Leader In Web Enablement Announces Distribution Partner for Internet Service Provider Market

HyperSpace Communications, Inc. Becomes Partner, Successfully Integrates HyperSpace Content Acceleration Products with Siebel eBusiness Applications

DENVER, Colorado and BARCELONA, Spain – HyperSpace Communications, Inc. (HyperSpace®), a worldwide leader in the development of Internet acceleration software products, today announced that it has joined the Siebel Alliance Program as a Software Partner and has successfully validated its integration of HyperSpace HSD version 6 and Siebel 7, the latest version of Siebel eBusiness Applications. Siebel Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEBL) is the world’s leading provider of eBusiness applications software.

HyperSpace products use data compression technology to significantly enhance the performance of intranets, extranets, and the Internet at large. When used with Siebel 7, substantial compression (50 percent to 75 percent) of application pages can be achieved without loss of content. Siebel Systems provides an integrated family of eBusiness applications software, enabling multichannel sales, marketing, and customer service systems to be deployed over the Web, in call centers, in the field, through reseller channels, and across retail and dealer networks.

The integration of HyperSpace HSD with Siebel 7, validated by the Siebel Validation Program, provides a dramatic reduction in the size of Web traffic, resulting in improved usability and less required bandwidth. When HyperSpace HSD is implemented with Siebel 7, the content of Web pages is compressed to move across the network more efficiently and then decompressed by standard features in the Web browser. HyperSpace resides on the Web server, provides “lossless” compression, and does not require client software.

The alliance brings the combined Siebel eBusiness Applications and HyperSpace application acceleration technology solution to a broader set of customers, building on implementations of both products at several large enterprises including ABN AMRO, a global financial services leader, and Bridgestone-Firestone Europe, a multinational tire manufacturer. As a result of the partnership, Global 2000 companies have access to a Web-enablement solution that provides faster download times, reduced bandwidth consumption, increased end user productivity, and reduced hardware costs.

“Siebel Systems’ global leadership in wired and wireless eBusiness, combined with HyperSpace content acceleration products, creates significant value for our joint customers,” said Rick Bolin, President and Chief Executive Officer of HyperSpace.

“HyperSpace’s technology adds another element of efficiency to the Web-enabled enterprise,” said Michael Straub, Technical Director, Alliances at Siebel Systems. “The strength of this relationship is evidenced by the value that has been and will continue to be provided to mutual customers.”

Siebel Systems forms alliances with proven technology leaders to deliver tangible business benefits throughout the enterprise. By choosing Siebel eBusiness Applications and validated partner solutions, Siebel Systems’ customers can pursue a best-of-class software acquisition strategy and quickly deploy the very best solution available. The Siebel Validation Program applies rigorous technical scrutiny to evaluate the integration of third-party solutions with Siebel eBusiness Applications. Integrations that meet the rigorous standards of Siebel Systems’ testing criteria are validated and documented by the Siebel Alliance Program.