March 17, 2003
Business Layers First to Deliver Industry-Specific Provisioning Solutions
Leading Provisioning Software Provider to Deliver Uniquely Tailored Solutions for Various Market Segments

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. - March 17, 2003 - Business Layers, the eProvisioning Company(tm), today announced its strategy to introduce a new family of industry-specific provisioning solutions. These "quick-deploy" product offerings apply domain expertise on top of an extensible product architecture, to deliver a uniquely tailored solution to specific customers' needs. eProvision(tm) Education Edition, the first industry-specific solution to ship, is the industry's first provisioning solution for higher education (see today's related release) and the first in a series to be delivered throughout 2003.

Business Layers is credited with revolutionizing the identity management industry by bringing the concept of user provisioning to market through its award-winning product, eProvision(tm) Software, which allocates IT resources according to business policies, providing an efficient, secure, systematic and scalable system for creating and managing resources for any user. Now, Business Layers is leveraging its experience with customers to target specific provisioning challenges in industries, including education.

Business Layers' industry-specific solutions solve customers' most pressing provisioning problems using a combination of the company's market leading technology, expertise in the challenges of key markets, and industry-specific provisioning connectors. By building on proven, robust technology and eliminating the need for custom solution development, Business Layers' industry-specific solutions lower cost of ownership, significantly reduce implementation times and provide more immediate ROI.

"Today's marketplace dictates that software vendors must offer customers an option to deploy solutions that are increasingly focused on a specific problem, while maintaining the ability to seamlessly add more functionality later on," said David Lavenda, vice president of Marketing & Product Strategy at Business Layers. "We're responding with solutions tailored to customer's specific provisioning problems, starting with the higher education market, where we have a tremendous amount of experience."

About eProvision Education Edition
eProvision Education Edition enables students, faculty and staff to seamlessly gain the appropriate network access the day they arrive on campus and allows users to stay connected, even as their access needs change throughout the school year. With eProvision Education Edition, student and faculty accounts, email systems, administration systems and other institutional applications are efficiently and securely provisioned and "de-provisioned " automatically to reduce time-intensive administrative costs, while significantly improving network security.

About Business Layers
Business Layers is the leading provider of provisioning software solutions that align the allocation of information technology resources with business priorities, automatically connecting resources to people as they move in and out of the business cycle. The cornerstone of customers' secure identity management strategies, the company's flagship product, eProvision(tm) Software, provides an efficient, secure and scalable system for creating and managing resources for any user, including employees, customers, contractors and business partners. Winner of numerous awards, including the 2002 Network Computing's Editor's Choice Award, the Tornado Insider 100 Award and featured in Computerworld's "Emerging Companies to Watch" list, Business Layer's is backed by leading international investors Ascent Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Formula Ventures, Garage Technology Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, Israel Seed Partners, and Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL), and is headquartered in Rochelle Park, NJ. For more information, please contact Business Layers at 877-552-9377, or visit

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