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Computer Associates And Novell Team Up To Integrate BrightStor ARCserve Backup With NetWare 6

CA's Industry-Leading Storage Management Solution Delivers High Data Integrity for Next-Generation Net Services Platform

ATLANTA (NetWorld®+Interop* 2001) | September 11, 2001

Novell, Inc., a leader in eBusiness solutions and Net services software, and Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), the world's leading provider of eBusiness management solutions, today announced that CA's BrightStor ARCserve® Backup (formerly ARCserve for NetWare) is supported on the newly announced Novell® NetWare® 6 Net services platform. As acknowledged eBusiness technology leaders, CA and Novell together provide a comprehensive solution for data availability across heterogeneous networks.

The growth of eBusiness has created an explosion in the volume, diversity and uses of enterprise data. As companies move their core business processes online, the challenges associated with storing and managing this data to derive full potential business benefits are increasing dramatically. To compete, companies need to know where the data is, how to protect it, and how to retrieve it when and where it's needed.

"Cross-platform security, reliability, ease of administration and rapid recovery tools make BrightStor ARCserve Backup and NetWare a powerful combined solution for the demanding data storage requirements of the Net-centric enterprise," said David Luft, senior vice president, storage development, CA. "The tight integration of the BrightStor ARCserve Backup into the latest version of Novell NetWare underscores CA's commitment to our worldwide customers' requirements to maintain the highest standards for end-to-end eBusiness data protection."

With a strong presence in major corporations and large organizations, Novell NetWare currently hosts an estimated 2.4 million terabytes of data. As organizations move more of the their business to the Internet, they are looking to manage and enhance the security and integrity of this data. This new integration from CA and Novell provides a compelling and cost-effective method of achieving this objective. CA is the largest provider of backup software for NetWare.

"Our clients require complete data protection and CA has once again delivered an industry-leading storage solution for NetWare customers," said Frank Harms, senior executive vice president, sales and marketing, Softmart, Inc., a leading reseller of information technology products and services to business and government, based in Philadelphia, PA. "CA and Novell's continued focus on delivering the industry's leading storage solutions has helped strengthen our storage offering to our clients."

"Today, the network is no longer just a technical issue; it's a fundamental business concern. Customers are looking for the always-available reliability offered by this joint CA/Novell solution," said Craig Miller, vice president and general manager of Novell's Net Management business unit. "Computer Associates and Novell have a long and important history of mutual support and product integration that helps our customers leverage their information and technology infrastructure more effectively."

BrightStor ARCserve Backup - Complete Data Protection
BrightStor ARCserve for NetWare fully addresses the challenge of operating NetWare environments by addressing the eBusiness demands of storage availability, scalability, interoperability, performance and management. It fully supports and protects Novell eDirectory and backs up both the base and extended schema that are created by eDirectory-compliant applications to ensure complete data protection. An extensive suite of options offers additional support for additional platforms, the sharing of devices over storage area networks (SANs), online backup of business applications and fast disaster recovery. Please visit http://www3.ca.com/Solutions/Brand.asp?id=3054 for additional information about the BrightStor family of solutions.

Novell NetWare 6 Brings Net Services to the User - No Strings Attached
Novell today announced general availability of NetWare 6 (see today's Novell announcement, "Novell NetWare 6 Brings Net Services to the User - No Strings Attached"). NetWare 6 users can now access network services and their core information from any location, any desktop, at any time. For more information about NetWare 6, go to http://www.novell.com/products/netware.

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 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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