ON iCommand Achieves Rapid Adoption by New Customers Worldwide
Company Also Ships ON iCommand Version 2.1, Extending
Current Support for Managing Windows and Linux to Pocket PC and UNIX
Waltham, Mass. (June 17, 2003)
- ON Technology (NASDAQ:ONTC), a leading provider of
enterprise infrastructure management solutions, today
announced that its recently launched ON iCommand™
suite has experienced rapid adoption by a wide range
of customers in both the U.S. and Europe during the
ON iCommand – a unified Web-enabled
solution for managing any function on any device over
any network, including wired and wireless LANs, WANs,
dial-up and the Internet – has been chosen by
customers in a diverse group of industries including
banking & finance, government, telecommunications,
manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals.
The company also announced that
it is currently shipping the newest version of ON iCommand,
which extends the company’s current support for
Windows and Linux devices to Pocket PC handhelds and
UNIX systems such as Sun Solaris, HP-UX and Mac OS X
platforms. ON iCommand Version 2.1 also enhances the
company’s Web-based tools to support the specialized
browser requirements of the Pocket PC, including Web
Self-Service for end-users and Web Admin for IT administrators.
ON iCommand customers include:
Banking and Finance
- A large financial
institution in the Northeast U.S., which purchased
the full ON iCommand suite to manage 10,000 banking
terminals in 1,300 geographically-diverse branch offices.
ON iCommand will also be used to automate the company’s
Windows XP roll-out, deploy new business applications
and critical updates such as security patches, and
provide one-click disaster recovery.
State and Local Government
- The State Senate of
Pennsylvania, which purchased ON iCommand to manage
mobile laptops for state senators and their staff.
- The City of Tallahassee,
Florida, which purchased ON iCommand to manage
nearly 1,300 workstations.
- Sedgefield Borough
Council, U.K., which purchased ON iCommand to
automate its Windows XP migration across 15 distributed
sites, as well as deploy ongoing updates and reduce
Help Desk response times with a limited IT staff.
- A large, U.S.-based telecommunications
provider, which purchased ON iCommand to manage
a cluster of network servers delivering telecommunications
services to wired and wireless carriers.
Manufacturing & Technology
- Saab Group, which
purchased ON iCommand to manage its network of desktops
at its Saab Training Systems corporate headquarters
- National Machinery LLC,
a U.S.-based manufacturer of metal parts forming machines,
which purchased the full ON iCommand suite to automate
its Windows XP roll-out and lower ongoing IT costs.
- Alpine Mayreder,
a European company in the building and construction
industry, which purchased the ON Technology solution
to manage 2,300 workstations and laptops through ON
iCommand Web Admin.
- MS Mail Service,
a fast-growing Swiss-based marketing service provider
specializing in direct marketing and call centers,
which purchased ON iCommand to manage Internet kiosks
- Actelion Pharmaceuticals
Ltd., a Swiss-based leader in the development
and marketing of new drugs, which purchased ON iCommand
to manage its network of both servers and workstations.
“The rapid adoption of ON
iCommand validates our vision and investment in next-generation
solutions that solve real-world customer problems,”
stated Robert L. Doretti, ON Technology chairman, president,
and CEO. “The significant benefits delivered by
our solution – lower IT costs, enhanced security,
and higher quality of service for all users, wherever
they’re located – should allow us to substantially
grow our customer base during the course of this year.
We believe that ON iCommand’s initial adoption
is indicative of pent-up market demand that ON Technology
is best positioned to address.”
ON iCommand uniquely provides a single integrated solution
for managing the full lifecycle of remote devices, including
unattended bare metal provisioning, OS and application
deployment, ongoing security updates and patch management,
disaster recovery, and de-provisioning. Its open and
scalable architecture also allows IT organizations to
incorporate and leverage existing tools – such
as Ghost, Microsoft SMS, Wise Package Studio, and Novell
ZENworks packages – to provide 100% automation
and eliminate sneakernet.
ON iCommand’s innovative
Java-based agent and server technology supports desktops,
servers, retail kiosks, and mobile devices such as laptops
and handhelds, and has been designed to support next-generation
devices such as intelligent cell phones, embedded vehicle
systems and consumer set-top boxes. With ON iCommand,
IT departments can now perform critical management functions
on thousands of remote devices simultaneously, over
any type of network.
ON iCommand also incorporates advanced
technologies for managing devices over low-speed connections
and the Internet, including HTTP/SSL support for securely
managing users both inside and outside the firewall
(such as home users); dynamic bandwidth throttling for
preserving bandwidth for critical business applications;
file- and byte-level differencing and compression for
minimizing download times; and checkpoint-restart for
efficiently handling intermittent connections such as
wireless and dial-up.
The ON iCommand suite consists
of ON iCommand for unattended device provisioning, OS
deployments, and ongoing software management; ON Command
Discovery™ for network discovery, asset management,
license compliance, and software usage monitoring; and
ON Command Remote™ for Help Desk support.
ON iCommand 2.1 is currently shipping and available
as a no-charge upgrade for current ON iCommand customers
with valid maintenance agreements
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.
Gerald Kimber White
Allen & Caron Inc.
ON Technology, ON Command, and ON Command CCM are registered trademarks, and the ON logo and ON iCommand are trademarks of ON Technology Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other brand names and trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
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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