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ON Technology Establishes Business Development Partnership to Expand Presence Within the Federal and State Governments

Waltham, Mass. (May 7, 2003) - ON Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:ONTC), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure management solutions, announced a business development partnership with privately-held Herndon, Virginia-based JB Cubed. Aimed at expanding the Company’s presence in the government marketplace, JB Cubed will sell ON Technology’s full suite of products to federal and state governments and agencies, and commercial accounts. In addition, both companies will collaborate on joint sales and marketing activities to the federal and Mid-Atlantic State governments, as well as provide consultancy support and a dual presence at government technology expositions, trade shows and seminars.

The government market is a large and growing opportunity for ON’s advanced management solutions, which include: ON iCommand™ for software deployment and configuration management; ON Command® Discovery for asset management; and ON Command Remote™ for Help Desk remote control. Growth in this market is viewed to be driven by the heightened need for automated security compliance, disaster recovery, and Windows 2000/XP migrations, as well as an increased focus on IT efficiency and cost reductions. The federal government spent $37.1 billion on information systems and services in 2002, and will increase spending at a compound annual growth rate of 11 percent from $37.1 billion in fiscal year 2002 to
$63.3 billion in FY 2007 (according to INPUT, a leading market research firm that tracks government spending).

“We are excited about our partnership with ON Technology. Governments are actively looking for ways to enhance security and accelerate the deployment of new mission-critical technology while improving IT efficiency – and ON Technology's products provide the best solution,” said Jim Beaupre, CEO & founder of JB Cubed. “ON Technology has the on enterprise solution that provides full lifecycle management of a wide range of devices over all types of networks, including LANs, WANs, wireless networks and the Internet. ON’s unique remote management capability frees scarce IT resources to focus on other critical needs.”

JB Cubed currently holds its own General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule and sells technology solutions into a wide range of federal departments and nearly every federal government agency. ON solutions are already being used in a number of government installations such as U.S. Courts, the Senate of Pennsylvania, the National Library of Medicine, the National Eye Institute and the Missile Defense Agency.

“As experts in selling into the government marketplace, JB Cubed is the ideal partner to deliver our solution to the federal government; to be successful in this market, their unique business requirements and the length and complexity of their sales cycle must be understood,” said Robert L. Doretti, Chairman, President and CEO of ON Technology. “With its successful sales record, established GSA Schedule and highly trained sales engineering staff, JB Cubed will enable us to pursue the highly-lucrative government market more aggressively.”

For governments and their agencies, ON iCommand’s open and scalablable Java-based technology provides unattended remote management of desktops, servers, and mobile/wireless devices such as laptops and handhelds – for a range of OS platforms, including Windows, Linux, Pocket PC and UNIX – and has been designed to support next-generation devices such as intelligent cell phones and embedded vehicle systems and defense systems. With ON iCommand, IT departments can now perform critical management functions on thousands of remote devices simultaneously, under the control of centralized administration servers. These functions include: unattended provisioning, OS and application deployment, ongoing security updates and patch management, one-click disaster recovery and de-provisioning.

About JB Cubed
JB Cubed, Inc., a Virginia company founded in 1997, provides sales outsourcing services to high technology companies. Its primary function is to market unique client technology solutions that support customer mission critical applications into public sector and eastern US territories. JB Cubed's clients are technology companies that have chosen JB Cubed's marketing solutions rather than the cost of building an in-house sales capability. The JB Cubed staff consists of sales professionals, marketing and engineering consultants with extensive knowledge of the mid-Atlantic and federal marketplace. Its products consist of various replicate sales methodologies that leverage knowledge of customer requirements.

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 or call 800-767-6638.


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