matrix42 Gains 2008 Market Momentum and Expands Customer Base

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Empirum is Top-Ranked by SME Customers for its IT System Management Capabilities, Automating Critical IT Services, and Optimizing Performance To Reduce Costs

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matrix42 has seen steady growth in 2008 in all markets. Extremely fast growth in the North American market has added marquee customers across industries, including hospital and healthcare, legal and retail, as well as US government agencies

matrix42, developer of Empirum, a leading solution for PC lifecycle Configuration Management Solutions today announced it is closing the year with record sales, strengthening its market share in North America. The company milestones in 2008 include recognition of Empirum in Gartner and EMA market analysis reports, a 300% growth in the Empirum installed base, and a continuing 98% satisfaction rate in its year-end customer survey.

"matrix42 has seen steady growth in 2008 in all markets. Extremely fast growth in the North American market has added marquee customers across industries, including hospital and healthcare, legal and retail, as well as US government agencies," said Holger Maul, CEO of matrix42. "With our reputation for high customer satisfaction and the support of our partners, matrix42 is poised for a strong market drive in 2009. We anticipate significant product and technology announcements in the first quarter, and continued technology advancement for our customers in the coming year."

One of the driving forces of the success in NA is the introduction of the Empirum SME pack. A bundled offering specifically designed for the small- to mid-sized enterprise (SME), the Empirum SME pack includes Inventory, OS Installer, Software and Patch Management--the solution set favored by 80% of matrix42 customers. The Empirum SME pack addresses one of the primary challenges of SME customers--getting a best-practice solution without high levels of complexity, training and cost. matrix42's innovative SME pack combines a comprehensive set of solutions and services, so organizations can quickly automate processes, receive training and achieve self sufficiency to easily manage the most critical IT services. Introduced in August, Empirum SME pack has seen quick adoption because it bundles the key IT solutions at a special introductory price point. This special offering of the Empirum SME bundle and pricing ends in January.

matrix42 continues to gain momentum in the US and Europe, and increasingly receives analyst recognition. 2008 marks the fourth year in a row that matrix42 is recognized in Gartner, Inc.'s PC Life Cycle Configuration Management Magic Quadrant. matrix42 has also been recognized by EMA and other analysts for having strengths as a full life cycle suite offering with easy-to-use administrative console. Reports also indicate that matrix42 stands up very well in proof of concepts, usually against other more recognized vendors.

In April, matrix42 was also named in the EMA analyst "All Star" report as a Rising Star, a category of best new or innovative vendors with the potential to be on a future All-Star Team. The EMA report highlights what it considers to be the best available software solutions in eighteen specific enterprise systems management disciplines, in order to form a 'Systems Management All-Star' team. Three categories of solutions were identified in each discipline: All-Star First Team (a special honor for the 'best of the best'), All-Stars (the best performers in systems management) and Rising Stars.

matrix42 products enable the automation of administrative and technical IT processes, including OS installation and migration, software distribution, inventory and configuration management. With a modular approach, matrix42 solutions provide full PC Lifecycle Configuration Management, enabling IT administrators to cut costs while significantly improving IT service delivery, ensure compliance in product licensing, and easily manage hardware and software assets for optimal performance of business operations.

In the just-completed customer survey, companies reported that Empirum significantly reduced help desk time, reduced user downtime by allowing self-provisioning of desktop reinstallation, and by automating systems management. The time saved by IT resources provided the extra time needed to roll out new systems and applications for improved business performance. Customers surveyed reported selecting Empirum over competitor solutions because of functionality and its complete suite of solutions. Empirum held its own against popular Altiris and LANDesk solutions in proof of concept demonstrations. The satisfying result for matrix42 customers is reduced cost of operations and increased time to market.

Adds CEO, Holger Maul, "We plan our growth strategy as carefully as our technology development, and are seeing the benefits of planned expansion in 2008. Our customers will also see benefits as we move ahead and continue to provide product value and ease of use. We are focused on the future, and will soon have more to say about delivering IT power in this cost-conscious economy. matrix42 will continue to provide top tier solutions and service to keep any mid-size company on course to improve its bottom line."

About Empirum :
The Empirum 'SME' pack includes: Inventory, OS Installer, Software and Patch Management, either Personal Backup or Easy Recovery. Special pricing on the 'SME' pack is ends December 31st. For more information, call +1 888-mx42-USA or email info at matrix42 dot com.

About matrix42:
matrix42 is an independent software company and the developer of Empirum, a leading IT Life Cycle Management solution that allows companies to manage servers, desktops, laptops and mobile devices in a totally automated and highly efficient way. Companies such as BMW Switzerland, T-Systems, Gerling and ING-DiBa are among its many customers. matrix42 serves customers directly and through its international partner network. For more information, visit http://www.matrix42.com .

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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