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MKS Announces Immediate Availability of Integration into IBM WebSphere Studio Development Environments

Waterloo, ON - March 6, 2002: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), a leading provider of tools to manage and control the software development process, today announced the immediate availability of its integration between MKS Source Integrity® Enterprise with IBM's WebSphere™ Studio Application Developer, IBM's next-generation Java development environment for J2EE application developers, and IBM WebSphere Studio Site Developer, the new IBM development environment for web site developers.

Waterloo, ON - March 6, 2002: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), a leading provider of tools to manage and control the software development process, today announced the immediate availability of its integration between MKS Source Integrity® Enterprise with IBM's WebSphere™ Studio Application Developer, IBM's next-generation Java development environment for J2EE application developers, and IBM WebSphere Studio Site Developer, the new IBM development environment for web site developers.

MKS Source Integrity Enterprise provides IBM WebSphere developers with advanced software configuration management (SCM) capabilities such as check in/out; create project; create sandbox (private developer workspace); and file merge/compare directly from within these new IBM WebSphere development environments. Users also have a visual update of the status of the files in their project through the Bookmark Window. Development teams building web-based applications within IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer and Site Developer will benefit from fully integrated software configuration management capabilities, facilitating improved software quality and team communication, which ultimately reduces an organization's development costs and narrows time to market.

MKS Source Integrity Enterprise Edition is a best of breed enterprise choice for comprehensive, cross-platform software configuration management. It provides control over software development activities to improve the quality, reliability and auditability of traditional and web-based applications while increasing developer productivity. Its robust, multi-tier architecture provides scalability and security across the enterprise complemented by ease of implementation and administration. And due to MKS Source Integrity Enterprise Edition's Java-based architecture, it facilitates cross-platform development in local and distributed environments. MKS Source Integrity Enterprise is tightly integrated with other IBM development tools, such as IBM VisualAge for Java and WebSphere Studio, and provides enhanced native support for all major platforms including Windows (95, 98, NT 4.0 SP4, 2000), Red Hat Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and OS/400.

"We are extremely pleased to bring our IBM WebSphere Studio integrations to market offering seamless, integrated access to MKS's enterprise SCM solution for customers who have a strategic investment in IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer and Site Developer," says David Martin, MKS vice president, Product Management. "True to our business strategy of offering best of breed products and integrations, this integration is both comprehensive and highly functional offering real value to the IBM WebSphere application developers. Our goal is to provide quality integrations, and we're proud to continue our support for IBM and its tremendous WebSphere Studio technology with this announcement."

About MKS
MKS Inc. ("MKS") (TSE:MKX) provides software solutions enabling development teams to analyze, build and deploy traditional and web-based software systems quickly and reliably. The company's award-winning family of MKS Integrity software configuration management (SCM) products, offer advanced technology with robust workflow, code management, and impact analysis capabilities. MKS also provides interoperability solutions under its popular MKS Toolkit brand for UNIX-Windows co-existence, cross-platform development, 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, MKS Source Integrity 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.

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