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Novell Identity Management Software to be Bundled with the TIBCO ActivePortal Platform

Alliance of industry leaders simplifies portal management and provides identity-based access to personalized portal resources

PROVO, Utah | November 5, 2001

Novell, Inc., a leader in eBusiness solutions and Net services software, today announced an agreement with TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) to bundle Novell's identity management software, Novell® eDirectory™, with the TIBCO ActivePortal™ 3.5 platform. By bundling eDirectory, TIBCO will enable simplified portal management and give customers, partners, suppliers and employees access to the resources they need as they conduct business online.

"The real value of eDirectory as a Net services platform is no better demonstrated than by its rapidly growing adoption among leading ISVs and portal providers," said Paul Smart, vice president and general manager of Novell's Net Directory business. "TIBCO, Yahoo! and others have realized the benefits of building solutions on top of eDirectory, gaining the management, security and personalization power that the software delivers."

"TIBCO's ActivePortal line of products integrates business processes to the desktop, allowing users to manage business processes and access critical business information in a personalized, integrated, real-time fashion," said Keith Goldstein, vice president of alliances for TIBCO. "Adding Novell's eDirectory software to the ActivePortal solution provides enhanced personalization and access control and an effective way to simplify the management of identities, relationships and multiple portal solutions."

Novell's eDirectory serves as a foundation for the deployment of Net services solutions in areas like eProvisioning, Access Management, network management and others. This announcement marks another significant step in delivering on Novell's promise of one Net, as the company's cross-platform directory service continues to be adopted by leading independent software vendors (ISVs) as the core identity and access management solution for a variety of applications, portals and services.

The TIBCO ActivePortal platform creates a framework for user integration that enables companies to develop and deploy enterprise portals, providing end-user visibility to critical corporate data, such as inventory, sales data and customer service information, in a timely manner, through wired and wireless connections.

Working with Novell's Developer Labs, TIBCO will deliver Novell eDirectory as part of its ActivePortal platform by the end of this year.

About TIBCO Software Inc.
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a leading provider of total business integration solutions delivering infrastructure software that enables businesses to seamlessly integrate business systems in real-time. TIBCO technology was first used to digitize Wall Street and has since been adopted in diverse industries including financial services, telecommunications, electronic commerce, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and energy. TIBCO's global customer base includes more than 1,300 customers such as Cisco Systems, Yahoo!, NEC, Enron, Sun Microsystems, GE Capital, The Limited, Delta Air Lines, Philips, AT&T and Pirelli. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, TIBCO can be reached at 650-846-1000 or on the Web at www.tibco.com.

About Novell
Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL), is a leader in eBusiness solutions and Net services software designed to secure and power the networked world. Novell and its subsidiary, Cambridge Technology Partners, help organizations solve complex business challenges, simplify their systems and processes, and capture new opportunities with one Net solutions. Novell provides worldwide channel, consulting, education and developer programs to support its offerings.

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Novell is a registered trademark, 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.

TIBCO, the TIBCO logo, TIBCO Software and TIBCO ActivePortal are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.


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