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Novell Announces New Net Services Products, Partnerships; Unveils Nationwide Television Advertising Campaign At NetWorld + Interop

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software, used the NetWorld® + Interop* setting to unveil new products, services and partnerships that address the most pressing needs of eBusiness today.

ATLANTA (NetWorld + Interop) | September 27, 2000

  • Eric Schmidt, Novell's Chairman and CEO, Keynotes at NetWorld + Interop
  • Novell's New Products, Services, and Partnerships Drive one Net vision
  • New Novell Advertising Campaign Portrays the Changing Face of Novell

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software, used the NetWorld® + Interop* setting to unveil new products, services and partnerships that address the most pressing needs of eBusiness today. Taking an aggressive marketing stance, Novell also introduced its first-ever nationwide television advertising campaign, highlighting how Novell's Net services software gives companies "the Power to Change™." Novell underscored its progress as a leading Net infrastructure provider by announcing a strategic partnership with Red Hat Communications, as well as a multi-million dollar deal with international giant British Telecom. (see separate releases for detail.)

Novell's CEO Eric Schmidt will discuss the evolution of eBusiness in a keynote address at NetWorld + Interop in Atlanta on Wednesday at 9:00am EST. "The role of the network has evolved. What used to be a technical issue now is a core business decision," said Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Novell, Inc. "As the market evolves, Novell continues to find answers to the key challenges of eBusiness, helping companies accelerate their move to the Net. Partnering with innovators like Red Hat demonstrate Novell's understanding of where the market is going, and positions us to succeed in the future. Our customers tell us we have the right vision; this week marks the beginning of an all-out campaign to get that vision clearly out to the market."

Following the keynote, Schmidt and Novell executives will unveil a series of new directory-based Net services software, including a unique new eBusiness portal, and the newest version of its Novell Internet Caching System. These products and partnerships are major advances in the company's mission to secure, simplify and accelerate business' move to the emerging one Net economy and clearly define Novell as the leading provider of Net services.

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 and NetWorld are registered trademarks, and Novell Internet Caching System 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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Shannon Shupe
Novell, Inc.
Telephone: 801-861-2938

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