New Boundary Technologies Announces Prism Deploy 5.0



New Active Update™ technology allows system administrators to get critical software, patches and updates to the right computers in minutes

New Boundary Technologies™, Inc. (formerly Lanovation), maker of innovative software solutions that enable organizations to quickly benefit from emerging complex technologies, today announced Prism Deploy® 5.0, a completely integrated software distribution solution designed to improve desktop reliability and security while reducing support costs and end-user downtime.

Prism Deploy 5.0 enables system administrators to quickly and reliably get any application or security patch to any computer, anywhere across their network, in minutes. In today’s competitive business environment, IT departments cannot afford to use deployment tools that require weeks or months of valuable time for rolling out critical business applications or patches. Prism Deploy 5.0 is the most robust and flexible solution on the market for quickly building packages and deploying them correctly the first time. New features in Prism Deploy 5.0 include Active Update™, server-based application deployment, advanced scheduling options, configuration-based scripting, and comprehensive Windows Installer support.

“The release of Prism Deploy 5.0 proves again that New Boundary Technologies is at the forefront of meeting the evolving needs of the systems administrator,” said Kim Pearson, New Boundary Technologies’ President and CEO. “The biggest concern that administrators face today is the daily task of deploying critical patches and hot fixes in a reliable and timely fashion. The new Active Update™ technology in Prism Deploy 5.0 promises to ease this task for our customers,” he said.

Some key features and benefits of Prism Deploy 5.0 include:

· Automatically target and deploy critical software and patches with Active Update™. Active Update targets a specific group of computers based on their hardware, software, or network configurations. Inventory scans are no longer needed. Once the administrator defines the criteria for group membership, computers with the matching configuration automatically put themselves in the right group and receive the critical software or update. Computers that join the network weeks or months later automatically receive the necessary updates and patches without administrator intervention.

· Easily expand and maintain Citrix® server farms. System administrators can use unattended installs to quickly and reliably package and distribute server-based applications to Windows® servers running Windows Terminal Services or Citrix MetaFrame®. With Prism Deploy 5.0, new servers can be added more efficiently than ever before.

· Obtain complete control over deployments with advanced scheduling options. Prism Deploy makes any software self-healing. Administrators can set up a task to recur at regular intervals, like daily or weekly, or with certain events, like login or startup. Administrators also have the option to schedule tasks for after hours, requiring no user intervention.

· Automate the most complicated tasks in complex environments.

The Prism Deploy configuration-based scripting language provides direct, instant access to the hardware, software and network configurations of target computers. With this technology, advanced Installation Rules can also be built into a package. These features give administrators complete control over even the most complicated tasks.

· Receive full Windows Installer support. Prism Deploy can create .MSI installations for legacy applications. Through a partnership with InstallShield®, Prism Deploy also includes the InstallShield Developer™ and Tuner™ products. Administrators can now create and edit Microsoft Installer (MSI) files and Microsoft Transform (MST) files. Prism Deploy can package, edit, customize and deploy any type of file format, making it the most comprehensive software deployment solution on the market.

About Prism Deploy

Prism Deploy is an integrated software packaging and deployment tool for system administrators. Prism Deploy facilitates highly reliable software distributions in mixed Windows environments. 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 5.0 Pricing and Availability (US)

New Boundary Technologies offers corporate site licenses for Prism Deploy. For smaller networks, Prism Deploy pricing starts at $3500 for 100 seats, including all product upgrades and support for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Product evaluations can be ordered direct from New Boundary Technologies by calling (612) 379-3805 or at http://www.newboundary.com/download/prismdeploy/prismdeploy_down.htm. Prism Deploy is also available worldwide through a network of international authorized resellers and distributors. A list of distributors can be found at http://www.newboundary.com/purchase/purchase.htm.

About New Boundary Technologies

Founded in 1985, New Boundary Technologies™, Inc. (formerly Lanovation) creates innovative software solutions that enable organizations to quickly benefit from emerging complex technologies. The company’s Prism Deploy® technology, winner of eleven industry awards, remotely installs, updates and repairs software on Windows computers. The company’s Radiem® technology monitors and controls remote equipment via the Internet. Located in Minneapolis, MN, New Boundary Technologies’ products are sold worldwide direct and through key distribution partnerships. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.newboundary.com or call (800) 747-4487.

Note to Editors: Evaluation (NFR) copies of Prism Deploy 5.0 are available upon request.

©2003 New Boundary Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Prism Deploy is a registered trademark and New Boundary Technologies, Prism Pack, Active Update and Conflict Checker Professional are trademarks of New Boundary Technologies, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


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