New products bring rapid development capabilities to leading J2EE servers

SYDNEY, Australia – 10 September 2002 - Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) announced the availability of Macromedia ColdFusion MX for J2EE Application Servers. Macromedia ColdFusion MX, the rapid server scripting environment for creating rich Internet applications, brings the proven ease of use and productivity of ColdFusion to the highly scalable, standards-based Java technology architecture. Versions of Macromedia ColdFusion MX are specifically optimised for IBM WebSphere Application Server, Sun ONE and Macromedia JRun. Each version is available for immediate download from the Macromedia Online Store at http://www.macromedia.com/go/buycfmx/.

ColdFusion MX is built on a breakthrough new architecture that delivers the scalability, reliability, and power of the Java platform without the complexity. Customers can leverage the rapid development capabilities of the ColdFusion scripting environment to accelerate their development projects while deploying their applications either on a standalone ColdFusion server or on top of leading Java application servers.

"ColdFusion MX for J2EE enables enterprises to harness the proven productivity of ColdFusion and enhance the return on their Java infrastructure investments," said Jeff Whatcott, senior director, Macromedia. "ColdFusion MX for J2EE makes it possible for mainstream developers to complete projects in less time and at a lower cost while taking full advantage of the powerful Java technology platform."

Using the revolutionary new ColdFusion Components capability of ColdFusion MX, developers can easily encapsulate and reuse code to create well-structured applications. These applications can be automatically accessed as web services or as remote services for Macromedia Flash clients using Macromedia Flash Remoting, which connects applications running in the Macromedia Flash Player to server-side business logic and data.

"Developing applications these days is all about standards and with ColdFusion MX available on J2EE we are able to deliver our applications featuring full J2EE 1.3 compatibility. It also gives our clients more choice as they can choose from the JRun, SunONE or Websphere J2EE application servers depending on their requirements or existing infrastructure," reports Grant Straker, chief technology officer, Straker Interactive Ltd, NZ.

The ColdFusion MX for J2EE product line includes ColdFusion MX for JRun, a new product that enables customers to add ColdFusion MX capabilities to Macromedia JRun 4. Macromedia JRun 4 is the fast, affordable, and reliable J2EE application server that features full J2EE 1.3 compatibility, innovative clustering technology and web services integration in a single product. The pairing of ColdFusion MX for JRun with JRun 4 provides a complete and highly affordable server solution that meets the needs of both enterprise Java developers and mainstream web application developers, enabling IT organisations to deliver more results with fewer resources. A trial download of Macromedia ColdFusion MX for JRun is available at http://www.macromedia.com/go/cfmx/.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The ColdFusion MX for J2EE Application Servers product line is priced at AUD$8400 per processor. Optimised versions of ColdFusion MX for Macromedia JRun, IBM WebSphere Application Server and Sun ONE are immediately available for download from the Macromedia Online Store (http://www.macromedia.com/store/). ColdFusion MX for BEA WebLogic Server is expected to ship later this year. Education, government and volume licensing is available.

ABOUT MACROMEDIA

Macromedia (www.macromedia.com/ap) empowers millions of designers and developers to create effective user experiences across the widest array of platforms and devices. Through an open, integrated family of client, tool, and server technologies, Macromedia is driving a new generation of rich Internet applications that will radically improve the Internet experience.

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