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Novell Delivers One Net With Partners and Customers at Comdex

Novell extended its leadership as a Net infrastructure provider by launching new versions of its directory-based software

LAS VEGAS (COMDEX) | November 13, 2000

  • New Novell products help Secure, Simplify, and Accelerate the Net
  • Novell Customers adopt Net services software for eBusiness
  • Partners create new solutions leveraging Net services

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software, introduced today new products, services and partnerships that deliver on its vision of one Net the unified network emerging as intranets, extranets, and the Internet meld into one. Novell extended its leadership as a Net infrastructure provider by launching new versions of its directory-based software, iChain 1.5, eGuide 1.5, and eNDPS®, and by highlighting key partnerships, including groundbreaking work with Cap Gemini Ernst& Young, the world's fifth-largest IT and management consulting firm. Novell also outlined how its Net service software simplified, secured and accelerated eBusiness for United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Gulfstream Aerospace giving these customers "the Power to Change."

"Organizations of all sizes are coming to terms with the imperative that eBusiness initiatives be implemented quickly," said Corbin de Rubertis, vice president of eBusiness for Novell, Inc. "Novell's Net services are helping customers accelerate that move to the Net, securely and easily. The quickening pace of the industry's adoption of Novell's software solutions proves that Novell's vision of one Net is where customers want to go."

IChain 1.5 is a robust security and management infrastructure that provides a strong foundation for eBusiness. Available through Novell® Consulting and Consultant& Systems Integrator partners, iChain 1.5 helps eBusinesses increase revenue potential, reduce administrative overhead, and increase customer loyalty and satisfaction. iChain gives companies the ability to simplify and accelerate their transformation to eBusiness and to extend traditional business relationships securely to customers and partners on the Net.

eGuide 1.5 is available immediately to Novell customers as a free download from Based on Novell NDS® eDirectory, eGuide is a Web-based application service that acts as a "white pages" for the Net and enables dynamic eBusiness processes by connecting people, places and things. eGuide extends the reach of user information and enhances communications across multiple networks, enabling employees, customers, and supply-chain partners to access critical eBusiness processes.

Novell today announced the availability of the fastest print services available, embedded Novell Distributed Print Services (eNDPS). Revolutionizing and simplifying local area, wide area and Net printing through the power of Novell's NetWare and NDS eDirectory, eNDPS is being adopted by printer manufacturers and developers like IBM, Netreon, and Netsilicon, among others.

Customers and Partners Adopt Net Services Solutions
Novell also announced today that Gulfstream Aerospace, a provider of the popular luxury jets, has selected iChain as the security platform for its presence on the Net. iChain makes it possible for Gulfstream to provide customers and partners with secure access to customized content and services over Gulfstream's Web site.

Cap Gemini Ernst& Young, the world's fifth-largest IT management and consulting firm, chose Novell's Net service software, eDirectory, iChain and DirXML, as a platform to develop a business-to-business eCommerce exchange for the MoD. The eBusiness solution will allow the MoD to conduct secure eCommerce business transactions with business partners across the Internet.

SecuGen, a leader in the biometrics industry, announced an agreement with Novell to integrate its secure fingerprint biometric technology into Novell's Modular Authentication Service. This technology will simplify and secure user access to network resources and information by replacing the need for passwords and fingerprints.

About Novell
Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), is the leading provider of Net services software that delivers services to secure and power all types of networks the Internet, intranets, and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public across leading operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the foundation for one Net a single global network that supports new applications and forms of business. Worldwide channel, consulting, education and technical support programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell Net services software with third-party products and services to form complete Net solutions.

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 In addition, detailed comparisons between Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on the Web at

Novell, NDPS and NDS are registered trademarks, and DirXML, eDirectory, iChain, Novell Distributed Print Services and The Power to Change 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) 861-2925

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