BackWeb to Exhibit ProactivePortal Technologies at Delphi Portal Seminar Central
4/8/2002

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall, BackWeb Technologies (Nasdaq: BWEB), the leading provider of  ProactivePortal(TM) technologies for the enterprise, announced today it will showcase its ProactivePortal technology solutions for offline portals at the Delphi Portal Seminar Central in Chicago on April 15 - 16, 2002. The company's exhibit will be located at the entrance to the expo in booth # S2.

"Portal projects are as susceptible as any other IT initiative, and may fail to reach necessary adoption levels during the initial phase of deployment," said Nathaniel Palmer, chief analyst of Delphi Group. "Content alone offers no guarantee of a portal's success, as it only adds value if it is both accessible and accessed by key stakeholders.  The ability to instead bring the portal to the users, through measures such as offline access and proactive notification, presents one of the best opportunities for a successful project."

An enterprise-class solution, the BackWeb(R) ProactivePortal Server(TM) can be integrated with any portal and Web-based content to deliver offline access to critical Portal content.  BackWeb offline portal technology allows the user to access critical content while disconnected from the Internet-- yet with the same personalized user experience offline as online. This is especially critical for millions of remote users who contribute to a company's bottom line such as executives and sales personnel.  These mobile users do not have consistent Internet connections but still require access to critical content on the portal for reaching their business goals.

The Portals Seminar is two days of cutting edge education and a showcase of the top portal solution providers. Delphi's Portals Seminar is dedicated to providing attendees with a complete and thorough understanding of Portals-- with coverage of both technology and business issues. The seminar includes hands-on solution showcase of state-of-the-art technology, access to an array of experts and all new case studies for 2002 of leading Portal projects.

For further information on the Delphi Seminar Series, please visit http://www.delphigroup.com . To arrange a demonstration at the show, please contact BackWeb at 408-933-1786.

BackWeb Technologies provides ProactivePortal technologies that enable organizations to maximize their portal content investment by prioritizing, delivering and ensuring the receipt of critical information to their extended enterprise of customers, suppliers, partners and employees. BackWeb customers such as Cisco, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Ericsson and IBM have deployed BackWeb technology to manage critical content communications with customers, partners and associates. BackWeb Technologies has several strategic alliances with consulting and technology firms including IBM, PwC Consulting and SAP Portals among others. BackWeb Technologies is headquartered in San Jose, California, and Ramat-Gan, Israel. For more information, visit our web site at www.backweb.com or call 800-863-0100.

Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Securities laws, including statements of beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include unforeseen technological issues related to use of the BackWeb software, deployment issues related to implementation, unforeseen software errors, competitive factors and business and expense factors that may affect the perceived efficiencies from use of BackWeb's products, and the risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in BackWeb's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. BackWeb assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

NOTE:  BackWeb is a registered trademark and ProactivePortal and ProactivePortal Server are trademarks of BackWeb Technologies. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

 




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