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Systinet Wasp 4.0 OEM Edition

Systinet Announces Wasp 4.0 OEM Edition, Designed for Independent Software Vendors and OEMs

Mercator, Interwoven among OEM clients to adopt Systinet WASP technology

Company expects OEMs to lead rapid adoption through 2003

Cambridge, MA, USA. October 15, 2002.

Systinet today announced a strategic OEM initiative which includes products and services designed to make it easy for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to benefit from Web services technology. As part of this initiative, Systinet announced a new version of its WASP Web services product suite, WASP OEM Edition. Leading software companies such as Interwoven and Mercator have chosen Systinet WASP to power Web services within their own products because WASP is platform independent, easy to embed, and can be quickly branded and customized. Web services provide significant competitive advantages for OEMs and ISVs by making their products far easier to integrate, more flexible, and more cost effective to deploy and manage.

WASP OEM Edition is an extension of Systinet's popular WASP Suite of products and features enhanced customization capabilities, APIs and documentation support. Systinet has also created pricing and licensing options designed to accommodate the unique business models of OEMs and ISVs. In addition, WASP OEM Edition is free for evaluation and testing, and can be downloaded from Systinet's web site at

Roman Stanek, founder and CEO of Systinet, said: "Enterprise IT organizations are rapidly deploying Web services -- and these same IT organizations are now demanding that their vendors embrace Web services as well. We predict that the majority of OEMs and ISVs will Web service-enable their products by the end of 2003. Leading software companies like Mercator and Interwoven have already taken this step. The same functionality in WASP that has been a strength in the enterprise end-user market -- particularly platform independence, the industry's only support for C++ and Java, and extensive customization capabilities -- makes Systinet a perfect solution for OEMs."

Dan Sholler, Vice President, Meta Group, said: "This is the right business strategy for a company like Systinet to take because it plays to the company's product strengths. Companies that have the advantage of being application server neutral and having both a Java and C++ solution, and that have products that have been designed to be easily customized and embedded, will be successful in this market. Meta Group expects the adoption of Web services among ISVs and OEMs to remain strong through 2003."

David Linthicum, Mercator's executive vice president and CTO, said, "We chose Systinet for its performance, interoperability, security and management. It is important to us that Systinet is platform independent. Moreover, the Systinet team worked closely with us to customize a solution for Mercator. We believe that by combining Web services with Mercator's powerful integration capabilities, organizations will be able to quickly and cost-effectively connect and configure their existing business systems without altering these systems or requiring expensive and time-consuming integration projects."

Kevin Cochrane, VP Product Management, Interwoven, said: "As nearly 100 installed customers have realized, the new Interwoven 5 platform enables customers to easily embed content management and content distribution services in their enterprise applications and enterprise portals. Systinet provides what we need: a high-performance, platform-independent Web services solution for Java and C++, highly reliable and secure technology, and excellent support. Systinet's products are also easy to customize and embed. We look forward to working together."

The Systinet WASP suite of products is a complete solution for building, deploying, securing and managing Web services. Systinet WASP Server for Java is an industrial-strength Web services runtime environment that fully supports industry standards, including SOAP 1.1, SOAP 1.2, and WSDL 1.1. WASP Server for Java was described as "the best and most sophisticated Web services offering for Java" by eWeek in June 2002.


Ian Bruce
Systinet Corporation
Five Cambridge Center, 8th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

T: +1 617-868-2224 ext. 1545
M:+1 508-574-2016
F: +1 617-621-1168


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