FullArmor Announces FAZAM 2000 Version 3.0


Boston, MA, June 24, 2002 -- FullArmor Corp., the leading provider of Group Policy management solutions, today announced FAZAM 2000 version 3.0, delivering on the critical need for Change and Configuration Management (CCM) of Group Policy Objects (GPOs). The upgrade also includes significant enhancements to administration features including reporting, disaster recovery, health check, and RSoP analysis of GPOs (Resultant Set of Policy).

Group Policy is a key component for corporations managing the security and configuration of their Windows 2000/XP environment. Improper management of Group Policy can result in security breaches and unnecessary downtime. Managing Group Policy efficiently will help enterprises reduce costs and maintain secure environments.

"FAZAM 2000 version 3.0 takes a quantum leap in the management of GPOs. Group Policy is mission-critical for our enterprise customers and they are demanding a process-driven approach to managing the GPO lifecycle," said Rich Farrell, chief executive officer at FullArmor. "We are excited about this new version and know that it will give customers the processes for better managing their GPOs and assist them in reducing their overall costs."

FAZAM 2000 Version 3.0 includes the following new benefits:

Tracks changes to GPOs.

Provides version control for GPOs.

Eliminates the risk of making changes in a live, production environment.

Prevents two or more individuals making simultaneous changes to the same GPO.

Reduces risk when delegating GPO administration.

Allows new or changed GPOs to move into production only after being tested and approved.

FAZAM 2000 Version 3.0 is now shipping. For more information and to download an evaluation of FAZAM 2000, go to: www.fullarmor.com/solutions/group

About FAZAM 2000

FAZAM 2000 core features comprise of change and configuration management of GPOs including checkin/checkout, version control, the 4 W's of GPO changes (who, what, when, and why), granular delegation, difference and comparison reports, baselining, GPO Health, and general administration including Resultant Set of Policies (RSoP), restore and back-up capabilities, reporting, searching, and scripting. By automating the labor-intensive tasks of GPO creation, distribution and management, FAZAM 2000 has quickly become the critical solution for enterprises looking to increase the speed, effectiveness, and scalability of their Windows 2000/XP deployments and ongoing management.

About FullArmor

FullArmor Corporation, based in Boston, MA, is the leading provider of enterprise policy management software and services for distributed computing environments. Since 1994, FullArmor's mission has been to reduce TCO for enterprise customers through innovative policy management solutions. FullArmor customers include Boeing, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, Compaq, Dell, Federal Express, Lands' End, Royal Dutch/Shell, Wal-Mart, and Microsoft.

FullArmor licenses its products and offers services to Fortune 1000 companies, software vendors and service providers around the world. For additional information please call (617) 457-8100 or visit www.fullarmor.com.

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Lanovation and Intelligent Decisions Partner to Deliver Software Deployment Solutions to the Government Sector


MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 18, 2002-- Agreement Gives Network Administrators Access to Powerful Tool for Distributing Application Upgrades

Lanovation(TM), Inc., maker of best-of-breed software deployment solutions today announced the availability of Prism Deploy to the government sector through a partnership with Intelligent Decisions, Inc., a provider of hardware, software and service solutions to the federal government and Fortune 1000 customers. Prism Deploy will be made available by Intelligent Decisions to government agencies as part of the Preferred GSA Schedule.

With the partnership, government agencies now have a vehicle for purchasing Lanovation's Prism Deploy, which is designed to easily and quickly deploy software and facilitate large-scale enterprise upgrades, allowing network administrators to focus on other aspects of information management critical to their company's growth and profitability.

"Intelligent Decisions is increasingly focused on providing solutions-based products and services to meet their customers' networking needs," said Paul Newell, vice president of product management for Lanovation. "Our Prism products complement Intelligent Decisions' core competency in this area by providing the network administrator with a software deployment tool that offers unmatched reliability while considerably reducing the time and cost associated with the software distribution effort."

"Our customer base has shown an increasing interest in the benefits of "best of breed" desktop management tools that save them time and money," said Harry Berridge, vice president of sales for Intelligent Decisions. "With Lanovation's Prism Deploy as part of the solution, we have opened the door for our own sales team to provide our customers with additional software application upgrades and packages, helping them to more efficiently manage their network environments."

About Prism Deploy Prism Deploy facilitates highly reliable software distribution in mixed Windows environments. Designed specifically for use by network administrators, Prism Deploy installs, updates, repairs and distributes software to any Windows XP, 2000, NT, Me or 9x computer or group of computers from a central location with unparalleled security and reliability. Installing software with Prism Deploy is an invisible process that does not interrupt the end-user, so employees remain productive during installations and updates.

