updated 11/9/2010 12:16:51 PM ET 2010-11-09T17:16:51

REDWOOD CITY and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enterprise 2.0 Conference -- BroadVision (Nasdaq:BVSN) announced today a strategic partnership with SoftBank Telecom Corp to deliver "cloud-based" services to both its employees and customers. The solution, built on BroadVision® Clearvale -- an open Web-based platform for communication and collaboration for businesses -- will also provide SoftBank Telecom employees and customers with a number of premium communication services not typically found in social networking platforms. BroadVision made the announcement today at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, CA.

"BroadVision's vision of the 'social business cloud' -- a world where employees, partners, and customers can freely connect and collaborate with one another -- is both timely and compelling," said Ken Miyauchi, COO of SoftBank Telecom. "With BroadVision Clearvale, SoftBank Telecom will be able to significantly improve productivity and its ability to innovate across its entire business ecosystem."

A big focus for the alliance will be the delivery of mobile and "social-technology" services. As a leading telecommunications provider, SoftBank Telecom is well positioned to help business leverage the latest advances in mobile computing. "With SoftBank Telecom and BroadVision's new leadership in cloud computing and the enterprise social networking market, the partnership can provide constituents with the latest in collaboration technologies that are enabling businesses to more effectively engage with staff, partners and customers," said Ling Wu, VP & GM of Global Business Development at BroadVision.

"The enterprise of the future is virtual, mobile, and social," said Waten Suzuki, Cloud Business Division Head at SoftBank Telecom. "SoftBank Telecom and BroadVision will deliver the future to businesses today."

"The opportunity with SoftBank Telecom is extraordinary," said Dr. Pehong Chen, founder and CEO of BroadVision. "Their vision for the company is both remarkable in scope and for the value it represents for businesses. By providing a simple model for purchasing the most innovative communication, collaboration and IT services -- the services that help drive the enterprise -- SoftBank Telecom and BroadVision are poised to change the way business gets done in one of the world's biggest economies."

About SOFTBANK Group and SOFTBANK TELECOM

SOFTBANK Group is the holding company for several businesses linked to Internet culture, technology services and e-commerce. Three companies are at the core of the operation: SOFTBANK BB for broadband infrastructure, SoftBank Telecom for fixed communication and SoftBank Mobile for mobile telecommunication business. Going forward the SoftBank Group intends to unify and roll out all of its products involving cloud computing service technologies under the new White Cloud brand name. The White Cloud computing service for corporations providing hardware resources via a network using SoftBank Telecom's telecommunications infrastructure and data centers, was launched in February 2010.

About BroadVision

Driving innovation since 1993, BroadVision (Nasdaq:BVSN) is an innovative provider of web-based commerce, communication, and collaboration solutions. Our solutions -- including BroadVision Clearvale, the world's first "network of networks" for enterprise collaboration over the cloud -- enable companies around the globe to conduct business on the web. Our customers include Baker Hughes, Canon, Epson, Fiat, W.W. Grainger, Hilti, Iberia, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Company, SINA, Sony, U.S. Navy, Vodafone, Xerox and more. Visit www.BroadVision.com for more details.

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