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iPlanet, Open Market Team Up

iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions, a Sun-Netscape Alliance company, and Open Market Inc. said they will work together to expand and complement iPlanet's SellerXpert to deliver a standards-based sell-side solution for B2B open digital marketplaces.

Open Market and America Online will also integrate AOL technologies, including AOL Quick Checkout and Shopping Search, into Open Market's e-Business Suite.

Open Market said it will integrate its sell-side e-Business Suite, including Transact, for commerce management, and Content Server, for content management, with iPlanet's e-commerce infrastructure and marketplace platform, which includes iPlanet Market Maker, iPlanet Application Server, iPlanet Directory Server, iPlanet ECXpert solutions, and iPlanet SellerXpert, an Internet selling enterprise application.

The companies said they will work together to deliver the next generation of Internet selling solutions for open digital marketplaces.

"Open Market is committed to iPlanet's open e-commerce infrastructure and our customers have grown to depend on the flexibility and scaleability that it provides," said Ron Matros, president and chief executive officer of Open Market . "We will continue our work in supporting that infrastructure and we're happy to be solidifying our relationship with iPlanet."

iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions was established in March 1999 by America Online and Sun Microsystems to provide e-commerce solutions.