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Novell Delivers Comprehensive Network Management with Integrated Desktop/Thin-Client Solution

Novell, Inc., a leader in eBusiness solutions and Net services software, today announced a new Net services solution that gives customers unified network management to simplify the costly task of provisioning and managing users' content and applications across the enterprise, whether they are using desktops, laptops or thin-client servers.

PROVO, Utah | August 21, 2001

  • Combination of Novell ZENworks for Desktops and Novell OnDemand Services is a single network management solution that significantly simplifies management of desktops, laptops, servers, thin-client servers, applications and software across the enterprise
  • Integrated desktop/thin-client solution provides provisioning of content and applications to traditional desktops and thin-client sessions
  • Single, consistent interface for remote access to applications and services from any device in any location

Novell, Inc., a leader in eBusiness solutions and Net services software, today announced a new Net services solution that gives customers unified network management to simplify the costly task of provisioning and managing users' content and applications across the enterprise, whether they are using desktops, laptops or thin-client servers. Aimed at organizations with a mixture of Windows* workstations and thin-client servers, the solution combines Novell® ZENworks® for Desktops and Novell OnDemand Services to provide centralized management of Web, client/server and thin-client applications over Novell NetWare®, Windows NT*/2000, UNIX* and Linux* networks. With this solution, companies can leverage their existing technology investments more effectively and provide better services to remote employees while lowering ongoing network management costs.

"With today's workforce becoming increasingly mobile and fluid, one of the most significant challenges our customers are facing is the provisioning and management of software applications across their networks, whether on desktop machines or using a Web browser," said John Joseph, president of J4 Systems, a Novell solution provider partner in Roseville, Calif. "Due to their closely integrated features, the combination of Novell OnDemand Services and ZENworks for Desktops gives customers an extremely effective way to conquer that challenge and reduce administrative overhead by allowing them to manage all their software resources from a single point."

Novell OnDemand Services 1.5 provides content and thin-client application provisioning services. Together with ZENworks for Desktops, the leading desktop management product on the market, Novell OnDemand Services can also provision applications to traditional Windows workstations via a Web browser. Novell OnDemand Services leverages thin-client computing (both Windows Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame*) for provisioning Windows applications like Microsoft Office to end-users. ZENworks for Desktops 3.2 offers complete lifecycle management of Windows workstations from the time a machine arrives on the dock until its retirement, making it easier than ever to remotely image workstations, deploy and heal applications to traditional and mobile users, and manage workstation profiles throughout the organization. These powerful technologies incorporate Novell eDirectory to deliver policy-based content and application provisioning for "hands off" management of these services.

The combination of ZENworks for Desktops and Novell OnDemand Services is the only solution on the market that delivers a single, consistent interface both for administration of desktops, laptops and thin-client servers and for user access of applications on those devices.

Brad Anderson, ZENworks/OnDemand business unit manager for Novell, said, "With the ZENworks/Novell OnDemand Services integrated desktop/thin-client solution, organizations can deploy desktops, laptops and thin-client servers without having to retrain the administrative team or the end-users. At this competitive entry price, it will immediately impact customers who have expanding and increasingly mobile user bases who are demanding access to services anytime, anywhere."

Pricing and Availability
The Novell ZENworks for Desktops and Novell OnDemand Services integrated solution is available through Novell authorized resellers and solution providers. The product is also available at http://shop.novell.com for full list price of $119 per user license. For more information about ZENworks and Novell OnDemand Services, visit http://www.novell.com/products/zenworks and http://www.novell.com/products/ondemand.

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.

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 http://www.novell.com. Information on eBusiness and e-integration solutions from Cambridge Technology Partners can be accessed at http://www.ctp.com. Press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at http://www.novell.com/pressroom.

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Novell, Inc.
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Email: kbarney@novell.com



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