Exostar Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 List of Elite Solutions Providers

July 30, 2008

HERNDON, Va. , July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Exostar, the leading provider of secure, multi-enterprise collaboration solutions through the Trusted Workspace to the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry, today announced it has been named by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as one of the world's top 100 supply chain solutions providers. The seventh-annual list is comprised of innovative solutions and services that enable manufacturers to fulfill their most significant current and future requirements. Exostar was cited for its Trusted Workspace, the secure community network that delivers multi-enterprise collaboration for A&D firms and their partners, customers and suppliers.

Judges specifically sought firms whose offerings reflected the understanding that innovation increasingly must encompass the entire supply chain. Exostar's Trusted Workspace was recognized for its unique value in facilitating secure information sharing, collaboration and business process integration within and across enterprise domains. Exostar's vision and proven ability to deliver for A&D prime contractors and more than 40,000 trading partners worldwide won the company its place on this year's top 100 list.

"We're extremely pleased that our industry leadership and track record of delivering tremendous business value has been acknowledged," said Kevin Lowdermilk , CEO and president of Exostar. "We continue to prove that our Trusted Workspace provides the ability to simultaneously control information access and integrate business processes with external stakeholders. This is the key to what our customers and our Industry are asking for -- successful multi-enterprise supply chain collaboration."

At a time when customer demands are rapidly shifting production schedules, workforce issues challenge scalability, and value creation has extended throughout the supply chain, traditional approaches to supply chain management no longer apply. As a result, trading partners must be aligned with objectives, processes, systems and information assurance capabilities -- all in the name of collaboration and information sharing. Exostar's Trusted Workspace platform brings together the key elements necessary to achieve secure multi-enterprise collaboration:

Industry-leading security and identity assurance: Exostar has a comprehensive approach for secure application delivery and identity access and management. With Trusted Workspace's single sign-on gateway providing access to all appropriate Exostar, customer and Department of Defense (DoD) applications and information, as well as its Identity-as-a-Service, controlled, attribute-based access options, Exostar leads the industry in identity credentialing capabilities and alternatives.

An established and growing community network: Exostar's core experience with on-boarding personnel -- from individuals to entire organizations -- ensures companies are rapidly migrated onto the Exostar network to productively interact with their partners and suppliers who are already part of the community. Exostar's thorough vetting and training enables trading partners to quickly and confidently establish supplier readiness.

Advanced supply chain collaboration solutions: Trusted Workspace's portfolio of supply chain solutions encompasses the entire product lifecycle, from design and sourcing to supply chain execution and aftermarket support. Delivered via a Software-as-a-Service model, these offerings lower the total cost of ownership, scale as the breadth and depth of constituents and functional requirements grows, and speed the time to value and return on investment for any A&D program.

Trusted Workspace's secure, neutral hub means that organizations can connect once to work with multiple parties, without the cost and risk of creating and maintaining multiple, unilateral connections. A&D firms can control and share information across the solution's suite of on-demand supply chain collaboration services with a growing community network. Most importantly, with Trusted Workspace's hosted deployment model, users can count on a high-performance, high-availability solution backed by world-class support from Exostar's team of supply chain experts.

About Exostar

Exostar's Trusted Workspace powers secure multi-enterprise information sharing, collaboration and business process integration throughout the extended value chain. Exostar was founded in 2000 to support the complex trading needs of the world's largest aerospace and defense companies, including BAE SYSTEMS, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corp., Raytheon Co. and Rolls-Royce. Exostar's identity assurance products and on-demand business applications reduce risk, improve agility and strengthen trading partner relationships and profitability for over 40,000 companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.exostar.com.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web at www.SDCExec.com.

Media contact: Lesley Cannata Corporate Ink Public Relations (617) 969-9192 lcannata@corporateink.com

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