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  • 10 September, 2003 12:15

<p>Federal District Court Rejects TIBCO’s Temporary Restraining
Order Motion as “Speculative” and “Thin”</p>
<p>BEDFORD, Mass. September 9, 2003—Sonic Software announced today that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has denied TIBCO Software, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: TIBX) request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) restricting Sonic’s publication of ‘JMS Performance Comparison: SonicMQ® vs. TIBCO Enterprise™ for JMS,’ a benchmarking analysis of the companies’ competing enterprise messaging products (</p>
<p>TIBCO failed to convince the court that the publication of this document would cause irreparable harm to their business, or that they would be likely to prevail on the merits of their claims in a full trial on the matter. Specifically, the court wrote: “The showing of irreparable harm is entirely speculative,” and “the showing of likelihood of success is equally thin.”</p>
<p>“From the outset, we have been confident that TIBCO’s claims against Sonic were unfounded,” said Greg O’Connor, president of Sonic Software. “We are pleased that the court found for Sonic Software without even requiring a hearing on TIBCO's request. This order allows Sonic to continue to provide existing and potential customers with a broad range of fair and detailed comparative product information when making purchase decisions, which is a fundamental right of all customers. Also, it is now plain to see that attempts to squash the free flow of that information will be reviewed carefully by the court.”</p>
<p>About Sonic Products</p>
<p>SonicMQ is the industry’s most scalable enterprise message server, delivering exceptional reliability, extensive connectivity, unmatched management capabilities and comprehensive security for business-critical communication across the extended enterprise. SonicMQ’s open, enterprise-class backbone guarantees that messages are never lost, even in the most challenging situations. Its proven performance, patent-pending Dynamic Routing Architecture™ (DRA) and advanced clustering technologies allow SonicMQ deployments to scale without limit. Superior authentication, authorization and encryption support ensures that messages and systems are protected inside and outside the firewall. SonicMQ 5.0 offers the most advanced set of management and monitoring tools necessary for streamlining business operations.</p>
<p>Sonic ESB™ is a standards-based enterprise service bus that combines messaging, Web services, transformation and intelligent routing to reliably connect and coordinate the interaction of significant numbers of diverse applications across highly distributed, extended enterprises with transactional integrity. As applications are connected to the bus, they are easily integrated with existing and future applications and services, effectively creating an integration eco-system.</p>
<p>Sonic ESB provides the foundation for the Sonic Business Integration Suite™, the first comprehensive, scalable platform for distributed, standards-based enterprise integration. The Suite is comprised of five component products: Sonic ESB, Sonic Orchestration Server™, Sonic XML Server™, Sonic Integration Workbench™ and Adapters for Sonic ESB.</p>
<p>About Sonic Software Corporation</p>
<p>Sonic Software provides the first comprehensive business integration suite built on an enterprise service bus (ESB). The Sonic product line delivers a distributed, standards-based, cost-effective, easily managed infrastructure that reliably integrates applications and orchestrates business processes across the extended enterprise.</p>
<p>Sonic is the world’s fastest growing integration and middleware company and counts global leaders among over 500 customers in financial services, energy, telecommunications and manufacturing. Sonic is an independent operating company of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a $300 million software industry leader. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., Sonic Software can be reached on the Web at,</p>

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