Prism Deploy deploys software across any network to any Windows PC or laptop with unparalleled reliability and speed. Famous for its ease of use and minimal training requirements, Prism Deploy delivers results to IT professionals in just days as opposed to the weeks or months associated with the implementation of other products. Winner of 11 industry awards, the Prism deployment technology stands apart from competition by enabling the pinpoint updating, deployment or repair of computers, versus putting a deployment task in a queue and waiting for it to run. And with its Conflict Checker utility and powerful rollback features, Prism Deploy customers are assured of software deployments that are 100% reliable.

About Lanovation

Since the company's founding in 1985, the corporate mission at Lanovation has remained the same: to make complex technology simple, provide unequaled customer support and to be a good corporate citizen.

Lanovation identifies practical opportunities in leading edge technology and brings them to reality. Located in Minneapolis, MN, Lanovation products are sold worldwide direct or through key distribution partnerships. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.lanovation.com or call (800) 747-4487.

About Intelligent Decisions

Intelligent Decisions, Inc. (ID) is a certified, minority-owned business and one of the fastest growing systems integrators in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Founded in 1988, ID provides a broad range of IT hardware, software and service solutions to the federal government and Fortune 1000 customers. ID also offers comprehensive professional service capabilities including e-commerce support, web site design and integration, applications development, business intelligence and networking solutions. ID is headquartered in Chantilly, VA and can be found at www.intelligent.net or by calling toll-free 800-929-8331.

CONTACT: Lanovation, Inc., Minneapolis Mary Jo Gentry, 612/379-3805 ext. 101 mgentry@lanovation.com or Intelligent Decisions, Inc. Terri Pond, 703/322-3358 tpond@intelligent.net

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Wise Solutions Expands European Office


PLYMOUTH, Mich., June 17, 2002 - As Wise Solutions continues to see unprecedented growth in the European market, the company has expanded their European headquarters in the Netherlands to provide the best service possible to European customers. The office is located at:

President Kennedylaan 19-21

2517 JK The Hague


Phone: +31 70 392 72 20

Fax: +31 70 392 72 89


The office will focus on providing expanded sales, training and consulting services to better meet the needs of European customers. The Wise team of sales and service professionals, lead by Director of European Operations Pieter H. Versteeg, is ready to continue Wise's reputation for excellent sales and customer service throughout the region.

"Wise is excited to expand this office and grow our relationship with our European customers," said Wise Chief Operating Officer Dennis Blanchette. "This expansion furthers our position as the undisputed leader of corporate application installation and management solutions."

The expansion of the European office follows the unveiling of Wise's state-of-the art world headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, on January 28, furthering the company's goal of extending their global and North American presence.

This expansion comes as Wise Solutions enters its tenth consecutive year of growth providing solutions to system administrators and software developers. It follows the launch of Wise's new web site, at http://www.wise.com and the opening of the new headquarters and training center.

About Wise Solutions - Microsoft Certified Partner

Wise Solutions, Incorporated, is the leading provider of application installation and management software and services. Wise corporate solutions, including the award-winning Wise Package Studio, help system administrators and corporate developers solve their application installation and management problems. Wise's unmatched expertise developing installation technology and experience helping companies deploy applications is the basis for the company's renowned products and services. Wise products make the job easier, save time and money, and produce high-quality, reliable installations. Learn more about Wise Solutions on the Web at www.wise.com.

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InstallShield® and Red Bend™ Partner to Deliver Integrated Software Update Packaging Capabilities to Software Developers


Partnership Significantly Reduces Cost and Size of Actual Software Updates with a Combination of Industry-Leading Software Update Technology and De Facto Standard Installation Authoring Solutions

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and HAYWARD, Calif. June 17, 2002 – InstallShield® Software Corp., the acknowledged leader in software distribution and deployment solutions, and Red Bend Software™, Inc., the leading provider of solutions that enable the simple and efficient deployment of software updates, today announced a partnership to streamline the creation and delivery of software updates and patches for software developers.

The two companies will work to jointly develop and market an integrated solution that combines Red BendÂ’s vCurrent software update technology with InstallShieldÂ’s application packaging solutions to provide a dramatically simplified approach to creating and delivering minimal-size software updates over the Internet as well as the corporate intranet. The co-developed solution is scheduled for availability in Q4 of 2002.

“A significant portion of our Windows-focused customer base is looking to adopt the use of delta-based software updates in the near future,” said Viresh Bhatia, CEO and co-founder of InstallShield. “Partnering with Red Bend enables us to provide customers with access to the industry’s best software update technology in conjunction with the InstallShield solutions they’re already familiar with using.”

