Jabber XCP 5.0 and Jabber Messenger 3.2 Now Available; Jabber, Inc. Adds Enhanced Features and Architectural Updates to Its Flagship Presence and Messaging Server

DENVER--()--Jan. 24, 2006--Jabber, Inc. today introduced version 5.0 of the Jabber Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP) and an updated version of its desktop enterprise instant messaging (EIM) client, Jabber Messenger 3.2. Included with Jabber XCP 5.0 is dynamic router discovery, which the company says enables a Jabber XCP server to recognize automatically the presence services of new software components, routers (servers), and clusters, as they become available on a network. Also in Jabber XCP 5.0 -- and leveraged by Jabber Messenger 3.2 -- are LaunchBroker (formerly External Command Interface), EventBroker (formerly External Component Redirector), and the new Advanced File Transfer.

"Dynamic router discovery removes the administrative complexity associated with scaling, managing, and extending instant messaging (IM) networks," said Michael Helfrich, senior vice president of product strategy and marketing at Jabber, Inc. "LaunchBroker is a set of APIs that utilize the Jabber Enhancement Protocol 50 (JEP-50) to launch collaborative applications like Adobe's Macromedia(R) Breeze(TM) Meeting; EventBroker APIs act on real-time system and user events to block or process traffic flowing through the system; and Advanced File Transfer taps into the server-level antivirus and archiving tools our customers already use."

The company also announced improvements in security as the Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption employed by Jabber XCP 5.0 now meets the stringent Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS 140-2) certification for national security-level communications.

Other enhancements to Jabber XCP include:

-- Master Accept Port, allowing Jabber XCP to use a single port to dynamically and automatically configure components and eliminate the need for administrators to connect individual components to the Jabber XCP router

-- Kerberos and Single-Sign-On, fully supporting Microsoft Windows 2000/2003 and Active Directory environments or other environments where Kerberos authentication is enabled

-- Microsoft SQL Server Support is added to Jabber XCP Windows configurations, complementing existing support for Oracle and PostgreSQL databases

-- Uniform Configurations of all database-dependent features is now available with Jabber XCP 5.0, simplifying the process of installing and extending the server

-- Better Database Performance through direct access between the Jabber Session Manager, and other components, to an organization's relational databases

New features in Jabber Messenger 3.2 include:

-- Full support for Advanced File Transfer

-- FIPS 140-2-certified TLS-encrypted connections to Jabber XCP

-- Support for the use of special characters in Jabber IDs (JEP-106)

-- Hotkeys for frequently entered text

-- Import of users' AIM(R) Buddy List(R) features through the AIM(R) Gateway from Jabber, Inc.

-- Compatible with both Jabber XCP 4.x and 5.0 product families

For more information about Jabber XCP visit http://www.jabber.com/index.cgi?CONTENT_ID=125, send an email to info@jabber.com, or call 303-308-3294.


Jabber, Inc. is a leading provider of real-time presence and messaging solutions. More than 7 million users -- representing hundreds of telecommunications carriers/operators, financial institutions, government agencies, higher education institutions, logistics companies, and other organizations -- have licensed the Jabber XCP commercial server to underpin carrier-class real-time, presence-powered applications including desktop and wireless IM for enterprises and consumers, real-time trading systems, and government intelligence systems. The JabberNow IM appliance is targeted to small and medium businesses that require secure, interoperable, and compliant business-class IM. Jabber, Inc., a 2005 EContent 100 Award Winner and a 2005 Red Herring 100 Award Finalist, counts Arcelor, AT&T, BellSouth, CapWIN, EDS, FedEx, France Telecom, HP, Lehman Brothers, McKesson, Orange, Portugal Telecom, and Wanadoo amongst its customers. Jabber, Inc.'s investors include France Telecom, Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investing arm, Jona, Inc., and Webb Interactive Services, Inc. Visit www.jabber.com or send an email to info@jabber.com for more information.


The Usher Group for Jabber, Inc.
Usher Lieberman, 303-291-0522, ext. 207


The Usher Group for Jabber, Inc.
Usher Lieberman, 303-291-0522, ext. 207