Ezenia! Inc. Announces Strategic Agreement with SAIC

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!. 


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     Ezenia! Inc.
     Investor Relations
     investorrelations@ezenia.com
     781.505.2100




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