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MuleSource Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors selected for the "Cool Vendor report" are innovative, impactful and intriguing
Thursday, May 1, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO (May 1, 2008) - MuleSource, the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, today announced that it has been named one of Gartner's "Cool Vendors in SOA Governance, 2008" in a research report published April 25 by Gartner, Inc. The new report, written by Paolo Malinverno and L. Frank Kenney of Gartner, selected companies with innovative product offerings.

According to Gartner, "The cost, complexity and potential vendor lock-in of closed-source technology from infrastructure platform vendors have pushed the desire for open-source technologies past operating systems, application servers and enterprise service buses."

Mule Galaxy 1.0, the world's first open source SOA governance platform with integrated registry and repository, provides customers with an affordable governance solution for storing and managing an increasing number of SOA artifacts. Galaxy provides a full complement of registry and repository features, including governance and lifecycle management, dependency management, artifact management, and querying and indexing - all managed from a simple web console. Galaxy's modern and extensible architecture accommodates not only Web Service artifacts (e.g., WSDLs, schemas, style sheets) but also any other artifact type, from Java service artifacts (e.g., JARs) to Mule configurations, or even Excel spreadsheets and Word documents.

"Until now, heavyweight proprietary solutions have rendered SOA governance a 'rich-man's sport,'" said Dave Rosenberg, CEO of MuleSource. "With Galaxy's pragmatic architecture and an accessible open source model, that all changes. We believe it's 'cool' that we are freeing our customers from proprietary lock-in, and it's definitely 'cool' to have that value evaluated by Gartner, one of the world's most respected research analyst firms."

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About MuleSource
MuleSource is the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software. Founded by the creators of the Mule project, the world's most reliable and widely used open source enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform, MuleSource delivers enterprise class software, support and services to the thousands of organizations that have downloaded the open source project worldwide. Founded in 2006 and backed by investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures, MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.mulesource.com.

Ray George, Page One PR