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Universant Winner at Under The Radar Technology Conference

RENO, Nev., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Universant(TM) Corporation, the leading provider of Business Server Software solutions, announced today that its was voted by the judges as Winner in the Virtualization category at the recent Under the Radar Conference held March 19-20 in Mountain View, California. Under the Radar showcases 32 of the most disruptive startups in a sector, and provides a one-stop shop for an audience of executives and venture capitalists to evaluate and explore new business opportunities, partnerships, and potential investments.

RENO, Nev., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ — Universant(TM) Corporation, the leading provider of Business Server Software solutions, announced today that its was voted by the judges as Winner in the Virtualization category at the recent Under the Radar Conference held March 19-20 in Mountain View, California. Under the Radar showcases 32 of the most disruptive startups in a sector, and provides a one-stop shop for an audience of executives and venture capitalists to evaluate and explore new business opportunities, partnerships, and potential investments.

"Universant is an interesting company because they are offering a game changing alternative to the way business applications are designed and developed," said Shay Nowick, Technology Director at Dealmaker Media. "If Universant succeeds in executing its strategy of simplifying the application development process and lowering its cost, they will revolutionize the Business Server Software market not unlike BEA when it commercialized the Application Server Software in the late 1990s."

The judging panel for the Virtualization category included: — Sanjiv Parikh, Corporate Ventures Group, HP — Prashant Shah, Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners — Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor, Wall Street Journal

"Every year, we organize the Under The Radar event to enable startups to launch themselves and surface above the radar," said Debbie Landa, chief executive officer at Dealmaker Media. "Previous winners include Flickr, blinkx, Browster, Bridgestream, Writely, and many others that either went public or were acquired. Universant stood out as the company that has a unique opportunity to revolutionize the way business application software is developed and deployed on virtual appliances, in the cloud, and in traditional environments. We wish the Universant team all the success in their endeavors and look forward to having them join the wall of fame of our prominent alumni from years past."

The recently launched Universant solution enables customers to define, create, test, and deploy enterprise-class solutions easily and quickly. Encompassing best-in-class technologies, the Universant solution eliminates complex technology decisions enabling small and medium enterprise (SME) customers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and value added providers (VAPs) to focus on vastly simplified solution delivery that exactly meets their business needs.

"The Universant solution offers a unique and compelling solution to customers struggling to develop branded technology solutions while balancing complex and time-consuming development considerations against tight market windows of opportunity," said Craig H. Macy, chief executive officer at Universant. "Our powerful business server software technologies are coupled with an appealing and intuitive user interface so that branded software development is truly simplified and accelerated. The requirements for large groups of development resources and complex technology decisions are eliminated. And customers can get their solutions to market quickly, easily, and at lower cost. On behalf of the entire Universant team, I would like to sincerely thank the judges as well as Dealmaker Media and its Under the Radar staff for this recognition."

About Universant Corporation

Universant enables small and medium enterprises (SME), independent software vendors (ISV), and value added providers (VAP), to design, model, configure, test, deploy, and maintain branded solutions that are comprehensive, extensible, and best of breed. The Universant Application Design Studio (patents pending) raises the line of simplicity to the brink of the user interface, and renders complicated, lengthy, and expensive business solutions development a thing of the past. The Universant solution is also available bundled with the Universant Business Software Appliance(TM) which can be deployed in On-Demand Software as a Service (SaaS) or On-Premise or in Hybrid environments. The Universant solution offering is made possible through our strategic partnerships with Microsoft, HP, Arrow Electronics, and OpSource. For more information, visit the Universant Web site, http://www.universant.com.

Universant, Raising The Line, and Universant Business Software Appliance are the registered trademarks of Universant Corporation. All other product and corporate names are the properties of their respective owners.

Media Contact: Mary Nowak Universant Corporation mary.nowak@universant.com +1 (970) 416-8877

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