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MKS Announces Immediate Availability of Implementer 5.4

Waterloo ON - May 27, 2003: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX:MKX), a leading provider of tools to automate, secure, manage and control the software development process, today announced the latest version of Implementer® 5.4, the iSeries and AS/400 offering in the Company's enterprise software configuration management (SCM) solution. Please also see today's news release announcing the latest version of the MKS Integrity Solution® at http://www.mks.com/press. Implementer and MKS Source Integrity® Enterprise integrate seamlessly with MKS Integrity Manager™ to provide scalable, workflow-enabled SCM for the iSeries environment or for all platforms across the enterprise.

Support for IBM WDSc 5.0 and Visual LANSA; Streamlined Parallel Development

Waterloo ON - May 27, 2003: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX:MKX), a leading provider of tools to automate, secure, manage and control the software development process, today announced the latest version of Implementer® 5.4, the iSeries and AS/400 offering in the Company's enterprise software configuration management (SCM) solution. Please also see today's news release announcing the latest version of the MKS Integrity Solution® at http://www.mks.com/press. Implementer and MKS Source Integrity® Enterprise integrate seamlessly with MKS Integrity Manager™ to provide scalable, workflow-enabled SCM for the iSeries environment or for all platforms across the enterprise.

Implementer 5.4 contains the following new capabilities for enterprise iSeries organizations:

     

  • Integration with IBM WebSphere Development Studio client (WDSc) 5.0 - Implementer provides an easy to use graphical user interface utilizing the eclipse-based WDSc for iSeries 5.0. In conjunction with MKS Source Integrity Enterprise Edition and MKS Integrity Manager, WDSc can seamlessly manage all of an organization's native and eBusiness development from one interface.
  • Apache Web Server Support - Implementer's Web browser interface now operates under the popular Apache Web server (iSeries HTTP Server powered by Apache) as well as the original iSeries HTTP server.
  • Enhanced LANSA Support - Implementer now supports Visual LANSA, providing tighter control with the full utilization of task tracking. MKS has also certified Implementer for use with LANSA 10.0
  • Streamlined Parallel Development - Gives Implementer users and administrators automatic conflict resolution, resulting in less administration and greater productivity.
  • Enhanced security features - Simplified integration with user-written and 3rd party TCP/IP policy enforcement tools. Allows Implementer managed FTP policies for software distribution eliminating the need for specific users to access FTP, further tightening an organization's network security.
  • Plus more - For a complete listing visit http://www.mks.com/products/implementer/.

"MKS understands the increasing shift mature iSeries development organizations are making into the realm of distributed, cross-platform development and is providing them with a necessary solution to cross these once formidable boundaries. MKS's enterprise SCM solution effectively spans both the iSeries and distributed worlds, giving IT organizations greater visibility and control over the enterprise change management process. Moreover, MKS's solution is available today, and all from one vendor," says Marty Acks, iSeries Product Manager, MKS Inc.

About MKS
MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX:MKX) provides award-winning enterprise software configuration management (SCM) and interoperability software solutions enabling Global 1000 companies to better manage and control the complete process of software development. The Company's family of SCM products offers advanced technology with robust workflow, version control, and impact analysis capabilities. Under its widely known MKS Toolkit brand, MKS provides UNIX-Windows co-existence, and system administration that significantly cut development and administrative costs and reduce time to market while enabling enhanced performance. Founded in 1984 with over 10,000 customers worldwide, MKS has built its brand on the foundation of advanced technology, superior quality and extraordinary customer service. More information about MKS can be found at http://www.mks.com, or by calling 1-800-265-2797 (US & Canada), +49-711-351775-0 (Germany), and +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom).

MKS, Implementer, MKS Source Integrity, MKS Integrity Manager, and MKS Toolkit are trademarks or registered trademarks of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

US and Canada Media Contact:
Email pr@mks.com

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