June 5, 2003

Zend Helps Advance PHP in the Education Community

Michal Wachstock writes "Zend Helps Advance PHP in the Education Community by offering Free Copies of Zend Studio and Discounted Pricing on all Zend Products. Program Promotes Synergy Between Open Source Community, PHP Scripting Language, Students and Educators.

Ramat Gan, Israel, June 2 - Zend Technologies
Ltd
., the designers of PHP and the leading provider of solutions to Develop,
Protect and Scale enterprise PHP applications, today unveiled a comprehensive
program to promote PHP usage and instruction in universities and other academic
institutions. Zend is offering free copies of Zend
Studio
, the best selling PHP development environment, to institutions that
teach PHP on campus. In addition Zend is offering 25% discount on all Zend products,
including Zend's leading performance management software, Zend
Performance Suite
, to those using PHP to operate their IT infrastructure.

PHP has quickly become an integral technology found on campuses worldwide due
to the synergy of open-source technologies and academia. Universities such as
Texas A&M University, University of Hawaii, University of Pittsburgh, George
Washington University and others, have adopted PHP and Zend Studio to teach
computer science and scripting classes.

In addition to teaching PHP scripting as an academic subject, many universities
use PHP to develop and maintain their Web sites and Web email infrastructure.
PHP-based webmail has been deployed by hundreds of universities, supporting
millions of students and faculty worldwide. Zend Performance Suite has already
proven its ability to increase Web site and webmail performance and reduce hardware
requirements.

"We chose PHP because it's user friendly and not intimidating -- an important
consideration, since we're teaching an introduction to the most basic concepts
of programming," commented Michael Mattmiller, Enrichment Instructor at the
George Washington University Summer Tour. "We wanted to use a straightforward
language with a great deal of built-in functionality, that enables students
to begin building programs and seeing results without a huge learning curve."

Mattmiller continued, "Having students use Zend Studio to facilitate the code
development process will be a huge benefit, simplifying the code writing and
debugging process. The built-in function reference, syntax coloring and debugging
tools are going to greatly enhance the students' understanding of what is taking
place behind the scenes."

"We are thrilled to be giving back to the academic community," said Zeev Suraski,
Co-Designer of PHP, and Co-Founder and CTO of Zend Technologies. "There is a
great deal of synergy between academic institutions, the open source software
movement, and Zend. Our common goals are to accelerate the pace of php adoption,
and create innovative, new software technology by working jointly in an open
and collaborative environment. Putting Zend products into the hands of educators
and future developers will help drive this progression."

About Zend Technologies Ltd.
Zend Technologies, a leading Web infrastructure software company, is the internationally
recognized authority in PHP. The company provides a complete platform that enables
the rapidly growing market of PHP-enabled enterprises to Develop, Protect and
Scale their PHP applications. Zend's founders are the designers of PHP and the
Zend Engine, on which all PHP sites and applications are run. The company is
an active leader in the PHP and open source communities, and plays a central
role in the explosive growth of PHP, which is now being used in over 7 million
web sites worldwide. Founded in 1999, Zend Technologies is a privately held,
venture-backed firm, with management, marketing and R&D headquartered in
Ramat Gan, Israel. Zend's products are available at www.zend.com, or
by contacting a Zend representative at 1-877-ZEND-PHP or sales@zend.com.

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Account Manager
Bairey & Bedford Public Relations, LLC (b2pr)
Tel: 925-672-9547
Fax: 925-672-8712
email: fiona@b2pr.com

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Michal Wachstock writes "Zend Helps Advance PHP in the Education Community by offering Free Copies of Zend Studio and Discounted Pricing on all Zend Products. Program Promotes Synergy Between Open Source Community, PHP Scripting Language, Students and Educators.

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