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MKS Teams with IBM Providing SCM Support for IBM's WebSphere Development Studio Client

Waterloo, ON - June 4, 2002: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), a leading provider of tools to manage and control the software development process, today announced its intention to integrate the MKS Integrity Solution™ for enterprise software configuration management (SCM) with IBM's WebSphere™ Development Studio Client (WDSc) 4.0 for iSeries. WDSc for iSeries 4.0 is IBM's new eclipse-based IDE aimed at addressing the new realities of today's interconnected, 24-7, eBusiness world where organizations' applications have to expand beyond their traditional green screen solutions.

Waterloo, ON - June 4, 2002: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), a leading provider of tools to manage and control the software development process, today announced its intention to integrate the MKS Integrity Solution™ for enterprise software configuration management (SCM) with IBM's WebSphere™ Development Studio Client (WDSc) 4.0 for iSeries. WDSc for iSeries 4.0 is IBM's new eclipse-based IDE aimed at addressing the new realities of today's interconnected, 24-7, eBusiness world where organizations' applications have to expand beyond their traditional green screen solutions.

The WDSc and MKS Integrity Solution integration, targeted at iSeries organizations embracing Java and web-based development, will offer iSeries development teams seamless access to advanced software configuration management functionality, such as file check in/out; create project; create Sandbox™ environments (private developer workspaces); and file merge/compare. Through integrated software configuration management, development teams in iSeries organizations can improve the quality and reliability of web-based and customer-facing applications, while speeding delivery and deployment and reducing development costs.

"MKS continues to be a strong supporter of IBM WebSphere technology and was the first iSeries SCM vendor to provide an integration into the Eclipse Workbench in early March," says Dave Slater, worldwide market manager, iSeries Application Development at IBM. "As further proof of IBM's integration strategy, MKS installed their existing plug-in into the WDSc beta-test version and it immediately worked. MKS will be providing WDSc users with the products and services needed to assist them in meeting their eBusiness development goals."

"We are extremely pleased to announce our plans to integrate the MKS Integrity Solution with IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client 4.0," says David Martin, MKS vice president, Product Management. "The ease by which we can support this new technology is tremendously beneficial to MKS as an IBM partner, and immediately puts an SCM solution in the hands of IBM iSeries customers, who are eager to have integrated enterprise software change management across the WebSphere Studio family of products. We continue to be committed to delivering robust software configuration management capabilities to WebSphere developers on the iSeries. MKS customers are currently enjoying the benefits of our seamless and deep integrations into other products in the IBM WebSphere Studio family, and others eagerly await delivery of this latest integration."

About the MKS Integrity Solution
The MKS Integrity Solution is the best of breed, enterprise choice for cross-platform, workflow-enabled software configuration management. Implementer, MKS's native SCM and deployment solution for the iSeries, offers robust SCM support for traditional OS/400 development. MKS Source Integrity® Enterprise provides SCM support for web and client-oriented development for the iSeries and many other platforms. MKS is also leading the way with rich integrations into the latest integrated development environments, including the eclipse-tooled IBM WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries. 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.

Availability
Integration between the MKS Integrity Solution and IBM's WebSphere Development Studio Client 4.0 for iSeries is available concurrent with the availability of IBM WDSc for iSeries, currently planned for July 2002. 

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, MKS Integrity Manager, Implementer, MKS Integrity Solution 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.

IBM, the IBM e-business logo, eServer, iSeries, and WebSphere are registered trademarks or trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with the following descriptive term "server" following it.

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