June 2, 2004

Appian Welcomes FineGround Networks As New Technology Partner

Enterprises Gain the Ability to Optimize Application Performance at the Network Level

Vienna, VA., June 2, 2004 Appian Corporation, the leading provider of process-driven enterprise solutions for business and government, today announced the company’s new technology partnership with FineGround Networks, leading provider of web application optimization. As part of the Appian Alliance Partnering Program, FineGround will work directly with Appian to provide solutions that optimize the performance of Web business applications.”FineGround and their technology provide a great complement to our integrated software suite of solutions for both the private sector and the federal government,” said George Barlow, vice president of partner alliances at Appian “Our relationships with proven and established Web application experts like FineGround enhance our ability to deliver integrated, industry-leading technology solutions to government and business.”

Headquartered in Campbell, California, FineGround offers end-to-end performance optimization and monitoring for enterprise web application infrastructures. Specifically, FineGround’s software and appliance offerings optimize end-user application performance and report on response times for actual users and mission critical business transactions.

“Appian’s ability to create and deploy business process solutions in various and environments coupled with our application performance expertise will enable enterprises to achieve unparalleled visibility and control of their web based applications,” said Jay Mellman, vice president of FineGround. “We are looking forward to being a part of their growing success.”

FineGround joins Appian’s partnership program as a Technology Partner. Partners at this level supply Appian with hardware, operating environments and OEM technologies for Appian Enterprise Web Solutions. More than 14 technology and services companies currently participate in Appian’s Alliance Partnering program, including EMC, Sun, and Verity.

About FineGround
FineGround provides a suite of products that transparently monitor and optimize performance of enterprise application infrastructure. FineGround enables enterprises to unlock the value of their IT investment by providing optimized performance of critical business applications. The end-to-end performance optimization and monitoring solutions require no changes to the applications, servers or network. Albertsons, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Hy-Vee Inc., Sun Microsystems, Whirlpool Corporation and many more are improving their Web-based application performance utilizing FineGround’s solutions. Backed by New Enterprise Associates, Worldview Technology Partners and private investors, the FineGround team is headquartered in Campbell, California.

About Appian

Appian provides a leading low-code software development platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop powerful and unique applications. The applications created on Appian’s platform help companies drive digital transformation and competitive differentiation. For more information, visit www.appian.com.