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Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Counts on Novell for Secure, Reliable Network

Novell, Inc., a leader in eBusiness solutions and Net services software, is helping Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), a leading international bank headquartered in Tokyo with more than 27,000 employees, secure and manage its network more efficiently and cost effectively.

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

  • Sumitomo Mitsui relies on Novell's NetWare to help manage its global network
  • With security a top concern, Novell provides peace of mind for network administrators
  • Sumitomo Mitsui testing new features of NetWare 6 to leverage Net more effectively for services

Novell, Inc., a leader in eBusiness solutions and Net services software, is helping Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), a leading international bank headquartered in Tokyo with more than 27,000 employees, secure and manage its network more efficiently and cost effectively. SMBC offers commercial banking, asset management, eCommerce and other services to clients across the globe. SMBC has tapped Novell's NetWare® as the core foundation of its global network, both because of the need for always-on access in the financial industry and for its strong security features. SMBC is currently testing and preparing to deploy NetWare 6, the latest version of Novell's leading Net services platform, to provide non-stop and secure access to the network anytime, anywhere.

The Internet revolution over the last six years has transformed many industries, but none perhaps more so than banking. Customers have become accustomed to instant access to their financial information, day or night. Technology has become a key competitive advantage for financial institutions. Accurate, real-time information is the lifeblood of the banking system. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation has tapped Novell Net services software to help it meet its customer information needs. SMBC, a globally distributed commercial bank, depends on Novell's NetWare platform to help keep its network up and running efficiently and securely. Because of the reliability and stability of NetWare, the Bank can manage its U.S. and European network with only three administrators, freeing up IT staff to work on more strategic applications. SMBC also counts on NetWare for security, a top priority for an institution whose business depends on confidentiality. "Information is our business. If we can't get the right information to the people who need it, we'll fail. I need a network that works," said Tom McDonough, assistant vice president of SMBC. "We need to get the right information to customers when and as they need it. They rely on us and we rely on Novell and the dependability of its products. Now with Novell, I only need three people to run a global network like ours. This lets me focus my IT staff on projects that bring new value to our clients, driving revenue opportunities for the company." Due to its success with NetWare, SMBC has adopted additional Net service solutions from Novell, using Novell's ZENworks® desktop management software to distribute applications to employees across the network and Novell® Cluster Services to help keep the network up and running. SMBC is currently deploying NetWare 6 in a test environment. With new features like pure Internet-based file and print, NetWare 6 provides true non-stop access to the network, making it possible for employees to obtain and print their documents from any Internet browser. "Worldwide, Novell is the leading provider of Net services software to the financial services industry," said Marty Deise, Novell senior vice president of solutions. "NetWare is reliable, secure, scalable and easy to manage, all features which are critical for financial institutions as they move their operations to the Net. NetWare 6 is the most Net-ready operating system on the market today. An organization like SMBC can simply plug NetWare 6 into its existing network and gain significant benefits in management and accessibility to information. Novell offers a compelling competitive advantage in an industry where real-time information is king."

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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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