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Netegrity Demonstrates SiteMinder Scalability to 100 Million Users to Support Resurgence of Online Business Initiatives.

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Enables Customers to Securely Manage Multi-Million User e-Business Initiatives

Netegrity, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETE), a leading provider of identity and access management solutions, today announced test results demonstrating linear scalability of Netegrity(R) SiteMinder(R) Web single sign-on technology in large e-business deployments having a user base of up to one hundred million users. Access management technology is a critical e-business infrastructure component for companies using the Web as the fundamental vehicle for delivery of product and service offerings created in pursuit of new revenue growth opportunities, lower transactional costs, increased customer satisfaction, and process efficiency gains.

Netegrity conducted the one hundred million user tests to provide large-scale infrastructure deployment and best practice guidance for its enterprise customer base planning to grow their existing multi-million on-line user populations into the tens of millions over the next several years. Companies in the financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, and energy industries are extending their on-line service offerings to steadily growing user populations. As the number of users accessing on-line applications grows, the business and technical requirements for secure, reliable, and scalable identity and access management solutions capable of supporting and managing tens of millions of users becomes vital to e-business success.

"During the past several years, many Netegrity customers have grown their SiteMinder deployments to user communities exceeding one million identities and they are now looking to significantly grow these implementations to support aggressive on-line business goals," said Bill Bartow, vice president of engineering at Netegrity. "We have worked with many of our customers and systems integrators to design a test that reflects real world scenarios and as a result we have been able to produce conclusions and recommendations which they can leverage in their own environments."

Netegrity's one hundred million user project was conducted over a three month period at the independent National Software Testing Labs (NSTL). Tests were executed against a site infrastructure designed to represent a real-world financial services deployment using off the shelf hardware and software. The tests were designed to provide guidance to customers in developing an appropriate infrastructure, configuration, tuning, and architecture to best handle a large user population. Linear scalability of SiteMinder to support a one hundred million user population was achieved even with the use of advanced features including tracking of failed authentications, use of password policies, audit logging of last login time, and returned entitlements. Additionally, caching was turned off.

"The industry and customers need more testing of the type conducted on behalf of Netegrity. We were very pleased to work with Netegrity to provide guidance to customers in developing an appropriate infrastructure, configuration, tuning, and architecture to best handle a large user population," said Lloyd Holder, NSTL's CEO. "These tests clearly demonstrate that Netegrity SiteMinder can deliver the access control performance that large, demanding, mission-critical e-business Web sites require."

More information on the test results can be found on Netegrity's Web site at www.netegrity.com.

About Netegrity

Netegrity, Inc. is a leading provider of security software solutions that securely manage identities and their access to enterprise information assets, letting business in while keeping risk out. Netegrity provides a comprehensive identity and access management product line for continuously evolving computing environments, including legacy, Web, and service-oriented architectures. Netegrity's flexible, standards-based offerings increase security, reduce administrative costs, and enable revenue enhancement. Supported by a network of over 1200 trained integration consultants and 300 technology partners, Netegrity solutions are licensed for more than 350 million users at over 850 organizations worldwide, including more than half of the Fortune 100. For more information, visit http://www.netegrity.com.

Netegrity, SiteMinder, IdentityMinder, and TransactionMinder are registered trademarks of Netegrity, Inc. All other product names, service marks, and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

Various statements in this release concerning Netegrity's future expectations, plans, and prospects constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors such as, but not limited to, general economic conditions, weakness in the global economy, increased operating expenses, our ability to develop and enhance our products and services or remain competitive in product pricing, competition in the marketplace, including competitors' sales strategies, development and performance of our direct and indirect sales channels, delays in product development, changes in customer and market requirements and standards, market acceptance of new products and technologies, and technological changes in the computer industry, as well as those risks more fully discussed in the Company's reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the Company's latest Form 10-K/A, Form 10-Q and any subsequent filings. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent the Company's views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update forward looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our estimates change and, therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to today.
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