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Abridean Launches Enterprise Offering

AbrideanProvisor for Enterprises Offers a Service Management Approach to Administration for Active Directory and Enterprise Applications

Halifax, NS. October 4, 2001 - Abridean Inc., leaders in the development of application provisioning and management software, today announced the launch of its pioneering enterprise product. AbrideanProvisor for Enterprises reduces the cost of administrating business applications by simplifying their day-to-day deployment and management. Provisor for Enterprises utilizes a service management approach to system administration that provides a comprehensive fit for immediate enterprise needs.

“We demonstrated Provisor to enterprises at the Microsoft MEC Conference last week to enthusiastic reviews,” said Sean Sears, CEO of Abridean. “We have worked with our partners and potential customers to fully understand the need for a provisioning and management platform within the enterprise. The feedback we received confirmed that our service management approach translated to real value for the enterprise.”
The complexity of MS Active Directory deployment and management is the key concern within enterprises wishing to upgrade to MS Exchange 2000. Provisor completely eliminates this concern by providing a comprehensive administration platform for Active Directory and enterprise applications such as Exchange 2000. The platform is completely extensible to any enterprise application. It also drives efficiency by allowing IT departments to delegate basic administrative functions to other departments and end-users.

Abridean is adopting a channel strategy to reach the enterprise marketplace. They have engaged several companies as channel partners, from systems integrators such as Forefront Corporation of New Jersey to technology vendors like Marathon Technologies.

Marathon delivers high availability solutions that prevent business-critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange in Microsoft Windows environments from server downtime. “Abridean has uncovered a definite need in the Enterprise market for tools that reduce IT costs and minimize resource requirements,” Linda Mentzer, vice president of marketing for Marathon Technologies. “Marathon delivers Windows fault- and disaster-tolerant solutions that enable companies to sustain a 24/7 operation in today’s demanding business world. We’re very interested in working with Abridean to bring this unique combination of technologies to enterprise customers.”
Sears explained that Marathon’s command of the enterprise Exchange market made them a perfect compliment for Abridean’s Channel Partner Program. “Our visions of the marketplace are aligned and we feel that our product, like Marathon’s, is a compelling offering for the enterprise,” said Sears.