ROC Software Acquires Seay Systems

Deal Creates Job Scheduler and Print Spooler Market Dominance for UNIX, Linux, and Windows Environments

Austin, Texas, January 7, 2004 – ROC Software, LP, a leading provider of systems management software, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Dallas-based Seay Systems, a leader, with its EasySpooler software, in the UNIX print management market. The client roster of the combined companies now exceeds 4,000 customers worldwide in virtually all business sectors. Seay Systems is expected to be accretive to earnings of ROC Software from the day of purchase closing.

“As our customers’ needs change, we are expanding our product suite to encompass the products and platforms they require,” said Danny Compton, president and chief executive officer of ROC Software. “Output management is increasingly critical to them. Our build-versus-buy analysis led us to Seay Systems and its best-of-breed products. We’re delighted to be joining forces with such a complementary market leader, to provide the best systems management products on the market today.”

The purchase nets ROC Software the Seay Systems EasySpooler product suite, generally acknowledged as the leading output management solution for UNIX, Linux, and Windows systems. When coupled with ROC’s management products – Maestro for MPE and the ROCTask job scheduler for UNIX, Linux, and Windows – the product offerings solidify ROC’s reputation for providing the most reliable solutions available, as well as unsurpassed technical customer support.

“Combining our companies will result in a tripling of technical resources, helping us to accelerate development of new features,” said Bill Seay, founder and chief executive officer of Seay Systems. “Given the sophistication of our customer base, this is a requirement in order to maintain and expand our technological edge in today’s IT marketplace.”

About ROC Software

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, ROC Software develops easy to use systems management solutions for UNIX, Linux, Windows and the HP e3000. ROC’s decades of cross–platform experience ensures that its solutions exceed customer requirements for reliability. More than 4,000 customers worldwide depend upon ROC Software for innovative enterprise solutions, quality, responsiveness and award-winning support.

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