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CBS 2 Chicago Selects ON Technology Solution to Enhance IT Efficiency

Leading CBS Affiliate Leverages ON Software to Automate Windows 2000 and XP Deployment and Provide Ongoing Software Management for its Mission-Critical Network

WALTHAM, MA (April 17, 2003) - ON Technology (Nasdaq:ONTC), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure management solutions, today announced that CBS 2 CHICAGO (WBBM-TV) has selected ON Technology’s advanced software solution to automate its Windows 2000 and XP deployment and provide ongoing management for its network of business-critical PCs and laptops. The software was purchased during this, the Company’s second quarter of 2003, and installation is underway.

“Because the fast-moving media and entertainment industry depends on IT to manage content and production, advertising and sales, and intellectual property applications, a number of media-related customers have selected our solution due to its strength in managing the computing infrastructure throughout the enterprise, and in pushing out applications, operating systems and data updates,” said Robert L Doretti, Chairman, President and CEO of ON Technology. “We’re pleased to welcome WBBM to our family of customers and look forward to helping them achieve their many objectives with our advanced software technology.”

CBS 2 Chicago joins a number of existing customers who use ON solutions to achieve their strategic and tactical goals, including: lowering operational costs, increasing IT infrastructure security and reliability, and enhancing response time to business and technological changes. Other ON Technology customers within the television & broadcast media and publishing industries are: Gruner+Jahr, Reed Business, RTL, Deutsche Welle, ABC National Television Sales, DSF and Du Mont Schauberg.

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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