MDD Inc. Launches Trusted Enterprise Manager 4.0

New Product Release Extends Windows 2000 System Management Capabilities

With Enhanced Functionality



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Master Design & Development Inc.

    SAN RAMON, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- MDD Inc. a leading provider of
 software for automating Windows NT and Windows 2000 system administration
 today announced availability of Trusted Enterprise Manager (TEM) 4.0. For
 Windows NT/2000 and Microsoft Exchange system administrators concerned about
 reducing the complexity of managing operations in the Microsoft Enterprise,
 MDD's TEM 4.0 is a centralized console for simplifying and automating tasks.
 Unlike existing system management products, TEM combines rich task automation
 and secure delegation along with a SQL repository resulting in lower cost of
 ownership, greater administrator accountability and enhanced network security.
     "The adoption and deployment of Windows 2000 highlights the need for
 robust and mature management tools such as Trusted Enterprise Manager more
 than ever before," says Nelson Cicchitto, CTO of MDD Inc. "Full adoption of
 Active Directory is lagging due to its sheer complexity and lack of proven
 best practices for deployment and operations. TEM's comprehensive task
 automation model, coupled with delegation, auditing and reporting, directly
 address these shortcomings."
 
     Increasing Efficiency in Daily Windows 2000 Operations with TEM 4.0
     TEM was built from the ground up to simplify complex tasks, integrate
 functionality into logical workflow, increase security across WindowsNT/2000
 networks and to decrease administration time and costs. Over 1,000 customers
 worldwide use TEM to automate, consolidate, and securely delegate routine
 tasks associated with user account management across Windows 2000 and NT4,
 Exchange and the WTS/Citrix Metaframe environments. MDD pioneered the
 Directory Shadow Repository (DSR) architecture providing accountability
 through automated audit and reporting on tasks executed in the TEM
 environment.
     TEM 4.0 advances MDD's vision to create a full-service console for
 Microsoft Enterprise Management with the addition of native machine and
 service delegation, retained OU paths in Windows 2000, improved interface and
 memory management. "We are particularly excited about TEM 4.0's dynamic
 wildcard delegation," says Michael Hooper, Manager of IT Services at the
 London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham who Beta tested TEM 4.0 in the
 Windows 2000 environment. "This capability shields my delegate managers from
 the complexities of Active Directory and allows them to manage computers,
 services and shares without having to navigate through the ADS hierarchy."
     TEM 4.0 integrates two new security products. MDD's own Password Bouncer
 provides the capability to extend native Windows2000/NT password policy and
 screen weak passwords that can be easily cracked and compromised. MDD has also
 entered into a strategic partnership with Small Wonders Software integrating
 Enterprise Security Reporter into TEM 4.0 for reporting on directory, file and
 share permissions.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     TEM 4.0 is now available for purchase directly from MDD Inc. or one of its
 authorized channel partners. Licensing for TEM 4.0 is based on total number of
 managed Windows NT and/or Windows 2000 accounts. Entry level pricing starts at
 $5,000 for a minimum of 250 users.  Password Bouncer and Enterprise Security
 Reporter are licensed and purchased in addition to TEM. A 30-day evaluation
 license of TEM 4.0, Password Bouncer and Enterprise Security Reporter may be
 downloaded from www.mddinc.com.
 
     ABOUT MDD INC.
     Master Design & Development Inc. (MDD Inc.), founded in 1995 in San Ramon,
 California, is pioneering, standards-based solutions that simplify, secure,
 and enhance enterprise directory management.  MDD's signature product, Trusted
 Enterprise Manager (TEM) is the leading Windows NT administration solution on
 the market today, allowing distributed enterprises to increase the quality of
 their IT service levels, decrease internal security exposure and dramatically
 lower their total cost of ownership. Over the past 3 years, MDD has generated
 tremendous growth in sales by deploying TEM in such organizations as NASA,
 Chevron, Eli Lily and Delta Airlines; as well as 1,000 additional accounts in
 the US and Internationally. To contact MDD Inc., please call 800-609-8610, or
 email sales@mddinc.com. MDD Inc. can be found on the Web at:
 http://www.mddinc.com .
 
     About Small Wonders Software
     Small Wonders Software, a privately held corporation founded in 1993, is
 committed to providing progressive administrative and security software for
 Windows NT/2000 networks. Dedicated to developing innovative software
 solutions, our goal is to ease and improve administration while increasing end
 user company efficiency and reducing administrative costs. Our expert
 products, reputed for their superior performance, value and reliability offer
 solutions for enterprises worldwide. Small Wonders Software is devoted to
 embracing new technology and pioneering new software tools, all the while
 maintaining outstanding customer service. Small Wonders Software's clients
 consist of both nationally and internationally recognized leaders from
 corporations, banks, educational institutions, and the United States
 government.
 