Today, it is estimated that approximately 80% of all software distributed is in the form of product updates. With the increase of Web-based downloading and the need to reduce bandwidth costs, todayÂ’s developers are looking for reliable ways to create and distribute the smallest software packages consisting of only the changes occurring between versions, commonly referred as delta-updates. While using delta-updates ensures fast, economic, reliable, and secure software updating that can be distributed via virtually any electronic media, this method can add additional management and technical requirements and the need to use a stand-alone updating solution.

The InstallShield-Red Bend partnership will enable software developers to effectively and efficiently manage, create, and deploy software updates using a co-developed solution that provides seamless integration between the most advanced and professional installation development environment and the most cost-effective and powerful delta-update solution available today.

“The partnership truly combines the best of the best,” said Yoram Salinger, president and CEO of Red Bend. “The partnership leverages the synergy between the software packaging and the update process to deliver a solution that solves real customer problems. InstallShield is clearly the leader in software packaging solutions and we are pleased to be working with them to bring to market a tightly integrated, best-of-breed updating solution.”

About Red Bend Software

Red Bend Software provides solutions for software developers that enable simple and efficient deployment of software updates over any electronic channel. Red Bend products combine tools to easily create, manage, and deploy updates, with technology that dramatically reduces size of update files. Red BendÂ’s solutions benefit both developers and end-users by making software updating manageable, cost-effective, fast, and reliable. Red Bend Software, founded in 1999, is a privately-held company headquartered in Hayward, California and Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel.

For more information, visit www.redbend.com.

About InstallShield Software Corp.

With worldwide headquarters outside of Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill., InstallShield Software Corp. is the acknowledged leader in software-distribution and software-deployment solutions for independent software vendors and corporate IT systems administrators. InstallShield technology powers deployment for the top 100 independent software vendors and is used by more than 200,000 corporate and commercial software developers and systems administrators worldwide. InstallShield also has European headquarters based in Bristol, England. For more information, visit www.installshield.com.

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Wise Solutions Simplifies Application Packaging for System Administrators


PLYMOUTH, Mich., June 17, 2002 - Wise Solutions, the leading provider of application installation and management products and services to Fortune 1000 companies, today announced the immediate availability of Wise Package Studio 3.2 Enterprise Edition. Package Studio 3.2 Enterprise Edition offers major enhancements that improve project management and teamwork for multi-site deployment teams, support coporate standards and produce reliable software deployments.

Wise Package Studio Enterprise Edition is a scalable, corporate-wide solution designed for organizations that manage large numbers of desktops and applications across multiple sites. Important features include easy migration of applications to Windows 2000/XP standards, the industry's best conflict management and integration with all major distribution systems. Wise Package Studio is also available in Standard and Professional editions to meet the needs of any system administrator.

"Wise is the only company that provides an enterprise solution for application packaging, and that solution is now even better," said Rich Bentley, Wise strategic market manager. "Large enterprise customers will find the latest Wise Package Studio enhancements to be invaluable in terms of improved collaboration among decentralized teams, the ability to implement corporate standards, and software rollouts that work the first time."

Key features:

Enterprise conflict management. Organizations with multiple, decentralized teams can access packages maintained by other teams while retaining separate repositories, meaning packages can be checked for conflicts across the organization. Conflict management has also expanded by adding Group Policy Objects and device drivers. And, teams can now easily resolve conflicts between packages still in development and those already deployed without disrupting databases. These enhancements give system administrators a robust conflict management tool that can be shared across the enterprise, ultimately improving package reliability.

Shared workbench. Workflow process templates can be shared by teams maintaining separate repositories, promoting standardization and consistency in distributed environments.

Web services support. Administrators can meet the unique requirements for installing Web-based services and content.

Visual Basic/C# Import Wizard. Easily package internally developed applications by converting them into .WSI or .MSI files.

Wise Package Studio is available directly from Wise, or through select resellers. Version 3.2 is a free upgrade to current users of Wise Package Studio 3.x, and special upgrade pricing is available for owners of other Wise Solutions products. All sales are backed by the Wise 30 day money back guarantee. For more information, e-mail sales@wise.com.

About Wise Solutions

Wise Solutions, Incorporated, is the leading provider of application installation and management software and services. With global headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan; and regional sales and professional services offices in Washington, DC; Redmond, Washington; and the Netherlands, Wise provides installation and management solutions, training, and consulting services to customers worldwide.

Wise corporate solutions, including the award-winning Wise Package Studio, help system administrators and corporate developers solve their application installation and management problems. Wise's unmatched expertise developing installation technology and experience helping companies deploy applications is the basis for the company's renowned products and services. Wise products make the job easier, save time and money, and produce high-quality, reliable installations. Learn more about Wise Solutions on the Web at www.wise.com.

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