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Novell and Passlogix Partner to Develop and Deliver Comprehensive Single Sign-on Software

Partnership will Provide True Single Sign-On Across Enterprise Networks, Applications and the Web

PROVO, Utah | March 22, 2000

Novell, Inc. and Passlogix today announced plans to develop and deliver integrated technologies that will enable universal single sign-on across all networks and leading operating environments. Products resulting from this joint development effort will enable users to log in once—using a single, existing NDS eDirectory password to their network or the Internet and automatically log into virtually any other application or Web destination requiring a password.

Passlogix's v-GO single sign-on technology will be integrated into future Novell Net services software products to further extend the power and flexibility of NDS eDirectory across the entire enterprise and Net infrastructure. Partnering with Passlogix, with its broad single sign-on application support, provides users with a single sign-on solution that does not require them to modify their applications or develop custom interfaces.

"The real value of a single sign-on solution is the number of applications and web destinations that it can log the user into," said Dave Shirk, senior vice president of product management for Novell. "Partnering with Passlogix accelerates our ability to deliver the benefits of directory-enabled single sign-on products to a greater number of applications in our customers' mission critical networks."

Previously, Novell's Single Sign-on product required a connector to be written individually for each application. Passlogix has developed its v-GO product to address login requests from Windows-based, mainframe and Web applications more universally. Integrating the two companies' single sign-on technologies with Novell's NDS eDirectory offers a higher level of security and reduced administration costs to password management.

"We are delighted to earn Novell's recognition as an optimal solution to the growing sign-on challenge," said Marc Boroditsky, CEO of Passlogix. "By partnering our technology with Novell's leading Net services products, we offer enterprise customers true single sign-on with ease of implementation, rapid deployment, and cost efficiency."

Both companies anticipate that the partnership will expand to additional initiatives over time with the goal of providing best-of-breed directory-enabled solutions upon which companies can build their Net infrastructures.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing, packaging and distribution details regarding the single sign-on products resulting from this partnership will be announced later this year. Further technology details on the future versions of Novell Single-Sign-on will be previewed at Novell's BrainShare conference the week of March 27, 2000. Please visit for more information.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), is a 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. Net Services software gives IT organizations a way to adapt and accelerate their transformation to e-business, simplify the management and control of all networks, create a secure foundation for doing business on the Net, and help deliver a consistent and high-quality experience to end users in all locations. 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 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

About Passlogix

Passlogix develops software that facilitates and secures e-business. In the enterprise, Passlogix v-GO PRO software enables public-key infrastructure and directory services with single sign-on, integrating seamlessly, out-of-the-box with Web, mainframe, and enterprise applications. For the Web, v-GO 2.0 enables organizations to manage their customer relationships facilitating e-commerce, personalization, and privacy. By enabling one-click registration, one-click payment, the management of multiple user profiles and universal logon with a single password, v-GO provides users with a convenient "portable identity" that keeps them securely in control of their personal data. For more information, visit Passlogix's Web site at

Novell and NDS are registered trademarks, and eDirectory is a trademark 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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Dan Cook
Novell, Inc.
Telephone: (801) 222-4048

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