MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 2005--New Boundary Technologies(R), a provider of automated IT management and security solutions, today announced the release of Prism Pack(R) 6, the newest version of its award-winning software packaging solution. Designed for the large enterprise, Prism Pack dramatically reduces package production time and delivers new functionality that improves packaging security and reliability. Prism Pack 6 is available immediately.

Prism Pack simplifies software packaging by replacing tedious scripting with the Prism Pack Expert, a drag-and-drop package creation interface. Scripting software packages can take several days, but Prism Pack does the job in hours, allowing more strategic use of IT resources and speeding time to benefit.

"Prism Pack is a feature-rich complementary packaging tool for Microsoft SMS and other desktop management suites," said Kim Pearson, president and chief executive officer of New Boundary Technologies.

"Prism Pack is the most mature software packaging solution on the market, and we keep improving it with each new version. Prism Pack is an ideal packaging solution for enterprises wanting to use their IT resources more strategically."

Prism Pack is a highly flexible solution that packages any software for deployment to any workstation or laptop anywhere in the world, and provides full support for Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI). In addition to supporting Microsoft SMS and other desktop management suites, Prism Pack works easily with any other deployment infrastructure, including Web pages, logon scripts and CD-ROM. Using Prism Pack's Smart Variables technology, administrators can create a single package that can be customized for deployment in diverse environments. Prism Pack can package virtually any software, including applications, updates, and printer installs. Prism Pack can also easily remove unauthorized software from users' computers.

New security features in Prism Pack 6 include Package Authentication and Permissions Packaging. Package Authentication provides full support for digital signatures that authenticate packages prior to deployment and secure against unauthorized access and edits, so only packages from a trusted source get installed. Prism Pack's Permissions Packaging allows administrators to easily build software packages that also include security settings. In addition to new security features, Prism Pack 6 includes Checkpoint Restart, which improves reliability by continuing package distribution in the event of an interruption.

Prism Pack further improves package deployment reliability with Conflict Checker, which eliminates file and registry conflicts before deployment, and with a Rollback feature that restores computers to their exact pre-deployment state should a package need to be removed.

Prism Pack Installation Rules allow a single software package to be delivered to targeted computers based on configuration traits. Prism Pack users report 100-percent reliable deployments when using Prism packages.

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 (800) 747-4487.