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Tobit and Novell Offer Enterprise Fax Server Through Novell's Licensing Programs

Tobit's FaxWare for GroupWise seamlessly integrates with Novell GroupWise& NDS eDirectory providing enterprises with unified messaging capabilities

WASHINGTON
April 19, 2000

Tobit Software, a leading developer of network-based business communication software, announced today that the company's fax server solution, designed specifically for Novell's GroupWise knowledge platform, is now available to end-users who participate in Novell's licensing programs. Developed jointly by Tobit and Novell, FaxWare for GroupWise offers tight integration between Tobit's enterprise fax server (FaxWare) and Novell's Net services software, such as GroupWise 5.x and NDS eDirectory. With nearly 40 percent of enterprise long distance costs attributed to traditional faxing, FaxWare for GroupWise makes possible a dramatic reduction in communications costs by allowing users to send, receive and manage their faxes through the standard GroupWise client and the GroupWise Web client (source: Dataquest).

Central to the release of FaxWare for GroupWise is its integration with NDS eDirectory, the underpinning of Novell's Net services software products and its Directory-Enabled Net Infrastructure Model (DENIM SMsize=2>) architecture. Directory integration reduces administration costs by providing a single, secure point of management for all users and applications within an enterprise thereby simplifying the complexity of doing business on the Net.

"FaxWare for GroupWise has been designed to easily and effectively enable the enterprise to build on the GroupWise knowledge platform's already powerful messaging and collaborative capabilities," said Marc Trudel, president of Tobit Software North America. "Migrating to a Network Fax solution has never been easier for large enterprises that have embraced Novell's vision of one Net. The addition of FaxWare for GroupWise to Novell's licensing programs combines the power and flexibility of Tobit's Fax Server technology which can seamlessly integrate into an existing Novell environment with the superior customer service and pricing models traditionally offered by Novell to its licensing customers."

"Today's large enterprises literally spend millions of dollars each year in faxing costs," said David Shirk, senior vice president of product management, Novell, Inc. "The combination of FaxWare for GroupWise and the GroupWise knowledge platform enables customers to dramatically reduce those communication costs, lower administration costs and enhance service with greater speed and cost-effectiveness via the Web through the centralized management provided by NDS eDirectory."

FaxWare for GroupWise Features

The FaxWare for GroupWise suite, developed for Novell and exclusively available through Novell's distribution channels, consists of the latest version of Tobit FaxWare (6.0), Tobit's Fax/SMTP gateway: MailGate, and a newly developed Plug-in for the GroupWise Client. Just like GroupWise, FaxWare for GroupWise tightly integrates with NDS eDirectory, and runs as a NetWare Loadable Module (NLM) under NetWare 4.x/5.x, and as a service on Windows NT Server 4.0 and Windows 2000 Server. FaxWare for GroupWise can scale up to 250 simultaneous fax lines, supporting up to 1000 users, on a single server. It also offers support for a wide range of modems including Class 2 fax modems, CAPI compliant ISDN boards, Brooktrout TR-114 and Trufax intelligent fax boards, and a variety of T1/PRI boards.

Pricing& Availability

FaxWare for GroupWise and is available today worldwide, through Novell's VLA (Volume License Agreement), CLA (Corporate License Agreement), and MLA (Master License Agreement) programs. For information about Novell's licensing programs, go to http://www.novell.com/programs/ncc/. For customers who are not participating in a license agreement, the product is also available through authorized Novell resellers, by contacting Novell directly at (888) 321-4272 or by going to http://shop.novell.com. FaxWare for GroupWise pricing starts at $995 for Start Packs with 5 users and 2 fax lines. For more information about FaxWare for GroupWise, go to http://www.tobitsoftware.com/fax4gw.

About Novell's Licensing Programs

With several software licensing models to choose from, Novell's licensing programs are designed to help customers spend less time on software acquisition and more time focusing on their business. The best way to purchase Novell products is through software licensing because licensing gives customers access to benefits such as volume savings, product upgrades, software maintenance, technical support, and many additional Novell services not available when purchasing off-the-shelf product.

About Tobit Software

Tobit Software is a leading developer of network-based business communication software. Tobit delivers Fax, Voice, Email, and Web Server solutions that are easy to install, intuitive to use and extremely robust. Our mission is to deliver "best of breed" products that enhance our customers' competitive edge. Tobit's award winning communications products are installed on over 200,000 servers worldwide, and are in use by over 2.5 million users. Tobit Software has a global presence with a worldwide network of resellers and distributors, and has forged an array of technology and distribution partnerships with companies including Novell Inc (NASDAQ: NOVL), Brooktrout Inc (NASDAQ: BRKT), Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), and Dialogic. Tobit has offices based in North America, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, and South Africa. For more information on Tobit, visit the company's Web site at www.tobitsoftware.com.

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
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