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ON Technology Appoints Steven R. Wasserman as Vice-President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Experienced Financial Executive to Focus on Increasing Shareholder Value

Waltham, MA, January 8, 2001 – ON Technology (NASDAQ: ONTC), a leading provider of remote software delivery solutions, today announced that the Company has appointed Steven R. Wasserman as Vice-President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Mr. Wasserman brings over twenty years experience managing corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, financial planning, financial analysis, and accounting. He has worked with several Wall Street investment banks to raise capital as well as transact mergers & acquisitions.

Most recently, Mr. Wasserman held the position of Vice-President of Corporate Finance at The Pioneer Group, a $250 million global financial services company. While at Pioneer, Mr. Wasserman was a key member of the senior team that sold the company to UniCredito Italiano.

Prior to joining Pioneer, Mr. Wasserman worked at GTECH Holdings Corporation, EG&G Inc., and National Medical Care in a series of senior financial management roles. He holds an MBA degree from Babson College and a BBA degree from the University of Michigan.

Mr. Wasserman has also spoken at several investment management conferences and was a key member of the management team at EG&G that implemented EVA™ (Economic Value Added), a value-based financial management and incentive compensation system focused on maximizing the creation of shareholder value.

"We are thrilled to have Steve on board," said Robert L. Doretti, Chairman, President and CEO of ON Technology. "In addition to his extensive financial experience, Steve is a seasoned business professional. We're expecting him to help us continue growing revenues while carefully managing expenses to achieve profitability - and hence grow shareholder value. His significant Wall Street relationships and experience in raising capital will also be a big plus for the company."

About ON Technology Corporation
ON Technology empowers IT organizations and service providers to manage the full lifecycle of their computing systems over large-scale corporate networks. Our solutions are used to rapidly and reliably deploy critical applications, operating systems, and content to desktops, mobile PCs, handhelds, servers, retail point-of-sale (POS) terminals and banking workstations. Our customers leverage our solutions to significantly reduce IT costs, improve availability and reliability of business-critical applications, and enhance both IT and end-user productivity. ON’s management solution has been chosen by more than 1,000 enterprises worldwide to manage in excess of 1.2 million networked computer systems. For more information visit ON Technology’s Web site at www.on.com or call 800-767-6638.

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The statements in this press release that relate to ON Technology’s future plans, events and performance are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Some of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements are general economic conditions, including the current weakness in the global economy, demand for the Company’s products and services, performance of the Company’s direct and indirect distribution channels, competitive pressures, market acceptance of the Company’s new products and technologies, and the risk factors detailed from time to time in ON Technology’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the third quarter of 2003 filed in November 2003. Actual results and performance may differ materially due to these and other factors. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. ON Technology undertakes no obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this press release that may reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.


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