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X1 Technologies Appoints Industry Veteran as Director of Federal Sales

Bill Follin Brings Track Record of Business Development with the U.S. Federal Government to His Leadership of X1's Growing Federal Sales Efforts

PASADENA, CA – October 13, 2005X1 Technologies, award-winning leader in desktop and enterprise search solutions, announced today that Bill Follin has been appointed to the position of director of federal sales. Follin will hold full responsibility for X1's growing U.S. federal government business, including the expansion of the X1 federal government office in the Washington D.C. area and leadership of the strategic initiative to make further inroads with U.S. government departments and prime contractors. Follin's appointment is effective immediately, and he reports to Josh Jacobs, president of X1 Technologies.

"By accepting this opportunity to lead the federal government business development effort at X1, I know I am contributing my skills and knowledge to a company that is already a leader. With its proven track record, award winning products, significant partnerships, and well-funded growth plan, X1 is in a position to significantly increase its penetration of the U.S. federal government market," said Follin.

For over 20 years, Follin has served in a variety of key leadership roles in software sales and marketing serving federal government agencies and contractors. Most recently, Follin was founder and principal of the government-sector professional services firm Forward Solution where Follin and his team succeeded at building government alliances and increasing client revenues through new reseller, Systems Integrator and Valued Added Reseller relationships. As alliance director of Aspect Communications, Follin launched and managed the organization's homeland security division where he exceeded revenue targets.

Time is a critical factor when responding to events, and government employees need methods to more rapidly respond to critical, on-demand information requests. This issue has added urgency as government mandates call for improved communication across agencies. Rapid, easy access to information between and within agencies is vital to meeting these requirements. X1® Enterprise Edition provides secure access-and actionable search-for government knowledge assets including email, documents, and data. With its simple interface for finding and federating data located across multiple servers and on the desktop, X1 Enterprise Edition raises the efficiency and effectiveness of government employees.

"Bill Follin is known for his customer orientation and focus on results, and he brings a strategic understanding of federal government requirements and goals to his new role as director of federal sales for X1. I look forward to working with Bill as we expand our reach in the federal space," said Jacobs.

About X1 Technologies, Inc.
X1 Technologies, Inc., a recognized leader in desktop search solutions, was founded in 2003 to help business users easily access and act upon information that resides anywhere on a desktop or the corporate enterprise. Companies of all sizes use X1 Technologies' solutions for their enterprise desktop search initiatives. X1 Technologies was an early leader in the desktop search space with the launch of their flagship product, X1 Desktop Search, which garnered industry awards including the "Best of 2004" and "Technical Excellence" from PC Magazine. X1 Technologies has partnered with leading companies including IBM, Yahoo! and EarthLink to power their desktop search initiatives. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, X1 Technologies is an operating company of Idealab, and is backed by U.S. Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.x1.com or call 626-229-3050.
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