Salesforce.com Customers Integrate More Than Forty of the World's Most Popular Applications and Databases Using Cast Iron's No-Software Integration Appliance via the AppExchange

Enterprise and SMB salesforce.com customers across fourteen industries have quickly and easily integrated their core business processes using Cast Iron's Integration Appliance

SAN FRANCISCO - July 11, 2007 - Salesforce.com [NYSE:CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, and Cast Iron Systems, the fastest growing application-integration appliance vendor, today announced that salesforce.com customers, ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to large enterprises, have successfully integrated Salesforce with their IT environments using Cast Iron's Integration Appliance.

As a leading integration partner on salesforce.com's AppExchange, Cast Iron Systems has proven its no-software approach to integration with customers using their appliance to rapidly and simply integrate Salesforce on-demand solutions with the most popular enterprise databases and applications, including Oracle, SAP, Siebel, Peoplesoft, JD Edwards, DB2, Microsoft SQL Server and many others. Customers are achieving integration success with projects ranging from simple data integration, to bi-directional real-time integration across multiple endpoints that automate complex business processes. Cast Iron, who quadrupled sales of their integration appliances last quarter, has proven success across all major business processes ranging from a 360 degree view of the customer across multiple systems to automating the lead-to-cash and order management business processes between Salesforce and complex ERP implementations.   

"We needed a powerful solution for real-time integration between Salesforce and multiple applications including our product development and SAP systems," said Chip Vanek, director, corporate and CRM applications for Magma Design Automation, a leading provider of semiconductor design software. "Cast Iron delivered a scalable, standards-based integration solution that required no coding at a lower cost than the other solutions we evaluated. With Cast Iron's appliance we were able to complete our Salesforce integration projects in a matter of days."

"With the rapid growth and adoption of on-demand business applications, such as Salesforce, an appliance-based integration strategy has been proven a quick and effective means to bring on-demand applications into IT environments," said Sandra Rogers, program director, SOA, Web Services, and Integration, IDC. "Cast Iron has demonstrated that customers of all sizes can use an appliance solution to integrate multiple end-points, and many of the most common business processes, in a cost-effective and time-sensitive manner."

"As a proud partner of salesforce.com, Cast Iron is committed to providing an application-integration solution that seamlessly integrates the Salesforce suite with other systems," said Ken Comee, president and chief executive officer of Cast Iron Systems. "Just as salesforce.com is dedicated to changing the way people think about business solutions, Cast Iron is dedicated to changing the way people think about application integration."

"We have many successful customers today, from small businesses to large enterprises, that have used the Cast Iron solution to integrate Salesforce into their IT environments," said Cindy Warner, senior vice president of global technology services for salesforce.com.  "Cast Iron is a strategic integration partner for salesforce.com. Using technology from an industry leader like Cast Iron Systems ensures that customers rapidly complete these integrations - without writing code - to begin reaping the rewards of an on-demand enterprise faster than ever before."

Cast Iron's Salesforce series consists of three appliances, including the entry-level iA2500-SF for connecting the Salesforce suite to a single application or data source; the iA3000-SF, an enterprise solution for connecting the Salesforce suite to multiple applications and data sources; and the iA3000HA-SF, for high-availability applications.  Each appliance offers a comprehensive yet simple-to-use set of configuration and management tools that enable companies to complete and maintain projects quickly and easily.  Built around the on-demand Salesforce Platform, key features include point-and-click configuration of all integrations including custom objects; simultaneous, real-time data access for different groups and applications; and guaranteed messaging, with complete transaction audit trails and no risk of lost data between Salesforce on-demand applications and other systems.

For more information on the Cast Iron Integration Appliance please visit: www.castiron.com/AppExchange.

About: Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is the fastest growing integration appliance vendor.  The company's flagship iA3000 application integration appliance has garnered Network Computing's Product of the Year for the past two years.  Customers include Allianz, Emerson, Thompson Tractor, Lawson Software, salesforce.com and PGP Corporation.  Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners and Lehman Brothers, Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from Informatica, Peoplesoft, Siebel, Oracle, Vitria and webMethods.  More information can be found at http://www.castiron.com.

About: Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is the fastest growing integration appliance vendor.  The company's flagship iA3000 application integration appliance has garnered Network Computing's Product of the Year for the past two years.  Customers include Allianz, Emerson, Thompson Tractor, Lawson Software, salesforce.com and PGP Corporation.  Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners and Lehman Brothers, Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from Informatica, Peoplesoft, Siebel, Oracle, Vitria and webMethods.  More information can be found at http://www.castiron.com.

About: Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is the fastest growing integration appliance vendor.  The company's flagship iA3000 application integration appliance has garnered Network Computing's Product of the Year for the past two years.  Customers include Allianz, Emerson, Thompson Tractor, Lawson Software, salesforce.com and PGP Corporation.  Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners and Lehman Brothers, Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from Informatica, Peoplesoft, Siebel, Oracle, Vitria and webMethods.  More information can be found at http://www.castiron.com.