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Allaire Corporation and Ingram Micro Sign Distribution Agreement

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Allaire Corporation, a leading Internet software company, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) , the world's largest wholesale distributor of technology products and services. Allaire's products, Cold Fusion and HomeSite, will now be available in the U.S. and Canada through Ingram Micro -- marking the first time that VARs and resellers can purchase Allaire software from a distributor.

The agreement signifies Allaire's commitment to expanding its sales channels and making it easy and cost effective to purchase the company's products. Allaire and Ingram Micro will also participate in joint marketing activities.

Cold Fusion 3.0 is a rapid application development system for the Web that allows developers to create scalable solutions for electronic commerce, collaborative computing and business systems. HomeSite 2.5 is the award- winning HTML editor for professional Web developers and designers.

"Ingram Micro is a very well respected company with long-standing relationships in the reseller community," said Amy Lewis, Allaire's vice president of worldwide sales.

"Solid relationships with distribution leaders are critical to Allaire's growth, and leveraging Ingram Micro's expansive reseller network, we are confident that we will increase awareness and sales for both HomeSite and Cold Fusion."

"We look forward to working with Allaire to distribute Cold Fusion and HomeSite to our reseller customer base," said Jim Harr, director of purchasing, software, for Ingram Micro. "This partnership provides us with the opportunity to offer our customers leading Web development and editing tools, and provides Allaire with the critical sales channel needed for widespread product distribution."

About Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro Inc., headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is the world's largest wholesale distributor of technology products and services, and a leading provider of assembly and integration services, with 1996 sales of $12 billion. The company operates in 19 countries and distributes more than 36,000 products to more than 100,000 resellers in 120 countries. Ingram Micro can be found on the World Wide Web at

About Allaire

Allaire Corporation, founded in 1995 and based in Cambridge, Mass., is a leading Internet software company dedicated to providing developers with tools that maximize the potential of the Web as a platform for mission-critical business computing. The company's products are Cold Fusion, HomeSite and Forums Allaire can be reached at 617-761-2000, by e-mail at, or via the Web at

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