WATERLOO, Ontario, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Mortice Kern Systems Inc. (MKS) (Toronto: MKX) today announced a solution to finally bring to an end the pain corporations suffer in trying to fit together disparate Windows NT Workstation 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0 and UNIX(R) operating systems. The MKS Toolkit(R) Update Edition is targeted directly at corporate Windows NT systems administrators and developers who suffer the pains of working with two essential, but very different computing environments -- Windows NT and UNIX. The MKS offering is an upsell to the Microsoft Windows NT Services for UNIX Add-On Pack, also officially released today by Microsoft Corporation(R) (Nasdaq: MSFT). The availability of both products brings to corporate customers unsurpassed UNIX programming and systems management capabilities on the Windows NT platform, enabling companies to finally knit together the two operating systems. "Our enterprise customers are deploying Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server alongside UNIX systems and they are grappling with the issue of total enterprise interoperability. Through the delivery of our Windows NT Services for UNIX Add-On Pack, Microsoft has chosen to tackle this challenge head on, solving customer problems today. MKS extends the Microsoft offering further by providing additional programming and management capabilities," says Frank Artale, general manager for enterprise systems management at Microsoft Corp. "Customers such as Lucent, Siemens, Intel and Salomon Smith Barney have all experienced the challenge of knitting together Windows NT and UNIX in the enterprise, and all of these companies have turned to MKS to provide an answer. No one else in the market can match MKS's history and experience in providing the most powerful and sophisticated solution to address the technological challenge of interoperability," says Randall Howard, MKS chairman and CEO. "Microsoft's attention to the issue of enterprise interoperability, with the release of the Windows NT Services for UNIX, now gives these customers a readily available and completely workable solution. MKS is very pleased to work with Microsoft to extend the solution for customers that much further." The Solution Customers seeking a complete Windows NT and UNIX interoperability solution can turn to the MKS Toolkit Update Edition which extends the MKS technology found in the new Microsoft product. Fashioned after MKS Toolkit, the Update Edition contains a comprehensive set of more than 210 powerful Windows and UNIX tools and offers the following additional advantages: -- Leverage existing investment across various environments including Windows 95/98 with multi-platform support -- Guarantee the compatibility of solutions and leverage existing skill sets with a comprehensive suite of POSIX style and Win32 specific tools -- Easily set up, maintain and control the user environment with Windows NT security and administration utilities -- Speed the software development and administration process with Windows NT and UNIX scripting tools For more information on the MKS Toolkit Windows NT(R) Services for UNIX Add-On Pack Update Edition, visit http://www.mks.com/solution/tk/mssfu. About Pricing and Availability The MKS Toolkit Windows NT Services for UNIX Add-On Pack Update Edition will be made available for purchase directly from MKS, its established distribution channels, and the MKS Web site at http://www.mks.com/order. The Update Edition is available for a suggested retail price of US$299. About MKS Mortice Kern Systems Inc. (MKS) is a leading provider of interoperability solutions for software development and Intranet teams across the enterprise. MKS offers a full suite of MKS Integrity(TM) products and services to effectively manage the development process, improving the quality and proficiency of mission-critical software. Our products are the preferred choice of Global 2000 companies building software and corporate Intranets across multiple platforms. With Canadian headquarters located in Waterloo, Ontario, and US headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, MKS can be reached via the World Wide Web at http://www.mks.com or by calling 800-265-2797 (US & Canada), +49-711-351775-0 (Germany) and +44-181-335-5920 (United Kingdom). UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Limited
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