AT&T Wins Contract from Progress Software

Boston, Massachusetts, December 20, 2005

AT&T Inc. announced today it has won a two-year contract to provide an array of voice and data services to Progress Software Corp., a leading provider of application infrastructure software for global enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

AT&T will deliver a global Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) solution integrating more than 20 locations across North, Central and South America. The network improves communication and collaboration among geographically dispersed teams and provides Progress Software employees in all locations with fast, reliable access to corporate applications and data.

"With team members located around the world, it's critical for every Progress Software facility to have reliable access to our corporate network in order to increase productivity and further bolster our award-winning customer service," said Denis Goulet, vice president of Information Technology for Progress Software Corp. "The AT&T VPN provides us with a global link to essential applications and data needed to work at peak performance."

Through the secure AT&T BusinessDirect® portal, Progress Software gains around-the-clock online access to real-time reports on network performance and direct connection to electronic billing and trouble management systems. AT&T BusinessDirect was recently recognized by the Yankee Group for providing customers with the strongest online support and service experience in the industry.

About Progress Software Corporation
Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS) is a global industry leader providing application infrastructure software for all aspects of the development, deployment, integration and management of business applications through its operating units: Progress OpenEdge Division, Sonic Software, DataDirect Technologies, and Progress Real Time Division. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., Progress can be reached at or 781-280-4000.

Progress is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

About the New AT&T
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