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
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."
Trial Version Deploys 12 Standard Applications Including
Dell customers can now download a free 30-day trial
version of the ON Command CCM™ console - called
"ON Command Special Edition" - from www.dell.com/imagemanagement.
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.
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 www.dell.com/imagemanagement) 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
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.
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 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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