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Novell's ManageWise 2.7 Reduces Costs, Simplifies Management of Cross-Platform Environments

Novell, Inc., the leader in Net infrastructure software, today announced the availability of ManageWise 2.7, the newest version of its cost-saving network management software.

PROVO, Utah | January 26, 2000

  • ManageWise now manages pure IP networks and network segments
  • NT management agent now included in the box
  • Improves security with McAfee VirusScan and NetShield virus protection software in the box


Novell, Inc., the leader in Net infrastructure software, today announced the availability of ManageWise 2.7, the newest version of its cost-saving network management software. ManageWise helps organizations proactively monitor and manage cross-platform networks from a single location.

In this ManageWise release, Pure IP segments and networks are supported natively, eliminating the need for NetWare's IPX compatibility mode. This greatly speeds up server management functions, while also streamlining the administrator's management process. Network administrators will be better able to manage their rapidly growing IP network, as well as manage mixed protocol environments and mixed NT and NetWare networks.

Other enhancements in ManageWise 2.7 include agents for managing all NetWare and NT servers in the box—the previous version sold them separately. McAfee VirusScan* and NetShield* are also included in the box, with a six-month update subscription. Extended subscriptions may also be purchased from Novell.

"The fastest growing segments in many of our customer's networks are IP," said Oli Thordarson, president of Alvaka Networks, a company that helps customers protect networks, improve uptime and reduce total cost of ownership. "ManageWise 2.7 will save our customers thousands of dollars, because they can now manage these segments with pure IP support, which greatly speeds up management tasks. ManageWise also manages IP and other various segments with one view of the entire network. We can always count on Novell to help us run our customers networks more efficiently while saving a lot of man hours and money."

ManageWise 2.7 is based on industry network management standards and monitors and manages alarms for Novell's NDS eDirectory, allowing businesses with growing or changing networks to simplify and automate cross-platform network management.

ManageWise continues to offer businesses the management tools they need to effectively control and monitor their networks and servers:

  • Network Protection Management ManageWise 2.7 proactively tracks the health of the network and alerts network administrators of potential problems before they disrupt user productivity.
  • Performance Management ManageWise 2.7 also tracks server and network efficiency and provides performance trends and analysis for use in network growth and change planning.
  • Remote Management ManageWise 2.7 is a server-based management solution that enables network administrators to inventory, view and manage the network from a single point of administration, allowing IT professionals to diagnose and resolve problems from any location.

"By adding IP support for ManageWise, Novell is marrying its strength and expertise in LAN/WAN management with the Internet to keep customers' businesses running smoothly as they expand to incorporate e-business," said Dave Shirk, vice president of product management marketing for Novell. "ManageWise 2.7 gives our customers an easy way to eliminate problems before they arise and keep their business growing."

Pricing and Availability

ManageWise 2.7 is available beginning January 24. Customers may purchase licenses for ManageWise 2.7 starting at $75 per node. Licenses can be purchased from an authorized Novell reseller or by contacting Novell directly at (888) 321-4272. Additional information on ManageWise is available on Novell's Web site at ManageWise customers with previous versions can upgrade to version 2.7 for $40 per user, depending on quantity.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL) is the broadest supplier of Net infrastructure software used to integrate and manage the diverse information resources of private business networks and the Internet. 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, NDS and NetWare are registered trademarks and ManageWise and eDirectory 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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Novell, Inc.
Telephone: (801) 222-4048

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