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ON Technology's Software Management Solution Now Available from Dell as Factory-Installed Option or Downloadable Trial

ON Command CCM simplifies IT with full lifecycle PC management

Waltham, MA, June 21, 2000 - ON Technology Corporation (Nasdaq: ONTC), a leading supplier of advanced solutions for deploying software across corporate networks and the Internet, today announced that its best-of-breed software management solution is now available from Dell Computer Corp. (Nasdaq: DELL) as a factory-installed option or downloadable trial from the Dell web site. As a result of this agreement, Dell customers can now obtain a complete manageability solution - including hardware, software and services - that reduces costs, allows IT to deliver a higher quality of service to end-users, and accelerates strategic IT initiatives such as Windows 2000 migrations.

"To meet customer needs and offer competitive solutions, PC manufacturers are enhancing their product lines by offering management software that takes advantage of the manageability features built into their hardware," said Kevin Knox, Research Director, Gartner Group. "Customers can immediately leverage the total solution and automate PC management tasks to lower their support and administration costs."

ON Technology's agreement with Dell, coupled with its Application Service Provider (ASP) alliances, now allows the company to offer small and medium size businesses a turnkey IT management solution. ON is working closely with leading service providers to meet the needs of small and medium businesses as well as enterprises. These partners include 2nd Century Communications - a leading open network ASP - as well as companies such as Unisys and Getronics.

"Our goal is to simplify IT for both enterprise organizations and service providers," said Robert Doretti, President and CEO, ON Technology. "The combination of ON's remote management software with Dell's built-in manageability hardware delivers a powerful solution for our customers and partners."

Downloadable Trial Version Deploys 12 Standard Applications Including
Office 2000

Dell customers can now download a free 30-day trial version of the ON Command CCM™ console - called "ON Command Special Edition" - from The console is an intuitive and easy-to-use Windows application that provides point-and-click deployment and configuration for desktop and mobile PCs connected via LANs, WANs, and dial-up networks.

ON Command Special Edition can be used out-of-the-box to remotely deploy 12 standard applications and configuration programs to multiple PCs simultaneously. The applications include: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Office 2000, Office 97, and Windows NT Service Pack 6a; Netscape Navigator; Lotus Notes; Adobe Acrobat; WinZip; Dell OpenManage Client; ON Command Remote; Configuration Settings for NT; and System Utilities.

ON Agent Provides "Instant Manageability™" for Both New & Existing PCs
Dell customers can also request factory installation of the ON Desktop Agent on all of their new Dell business PCs, through Dell Plus™. The enhanced version of the Desktop Agent (also available in a 30-day trial version via provides "Instant Manageability" for both new and existing PCs - which starts as soon as the PCs are plugged into the network, without requiring any intervention by administrators or end-users.

Here's how it works: First, the ON Agent uses a network broadcast to automatically discover the nearest ON Command CCM management server. Next, the agent communicates all relevant configuration information to the server such as PC name, MAC address, installed OS type, and installed applications. Finally, the ON server uses this information to automatically incorporate the client into its client database -- so that it can be immediately managed by the IT administrator using the ON centralized console.

About ON Command CCM
ON Command CCM delivers unattended remote management of desktop and mobile PCs across their entire lifecycle, including new PC builds, application deployment, ongoing software updates, and one-touch emergency rebuilds in case of corruption or misconfiguration. ON Technology's solution uses a unique push-based technology to automatically deliver operating systems such as Windows 98 & Windows 2000; applications such as Office 2000, Lotus Notes R5, & SAP; and updates such as Service Packs and new virus settings. ON Command CCM is an open and scalable system that integrates with existing enterprise frameworks and leverages the latest standards in operating systems, networking and PC manageability hardware.

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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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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