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matrix42, based in Frankfurt, Germany, today announced that it has signed a worldwide OEM agreement with Intel® Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) to bundle Intel’s LANDesk® product components with the Empirum® Suite.

Under the worldwide agreement, matrix42’s Empirum® PC Lifecycle and Desktop Management product suite can now be seamlessly bundled with Intel’s management technology including remote control, remote boot, secure file transfer and chat. This agreement solidifies the Empirum Suite as a market leader and delivers unparalleled PC management functionality to the Empirum customer base. The agreement between matrix42 and Intel also includes worldwide marketing activities.

Intel and matrix42 have been working closely together for many years and are now pleased to expand our relationship with the addition of this agreement. We appreciate that matrix42 recognized our tools as among the best in the industry. With the tight integration of our products, the Empirum Suite is a very powerful offering, said John Sutherland, General Manager Intel Software Products and Services Division.

This agreement with Intel makes it possible for matrix42 to offer more customizable products to our customers, said Johannes-Georg Staab, Chief Executive Officer of matrix42. By combining select Intel LANDesk® modules with the Empirum® Suite, users can purchase the exact functionality they desire without product overlap, creating a more flexible solution with a broader feature set.

With its software product Empirum®, matrix42 offers a new dimension of functionality for disaster recovery, software distribution and operating system migration. With the enhancement, Intel LANDesk, and Empirum® offer an even more comprehensive and flexible opportunities for end customers as well as Application Service Providers.

matrix42Â’s strategic partner in the USA, AxiomSI, also appreciates the new agree-ment with Intel because the new functionality means opportunities for new market potential and expanding the current market share.

This technology agreement with Intel opens up new market segments for AxiomSI and will increase the overall potential for Empirum® in the United States through both the traditional client-server model as well as our new managed Services, ASP offering,” said Dr. Hansjörg Beha, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at AxiomSI.

About Intel® LANDesk® Management Suite

The Intel® LANDesk® Management Suite enables the execution of key tasks such as distributing software applications and files, taking control of remote desktops to fix problems, and assists in making purchasing decisions by providing accurate hardware and software inventory data. Intel LANDesk Management Suite can also assist in efforts to maintain compli-ance with software licenses, keep servers healthy and running, avoid costly system down-time and speed the time required to gather critical inventory information required for upgrading systems and operating systems, physical deployment, reporting, and task management.

For more information, visit www.intel.co.uk/landesk

Intel, the worldÂ’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.

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Intel and Intel LANDesk Management Suite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

About matrix42

matrix42, Frankfurt, Germany, is the manufacturer of the leading software product Em-pirum® and also offers appropriate consulting- and engineering services. With Empirum® matrix42 offers efficient, cost-lowering and secure distribution of applications and operating systems for PCs and servers. Empirum® can be used by end users as well as Management Service Providers.

matrix42 actively supports customers and partners in implementing Empirum® and solutions of leading strategical partners through professional services including consulting, engineer-ing, support and training.

For more information, visit www.matrix42.com

About AxiomSI

AxiomSI, headquartered in Atlanta, USA, is a full service Application Hosting and Profes-sional Services Firm specializing in complete end-to-end solutions deployed from their data centers or the customerÂ’s. AxiomSI provides turnkey solutions by aggregating best-of-breed technologies and services to provide mission-critical application delivery over any connection to any destination.