Software facilitates business to business integration.

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iSoft Secure Connect is designed to expand networked communities to casual users within small- to mid-sized companies, as well as global offices and subsidiaries, without sacrificing security, privacy, and guaranteed delivery of data. Utilizing web-based GUI, users can begin transacting with hub. Support for non-dedicated dial-up Internet connections eliminates need for open Internet connection or static IP address for transaction processing.



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iSoft Corporation Simplifies Business-to-Business Integration Using the iSoft Secure Connect Application


New Software Allows Organizations to Cost Effectively Extend Network Participation to Casual Users, Without Sacrificing Security or Guaranteed Delivery of Data

DALLAS, Texas April 20, 2004 iSoft Corporation (www.iSoft.com), a premier provider of business integration software, today introduced iSoft Secure Connect, a flexible, easy-to-use application that allows customers to cost-effectively extend network participation beyond strategic business relationships to casual, "low-tech" users, without sacrificing security, privacy and guaranteed delivery of data. Addressing the unique challenges of supporting casual users, the iSoft Secure Connect solution is intuitive, easy-to-use and provides options for continuous or dial-up Internet connectivity, adapting to diverse user and IT environments. In addition, the software can be pre-configured and automatically deployed to the user, greatly easing user implementation, as well as the burden on help desk support.

Disparities in IT sophistication across enterprises are one of the biggest challenges of B2B integration that not only influence administrative costs, but approaches to technology. Tier 1 relationships are typically strategic in nature, already have a secure, reliable infrastructure for transacting business electronically, and are willing to dedicate an open, peer-to-peer connection to the hub. This class of user generally has a high level of IT sophistication and is equipped with the resources to implement, test, and administer the ongoing management of the system and its interactions with the hub, requiring little effort from the hub organization when enabling and supporting the relationship. It becomes much more difficult, however, for hub organizations to support classes of users with low transaction volumes who don't currently have secure Internet communications software, have limited technical knowledge, or even access to a high-speed dedicated connection.

The iSoft Secure Connect software is designed to ease the burden of endpoint user implementation as hub organizations begin to expand their networked communities to casual users within small- to mid-sized companies, as well as global offices and subsidiaries. The software is flexible, easy-to-use and adapts to virtually any IT environment. Users register their participation through a web browser and download a fully configured copy of iSoft Secure Connect. Utilizing a graphical user interface that looks much like Outlook Express, users can immediately begin transacting with the hub once downloaded. With support for non-dedicated dial-up Internet connections, users no longer need to dedicate an open Internet connection or dedicate a static IP address for transacting with the hub.

"Being a large pharmaceutical manufacturer, we were spending millions of dollars each year for postage and express delivery fees to ship CDs and tapes when collecting data from thousands of doctors for clinical trial studies. Electronic delivery eliminates those costs but also creates challenges because most doctors are "low-tech" users, security policies prohibited peer-to-peer connectivity and HIPAA mandated sensitive information remain confidential," said Harold Schaefer, Associate Director, Database Administration and Application Integration Technologies. "The iSoft Secure Connect application not only provides an alternative to peer-to-peer connectivity while maintaining the privacy of sensitive information, but its intuitive, graphical user interface makes it easy for doctors to exchange files with the hub."

"Disparities in operating environments and technical sophistication of users not only limits network participation, but can be time consuming and expensive to support, posing some of the biggest challenges our customers face when expanding their IP-based network beyond strategic business relationships," said Roy Hogsed, president, iSoft Corporation. "The iSoft Secure Connect application is designed to overcome those challenges allowing our customers to realize business benefits by automating and managing processes with communities of casual users while minimizing the drain on support."

Availability

The iSoft Secure Connect solution is available to customers today as licensed software for distribution to its users. For more information, call 214-890-9988, e-mail info@isoft.com or visit our web site at www.isoft.com.

About iSoft Corporation

iSoft Corporation, a premier provider of business integration software, specializes in connectivity solutions that leverage the Internet to improve business performance. Its flagship product, iSoft Commerce Suite, is a comprehensive, component-based data delivery and management solution for Global 2000 customers requiring a robust, centrally-managed, IP-based communications infrastructure to manage the movement of information, securely and reliably, between internal enterprise systems and those of their customers, suppliers and other business partners. Adaptable to meet the dynamic needs of business, iSoft Commerce Suite interfaces with existing back-end systems and is flexible to meet the business and technical demands of an organization's internal customers and external community of business partners. iSoft customers are from a cross section of industries such as consumer packaged goods, distribution, electronics, entertainment, high-tech manufacturing, pharmaceutical and retail and include some of the world's most recognized brands such as Coty, Inc., Epson, L'Oreal, McLane Companies, Paramount Pictures, Tyson Foods, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Wyeth. For more information on iSoft Corporation, visit www.isoft.com.

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