US Air Force Selects BroadVision to Power Enterprise-wide Portal Initiatives

BroadVision InfoExchange Portal Chosen Over 22 Competing Technologies

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—October 24, 2001 — BroadVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: BVSN), the leading provider of enterprise self-service applications, today announced that the US Air Force has selected BroadVisionŽ’s suite of enterprise self-service applications – including BroadVisionŽ InfoExchange Portal™ – to power their enterprise-wide portal initiatives. The Air Force Version 3 portal will serve all 1.2 million US Air Force personnel and provide them with access to a wide variety of information and services. The new portal will consolidate information from hundreds of legacy databases and applications to provide authorized users with access to everything from personnel data to frontline combat intelligence.

The Air Force selected BroadVision InfoExchange Portal after conducting an exhaustive, six-month evaluation of portal technologies from 22 vendors. The evaluation was based on more than one hundred specific criteria identified by the Air Force including scalability, support for multiple platforms, security, advanced personalization, support for open standards including J2EE and customer satisfaction and success.

“We surveyed the market and tested the most promising products to assess their ability to fulfill the requirements of the Air Force Portal,” said Robert Frye, SSG Executive Director. “We were particularly impressed with BroadVision’s technology and the success of other BroadVision-powered e-government initiatives at the State of California and the GSA. BroadVision offers us a portal solution that meets all of our technology requirements and provides the best value to the Air Force.”

“We specifically looked for products with the required functionality that integrated well with the Air Force Global Combat Support System,” said Lt Col Mark Bryant, Air Force Portal Program Manager. “BroadVision InfoExchange Portal will help us minimize the costs of integrating a large number of databases and applications and offer an efficient, single point of access for mission critical information.”

“We’re proud that the US Air Force has chosen BroadVision after such a comprehensive evaluation,” said Chris Grejtak, chief marketing officer for BroadVision. “By adopting BroadVision’s enterprise self-service technologies, the Air Force can operate more efficiently while reducing the total cost of its portal initiatives.”

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