NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ezenia! Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of secure real-time collaboration solutions for government networks and eGovernment, has announced an agreement with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to promote and implement an enterprise-wide and joint offering of Ezenia!'s total network solution, InfoWorkSpace (IWS). Ezenia!'s success with global security, intelligence, and warfighting organizations will be significantly enhanced by teaming with this highly qualified global service provider; one which already has vast IWS experience, and a strong infrastructure to support the government's enterprise-wide implementations. SAIC's expertise in consulting, application development, and project services combined with Ezenia!'s award-winning collaboration tool, InfoWorkSpace, creates a capability that will uniquely provide a new generation of integrated collaborative, communications interoperability, and crisis management solutions. This agreement lays the foundation for a long-term relationship to bilaterally provide products and services to the federal government through parties' respective contract vehicles, as well as to expand their markets into other public sector arenas. The growth and expansion of the IWS franchise will allow Ezenia! and SAIC to better serve the customer base both organizations currently share. Driven by the federal government's demand for secure, robust, and scalable collaboration tools, initial activities contemplated are for the installation of IWS servers at SAIC. SAIC Vice President and Division Manager Sam Mudrak whose organization is spearheading this effort commented, "This agreement brings together two organizations that were formerly approaching their customers from different directions with the same goal. Together, by mutually supporting our common customers with experienced, motivated and technically superior talent, the future of promoting a world class collaborative information environment becomes a reality." Ezenia! Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Daniel K. Ragheb, had this to say about the agreement, "This agreement will work in powerful ways; we've only just begun to realize greater opportunities to better address the needs of the federal market space and military environment. I am confident that SAIC and Ezenia! will work hand-in-hand to contribute their expertise in support of a more net-centric environment that will incorporate new technologies and functionality. Ezenia!'s overall offering to the federal government will be enhanced and will continue to provide our customers with the most secure, reliable, and scalable enterprise-wide collaborative tool that is recognized within the government as the standard in collaborative tools." Ezenia!'s flagship product InfoWorkSpace is currently being used for crisis management and communication interoperability within the defense and intelligence communities. As one of the only truly battle tested applications, InfoWorkSpace has proven its value and is quickly becoming the tool of choice for standardization across the federal government. From science to solutions, SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical problems in national and homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, healthcare, and logistics. SAIC's global presence and business relationship within the federal government will provide the strength and support of the implementation of world and enterprise-wide installations. About Ezenia! Inc. Ezenia! Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN.OB), founded in 1991, is a leading provider of real-time collaboration solutions, bringing new and valuable levels of interaction and collaboration to government networks and eGovernment. By integrating voice, video, and data collaboration, the company's award-winning products enable groups to interact through a natural meeting experience regardless of geographic distance. Ezenia!'s products allow dispersed groups to work together in real-time using powerful capabilities such as instant messaging, white boarding, screen sharing, and text chat. The ability to discuss projects, share information, and modify documents allows users to significantly improve team communication and accelerate the decision-making process. More information about Ezenia! Inc. and its product and service offerings can be found at the company's Web site, http://www.ezenia.com. Note to Investors: Statements included herein that are not historical facts may be considered forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual operating results to differ from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the considerations that are discussed in the Management's Discussion and Analysis section of the Company's 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2004, such as the evolution of Ezenia!'s market, its dependence on major customers, rapid technological change and competition within the collaborative software market, its reliance on third party technology, protection of its propriety technology, its history of liquidity concerns and operating losses, and other considerations that are discussed further in this report. Copies of the Company's 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2004, or other publicly available financial information, may be received at no charge by contacting Investor Relations at Ezenia!. Contact: Ezenia! Inc. Investor Relations firstname.lastname@example.org 781.505.2100 SOURCE Ezenia! Inc. CONTACT: Ezenia! Inc., Investor Relations, email@example.com, +1-781-505-2100 -0- Aug/24/2005 14:20 GMT
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