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Novell Simplifies E-mail and Calendaring for Millions Via the Internet

Novell, Inc., a leader in eBusiness solutions and Net services software, today announced the availability of Novell® Internet Messaging System™ (NIMS) 3.0, a cross-platform Internet messaging system that provides e-mail and calendar capabilities while supporting more than 100,000 users on a single server.

SAO PAULO, Brazil (BrainShare® Latin America 2001) | August 28, 2001

  • Novell Internet Messaging System 3.0 provides e-mail and calendar capabilities for 100,000-plus users on a single server
  • NIMS 3.0 is one of the first e-mail systems to deliver calendaring and schedule sharing across the Internet using iCal standard
  • NIMS operates on multiple platforms and supports multiple clients

Novell, Inc., a leader in eBusiness solutions and Net services software, today announced the availability of Novell® Internet Messaging System™ (NIMS) 3.0, a cross-platform Internet messaging system that provides e-mail and calendar capabilities while supporting more than 100,000 users on a single server. One of the first e-mail systems to deliver calendaring and schedule sharing across the Internet, NIMS 3.0 leverages the strength of Novell eDirectory to deliver a highly scalable messaging infrastructure at a very low cost. NIMS operates on multiple platforms, including Solaris*, Linux* and Novell NetWare, and supports multiple clients such as Outlook*, Eudora*, Novell GroupWise® and Netscape Mail*. NIMS 3.0 delivers unmatched value and functionality to organizations looking to deploy flexible, low-cost, scalable messaging systems.

"Because NIMS supports all popular e-mail, Internet and security standards and leverages eDirectory, it has allowed us to efficiently move our entire student e-mail system, giving us a single point of administration without an expensive remake of our directory service infrastructure," said Sam White, software systems engineer manager at Georgia State University. "In addition, we have generated 61,000 user accounts and are running all services on a single Intel-based server - not because we have to but because we can, and we can add to the system as our needs grow. We have our choice of platform and clients, and we can use less-expensive hardware. NIMS truly delivers on Novell's one Net vision of tying networks together and giving users access when and where they need it."

One of the first messaging platforms around the newly adopted iCal standard, NIMS 3.0 has been tested at more than 1.1 million messages a day on low-end hardware with no delivery failures or errors. NIMS has made the iCal standard a native part of its messaging infrastructure, ensuring the compatibility of NIMS 3.0 Internet Calendaring across the Internet and across other iCal-compliant calendaring systems without the need of gateways or connectors. Because NIMS supports 26 languages, users are able to change between languages on the fly.

NIMS Product Highlights
Highlighted features of NIMS 3.0 include:
Scalable, high-availability architecture

  • 100,000+ users on a single server
  • Ability to distribute NIMS processes across multiple servers for increased scalability

Simplified administration

  • Single point of administration through eDirectory
  • Management from a Windows workstation or Web browser

Extensive user features

  • Web client for retrieving and viewing e-mail anytime, anywhere
  • Calendaring and scheduling from the NIMS Web client or any iCal-compatible client
  • Support for 26 languages with NIMS Web client

Internet standards support

  • E-mail standards: SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, HTML, S/MIME
  • Directory standards: LDAP
  • Application Programming Interface (API) standard: NMAP
  • Security standards: SSL and the open implementation of TLS in all NIMS agents
  • Calendaring: iCal

Platform and client independence

  • Runs on NetWare, Solaris and Linux
  • Retrieval and viewing of messages with any Web browser or with any POP3 or IMAP4 client

"Organizations requiring low-cost, standards-based messaging for up to millions of users need NIMS 3.0," said Dave Stevenson, vice president of Novell's Collaboration Services group. "NIMS delivers e-mail and calendaring at a minimal cost so organizations can focus resources on serving their customers. For example, universities with tens of thousands of students who rotate in and out every year need flexibility and low cost. Companies with thousands of workers without desks need a way to deliver low-cost, scalable and reliable calendaring and messaging over the Web. NIMS 3.0 is the answer for these organizations."

Pricing and Availability
NIMS 3.0 will be available Sept. 5 through Novell authorized resellers and solution providers. The product is also available at for full list price of $9 per user license. For more information about NIMS, visit http://www.novell.com/products/nims. To test the user features of NIMS 3.0, interested parties can sign up for a free e-mail account using NIMS at http://www.myrealbox.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.

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.

Novell, NetWare and GroupWise are registered trademarks and eDirectory, NIMS and Novell Internet Messaging System 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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