New product brings rapid development capabilities to J2EE platform

SYDNEY, Australia – 10 September 2002 - Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) announced the immediate availability of Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE. 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. Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE is available for immediate download from the Macromedia Online Store at http://www.macromedia.com/go/buycfmx/.

Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE is part of the ColdFusion for J2EE product line. Macromedia and Sun Microsystems collaborated on the development of ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE and both companies will jointly execute sales and marketing activities. As a result, ColdFusion developers and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) developers can use ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE to share Java objects, which will dramatically increase development productivity and lower costs across IT organisations. Additionally, web application developers without Java programming skills can easily leverage ColdFusion MX to productively build and deploy applications on the Sun ONE platform. A trial download of Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE is available at http://www.macromedia.com/go/cfmx/.

"The integration of ColdFusion MX with the highly scalable and reliable Sun ONE Web Server and Sun ONE Application Server will enable companies to more easily create and deploy applications and services using J2EE," said Mark Herring, director of Java, Webservices and Tools Business, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Thousands of customers rely on the standards-based Sun ONE platform to power their mission-critical applications and services."

"Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE will bring the ease of use and productivity of ColdFusion to the highly proven Java platform," said Jeff Whatcott, senior director, Macromedia. "This alliance expands the reach of ColdFusion MX technology and offers customers a way to leverage their investments in the Sun ONE platform while benefiting from the rapid development capabilities of ColdFusion MX."

"We are currently implementing ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE for a UK University web site and have been amazed at the performance we are getting from the architecture. It gives us the ability to offer a very high ROI for our clients given the ease of developing in ColdFusion MX and the power and reliablilty of the SunONE platform," reports Grant Straker, chief technology officer, Straker Interactive Ltd, NZ.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE, priced at AUD$8400 per processor, is available for immediate download from the Macromedia Online Store (http://www.macromedia.com/store/). Education, government, and volume licensing is available. For more information, visit http://www.macromedia.com/software/coldfusion/.

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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