Portal Software Extends Billing and Revenue Management Platform to Run on Open Source Operating System

Portal Software, Inc., a leading provider of billing and revenue management solutions for the global communications and media markets, announced its commitment to support the Linux platform. Portal 7 for Linux will be available in the first half of 2006, providing greater flexibility and cost savings for media and communications providers. The company's decision is supported by broad industry support from systems vendors such as HP, IBM, Sun, and software vendors such as Oracle, Siebel, and SAP. Portal 7 is a unified platform that enables service providers to manage revenue on any type of network, integrating and optimizing every stage of the revenue management lifecycle. The platform ensures all transactions are captured, rated, discounted, charged, and bills are generated accurately and revenues collected. This move by Portal Software demonstrates its continued commitment to deliver cost-effective choice to its customers as the adoption of Linux gathers speed in the Communications and Media industries.