Sun Adds Identity Management Capability, Tighter Solaris 10 Integration and Windows and HP-UX Support to Sun Java Enterprise System

April 21, 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc., (NASDAQ: SUNW) today announced general availability of the Sun Java Enterprise System Release 3, (Java ES) Sun’s flagship enterprise infrastructure software that has transformed the way software is purchased, deployed and managed. Java ES 3 is enriched with new functionality, including Sun Java System Identity Manager, a software product that protects sensitive data, increases efficiency and reduces the costs of identity management.

“Sun Java Enterprise System continues the market transformation we started over a year ago,” said John Loiacono, executive vice president of Sun’s software group. “By tearing down the traditional barriers of software infrastructure cost and complexity, Sun Java Enterprise System is aligning business needs with an integrated set of industry leading, enterprise network services.”

The enhanced Java ES solution also provides critical multi-platform support for major commercial operating environments including Solaris 10 on both SPARC(R) and x86, HP-UX, Linux, and Windows 2000 and XP. The single annual license fee model and unlimited Right-To-Use in the Java Enterprise System helps organizations to realize immediate cost savings and dramatically simplify how they select, buy, and use their infrastructure software assets.

In just one year Sun has completely reinvented the way IT managers can plan for and deploy their systems. The Java ES offering was the first subscription- based enterprise solution and broke new ground in the software industry. Today the Java ES product has nearly 360 customers representing nearly 420,000 seats worldwide. Sun has relentlessly innovated on the Java ES solution, delivering a compelling update for its flagship middleware stack that provides a complete system to help solve the problem of integrating complex infrastructure software. New components not previously part of the Java ES offering include:

  • Sun Java System Identity Manager — provides integrated user provisioning and identity synchronization services to ensure enhanced security, lowered costs, and improved productivity. The full suite of solutions eliminates manual creation, maintenance, and deletion of identity data, enabling organizations to increase accessibility while maintaining tight security, while also ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition — extends the advanced operational capabilities of the Sun Java System Application Server Standard Edition adding transparent failover and recovery to provide continuous availability for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications and Web services. It is designed to support the most demanding operational requirements of the telecommunications and financial services markets.
  • Sun Java System Portal Server Mobile Access – dynamically renders and delivers personalized and aggregated content to partners, customers, and employees using wireless mobile devices.

Also new in Java Enterprise System Release 3 are Sun Java Studio Enterprise, a model-driven analysis, design, and development environment that leverages the Unified Modeling Language (UML); Sun N1 Grid Service Provisioning System which enables administrators to deploy, configure and update network services from a Web browser; and Sun Java Studio Creator, a next-generation tool for Java application development that combines simplified visual development techniques with the power of 100% Java technology platform standards.

New Accessibility For Sun Java Enterprise System

Earlier this year Sun announced five new market-driven Sun Java System Suites that allow customers to quickly and easily deploy the optimal set of Java Enterprise System technologies for a low cost of $50 (USD) per employee, per year. These suites offer an easier way for customers to buy and implement for identity management, application platform services, system availability and communications. For more information, please visit:

Pricing and Availability

The Sun Java Enterprise System combines software and services as a single entity, for a single price, per employee, per year – with an infinite right to use. Sun Java Enterprise System Release 3 is available for $140 (USD) per employee, per year. This price includes access to the comprehensive set of software for enterprise deployment, plus licenses to versions of Sun’s industry leading tools, Sun Java Studio Enterprise and Sun Java Studio Creator and Sun Developer Network Standard subscription.

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