SOURCE: Agematis SA

December 12, 2007 10:09 ET

Agematis to provide Netvibes with personal online storage technology for its millions of users

PARIS--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Agematis, provider of online data storage and sharing solutions , and Netvibes, pioneer of the personalized banner page, have combined their expertise to offer the users of Netvibes an online file storage and sharing service. Fully integrated in the new version of the Netvibes site, the service will be available on the personalized pages of Netvibes users as well as in Netvibes universes.

The service will be previewed for the first time on December 12th during the Paris leweb3 conference sponsored by the two companies.

The upgrade of the 30 million personalized pages created with Netvibes across more than 150 countries will happen over the next coming weeks. Thanks to this service, completely based on the Agematis Steek technology, each user of the Netvibes community will have access to a 2GB storage space that will be extendable upon request. Developed to meet mass market needs, the Steek offer is already used by more than a 1 million users and offers the most advanced set of features as well as very powerful integration possibilities via its "extended API set".

Very simple to use, Steek services do not require any particular knowledge to be enjoyed. Thanks to its intuitive Web 2.0 interface and the many user-friendly features, uploading, playing and sharing files on line between members of a community has never been so easy. Within the Netvibes environment, the service will make it possible for everyone to play his/her music, to look at his/her movies or to create a slideshow of his/her photographs without having to download anything on his/her computer.

This unprecedented announcement is driven by the constant evolution of the way the Net is used, and the growing demands by today's Net surfers for mobility and ubiquitous access, in particular the need for safe, distributed and easy access to online data. The partnership between Netvibes andAgematis is also explained by the 100 % web 2.0 orientation of both companies and their ability to guarantee a reliable and innovative global service for demanding users.

The selection of the Steek offer by Netvibes after a thorough international invitation to tender process confirms the market leading position of Agematis whose technologies are already widely deployed by leading players on the worldwide web . This news illustrates the ability of Agematis to develop services on an international level and to evolve its offer to respond to the demands of the professionals of Web 2.0

Christophe Camborde, CEO of Agematis: "We are proud and happy to provide the complete solution for Netvibes, a leading site on the world Web. We carried out a very advanced integration so that the Netvibes users can access their data on their personal Netvibes pages and also, in the very next version, through universes. Tariq's teams are excellent and we hope to be able to quickly add new functionalities to the service soon. The development of Web 2.0 is heading towards social networks and at the heart of social exchange is personal data. Together our technologies bring the possibility of offering them to the greatest number".

Tariq Krim, CEO of Netvibes: " From day one, we appreciated the technology and flexibility of Agematis. The Netvibes drive has to be fully integrated and perfectly serving our members, for this Agematis is the perfect partner."

About Agematis :

Agematis is one of the leading suppliers of online storage services for the consumer market. It is the developer of the "Steek" software platform which allows Internet Service Providers, security software publishers and producers of storage peripherals (USB keys, hard disks, etc...), to quickly develop services which deliver real added value to their customers. With an installed base of more than one million users, the unique experience of Agematis provides evidence of the increased loyalty and improvement in ARPU which its solutions deliver.

Agematis has alliances and partnerships with Internet Service Providers, VARs, Portals and mass market solution providers spanning 12 countries on three continents.

Agematis is headquartered in Bordeaux Bruges (33). The main sales office is located in Paris and the Company also operates sales offices in London, San Francisco and Sao Paulo.

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Agematis, steek and logos are registered and protected trademarks of Agematis SA.

About Netvibes :

Netvibes is a pioneer in the field of the personalized homepage, another and better way to access the Internet. Netvibes allows users to gather in one page their preferred websites, blogs, RSS feeds, emails accounts and also social networks, search engines, instant messaging, podcasts, widgets and all the services they like. Netvibes helps Internet users to organize their digital life with their buddies.Founded in 2005 by Tariq Krim, Netvibes has offices in Paris, London and San Francisco.

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