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Novell Announces Open Beta of DirXML Technology

Links and Manages Business-Critical Data Across One Net

SALT LAKE CITY (BrainShare 2000) | March 27, 2000

Extending the foundation of its DENIM(SM) architecture, Novell, Inc., today announced the open beta availability of the DirXML technology. Scheduled for general release this summer, DirXML enables organizations to easily link and manage user profiles across divergent platforms and networks. As a result, organizations can reduce network management and administration costs while helping to build and maintain loyalty among business clients and partners by simplifying management of common data.

Leveraging Novell's industry-leading eDirectory, DirXML seamlessly links and manages all places where user profile information is stored, including software applications, network operating systems, databases and network devices. DirXML is the first directory-based technology that not only brings all data together, but also keeps control of information with the individual departments that own the data. This enables organizations to distribute data ownership while centralizing information availability.

DirXML connects data without the need to modify existing software, thereby allowing organizations to build on their existing technology investments. And by providing centralized control over profile data, organizations can react quickly to business changes and reduce the need to hire staff to administer multiple user account directories and databases.

"DirXML is critical to the realization of a one Net, eBusiness environment" said Dave Shirk, senior vice president of product management at Novell. "DirXML makes it easy to link and support all data sources, including directories as well enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and collaboration systems. By connecting all user profile data on the network, organizations can get their houses in order as they accelerate their transformation to eBusiness, while significantly lowering network management costs."

DirXML Key Component in Novell Consulting's eBusiness Practices

DirXML opens up a variety of opportunities for enhanced solutions that extend the power of a full-service directory. DirXML will be a key technology in Novell Consulting's eBusiness practices and ties together objects from multiple existing applications and directories to provide highly secure eBusiness solutions for supply-chain partners and a variety of organizations across the Net.

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 eBusiness, 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.

 

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Novell, Inc.
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Email: dcook@novell.com



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