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With the integration of Razor into Microsoft .NET and acceptance into IBM Tools Network Products, Razor can now deliver powerful SCM functionality to Microsoft and IBM customers.

ONEIDA, NY - March 12, 2003 -- A newly released version of Visible Systems' Software Configuration Management product allows software developers and configuration managers to use Razor's powerful features within their respective Microsoft .NET IDE and IBM eServer platforms, products and tools.

"This release greatly enhances Razor's value to Microsoft and IBM customers who require a more superior level of Software Configuration Management (SCM) across their respective development environments and product tools", said Mike Cesino, President and COO of Visible. "For Microsoft developers, Visible has made it easier to continue to work within the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) of their choosing while placing their .NET project activities directly under configuration control in Razor", added Cesino.

Razor 4.3C also marks the beginning of Razor's support for applications running on IBM eServer platforms. The new IBM eServer platforms are a line of highly integrated, reliable servers that deliver an on demand multi-operating environment for WebSphere, Linux, Windows, OS/400 and other e-business solutions. With new flexible packaging options, as well as enhanced scalability and manageability capabilities, customers can grow and adjust dynamically to the changing requirements of e-business. Now that Razor meets the acceptance criteria, IBM eServer platforms are able to run Razor as their preferred SCM application.

"We are pleased to inform Visible Systems about Razor's acceptance into IBM's Tools Network. We look forward to our working relationship to help make our solutions the best in the industry", added Elaine Case, Director of IBM Solutions Marketing Program.

Additional Razor Enhancements

The new Razor release also includes support for Windows XP server and client; MetricCenter support for gathering requirements, issues and defect metrics; and support for a multi-homed Razor License Manager and Database servers enabling Razor clients to connect across multiple servers on their networks. The new release also contains security enhancements that include support for increased security through a stronger encryption algorithm, a new method of password aging, and the ability to lock a user's account.

Pricing and Availability
Razor is based on a floating license scheme whereby usage is not locked to particular clients or users. Its outstanding value and flexibility with prices start at $683.00 per license for a 10 User License and include every platform at no additional cost. You can obtain a copy of the latest release by visiting our web site at . Simply download the Razor package appropriate for the platform on which you will be performing your evaluation. IssueWeaver will be automatically bundled in all downloads and will be available free of charge to all demo clients.

About Razor
Razor is an activity-based Software Configuration Management tool, providing process management, issue/problem tracking, version control, and release management in one integrated framework. Workflow, templates, rules, and controls can be customized to match a customer's process. Managers can conform Razor's problem tracking feature to their organization's processes and specify event triggers to notify project members of predefined actions, such as missed deadline, incomplete tasks, or inaction on an item. Razor supports SunOS 4.1.x, Solaris 2.5 (Sparc), Solaris 2.6 and higher (Sparc & Intel), HPUX (10.x), IRIX (5.x & 6.x), IRIX 6.5 (64-bit), AIX (3.x & 4.x), OSF/1 (Digital Unix 4.x), SCO, Linux (2.0.x & 2.2.x), Windows NT/95/98/2000 and Windows NT 4.0 / 2000 (server and client) platforms.

About Visible Systems
Visible, headquartered in Lexington, MA, is a leader in application development tools, training, and consulting. Visible has over 100,000 users of its products worldwide. Besides Razor, the company's products include Razor/LCSIS, an integrated software configuration management and product data management system; Visible Analyst, a powerful software analysis and design tool that supports UML, XML, round-trip, and structured software engineering in one integrated tool set, and Visible Developer, a model-based application design and code generation tool. Clients include National Security Agency, Boeing, Motorola, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Los Alamos National Labs, Shell, Pfizer, Hoffman La Roche, Bechtel, AT&T, Credit Suisse, Philips, Perot Systems, Hydro Quebec, FAA,


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