Access Gateway, is the world's first All-in-One SSL VPN+ Remote Access Management solution. It is a versatile and powerful network appliance offering users unprecedented flexibility and capability in accessing company systems and network devices from remote locations. Meeting the needs of system and network administrators, as well as business end-users, the product offers a comprehensive solution for controlled, remote access to and management of critical IT infrastructure from anywhere, at any time.

Xio UAG serves as a secure front end to the BladeFrame system, further centralizing access to management and giving system administrators and application-support teams both more granular and a wider spectrum of entry into the Egenera platform. The Xceedium solution immediately integrates into the BladeFrame via SSH and via Egenera PAN Manager(TM) software's out-of-band, Web-based management utility. All access is provided via 128-bit encryption. Xio UAG's SSL VPN+ technology enables Egenera customers to further strengthen remote access to, and perimeter security around, their BladeFrame systems.

"We are very pleased to be working with Egenera," said Sam Balooch, CEO, Xceedium. "Their BladeFrame system and our Xio UAG SSL VPN+ appliance are ideally suited for world-class customers running mission-critical applications across far-flung operations. Both products reduce complexity, simplify management and lower costs while optimizing security--a win-win scenario few solutions can offer. Moreover, each company is enjoying excellent traction in targeted industries, making our go-to-market strategies highly compatible."

"Both Xio UAG and the BladeFrame are third-generation technologies which surpass the capabilities of incumbent, legacy solutions," noted Vern Brownell, founder and chief technology officer, Egenera. "Our BladeFrame system remains the only commercially available platform that enables customers to implement utility computing. Likewise, Xio UAG gives multi-site enterprises a proven alternative to expensive IPSec VPN solutions for enabling secure remote access. We look forward to continued collaboration and to bringing the benefits of our respective technologies to mutual customers."

About Egenera, Inc.

Egenera's breakthrough virtualization technology optimizes the use of network, compute and storage resources to enable the next-generation utility datacenter. The Company's Egenera BladeFrame system leads the industry in both blade server technology and virtualization software by enabling datacenters to run any application, on any resource, at any time, automatically. Today, the BladeFrame solution is installed at marquee customers worldwide, including America Online, Cambridge Health Alliance, Credit Suisse First Boston, Emory Healthcare, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, MChex, UFJ Group and others. A world-class service and support organization ensures customer satisfaction. Moreover, the Company has assembled a senior management team and engineering staff with an average 20-plus years' experience. Cooperative business alliances with Microsoft, Intel, BEA Systems, EMC, Itochu Techno-Science Corporation (CTC), Oracle, Red Hat and Veritas, among others, further strengthen the value proposition. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Hong Kong, Kansas City, London, New York City, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo and Washington D.C. For details, visit, send email to or call 508-858-2600.

About Xceedium

Xceedium is a world leader in SSL VPN+ remote access communications. Backed by its innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become a leading supplier of remote access technology. Xceedium has established a global presence through strategic relationships with value-added resellers in the United States, Ingram Micro (China) for distribution in mainland China, and Canon System Solutions for distribution in Japan. Xceedium is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles, London, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo (Q1 2004). Key clients currently utilizing Xceedium's technology are the U.S. Department of Defense, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Intuit Software, Spacelink International, General Dynamics, Ogilivy & Mather, Rutgers University, and DownState Medical (SUNY) State University of New York. For more information, visit

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