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Palamida and Merlin Announce Strategic Partnership to Enable Safe Adoption and Use of Open Source in the Federal Market

Relationship Provides Comprehensive Solution for Open Source Compliance and Risk Mitigation

LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Palamida(TM), the leader in software intellectual property management solutions and audit services, today announced a strategic partnership with Merlin International, a leading federal information technology solutions provider. The relationship provides federal customers with expert support services coupled with open source compliance and risk mitigation solutions to effectively manage the use of third party code throughout their organizations.

"An in-depth, detailed analysis of the code base is a necessary quality control, risk mitigation and vulnerability assessment component for government organizations using open source, or third-party code in their software development process," said Mark Tolliver, CEO, Palamida. "Understanding the origin, location and use of this code throughout the code base is especially critical when assessing the vulnerabilities of internally developed applications. We are pleased to be partnering with a market leader such as Merlin to deliver end-to-end visibility into the software development lifecycle."

Merlin performs code audits using Palamida's IP Amplifier(TM) -- offering a fast, intelligent method for evaluating and protecting software assets. IP Amplifier scans an organization's existing code base, uncovers and catalogs commercial and open source third-party software components, and associates those components with licenses and in-house policies. Clear, concise IP Ingredients reports and a multi-user workspace help quickly pinpoint specific high-risk areas of company code against due diligence criteria to identify legal and compliance remediation issues. Drawing on the industry's largest and most comprehensive compliance library, IP Amplifier provides detailed information on over 750,000 projects, including project origin of code snippets, comprehensive licensing and copyright information.

"Merlin is dedicated to providing best-in-class solutions capable of meeting the evolving needs of our extensive federal customer base," said John Trauth, executive vice president, Merlin International. "By partnering with Palamida, we are able to offer the in-depth level of transparency required to ensure both the consistency and security of the software development process. Together, we enable customers to leverage the power of open source with confidence."

About Merlin International

Merlin International is one of the fastest growing public-sector IT solutions providers in the United States. Based in Denver, with offices in Vienna, VA, Linthicum, MD, and St. Louis, Merlin delivers technology solutions and services for a broad range of organizations including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, civilian and intelligence agencies, as well as for state and local governments. The company's solution expertise spans Enterprise, Infrastructure and Security Solutions. Today, more than 500 clients count on Merlin's expertise to help them define, integrate, deploy, and maintain systems and networks that align information technology with program and business goals. Learn more about Merlin at http://www.merlin-intl.com/ .

About Palamida

Founded in 2003, Palamida answers the question, "What's in your code?" By providing an unprecedented level of software transparency, customers are empowered with in depth information about the use and development of software assets in their organizations. Palamida software intellectual property (IP) management solutions and audit services offer a fast, intelligent method for on-going testing against IP policy during application development, evaluating and protecting software assets during mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and providing proactive governance and risk mitigation for organizations utilizing custom built software applications including: financial services, insurance, telecom and government. Palamida's customers include Avaya, Cisco Systems, EMC, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, among others. Read Palamida's blog at http://www.palamida.com/blog or for more information visit http://www.palamida.com/ .

NOTE: Palamida is a trademark of Palamida, Inc.

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CONTACT: media, Melisa Bleasdale of Palamida, +1-408-219-1969, or
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Web site: http://www.merlin-intl.com/
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