SOURCE: TIBCO Software Inc.

TIBCO Software Inc.

December 18, 2008 08:30 ET

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Eliminates Business Barriers and Lowers IT Costs With TIBCO SOA

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2008) - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) announced that Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a leading health benefits provider in the New England area, has selected TIBCO ActiveMatrix® software as the foundation for its web services platform. Using TIBCO software, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care created a standardized approach to accessing previously scattered data both across the company and with external business partners without compromising either performance or security. Harvard Pilgrim's innovative web service platform eliminates barriers to evolving the ecosystem of healthcare providers.

"Health care companies like us are just beginning to take advantage of the benefits of Service Oriented Architecture, long term management of cost and significantly increased flexibility," said Larry Rapisarda, Harvard Pilgrim's chief technology officer. "We need technology that will help us deliver components into a full-service management infrastructure. TIBCO ActiveMatrix gives us deployment management, runtime controls, directory services, policy management, and much more out of the box so we can now get a jump start on the business needs identified in our SOA based strategy."

Harvard Pilgrim is using TIBCO ActiveMatrix to become more efficient in the management and deployment of services across its enterprise. This allows Harvard Pilgrim to reuse services regardless of whether the service is being used internally or externally. TIBCO ActiveMatrix uses a complex event rules engine to monitor various events within the Harvard Pilgrim infrastructure to prevent breakdowns and provide SLA management for all services, regardless of their implementation technology. Additionally, Harvard Pilgrim can now dynamically add or modify access control policy to any SOAP interface without disrupting the service and provide multiple interfaces to the same service implementation.

"Leading companies like Harvard Pilgrim highlight the value technology can bring to solving real business problems," said Ram Menon, executive vice president of worldwide marketing at TIBCO. "By leveraging technology to drive business innovation and change, Harvard Pilgrim demonstrates its strong commitment to providing the best service to its customers and business partners."

About Harvard Pilgrim

Harvard Pilgrim is a not-for-profit health plan that provides a variety of health benefit options and funding arrangements to more than one million members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Harvard Pilgrim is the #1 commercial health plan in America, for the fourth consecutive year, according to a joint ranking by U.S. News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)*. For more information, please visit www.harvardpilgrim.org.

About TIBCO

TIBCO's technology digitized Wall Street in the '80s with its event-driven "Information Bus" software, which helped make real-time business a strategic differentiator in the '90s. Today, TIBCO's infrastructure software gives customers the ability to constantly innovate by connecting applications and data in a service-oriented architecture, streamlining activities through business process management, and giving people the information and intelligence tools they need to make faster and smarter decisions, what we call The Power of Now®. TIBCO serves more than 3,000 customers around the world with offices in more than 20 countries and an ecosystem of over 200 partners. Learn more at www.tibco.com.

TIBCO, TIBCO ActiveMatrix and TIBCO Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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