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PivotLink Eliminates the Security Barriers to Cloud-Based Business Intelligence

Taking Center Stage at Burton Group's Catalyst Event With Novell, SalesForce.com, Google, WebEx and Others to Demonstrate How SaaS Security Is Transforming the Future of IT

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/28/09 -- PivotLink, the leading provider of business intelligence solutions delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), today announced it has been selected by IT research and advisory services firm Burton Group for the single sign-on interoperability event during its Catalyst Conference North America 2009 on July 29, 2009 in San Diego, California.

Top technology providers, SaaS application providers, Internet properties, and social software sites will demonstrate how standards such as SAML, WS-Federation and OpenID offer a more secure method of accessing and sharing sensitive data in multiple application environments across the cloud.

PivotLink will demonstrate how security capabilities in SaaS BI solutions have matured to address today's stringent data governance, risk and compliance (GRC) requirements for enterprise companies. From financial services to healthcare, PivotLink's multi-tier security model exceeds the capabilities of many on-premise BI solutions, offering customers the utmost assurance and trust in sharing highly-sensitive data across their firewall.

"Security is the 800 pound gorilla for SaaS, particularly when you're analyzing highly sensitive information, like financial data and patient care metrics," said Dyke Hensen, chief marketing officer, PivotLink. "It's rewarding to be recognized for accelerating the adoption of cloud-based BI solutions by delivering a complete security solution. We're pleased to join with Novell in demonstrating how robust business intelligence application and database security can be combined with enterprise-class synchronized and federated identity and access management."

"SaaS and cloud-based applications are the trend as utilizing off-premise applications and will continue to be priority for enterprises looking for cost-effective and alternative ways to deploy applications," said Gerry Gebel, vice president and service director at Burton Group. "We are very happy to have PivotLink participating in the interoperability demo to show how federation is a key security component for a SaaS platform."

Novell separately announced it will demonstrate the Novell Cloud Security Service with PivotLink during the event. The solution allows PivotLink to extend its security model by integrating PivotLink's application and data level security into the overall framework.

"Our collaboration with PivotLink is a great example of our vision for transparent and trustworthy cloud computing based on robust identity and access management," said Justin Steinman, vice president, Solution and Product Marketing at Novell. "The Novell Cloud Security Service enables enterprise customers to impose their security standards and policies in a cloud computing environment, which means customers can confidently use cloud-based applications."

For information about Catalyst 09, visit http://www.catalyst.burtongroup.com/na09 or follow the discussion on Twitter using the tag #catalyst09.

About PivotLink Corporation

PivotLink is the proven leader in delivering on-demand business intelligence, serving more than 6,000 business users in industries such as consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, healthcare, insurance, retail and technology. Customers include: REI; CamelBak Products; Car Toys; FirstCare Health Plans; Guardian Home Care Holdings, Inc.; MySpace.com; Novell; Party City; Phoenix Technologies; Rossignol; Shaklee; Taleo and Zones. PivotLink software puts the full power of business intelligence in the hands of decision makers across departments, companies and extended networks. PivotLink Solutions are delivered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, require no costly upgrades or maintenance fees, offer enterprise-class scalability and security, and can be deployed to hundreds of users at a fraction of the cost of traditional BI software solutions. PivotLink is a privately held company funded by Trident Capital, Emergence Capital Partners and StarVest Partners. Visit http://www.pivotlink.com.

Awards include JMP Securities' 2008 and 2009 "Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies"; a "Cool Vendor" in Gartner, Inc.'s report "Cool Vendors in Analytics, Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management" and four consecutive years among the top BI providers in Consumer Goods Technology Magazine.

PivotLink is a trademark of PivotLink Corporation. This press release is for informational purposes only and no offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities is made hereby. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to unknown risks and uncertainties and do not constitute guarantees of future performance. The actual results, performance or achievements of the company may differ materially from the results, performance or achievements of the company expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

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