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Adobe Acrobat 5.0 Software Gains Momentum as Enterprise Solution

Press release from the issuing company

San Jose, Calif. (March 12, 2001) (Nasdaq:ADBE)--Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in Network Publishing, today announced broad support for its new Adobe Acrobat®5.0 software from some of the biggest names in content management, document security and professional services. Documentum, Entrust Technologies and PricewaterhouseCoopers have recognized Adobe Acrobat 5.0 and Adobe PDF as cornerstone technologies for the enterprise customer. Through cooperation with these industry leaders, Adobe Acrobat 5.0 becomes easily integrated into enterprise business workflows. Additionally, more than a dozen other companies today supported the release of Acrobat 5.0 by announcing products and solutions that leverage the software's rich capabilities for streamlining business processes, such as electronic forms, digital signature verification, and secure document delivery. These companies include InterTrust Technologies Corporation; Movaris; Cardiff Software Inc.; E-Lock Technologies; Authentica Inc.; Verity Inc.; Freedom-Scientific, Inc.; Verisign, Inc.; and Communications Intelligence Corp. Key features that enable easy incorporation of Adobe Acrobat 5.0 software in business solutions include tight Web and database integration based on industry standards WebDistributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) and Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC); and support for the eXtensible Markup Language (XML). Documentum, a fully XML-enabled content management provider is leveraging Acrobat 5.0 and Adobe PDF to enable its customers to securely access, interact with, distribute and publish digital content. "Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform is the enterprise content management infrastructure needed to power today's e-business applications, both within and among enterprises," said Whitney Tidmarsh, vice president of product marketing for Documentum.