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Library of Congress Chooses ON iCommand™ to Manage 5,000 Workstations Across Washington DC Campus

ON Technology Now Listed on General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule via Partnership with JB Cubed

Waltham, MA (Oct. 1, 2003) – ON Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:ONTC), a leading provider of infrastructure management solutions, today announced that the Library of Congress has placed an order for the company’s ON iCommand™ software suite. The ON solution will be used to manage 5,000 business-critical workstations across six distributed locations in Washington D.C. For the first time, all Library of Congress workstations and applications will be managed and updated from a single central location.

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library with over 14 million books and 36 million manuscripts. The Library also administers the American copyright system, while its Congressional Research Service prepares reports on any topic at the request of a member of Congress.

The initial phase of the ON iCommand implementation, which is currently underway, will automate the delivery of critical service packs and complex groupware applications to all 5,000 Library of Congress workstations. In its second phase, the agency’s IT department will leverage ON iCommand to automate the bare metal provisioning of new workstations, the deployment of next-generation operating systems, and one-click disaster recovery.

By providing a centralized and automated infrastructure for deploying software “over the wire” – rather than via traditional sneakernet – ON iCommand enhances IT security while lowering ongoing IT costs and enhancing the Library of Congress’ ability to rapidly respond to customer requests.

Robert L. Doretti, Chairman, President and CEO of ON Technology, said “While we have provided solutions to state and local government agencies throughout the U.S. and Europe, we are honored to have been chosen by such an important and prestigious institution as the Library of Congress. Our solution will help manage its most critical workstations and applications as they document our nation’s greatest treasure – the words of its citizens. Our selection by the Library of Congress also came as a result of our acceptance by the GSA, which was due in no small part to our partnership with JB Cubed; we look forward to working together in providing the same value to other federal institutions.”

Mr. Doretti continued, “We are also pleased that the Library of Congress chose our solution after evaluating other competing solutions on the market, and selected our solution because of its enhanced flexibility and reliability compared to traditional image - and snapshot-based tools.”

The Library of Congress is the first joint customer between ON Technology and JB Cubed. The company also announced that, through its previously announced partnership with JB Cubed, ON Technology has been added to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) list of federally approved contractors.

ON Technology solutions are already being used successfully in many other state and federal government installations, including the National Library of Medicine, the National Eye Institute, U.S. Courts, Senate of Pennsylvania, New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

About JB Cubed, Inc.
JB Cubed, Inc., a Virginia company founded in 1997, provides sales outsourcing services to 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. For more information visit the JB Cubed website at www.jbcubed.com.

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.

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