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Press Release 2001

XcelleNet and Peregrine Systems® Form Alliance To Provide Mobile Software Deployment To Extended Enterprises

XcelleNet’s Afaria Extends Software Delivery To Support Mobile Devices Through Peregrine’s ServiceCenter Solution

ATLANTA - (June 13, 2001) -
XcelleNet, Inc., the leading provider of management solutions for remote systems and mobile & wireless devices, and Peregrine Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRGN), one of the world’s leading software companies, today announced a partnership to offer XcelleNet’s Afaria, a comprehensive mobile device management solution, which will provide enterprises using Peregrine’s ServiceCenter® solution with software deployment capabilities for mobile computing devices. Under this agreement, XcelleNet will become the newest partner to join Peregrine’s Technology Connections Alliance program.

"We are excited to be part of Peregrine’s Technology Connections Alliance Program," said Joan Herbig, CEO of XcelleNet. "This program has enabled us to work closely with Peregrine to create a robust solution for enterprises relying on applications deployed on mobile devices. With Peregrine’s proven infrastructure solutions and our Afaria product, customers will now be able to more easily and proactively manage change out to their mobile devices."

"Our partnership with XcelleNet further extends Peregrine’s ServiceCenter to meet the needs of the fast-growing mobile market," said Andy Cahill, president of Peregrine’s Infrastructure Management Group. "We are confident that XcelleNet’s leadership in mobile device management solutions will add increased functionality to support ServiceCenter solutions."

XcelleNet’s Afaria allows enterprises to extend essential systems management capabilities, such as software deployment, asset tracking, information exchange and system back-up, to mobile devices. Peregrine’s ServiceCenter solution proactively manages the entire lifecycle of all information technology (IT) support services through its Service Management, Problem Management and Change Management applications.

Afaria will serve as a software delivery module that will link to ServiceCenter’s Change and Problem Management applications. Afaria will automatically deploy, install and maintain business applications on mobile computing devices, based on direction provided by the Change and Problem Management processes. This combined solution will give enterprises a more comprehensive management tool that will provide reduced costs and increased productivity within the walls of IT and in the field.

XcelleNet joins more than 75 partners who work with Peregrine through its Technology Connections Alliance program to provide complementary technology, products and services that interoperate with Peregrine products to enhance and extend Peregrine’s Infrastructure Management, Employee Relationship Management and B2B Relationship Management solutions.

About XcelleNet
XcelleNet, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise solutions for managing remote systems and mobile and wireless devices. For more than 14 years, the company has been a pioneer in meeting the challenges of securely delivering and maintaining mission-critical applications and content to remote locations with its flagship product, RemoteWare. Today companies around the world use RemoteWare to manage kiosks, retail and restaurant store systems, branch office networks, and other remote systems.

Leveraging remote expertise and award-winning technology, in May 2000 XcelleNet introduced Afaria, a device management solution designed to address the problems enterprises face as a result of the explosive growth of the mobile & wireless economy. Afaria provides the most comprehensive management functionality available for organizations deploying large numbers of mobile devices, including laptops, PocketPCs, Palm Handhelds, RIM Blackberrys, and Symbian devices and smart phones.

XcelleNet serves some 2,500 customers worldwide in a broad range of industries such as pharmaceutical, retail, hospitality, insurance, financial services and manufacturing. The company’s solutions reduce total cost of ownership of remote or mobile deployments, accelerate end-user productivity and ensure the availability and reliability of corporate applications and information to an organization’s remote and mobile workforce.. More information is available at http://www.XcelleNet.com and http://www.Afaria.com.

About Peregrine
Founded in 1981, Peregrine has matured into one of the largest software companies worldwide. Peregrine supports companies with solutions that remove friction points in managing infrastructure assets, empowering employees and enabling collaborative electronic commerce. Peregrine's Infrastructure Management Group (IMG) provides solutions to manage the entire life cycle of an organization's assets, from IT equipment and fleets of vehicles to a company's intangible knowledge assets.Peregrine’s Employee Relationship Management solutions give employees real-time tools to secure knowledge, services and resources from a portal accessed at a desktop computer or an array of mobile devices. Peregrine's E-Markets Group (EMG) takes to market a digital business offering -- B2B Relationship Management -- that provides a full range of software products and managed Internet services using Peregrine’s Get2ConnectSM global trading network. Peregrine is headquartered in San Diego, California and has offices throughout the world. For more information on Peregrine, visit http://www.peregrine.com.

Peregrine Systems and ServiceCenter are registered trademarks, Technology Connections Alliance is a trademark and Get2Connect is a service mark of Peregrine Systems, Inc. XcelleNet and RemoteWare are trademarks of XcelleNet, Inc. Afaria is a trademark of Afaria, Inc.- an XcelleNet affiliate. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Deborah Cox
XcelleNet, Inc.
678-585-7133
deborah.cox@xcellenet.com

Chris Stamm or Jim McKeown
Schwartz Communications, Inc.
781-684-0770
xcellenet@schwartz-pr.com

 

 

 
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