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Asera Adds Content Delivery

Adaptive eBusiness solutions provider Asera Inc. and infrastructure software provider TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq:TIBX) announced today (Dec 20) an agreement to integrate TIBCO.net solutions and TIBCO ActiveEnterprise infrastructure software into Asera's adaptive eBusiness solution.

"The ability to enable real-time distribution of information is a key requirement for successful eBusiness," said Warren Weiss, president and CEO of Asera. "The partnership with TIBCO will enable Asera to provide customers with information delivery through both news content and infrastructure, while leveraging the flexibility of Asera's eBusiness platform."

This strategic agreement benefits Asera customers by extending and enhancing two categories of functionality delivered by Asera. First, through the addition of TIBCO.net, a value-added hosting service for delivering real-time content and services to consumer portals, B2B marketplaces and enterprise information portals, customers benefit from an industrial-strength news content delivery infrastructure that allows access to any type of news service or third-party content provider.

In addition, through Asera's integration with the TIBCO ActiveEnterprise product suite, companies can efficiently connect Asera's eBusiness applications with back-end ERP systems. Customers also benefit from greater choice of enterprise integration technology, providing more versatility and compatibility with existing systems.

"Strategic alliances are essential to TIBCO's success," said Fred Meyer, chief marketing officer for TIBCO Software. "Through our alliance with Asera, we can extend our reach to new customers seeking an integrated eBusiness solution with real-time, personalized content."

Asera has signed nearly 30 customers including enterprise companies like: BP Chemicals, a division of BP (NYSE:BP), Stinnes Interfer AG, one of Germany's largest independent steel and raw materials distributors and a division of Stinnes AG, Cadence (NYSE:CDN), Wyse, and Extreme Networks (Nasdaq:EXTR), as well as net market makers like Applications Gateway and SemiSales.com.

In August, the company completed a third round of funding totaling $115 million from leading technology companies including Cisco Systems (Nasdaq:CSCO), Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT), SAP (NYSE:SAP), and Siemens as well as blue chip venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins and Bowman Capital.