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Jabber Custom IM for STP

Jabber and webMethods Form Strategic Alliance

webMethods and Jabber Team to Provide Real-Time Information to Financial Services Companies Using webMethods' Market-Leading Integration Platform

Denver, CO, USA. October 23, 2002

Jabber, Inc., a leading software developer of enterprise instant messaging and presence-enabled communications, whose investors include Webb Interactive Services, Inc. and France Telecom, today announced a strategic partnership with webMethods, Inc., the leading provider of integration software. As part of the partnership agreement, the two companies will jointly market a straight-through processing (STP) solution that provides real-time event notification to financial services customers.

The webMethods integration platform enables organizations to tie multiple applications together, providing seamless enterprise-wide integration of a company's business processes. The addition of Jabber's presence-enabled platform gives customers a real-time window into what is occurring across the enterprise's global infrastructure.

"Jabber's XML-based platform easily interfaces with the webMethods integration platform, allowing us to publish events passing through our integration platform, in real time, straight to the customer's desktop," said Darren Oberst, Vice President and General Manager, Industries and Systems Integrators, webMethods, Inc. "This is particularly beneficial for financial services customers for whom time is quite literally money."

The Jabber Communications Platform is a robust software platform for building extensible instant messaging and presence-enabled applications and services. Built around the XML-based Jabber open protocol, the platform delivers an engine on which service providers, enterprises, and software developers create custom IM, alert and notification tools, and other collaborative solutions. It is designed to provide a secure and private solution for either internal or external communications and is easily set up as a wireless gateway to enable real-time communications to mobile devices.

"Jabber's instant notification technology allows webMethods customers to immediately respond to events that are happening across the enterprise, improving the ability to manage their infrastructure and ensuring maximum operating efficiency," said Rob Balgley, CEO and President of Jabber, Inc. "webMethods continues to add value to its world-class products by providing enterprises with tools to improve responsiveness and operational efficiency. Jabber, Inc. is proud to be part of that effort."

For a demonstration of the webMethods and Jabber joint financial services solution, please contact Frank Cardello, ( Vice President of Business Development for Jabber, Inc.

About Jabber, Inc.

Jabber, Inc. is the developer of the world's most widely used open platform for extensible Instant Messaging and presence management applications. An independently operated subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services, Inc. (OTCBB:WEBB) with investment from France Telecom Technologies, Jabber, Inc. is a commercial software company that has its roots in the Jabber Open Source project. With over 100,000 servers deployed, Jabber has been adopted in the telecommunications, enterprise and software development markets. Please see for more information.

About Webb Interactive Services, Inc.

Webb Interactive Services, Inc. is the parent company of Jabber, Inc. Please see for more information.


Jabber, Inc., Denver, CO, USA
Laura Hardin
Tel: +1 303/308-3195

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: "Jabber XML Protocol."

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