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Resellers Reap Rewards with PC Lifecycle Management Solutions That Boost IT Staff Productivity and Reduce Costs

ATLANTA (August 30, 2006) – matrix42, a leading international developer of system management software, announced today two new North American reseller partnerships. The Normandy Group, a premier provider of innovative business solutions, and RSpeed Inc., a leading managed services provider (MSP), have both signed partnership agreements to resell matrix42’s Empirum™ suite for total lifecycle management of enterprise networked devices.

Empirum technology simplifies and provides 100 percent automation of daily operational tasks for IT staff, providing greater management control while increasing productivity and reducing administrative costs. Empirum is the industryÂ’s most integrated and comprehensive suite of end-to-end lifecycle management solutions.

“matrix42 and Empirum are already well-established in Europe and are rapidly gaining acceptance in North American markets. Building reseller partnerships here is key to our expansion strategy,” said Ronald L. Harrison, chief operating officer for matrix42. “We invite prospective resellers to compare our technology and partnership benefits to those of our competitors.”

Those benefits include substantial profit margins and sales incentives, product training and marketing support.

“We're pleased to be able to offer the Empirum suite as a way to provide time- and cost-saving advantages and increase operational efficiencies within IT departments," said Charles Burke, CEO of The Normandy Group. "Our Alliance Partnership with matrix42 will enable us

to deliver superior business and technology solutions that help our clients to be more productive and profitable."

According to Todd Beakey, CEO of RSpeed, “We sell other lifecycle management solutions and were immediately impressed with the advantages of Empirum technology for our customers. In addition to a top-notch product suite, matrix42 also brings to the table a sincere interest in working with us to grow our business. We’re looking forward to representing matrix42 and Empirum in our markets.”

matrix42 is actively seeking to grow its North American reseller network. Multiple partnership levels are available. For more information, contact Scott Barone, Director of Channel Development, at sbarone@matrix42.com.

About The Normandy Group

The Normandy Group, LLC, is a privately held firm focused on providing innovative business solutions that create business value for our Fortune 1000 and premier middle market clients. The Normandy GroupÂ’s mission is to exceed our clientÂ’s expectations and give them a competitive edge in todayÂ’s demanding business climate. We provide our clients with top professionals in business and technology. The Normandy GroupÂ’s unique approach to performance management, process improvement, and the application of industry best practices enables our clients to be first to market with leading-edge solutions that result in remarkable competitive advantages. The firm delivers rapid business value by aligning specific ROI objectives with well-defined solutions that encompass people, process, and technology. For more information, go to www.thenormandygroup.com.

About RSpeed, Inc.

RSpeed, Inc., founded in 1992, is a premier managed solutions provider specializing in Desktop and Server Administration and Firewall/VPN solutions. RSpeed, Inc. provides fully automated, easy-to-use IT solutions to enterprise companies who desire to have complete control of their working environments. RSpeed, Inc., headquartered in Pleasanton, California, can be contacted online at http://www.rspeedinc.com, or by calling 1-800-803-4690.

About matrix42

matrix42Â’s suite of Empirum products supports lifecycle management for networked devices, helping to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). With Empirum, companies are able to achieve dramatic and long-term savings on their IT operational costs, while increasing their flexibility and efficiency. matrix42 customers include such leading names as Veritas, Nexus Management, Inc., AIG, T-Systems, Gerling and ING-DiBa. matrix42 corporate headquarters are located near Frankfurt, Germany, with branch offices in Vienna and Zurich. The company also maintains a U.S. subsidiary in Atlanta. To learn more, go to www.matrix42.com.