Vignette Corp. (Nasdaq:VIGN) today announced that it is among the first independent software vendors to ship a comprehensive suite of content management, integration and portal applications that natively support the Linux operating system, enabling customers to reduce the cost of deploying and running Web applications that drive increased business efficiency.The recent addition of Linux support to Vignette(R) Content Management and Vignette(R) Business Integration Studio join existing support for Linux in Vignette(R) Application Portal to enhance Vignette support for the rapidly emerging operating system. With support for Linux across these product lines, Vignette answers growing customer demand for Web applications that can be rapidly deployed and easily maintained. The proven scalability of Vignette and Linux means organizations can easily grow existing deployments to meet evolving requirements for Internet, extranet and intranet solutions. The low total cost of ownership for Linux systems complements Vignette's commitment to provide cost-efficient solutions for consolidating and standardizing Web applications that minimize overall deployment and maintenance costs. Vignette drives further enterprise content management cost savings by allowing numerous legacy applications to be consolidated on a single platform, which helps reduce the need for costly integrations. Vignette's open-architected solutions span multiple computing platforms to access, manage and deliver information of any type, regardless of location or platform. "Increasingly, organizations are relying on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for mission-critical applications that drive business efficiency across the enterprise," said Mike Evans, vice president of Channel Sales and Development at Red Hat. "Support by leading software solutions providers such as Vignette helps customers leverage the value and performance of a rapidly emerging industry standard." Recognizing that standards-based solutions are easier to deploy, integrate and maintain, Vignette has long been a pioneer in delivering enterprise content management solutions that support the leading industry standards: -- Vignette announced shipment of a TCK self-certified JSR 168 portal solution with the release of Vignette Application Portal in February 2004. -- Vignette was the first content management solution to support both Java(TM) J2EE(TM) and Microsoft .NET platforms in February 2001. -- Vignette was the first vendor to achieve application server neutrality, supporting the major application platforms with a single release, in 2000. -- Vignette was the first portal vendor to support Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) in 1999. -- Support for Linux across core Vignette product lines signifies another industry milestone, giving customers a comprehensive enterprise content management framework that fully supports open source standards. "With the introduction of support for Linux and our newly expanded enterprise content management offerings, Vignette again is at the forefront of the market by offering platform and technology independence across its complete content management and portal product lines, not just pieces of it as our competitors do," said David Shirk, senior vice president of strategy and worldwide marketing at Vignette. "A longtime hallmark of Vignette has been its adherence to industry standards and the ability to support the broadest array of platforms out of the box, and Linux support is another milestone in our execution of that strategy." "Sun offers its customers a choice in operating systems -- Linux and Solaris -- and through our strong alliance with Vignette we can now provide customers with a Linux-based ECM solution," said Stans Kleijnen, vice president, Market Development Engineering, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Sun aggressively partners with leading ISVs such as Vignette to help organizations drive down total cost of ownership while providing robust, scalable solutions." Beyond providing additional value to customers and prospects, Vignette's support for Linux allows Vignette to target a growing market for open source-compliant enterprise solutions. Vignette Content Management release 7.3 is a comprehensive content management solution based on a virtual repository and dynamic content lifecycle management. Vignette Business Integration Suite release 7.3 aids in the integration of back-end systems and allows organizations to expose data and applications previously locked in proprietary repositories. About Vignette Corp. Vignette's software and expertise help organizations harness the power of information and the Web for measurable improvements in business efficiency. As the efficiency experts, Vignette (Nasdaq:VIGN) helps organizations increase productivity, reduce costs, improve user experiences and manage risk. Vignette's intranet, extranet and Internet solutions incorporate portal, integration, enterprise content management and collaboration capabilities that can rapidly deliver unique advantages through an open, scalable and adaptable architecture that integrates with legacy systems. Vignette is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with local operations worldwide. Visit http://www.vignette.com/ to see how Vignette customers achieve measurable improvements in business efficiency and to find out why more companies prefer Vignette. Source: Business Wire