Fact Sheet: IBM Announces Availability of IBM Net.Commerce Hosting Server

ISPs Participating in Beta Program Offer Electronic Commerce Solution and Services to Small and Medium Businesses

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December 1 - 01 Dec 1998: . . . IBM* today announced that the IBM Net.Commerce* Hosting Server solution will be generally available on the Windows NT** and AIX platforms on December 18, 1998 and Sun Solaris** platform on January 29, 1999. The price of the IBM Net.Commerce Hosting Server is $12,499 for the first processor and includes 5 merchant licenses; $9,999 for each additional processor; $499 for a single merchant license; and $450 per license for 50 merchants. Additional volume discounts are available for higher volumes.

IBM Net.Commerce Hosting Server is a solution for helping Internet Service Providers (ISPs) deliver a full-range of hosted electronic commerce services for the smallest to largest businesses. Using this integrated software package, ISPs can set-up and operate full-service, low-maintenance, hosted electronic commerce services for multiple sellers in a shared commerce server environment.

Many organizations that serve the small and medium business market, such as publishers, consultants, affiliations and Web portal providers, are also partnering with Internet Service Providers to offer branded, hosted electronic commerce solutions. The IBM Net.Commerce Hosting Server allows small and medium businesses without the internal expertise or resources to quickly establish a secure electronic commerce solution that can be readily extended and enhanced with premium options.

Companies participating in the IBM Net.Commerce Hosting Server Beta Program include:

CyberGate, Inc. ** www.gate.net
Founded in 1994, CyberGate Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of e.spire Communications, and is based in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

CyberGate is bundling IBM Net.commerce with its shared hosting services, thereby delivering an all-in-one, turn-key commerce solution to its customers. "IBM Net.Commerce will give us an edge over the competition," said John Enright, Director of Products and Services for CyberGate. "Unlike other commerce solutions, IBM Net.Commerce is an all-in-one package providing all the tools a customer needs to set up an electronic storefront. It is robust, scalable, secure, and easy to use making it a perfect match for our product line."

Garg Data International (GDI) ** http://www.gdis.com
GDI is a global Internet application and electronic commerce development company, specializing in database and electronic business development for Fortune 1000 companies. With eleven international offices, GDI provides world-class software engineering services to bring a company's Internet strategy in line with the new millennium. GDI's Versifi** is an integrated new media software package that automates and simplifies the time-consuming process of transferring content to the Internet.

GDI has combined its Versifi software with the IBM Net.Commerce Hosting Server solution to provide electronic commerce capabilities and robust database capacity for content, creating a more comprehensive solution for customers such as Entrepreneur Magazine**. IBM Net.Commerce will enable customers to promote a branded electronic commerce solution and provide hosting services for thousands of small and medium businesses.

Nova Corporation ** www.novainfo.com
Nova Corporation, the nation's fourth largest credit card processor, enables merchants across various industries to establish a global online presence. Nova is integrating IBM Net.Commerce Hosting Server to provide an end-to-end, secure electronic commerce solution. Nova also provides payment services for existing Web sites using the IBM Payment Server* and Gateway*.

Sage Networks ** http://www.sagenetworks.com
Sage Networks delivers a diverse range of complete, scalable Web hosting products including virtual, dedicated and co-located hosting services. Its worldwide network of Web development and system integration resellers comprise one of the most dynamic and strategic reseller programs in the industry.

Sage has integrated the IBM Net.Commerce Hosting Server solution to offer electronic commerce functionality in its roster of Web hosting services for customers. The IBM Net.Commerce platform provides small and medium businesses with the tools to build product catalogs for online selling on the Sage Network, along with the security and expertise needed for 24-hour site maintenance.

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