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Zend Technologies Positioned in the 'Visionary' Quadrant in 2Q 2005 Enterprise Application Server Market Magic Quadrant

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision, Ability to Execute in EAS Market

CUPERTINO, CA - May 24, 2005 - Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, and creator of products and services supporting the development, deployment and management of PHP-based applications, today announced that the company has been positioned in the "Visionary" quadrant in the 2Q 2005 Enterprise Application Servers (EAS) Magic Quadrant report published by market research firm, Gartner, Inc. (Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers, 2Q05, Y. Natis, M. Pezzini, K. Ijima, April 2005).

According to Gartner, vendors placed in the Visionary quadrant are "invested in addressing limitations of the dominating application server styles." In the Magic Quadrant, companies are plotted along multiple points within each quadrant signifying where they are in terms of Ability to Execute and Vision. Gartner defines vendors listed in the Visionary quadrant as having a clear vision of market direction and are focused on preparing for that, but they can still improve in terms of optimizing service delivery.

As discussed in the Magic Quadrant report for 2Q 2005, the enterprise application server market is both competitive and expanding, with new players emerging to fill gaps and offer alternatives. To be noted as having "distinguished vision," according to the report, requires "company commitment to innovation, a viable business outlook, a degree of industry influence, (and) effective participation in industry-influencing standards and other organizations."

"Companies depend on research leaders, like Gartner, to help navigate their way to specific enterprise application server solutions," said Doron Gerstel, co-founder and CEO of Zend Technologies. "We believe Gartner's 'Magic Quadrant' report is not just a stamp of approval on our technology and direction; it confirms that Zend and its leading-edge solution, Zend Platform, as forces to be reckoned with in the search for enterprise-grade Web solutions."

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted April 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Zend Technologies, Inc.

Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. Zend and its founders are the architects of PHP, which is used by more than fifteen million Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications. Deployed at more than 8,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend, headquartered in Cupertino, California, is privately held and venture funded with investments from Azure, Index, Platinum, and Walden Israel. For more information, please visit www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.

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