October 18, 2002

Mindbridge Software and MandrakeSoft join forces to promote Intranet Software on Linux

Mindbridge Software Inc., the leading provider of Enterprise Intranet Software solutions, today announced a partnership with MandrakeSoft. Under the Agreement MandrakeSoft will package a 10 user-trial version of Mindbridge's IntraSmart - Intranet Software with their new release of Mandrake Linux 9.0.

"Becoming a partner of MandrakeSoft opens us great opportunities to increase the recognition of our product in the Linux community, said Scott Testa, COO for Mindbridge software. "Being bundled with one of the world's most popular Linux distributions can really add to our efforts in gaining a global market share in the Linux-based intranet/groupware solutions".

"This agreement with Mindbridge combines the power of Linux with the scalability, flexibility, and customizability of IntraSmart - Intranet software. We feel that Mindbridge's Intranet Software is on the leading edge of the intranet software field and is a perfect fit for MandrakeSoft customers," said Regis Wira, CTO of MandrakeSoft.

IntraSmart on Linux is an ideal intranet solution for organizations, which need cost effective and vendor independent support for common industry standards. It is easy to install and get up and running quickly. The customizable user interface and layout based on HTML templates empower the user to change the look and feel to match any corporate identity. IntraSmart is designed to meet the needs of users, whether they are individuals in local or remote offices, or members of a team within an enterprise or an external business partner.

IntraSmart provides a fully functioning intranet with many powerful features including:

  • Document sharing and library
  • Company and departmental announcements
  • Group scheduler and calendar
  • Private and company threaded discussion boards
  • Group address book
  • Company Links
  • Form generator.
  • Personal Device and Outlook Synchronization
  • Employee directory

"As part of our strategy of alliances with leading market players, we at MandrakeSoft are delighted about the partnership with Mindbridge, stated Regis Wira, CTO of MandrakeSoft. "Mindbridge's reputation and know-how harnessed to the expertise and quality inherent in Linux-Mandrake products are a pledge of success for enterprise Intranet projects."

Under the Agreement MandrakeSoft will package a 10 user-trial version of IntraSmart with their new release of Mandrake Linux 9.0 set for release in November of 2002.

About MandrakeSoft

MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information technology and open source developers. The company offers customers in the small office, home office (Soho), small and medium size enterprise, government and educational sectors a set of GNU Linux and Open-Source software and related services, and user -friendly and highly competitive information technologies at a very attractive total cost of ownership. In addition, MandrakeSoft offers technologies committed to open software and courseware trusted channel to offer their services.

About Mindbridge

Mindbridge Software (www.mindbridge.com) is the leader in intranet software solutions for shared resource scheduling, service request automation, alternative workspace management, and enterprise calendaring. Mindbridge Software strives to deliver bottom-line savings by dramatically improving employees' abilities to complete workplace-related tasks such as scheduling and coordination via a browser-based intranet. IntraSmart, Mindbridge.com's flagship product has received accolades from a number of sources including the Software Testing Laboratories and the Gartner Group.

Mindbridge Software has helped some of the largest firms in the world implement enterprise-level Intranets. These customers include: Fidelity Bank, ADP, LSI Logic, CBS Television, Outward Bound and the March of Dimes.

Additional information on Mindbridge Software is available on the Internet at (www.mindbridge.com) or by sending email to info@mindbridge.com , or by calling 610-666-5262.

Mindbridge, the Mindbridge Corporation logo, IntraSmart are trademarks of Mindbridge Software Incorporated.
All other product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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