Gores Technology Group Completes Acquisition of Resonate, Inc.
April 2, 2003
Los Angeles, Calif., April 2, 2003 -- Gores Technology Group (GTG), a privately held international acquisition and management company, announced today that through its affiliate, GTG Acquisition Corp., it has completed the acquisition of Resonate, Inc. in a merger transaction. The acquisition was approved at a special meeting of Resonate stockholders.

Resonate develops application performance management and traffic management solutions for business-critical environments. Commander is a unique, user-centric application performance management solution that proactively locates, diagnoses and resolves outages and performance bottlenecks before they impact end-users or the business. Resonate Commander delivers a holistic solution which combines deep monitoring with comprehensive testing and control of J2EE based applications such as IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic and Sun ONE to reduce the frequency and duration of critical performance problems. Resonate Central Dispatch Traffic Management provides high availability, greater scalability and optimal performance for online services, ensuring a positive end-user experience.

"We are pleased Resonate will join GTG's growing portfolio of companies," said Vance Diggins, Chief Executive Officer of Gores Technology Group. "The acquisition of Resonate is a great opportunity to expand our strategic investment in the Management Software market space and it complements the product offerings of our subsidiary, Aprisma Management Technologies."

"By sharing management resources, sales and distribution channels, and product offerings, Resonate and Aprisma will be able to present a unified face to customers and partners and to capitalize on cost efficiencies and marketing synergies to accelerate the success of both entities," said Mr. Diggins.

In addition to over 500 customers, the Resonate relationship brings to Aprisma additional R&D, sales and marketing resources and several strategic partnerships.

About Resonate

Founded in 1995, Resonate is the leading provider of application performance management solutions for business-critical application environments. The flagship Resonate CommanderTM is the first and only application performance management solution that proactively locates, diagnoses and resolves outages and performance bottlenecks before they impact end-users or the business. Hundreds of customers worldwide including AT&T, AIG, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, Chase Manhattan Corporation, Citibank, DoubleClick, Eastman Chemical, E*TRADE, FedEx, France Telecom, Nippon Steel and UBS PaineWebber among others, rely on Resonate solutions. Resonate has strategic partnerships with industry leaders including BEA Systems, IBM, and Sun Microsystems. Resonate is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information on Resonate, visit http://www.resonate.com.

About Aprisma Management Technologies

Aprisma Management Technologies is the leader in automated, intelligent and integrated IP Fault and Performance Management solutions. Aprisma's SPECTRUM software manages the health and performance of networks - and the business services that rely on them. SPECTRUM predicts, prevents, finds and fixes problems before there is an impact on business or customers. With over 10 years experience delivering rapid return on investment for over 1,000 leading companies in more than 40 countries, Aprisma proudly acknowledges that over 50 of the Fortune Global 100 rely on SPECTRUM for infrastructure service assurance. Additional information on SPECTRUM and related Aprisma solutions is available at www.aprisma.com.

About Gores Technology Group

With headquarters in Los Angeles, Gores Technology Group (GTG) is a privately held international acquisition and management firm that pursues an aggressive strategy of acquiring promising high-technology organizations and managing them for growth and profitability. GTG has a successful track record of acquiring and managing companies -- including many divisions acquired from large publicly traded companies -- through its commitment to customers, employees and continued development of intellectual property. GTG has acquired and managed approximately 40 interrelated but autonomous technology-oriented companies with locations throughout the world. Those companies provide a broad range of technology-based products and services to a substantial customer base representing millions of active users worldwide.