MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 26, 2004--New Boundary

Technologies(TM) today announced publication of the highly anticipated Chapter 2 of "The Administrator Shortcut Guide to Patch Management."

Sponsored by New Boundary Technologies and published by Realtimepublishers, the new eBook examines the increasingly complex and strategic IT challenge of software patch management. With threats to network security from viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and other exploits at an all-time high, readers are demonstrating a keen interest in the topic of patch management.

Chapter 2, "Patch Management Best Practices," addresses methodologies for achieving operational excellence in patch management, while Chapter 1 discussed the importance of automated patch management and the benefits it drives. Chapters 1 and 2 of "The Administrator Shortcut Guide to Patch Management" can be immediately accessed at Chapter 3, due for publication in August 2004, will deliver an overview of the available tools for automating and managing this mission-critical IT function.

"When a virus or other threat hits your network, it can tie up your IT staff for several days and cost thousands upon thousands of dollars to repair the damage," said Kim Pearson, president and chief executive officer of New Boundary Technologies. "Anti-virus software is important, but just as important is a proactive approach to patch management that eliminates software vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. This eBook arms IT professionals with the information they need to keep their systems updated and secure."

"The Administrator Shortcut Guide to Patch Management" is authored by Rod Trent, widely acclaimed as the leading industry expert on Microsoft Systems Management Server. The managing editor of and communities editor for TechTarget, Mr. Trent is a Microsoft MVP for Windows Management and author of several books and thousands of technical articles.

"A comprehensive approach to network security demands an automated approach to software patch management," says Sean Daily, chief executive officer of Realtimepublishers. "In addition to the added security, automating patch management greatly improves IT department efficiency and helps ensure maximum productivity throughout the organization by keeping resources available. We're proud to partner with New Boundary Technologies to bring this valuable information to IT professionals."

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About New Boundary Technologies

Founded in 1985, New Boundary Technologies creates innovative software solutions that enable organizations to quickly benefit from emerging complex technologies. By providing the highest quality software, backed by unprecedented customer support, New Boundary Technologies has been recognized by Deloitte & Touche for five consecutive years as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Minnesota. The company's Prism Deploy(R) technology, winner of 11 industry awards, remotely installs, updates and repairs software on Windows computers. The company's Radiem(R) technology monitors and controls remote equipment via the Internet. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, New Boundary Technologies' products are sold worldwide direct and through key distribution partnerships. For more information, please visit our Web site at or call

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