August 8, 2002

Tally Systems and Synchron Establish Marketing Alliance
Joint solution to provide enterprises reliable inventory management and application deployment for software assurance

Scotts Valley, Calif. / Lebanon, N.H. – Tally Systems, the market leader of innovative IT asset tracking solutions, and Synchron Networks, a pioneer in secure software deployment, announced today that Tally Systems' TS.Census® asset tracking software and Synchron's Everserve™ software deployment application will be jointly marketed as a software license compliance solution for any enterprise, aimed at assisting organizations to gain positive control of their software and avoid the pitfalls of software piracy and high cost of software mismanagement.

The alliance provides enterprise companies with a cross-platform, XML-based solution for the secure and scalable IT asset tracking and deployment of software to servers, desktops and other distributed devices across any private or public networks. The companies also announced plans to jointly market their solutions to Wilshire 5000 enterprise companies needing secure and reliable deployment of software applications.

"Accurate asset tracking is the key first step to nearly every IT project, and especially to the process of electronic software deployment," says Ted Jastrzembski, President and CEO of Tally Systems. "TS.Census and Everserve are a perfect match, one that plays to the strengths of both technologies and also engages the most pressing issues of today's IT managers, such as software license management and preventing inadvertent software piracy."

"Enterprises increasingly look for ways to rapidly correct security vulnerabilities, improve software license risk management, and meet enterprise business compliance standards," said Carl Fravel, Synchron Networks' founder. "The TS.Census and Everseve solution is best of breed for enterprise software compliance."

About Synchron Networks: Synchron products enable secure distribution of business information for collaboration, delivery and deployment applications over any network. Visit www.synchronnetworks.com.

About Tally Systems: Tally Systems delivers innovative IT asset tracking solutions to ensure effective technology investment and successful IT projects. Tally Systems pioneered automated PC inventory over a decade ago with its patented Census Recognition Technology™ and continues to develop applications, services and integrations to support critical IT initiatives such as migrations, software license compliance and end-user support. Tally Systems products, which include TS.Census, WebCensus, QuickCensus and PowerCensus, have been licensed on over 10 million PCs at 15,000 sites worldwide.


  Judith Jensen
Synchron Networks
Randy Britton
Director, Public Relations
Tally Systems Corp.
603-643-1300 x2282