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Novell Ships NetWare 5.1 To Customers

Key Differentiators Set NetWare 5.1 Apart from the Competition

PROVO, Utah | January 10, 2000

  • NetWare 5.1 ships, delivering directory-based net infrastructure software to help customers smoothly extend their businesses to the Internet
  • NetWare 5.1 provides customers with Web-based applications, management and resources including browser-based access to servers
  • NetWare 5.1 includes Novell's new NDS eDirectory, providing companies with the infrastructure for extending networks and directories to the Net for e-business


Following the approval of customers and testing by thousands of beta testers, Novell, Inc. today began helping its customers add to their net infrastructure software with the shipment of NetWare 5.1. Novell's latest server operating system will benefit customers, resellers and distributors by providing the latest technology for using open, Web-based e-business applications and the latest Web-based network management and resources. NetWare 5.1 provides customers with a single solution for key net technologies including Novell's latest Novell Directory Services eDirectory , to extend the reach of their existing computer networks across the net to employees, customers and supply-chain partners.

Customers today can also begin using Web-based applications on NetWare 5.1 with the inclusion of both IBM WebSphere Application Server 3.0 Standard Edition and IBM WebSphere Studio 3.0 Entry Edition. The IBM WebSphere family of products on NetWare allows customers to extend their server operating system investment to quickly and easily develop and use Web-based applications across their entire organization.

"Pairing the industry's leading Web application servers and a complete, easy-to-use Web development tool set for creating and deploying dynamic Web-based applications with Novell's flagship, directory-based server operating system provides NetWare 5.1 customers a growth path as their e-business needs expand," said John Swainson, General Manager, Application and Integration Division, IBM Software.

"We are using IBM WebSphere to develop and use Web-based applications," said Robin Hinson, senior technology architect at Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. "The ability to run Web-based applications on NetWare will make 5.1 a compelling solution. Companies may also appreciate the ability to use the NetWare Management Portal to manage servers at any place and any time. Managing servers from a browser may also contribute to server up time."

Dependable& Efficient Access to Business Networking Resources

NetWare is now the first server operating system that provides customers with unprecedented technology to access corporate networks from anywhere in the world with the new NetWare Management Portal . The portal provides secure access through a Web browser to NetWare 5.1 servers, allowing administrators to manage and monitor their networks at anytime and from any place. The NetWare Management Portal helps to administer and manage NDS, control the status and health of servers, identify server problems and server setting configurations and power up servers that are down. The NetWare Management Portal is just another example of how Novell is empowering companies to extend their networks to the Web and simplify network management.

Novell Partners Support NetWare 5.1

Novell partners today voiced their support for NetWare 5.1 with hardware, software applications, utilities, and services that compliment Novell's latest server operating system. Companies such as Compaq, DELL, Gateway, Hewlett Packard and IBM are supporting NetWare 5.1 for the benefit of mutual customers. Partner companies and their supporting quotes and press releases can be found at

In addition, there are 232 NetWare 5.1 compatible software applications, of which 52 are already certified as Novell "Yes, Tested and Approved" and are ready to run on NetWare 5.1. A complete listing of products that customers can begin using immediately with NetWare 5.1 can be found at the Novell Solutions Search at

Helping Customers Take Advantage of eOpportunities

Later this month Novell will launch a massive worldwide training initiative called the eOpportunity Tour to train channel reseller partners and customers on the business benefits of NetWare 5.1. This initiative, sponsored by Novell, IBM Netfinity and Lucent Technologies, will include presentations in hundreds of cities over the next few months to promote the e-business opportunities presented by NetWare 5.1.

NetWare 5.1 Pricing

Customers, partners and resellers can obtain NetWare 5.1 today by calling Novell at 1-888-321-4272. A complete listing of pricing for NetWare 5.1 licenses is available at A few examples of specific NetWare 5.1 pricing include the following:

  NetWare 5.1 New License Upgrade License
Server + 5-user license $1,345 $715
10-user additive license $1,430 $760
25-user additive license $3,155 $1,680
50-user additive license $5,455 $2,900
100-user additive license $10,745 $5,700

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL) is the world's leading provider of directory-enabled networking software. Novell solutions give businesses total control of their private networks and the Internet, simplifying the management of user access and identity. Novell's worldwide channel, consulting, developer, education and technical support programs are the most extensive in the network computing industry.

For information on Novell's complete range of products and services, contact Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272), or visit Novell's Web site at Press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at

Novell, NetWare, NDS and Novell Directory Services are registered trademarks, and NDS eDirectory and NetWare Management Portal are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Blake Stowell
Novell, Inc.
Telephone: (801) 228-5083

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