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PFN Partners with XMLSolutions to Expand Information Sharing Across the Enterprise

Partnership will Enable XML Files to be Seamlessly Accessed and Transferred Throughout the Network

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 25, 2000-- Bridging the best attributes of two pioneering technologies, PFN Inc., a leading provider of intelligent network communications infrastructure solutions, today announced that it is partnering with XMLSolutions Corporation to improve managed communications in complex and dynamic inter-enterprise environments.

Together, PFN and XMLSolutions, the worldwide provider of software for the development and deployment of XML-based applications, will enable companies to leverage existing enterprise systems to facilitate fluid communications among trading partners and internal applications, such as EDI, ERP and mainframes. By leveraging XMLSolutions' conversion technology and expertise, PFN's intelligent network communications infrastructure will enable companies to better communicate electronically with multiple trading partners regardless of the application used.

``It is critical for us to move information quickly and easily across a customer's enterprise. PFN's advanced communication infrastructure provides the superior level of network technology that enables us to extend our services to a much broader variety of users. With a track record that exemplifies its advanced network offerings, PFN is an important partner for us,'' said Kevin Kail, CEO of XMLSolutions.

PFN's FirmLink(TM) provides a reliable and manageable framework that allows businesses to easily and non-intrusively link their internal application systems with those of their business partners over the Internet without extensive software development or homogeneous technology adoption. The result is a fluid business-to-business network communication environment that is quickly and cost effectively administered and managed as a common e-business community.

``Our partnership with XMLSolutions exemplifies our commitment to providing comprehensive business-to-business network technology. As a provider of RosettaNet-compliant solutions, XMLSolutions has proven to be a leader in its class and is dedicated to providing the technology needed to move traditional EDI and ERP vendors into the next generation. We are pleased to partner with XMLSolutions to bring our customers the most comprehensive communications infrastructures they need to be competitive in today's e-business environment,'' said PFN President Bob Jewell.

About XMLSolutions Corporation

XMLSolutions Corporation offers software for the development and deployment of the XML-based applications that facilitate real-time direct materials transactions over the internet. Included in this offering are XML-to-XML transformations, EDI-to-XML integration and secure, guaranteed delivery of B2B transactions between trading partners and exchanges.

XMLSolutions is headquartered in Northern Virginia's technology corridor with offices in Atlanta; Charlotte; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; S. Africa; The Netherlands; Denmark; Austria; Sweden; Switzerland; Belgium; Germany; France; Italy; Spain and the UK.

About PFN, Inc.

PFN, Inc., was founded in 1995 and provides core technology to enable businesses to establish dynamic B2B e-commerce networks over the Internet. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., PFN offers systems integrators, ISVs, ASPs and network infrastructure providers an intelligent communications framework for the creation of secure, scalable, relationship driven B2B networks that are cost effective, quickly implemented and easily administered. PFN holds six patents and one pending patent for all its comprehensive components and communications processes. To learn more about PFN and its solutions, please contact 617-494-9980 or visit www.PFN.com.


Contact:
     PFN, Inc.                   Sterling Hager, Inc.
     Lisa Philpott               Bob Collins
     617-679-0286                617-926-6665 x318
     lphilpott@pfn.com           bob@sterlinghager.com
      or
     Peter Arnold Associates
     Susan Lee-Butts
     781-239-1030
     susan@parnold.com