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Novell and Computer Associates Simplify Network Management for eBusiness

Industry leaders deliver integrated management for networks in the heterogeneous enterprise

ORLANDO, Fla. (CA World 2001) | July 9, 2001

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software, and Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), the leader in eBusiness Management, today announced the integration of Novell® ZENworks®, Novell's industry-leading policy-enabled network management software, into Unicenter*, CA's industry-leading enterprise management solution. The integrated solution will offer customers a unified management console from which they can optimize the management of their heterogeneous networks while securely maintaining the high availability and performance required by their eCommerce applications and systems.

"This is the first point of integration between ZENworks and Unicenter, and it will accelerate and simplify the management of heterogeneous networks," said Craig Miller, vice president and general manager of Novell's Net Management business unit. "ZENworks' 34 million users now have available to them integration into the world's leading enterprise management solution, thus combining best-in-class solutions to manage their networks efficiently and effectively. Novell and CA will continue to identify and develop ways to leverage each other's technologies to add value to our mutual customers."

"Unicenter has been designed to deliver both integrated and modular management solutions that enable our customers to achieve their eBusiness objectives while providing a rapid ROI," said David Hochhauser, vice president of marketing, Infrastructure Management, CA. "Novell is working together with CA to combine the award-winning cross-platform management capabilities of Unicenter with ZENworks' unique capabilities in an NDS® eDirectory environment, to deliver enhanced eBusiness infrastructure management to customers worldwide."

The integration of ZENworks and Unicenter is planned to be made available in the third quarter of this year. It will be free to ZENworks and Unicenter customers.

Unicenter, the Intelligent eBusiness Management Solution, is a component of the "Super-structure" required for successful eBusiness implementations. Unicenter provides the single point of control for administering virtually every hardware, software and non-IT critical resource regardless of vendor. CA's end-to-end management capabilities optimize system availability, improve overall performance, and even predict when system outages may occur. For more information about Unicenter, please visit http://ca.com/unicenter.

Novell's ZENworks for Desktops and ZENworks for Servers give organizations a cost-effective end-to-end management system for their entire network, providing automated policy-based management of all an organization's network computers, desktops and servers. ZENworks leverages the enterprise-wide power of eDirectory to create policies that can be tailored to individual and group needs while still enforcing organizational standards. This greatly simplifies IT tasks, lowering the costs associated with desktop and server management while reducing the potential for errors and inconsistencies. ZENworks also provides a complete cross-platform, enterprise-wide software distribution system that is flexible, powerful and simple to use. For more information about ZENworks, visit http://www.novell.com/products/zenworks/index.html.

About Computer Associates
Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA) delivers The Software That Manages eBusiness. CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage, eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and predictive analysis and visualization. Founded in 1976, CA serves organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please visit http://ca.com.

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, developer 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, NDS and ZENworks are registered trademarks 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.


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