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Winterthur Insurance Selects ON Technology
for Business-Critical Windows 2000 Roll-Out

ON Command CCM deploys and manages remote Windows 2000
clients in about 600 locations at Winterthur Insurance

Waltham, MA, August 15, 2000 - ON Technology (NASDAQ: ONTC), a leading provider of advanced solutions for deploying software across corporate networks and the Internet, today announced that Winterthur Insurance, part of Credit Suisse Group, has purchased ON Command CCM™ to manage its distributed environment in about 600 locations.

ON Command CCM is being used for Winterthur´s business-critical Windows 2000 roll-out and ongoing management of PCs and servers throughout the entire lifecycle, including reliable deployment and configuration of complex applications.

With more and more companies embracing Windows 2000, ON Command CCM offers a highly efficient and cost-effective solution for automated migration to the new operating system.

"ON Command CCM enables companies to remotely migrate their client devices to Windows 2000 Professional from existing Windows NT, Windows 2000 or UNIX servers," points out Andreas Duerr, Manager Strategic Alliances, ON Technology Europe. "And all without any need to physically visit the devices locally." ON Command CCM provides an integrated solution for remote systems management - from the roll-out of new PCs through ongoing maintenance to the phase-out of obsolete machines.

About Winterthur Group
The Winterthur Group is one of Europe's leading insurers and one of the ten largest internationally operating insurance groups worldwide. Together with the bank subsidiaries of Credit Suisse Group, it forms one of the world's leading integrated financial service companies. Additional information about Winterthur Group can be found at

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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