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Novell Net Publisher Adds Security and Simplicity to Web Publishing

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software, today announced the availability of Novell Net Publisher 2.0, the latest version of Novell's cross-platform Web-publishing software.

PROVO, Utah | August 1, 2000

  • Lets businesses securely publish and share documents over the Net
  • Provides access to documents from anywhere using only a Web browser
  • Supports leading operating systems including Microsoft Windows 2000/NT, NetWare
  • Provides vital link for businesses that want to use the Net as a primary channel for conducting business

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software, today announced the availability of Novell Net Publisher 2.0, the latest version of Novell's cross-platform Web-publishing software. Novell Net Publisher enables businesses to easily publish, access and share documents securely with colleagues, partners and customers. Featuring Microsoft* Windows* 2000 support, a revamped user interface and simplified document sharing, Novell Net Publisher 2.0 makes it possible for users and administrators to have highly secure, manageable access to Web documents using any standard Web browser, anywhere in the world. By reaching across corporate intranets, extranets and the Internet, Novell Net Publisher provides a vital link between businesses and their customers and partners who want to use the Net as a primary channel for conducting business.

"Critical to our offering is the conversion of disparate, locally generated content to consistent Web-ready content. Novell Net Publisher has proved invaluable in this endeavor," said Matt Compton, co-founder of Ushock, a dot-com company that develops localized portals for college towns and the local merchants who serve those communities. "With Novell Net Publisher, community members can create local-oriented content in whichever application they prefer and then publish it directly and securely to the Web. Together with eDirectory, Novell Net Publisher gives Ushock a great combination of scalability and control by providing an efficient system for ensuring the quality, accuracy and security of the local content generation."

Novell Net Publisher makes Web publishing as easy as storing and updating documents in a folder on a local or network drive; and it can be accessed using any Web browser. Users need no knowledge of HTML or other specialized languages, they simply compose documents in their favorite applications such as Microsoft Office 2000 applications and quickly post them to the Web. In addition, Novell Net Publisher augments the Web publishing capabilities of Office 2000 with features such as enhanced security, full-text searching and automated document approval routing. Specific enhancements in version 2.0 include:

  • Cross-platform support Supporting Novell's one Net vision, Novell Net Publisher is designed to run on today's heterogeneous networks, and supports Windows 2000 as well as NetWare and Windows NT*.
  • Easier to use Novell Net Publisher 2.0 features a revamped user interface, which makes the application easier to use and navigate and reduces the costs involved in training users.
  • More customizable Companies can now develop customized features for Novell Net Publisher to address specific eBusiness needs through a fully documented Application Programming Interface (API).
  • Easier access to shared documents By simply adding names to a user list, document authors can give colleagues, customers or partners selectively defined access such as read-only access or read-and-edit access to important documents.

"Because it's built on Novell's eDirectory, Novell Net Publisher enables users to create, publish and share documents on the Web in a way that is secure and extremely manageable characteristics that are critical for conducting business on the Net," said Craig Miller, vice president and general manager of Novell's Net Management Division. "For administrators, eDirectory integration means centralized management and reduced network administration costs. For end-users, it means directory-based authentication that allows them to retain control of the documents they publish to the Web."

Availability and Pricing

Licenses for Novell Net Publisher 2.0 will be available after Aug. 4 and can be purchased through an authorized Novell reseller, by calling Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4272 or going to Pricing for the product is SRP $1,295 for a server plus five-user license and $20 per user license thereafter. Additive licenses are available in groups of five, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 250.

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. 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 and NetWare are registered trademarks, and eDirectory and Novell Net Publisher 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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