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BindView and IKON Align for Security Management and Migration Projects

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

Houston - March 21, 2001 - BindView Corporation (NASDAQ: BVEW), a leading provider of IT administration and security management solutions, today announced a Consulting Program Agreement with IKON Office Solutions (NYSE: IKN) to help businesses plan, deploy and secure Windows 2000 environments.  IKON's systems integration and network services and security practices areas, which provide migration assessment and consulting services, have selected BindView's bv-Admin and bv-Control product suites as their preferred solutions for enabling seamless deployments of Windows 2000, as well as for securing clients' critical infrastructure. "This relationship enables IKON to offer customers complete migration and security assessments, enabling organizations to gain insight and control over their entire network," said Todd Bender, vice president of Systems Integration and Networks Services for IKON.  "Our customers will have the benefit of the combined strength of BindView's security and migration solutions and IKON's proven expertise in planning migration deployments." Under the agreement, IKON is licensed to use BindView's bv-Admin for Migration software, bv-Admin for Windows 2000 software, bv-Control for NetWare and NDS software, bv-Control for Windows 2000 software and bv-Control for Desktops software to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the current network required in the planning phase of the migration process.  Once an evaluation is completed, IKON will be capable of developing migration plans designed to employ BindView's migration solutions, where appropriate.  Additionally, IKON may utilize the bv-Control products to provide security and configuration reports, vulnerability analysis and enforcement of security policies once migration is complete.  The relationship is intended to primarily target the government and healthcare industries and to allow IKON customers to securely manage their network as they migrate to the Windows 2000 platform.




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