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March 07, 2005 07:53 ET

Charon Systems Named First Canadian Strategic Distribution Partner by PremiTech


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MARCH 7, 2005 - 07:53 ET

Charon Systems Named First Canadian Strategic
Distribution Partner by PremiTech

TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Mar 7, 2005) -

Canada's Premier Citrix Technology Provider First to Distribute
PremiTech's Performance Guard Products Nationwide

Charon Systems Inc., (www.charon.com), a Bell Canada Company and
Canada's leading end-to-end full-service information technology
provider, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership
with PremiTech, a leading provider of software for auditing and
optimizing IT performance. Under the terms of the new strategic
partnership agreement, Charon Systems, a Platinum Citrix Solution
Provider (Nasdaq:CTXS), and a recent recipient of an unprecedented third
"Citrix Solutions Advisor of the Year" award, is the first Canadian
reseller permitted to distribute the entire range of PremiTech systems
management products to resellers and end-user organizations across
Canada. The new partnership enables Charon Systems to re-sell, on either
a licensed or hosted basis, PremiTech's industry-leading Performance
Guard end-user focused systems application monitoring products.

Performance Guard is an off-the-shelf, standard solution that
automatically monitors end-user quality of IT service by delivering
consistent, accurate measurement of application performance from the
end-user perspective in real time - making it simple for customers to
ensure they are receiving adequate quality of service from their
outsourced provider or internal IT systems. Performance Guard not only
enables IT management to rapidly determine the root cause of system
problems to drastically reduce the time it takes to solve problems, but
also enables organizations to utilize resources more efficiently when
upgrading the infrastructure.

"The addition of PremiTech's system management products not only
underscores Charon Systems commitment to deliver complete end-to-end
solutions that help companies optimize IT efficiencies and reduce the
cost of running their organizations, but also further reinforces Charon
Systems' position as Canada's premier end-to-end solution integrator,"
said David Fung, CEO of Charon Systems. "The Performance Guard Module
for Citrix integrates perfectly within Charon Systems' complete
end-to-end access infrastructure solutions across our installed base,
and has already garnered considerable interest from several high-profile
organizations in Canada."

PremiTech's Business Transaction Monitor Module enables IT staff to gain
real-time measurements of actual transaction processing time from the
clients' perspective, while its Network Analysis Module performs trace
route measurements from each end-user PC to auto-discover and map an
entire network route, including every component along the way, to
identify performance bottlenecks in the network, server, and
applications. This functionality enables companies to monitor
mission-critical IT system performance, resolve issues quickly, increase
IT staff and user productivity, and reduce expenses in infrastructure
and human resources.

"This partnership will benefit PremiTech and Charon Systems by
increasing the visibility and market presence of the Performance Guard
line of products in Canada," said Henrik Rosendahl, executive vice
president of PremiTech. "But more importantly, organizations across the
country will now have local access to solutions that will enable them to
monitor and tune performance of their entire IT infrastructure."

Charon Systems is the number one Citrix reseller in Canada and a
six-time winner of Citrix's CALC of the Quarter Award for the Canadian
region. As a Platinum Citrix Solution Advisor, Charon Systems provides
consultation, installation, integration and support for the Citrix
product line, which offers a high-performance, cost-effective way to
deploy, access, and manage business-critical applications throughout an
enterprise. Charon Systems also operates four Citrix Authorized Learning
Centres (CALCs) in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.

About Charon Systems

For over a decade, Charon Systems, a Bell Canada company, has been at
the forefront of the information revolution, working with clients in all
industries to help them leverage the strengths of IT investments, to
optimize their business performance and produce value-driven results. As
one of Canada's leading end-to-end information technology solution
providers, Charon Systems combines technology and business expertise
with innovation, real-life experience, value, and flexibility -
partnering with clients as a trusted advisor, to deliver strategic,
cost-efficient solutions that precisely meet and surpass their business
and technology needs. More than 2,000 business and government
organizations, both local and national, rely on Charon Systems to
innovatively and effectively plan, build, integrate, consolidate,
secure, and manage their IT infrastructures, using Charon's time-proven
best practices. Bell Canada is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE:BCE).
For more information on Charon Systems, please visit www.charon.com.

About PremiTech

PremiTech is a leading consultancy and software company specialized in
IT system performance auditing and optimization. PremiTech's Performance
Guard™ solution is installed at more than 2,000 locations in more
than 100 countries and is the only solution of its kind to deliver
real-time data on IT system performance from the end-users' perspective.
This actual performance information allows an organization's help-desk
and IT department to provide proactive service before problems occur,
and to quickly determine the root cause of a problem when it does occur.
For more information, please visit www.premitech.com, e-mail Henrik
Rosendahl at hrosendahl@premitech.com or call (973) 490-8571.

Charon Systems, a Bell Canada company, is a trademark of Charon Systems.
Other products mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.

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