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iCentera's 100 Customers Deliever More Than 4,000 Private Website Portals For Marketing, Sales And Customer Communications

The icSuite Combines Content Management, On-Demand Portals, And Real-Time Analytics In A Single Hosted Solution

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. April 11, 2006 — iCentera, the leading provider of on-demand private website portals for marketing, sales and customer communications, announced today the signing of its 100th customer and the delivery of 4,000 portals. In the last seven months, iCentera has signed more than 56 new customers including industry-leading international companies, Draka Marine Oil & Gas, Edwards Medical Supply, F5 Networks, Harris Interactive, ConSentry Networks, Patni Computer Systems, SoftBrands and VNU Global Media. The icSuite's "Portals for Mortals" combines custom portal creation, content management, and real-time analytics in a single hosted solution. With the icSuite companies can bridge the gap between marketing and sales, enhance marketing and lead generation programs, and deepen partner and customer relationships by effectively communicating through private websites customized for each and every audience. Around the world, more than 50,000 subscribers currently leverage the icSuite to market and sell more effectively and in turn increase revenues.

"Companies need to effectively bridge the gap between marketing and sales, nurture leads, grow partnerships and sell more. All of this requires a better method of communication between departments and externally with customers, partners and prospects," said Jim Dickie of CSO Insights. "Solutions like the iCentera icSuite provide an on-demand solution that combines content management and collaboration with portals, to very effectively deliver communications to customers and prospects. Based on our research, we are calling 2006 the year of the lead, and we see portal technology as a key technology to help marketing and sales optimize their lead generation efforts. And with on-demand portals, this solution is available to any sized company; start-up to Fortune 500."

With a single access point embedded in a corporate website, the icSuite provides companies with the ability to provide secure, 24 x7 access to the information that is most relevant to each audience. The icSuite allows anyone in an organization, with or without technical expertise, to setup, populate with content, customize and deliver portals within five minutes. With the icSuite companies bypass stale Intranets, Extranets, Shared Drives and cumbersome emails in order to dynamically communicate.

"A division of one of the fastest growing market research firms in the world, the Harris Interactive Service Bureau (HISB), services the online research needs of market research firm clients globally. As part of our commitment to client-focused solutions, HISB sought to identify a robust content management solution that would facilitate and simplify on-demand communications internally and externally. We considered the extranet path but we needed a better solution that could reduce management time and increase effectiveness," said Lorraine Williams, Senior Vice President of HISB. "With the icSuite we got more than a content management solution."

About iCentera Corporation

iCentera is the leading provider of on-demand communication portals that drive client communication and collaboration. Within 24 hours, iCentera's hosted solution provides custom portal creation, content management, and real-time content and portal analytics so that companies can immediately improve communication with any audience, any time. Founded in 2003, iCentera delivers Portals for MortalsTM, empowering customers to create portals on-demand to support critical business initiatives. Customers include: ADC, American Locker, American Marketing Association (AMA), eCredit, Finetre, Harris Interactive, IPIX, netForensics, Visto, and VNU Global Media. Partners include: The AMA and salesforce.com. The icSuite is salesforce.com sforce certified. For more information visit us at www.icentera.com.