Portal Embraces Linux

Portal software adds support for Linux with version 7 of its billing and revenue management platform

August 1, 2005

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CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Portal Software, Inc. (Pink Sheets:PRSF - News), the premier provider of Billing and Revenue Management solutions for the global communications and media markets, today announced its commitment to support the Linux platform. Portal 7 for Linux will be available in the first half of 2006 for media and communications providers seeking greater flexibility and additional cost savings from their Billing and Revenue Management solutions.

"As Linux continues to gain broader service provider acceptance for its stability and cost-effectiveness, Portal is committed to providing its customers with increased flexibility for deployment of their Revenue Management solutions," said JP Krishnamoorthy, Chief Technology Officer at Portal. "Furthermore, today's announcement supports Portal's desire to empower its customers to free themselves of the barriers associated with legacy billing solutions in order to capture new opportunities, increase margins, and reduce churn and leakage."

Today's announcement is further evidence of Portal's commitment to offering its customers an agile and flexible Billing and Revenue Management solution to facilitate the growth of their businesses. With broad industry support from systems vendors including HP, IBM and Sun, and software vendors such as Oracle, Siebel and SAP, Linux has evolved to a mission-critical operating system capable of supporting the most demanding applications, including Billing and Revenue Management systems.

"Service Providers are looking to Linux to lower their total cost of ownership," said Marco Limena, Vice President, Network and Service Provider Solutions, HP. "As the industry leader in delivering Open Source and Linux-based solutions, we believe Portal's initiative will give service providers greater choice and flexibility while lowering their operating costs and improving bottom-line profitability."

Portal Software Inc.

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