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    SAN RAMON, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- MDD Inc. a leading provider of
 software for automating Windows NT and Windows 2000 system administration
 today announced availability of Trusted Enterprise Manager (TEM) 4.0. For
 Windows NT/2000 and Microsoft Exchange system administrators concerned about
 reducing the complexity of managing operations in the Microsoft Enterprise,
 MDD's TEM 4.0 is a centralized console for simplifying and automating tasks.
 Unlike existing system management products, TEM combines rich task automation
 and secure delegation along with a SQL repository resulting in lower cost of
 ownership, greater administrator accountability and enhanced network security.
     "The adoption and deployment of Windows 2000 highlights the need for
 robust and mature management tools such as Trusted Enterprise Manager more
 than ever before," says Nelson Cicchitto, CTO of MDD Inc. "Full adoption of
 Active Directory is lagging due to its sheer complexity and lack of proven
 best practices for deployment and operations. TEM's comprehensive task
 automation model, coupled with delegation, auditing and reporting, directly
 address these shortcomings."
 
     Increasing Efficiency in Daily Windows 2000 Operations with TEM 4.0
     TEM was built from the ground up to simplify complex tasks, integrate
 functionality into logical workflow, increase security across WindowsNT/2000
 networks and to decrease administration time and costs. Over 1,000 customers
 worldwide use TEM to automate, consolidate, and securely delegate routine
 tasks associated with user account management across Windows 2000 and NT4,
 Exchange and the WTS/Citrix Metaframe environments. MDD pioneered the
 Directory Shadow Repository (DSR) architecture providing accountability
 through automated audit and reporting on tasks executed in the TEM
 environment.
     TEM 4.0 advances MDD's vision to create a full-service console for
 Microsoft Enterprise Management with the addition of native machine and
 service delegation, retained OU paths in Windows 2000, improved interface and
 memory management. "We are particularly excited about TEM 4.0's dynamic
 wildcard delegation," says Michael Hooper, Manager of IT Services at the
 London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham who Beta tested TEM 4.0 in the
 Windows 2000 environment. "This capability shields my delegate managers from
 the complexities of Active Directory and allows them to manage computers,
 services and shares without having to navigate through the ADS hierarchy."
     TEM 4.0 integrates two new security products. MDD's own Password Bouncer
 provides the capability to extend native Windows2000/NT password policy and
 screen weak passwords that can be easily cracked and compromised. MDD has also
 entered into a strategic partnership with Small Wonders Software integrating
 Enterprise Security Reporter into TEM 4.0 for reporting on directory, file and
 share permissions.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     TEM 4.0 is now available for purchase directly from MDD Inc. or one of its
 authorized channel partners. Licensing for TEM 4.0 is based on total number of
 managed Windows NT and/or Windows 2000 accounts. Entry level pricing starts at
 $5,000 for a minimum of 250 users.  Password Bouncer and Enterprise Security
 Reporter are licensed and purchased in addition to TEM. A 30-day evaluation
 license of TEM 4.0, Password Bouncer and Enterprise Security Reporter may be
 downloaded from www.mddinc.com.
 
     ABOUT MDD INC.
     Master Design & Development Inc. (MDD Inc.), founded in 1995 in San Ramon,
 California, is pioneering, standards-based solutions that simplify, secure,
 and enhance enterprise directory management.  MDD's signature product, Trusted
 Enterprise Manager (TEM) is the leading Windows NT administration solution on
 the market today, allowing distributed enterprises to increase the quality of
 their IT service levels, decrease internal security exposure and dramatically
 lower their total cost of ownership. Over the past 3 years, MDD has generated
 tremendous growth in sales by deploying TEM in such organizations as NASA,
 Chevron, Eli Lily and Delta Airlines; as well as 1,000 additional accounts in
 the US and Internationally. To contact MDD Inc., please call 800-609-8610, or
 email sales@mddinc.com. MDD Inc. can be found on the Web at:
 http://www.mddinc.com .
 
     About Small Wonders Software
     Small Wonders Software, a privately held corporation founded in 1993, is
 committed to providing progressive administrative and security software for
 Windows NT/2000 networks. Dedicated to developing innovative software
 solutions, our goal is to ease and improve administration while increasing end
 user company efficiency and reducing administrative costs. Our expert
 products, reputed for their superior performance, value and reliability offer
 solutions for enterprises worldwide. Small Wonders Software is devoted to
 embracing new technology and pioneering new software tools, all the while
 maintaining outstanding customer service. Small Wonders Software's clients
 consist of both nationally and internationally recognized leaders from
 corporations, banks, educational institutions, and the United States
 government.
 
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