Harbinger Director Chosen to Lead Joint UN/CEFACT and Oasis Initiative on Forming Standard XML Business Specifications
ATLANTA, GA - September 21, 1999 - Harbinger Corporation (NASDAQ:HRBC), a worldwide supplier of Electronic Commerce
software, services and solutions, announced today that its Director of Messaging and Technology , Klaus-Dieter Naujok, had
been selected by the United Nations body for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) and the Organization for
the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) to chair a working group developing the framework that will
standardize eXtensible Markup Language (XML) business specifications. For more information on this initiative, go to
Naujok is currently the UN/CEFACT Standards Liaison Rapporteur. He has been involved in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
and Electronic Commerce for 12 years and, in that time, he has served as chair of the Pan American EDIFACT Board (PAEB)
and chair of the PAEB Technical Assessment. In addition, he is a member of the UN/CEFACT and ASC X12 Steering committees.
At Harbinger, Naujok is Director of software development for the company's messaging security software product Harbinger
Templar. He is also responsible for the Standards & Technology Group at Harbinger, providing the most accurate and timely
information throughout the company, and out to E-Commerce professionals via the company's portal, harbinger.netSM.
"To be effective for global business, it is vital that XML specifications are based on a common framework," said Ray Walker,
Chairman of the UN/CEFACT steering group. "Today, that does not exist, consequently, there are many - often competing - efforts
underway worldwide to develop such specifications…. We are delighted that Klaus-Dieter Naujok will lead this group and are
excited about the potential for worldwide harmonization."
"Harbinger strongly supports the UN/CEFACT initiative and is proud to have Naujok leading their efforts," said Les Wyatt,
Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing and Management for Harbinger. "XML holds strategic importance for our product
development group. We are actively supporting and implementing a number of programs for XML, and driving industry leaders to
together and agree on a set of principles and standards for incorporating XML technologies in Internet Electronic Commerce."
UN/CEFACT is the United Nations body whose mandate covers worldwide policy and technical development in the area of trade
facilitation and electronic business. Headquartered in Geneva, it has developed and promoted many tools for the facilitation
of global business processes, including UN/EDIFACT, the international EDI standard. Its current work program includes such
topics as Simpl-EDI and Object-oriented EDI, and it strongly supports the development and implementation of open inter-operable,
global standards and specifications for electronic business.
Harbinger Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of business-to-business Electronic Commerce software, services and
solutions. The company maximizes its customers' business potential with comprehensive, scalable E-Commerce solutions that
help streamline operations, increase profitability and build electronic trading communities. Harbinger's objective is to
serve more customers using Internet Protocols (IP) than any other provider and to establish harbinger.netSM as the preferred
transaction portal for E-Commerce information and mission-critical, business-to-business E-Commerce transactions.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Harbinger provides worldwide support to its customer community from multiple International
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