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Novell Small Business Suite 6 Now Available Worldwide

Novell, Inc., a leading provider of Net business solutions, today announced that Novell® Small Business Suite 6 is now available worldwide through Novell Authorized ResellersSM and solution providers.

PROVO, Utah | January 9, 2002

  • Novell Small Business Suite 6 leverages the strengths of latest Novell technology to provide top-quality, affordable software to network small businesses
  • Novell is working with participating partners to offer free basic installation or other valuable services to small business customers
  • Novell offering a Master Certified Novell Engineer (Master CNE) certification with Novell Small Business Suite emphasis

Novell, Inc., a leading provider of Net business solutions, today announced that Novell® Small Business Suite 6 is now available worldwide through Novell Authorized ResellersSM and solution providers. The latest version of Novell's complete networking solutions suite for small businesses, the Novell Small Business Suite provides top-quality, affordable software to network small businesses, and it lets customers seamlessly integrate their local networks with the Internet, creating a unified network they can manage more easily and cost effectively.

The emergence of the Net offers small businesses an inexpensive and effective way to reach new customers, yet small businesses rarely have the financial and technical resources to manage the complex challenges of moving business processes online. Few have dedicated IT resources. With network administration typically the most expensive element of any IT system, small businesses need a solution that is easy to run, reliable and secure, and which gives them the tools they need to leverage the Web. Novell Small Business Suite 6 is designed explicitly to meet this challenge.

Novell Small Business Suite 6 provides core networking and storage capabilities to small businesses with up to 50 users. The suite includes Novell NetWare® 6 with its "access anywhere" features such as Novell iFolder™, iPrint and NetWare WebAccess that allow file, print, directory, e?mail and other core network resources to be accessed and managed from any desktop, from any device, in any location. This significantly reduces costs and management complexity. The suite also provides full-fledged collaboration with Novell GroupWise® 6, desktop management with Novell ZENworks® for Desktops 3.2, and network security through Novell BorderManager® Enterprise Edition 3.6. Partner products Tobit FaxWare*, Network Associates VirusScan* and NetShield*, and FatPipe* Internet Software provide additional collaboration, security and broadband features.

"Small businesses are asking us to help them become eBusinesses, and the Novell Small Business Suite gives them the ability to do just that," said Frank Gordon, owner of Gordon Computer Services in Spring Valley, Calif. "Novell Small Business Suite 6 integrates with their existing technology quite nicely, while adding the reliability and stability that all businesses need. The benefits provided by secure 'anytime, anywhere' access to the data on their network actually put small businesses smack in the middle of eBusiness. Customers don't have to rip and replace their existing infrastructure to take advantage of the tremendous solutions offered in the suite."

Free Installation and Other Free Services

To make it even easier and more affordable for small business customers to experience the benefits of the Novell Small Business Suite and move to eBusiness, Novell is working with participating partners to offer free basic installation or other valuable services. For more details, customers should contact their local Novell solution provider partner. Novell partners can be found at http://www.novell.com/partnerlocator.

"Novell Small Business Suite 6 leverages the strengths of the latest Novell technology to provide Net services to small businesses whose need for immediate access to information and ability to rapidly respond to customers is as great as that of any large business," said Ian Dunlop, vice president of Common Engineering Services for Novell. "Novell Small Business Suite builds on the proven reliability and security of NetWare, which is critical for small businesses that can't afford dedicated information technology resources to keep the network healthy. And with e-mail, file synchronization and backup, Internet printing, and Web-browser access to files - all at an extremely affordable price - small businesses can become eBusinesses overnight with Novell Small Business Suite 6."

Novell Small Business Suite Training and Certification

To assist resellers and to ensure customers are able to quickly and completely take advantage of Novell Small Business Suite 6, Novell has created a Master Certified Novell EngineerSM (Master CNESM) certification with a Novell Small Business Suite emphasis. This new certification gives professionals the expertise to implement Novell Small Business Suite in any business. The certification includes training and testing on NetWare, GroupWise, BorderManager, TCP/IP and ZENworks. For more information, visit http://www.novell.com/education/certinfo/mcne.

Pricing

List price for Novell Small Business Suite 6 is $1,295 for a server with five-user license. Additional user licenses are $70 per each individual user or $300 for five additional users or $1,250 for 25 additional users. For more information about Novell Small Business Suite 6, visit http://www.novell.com/products/smallbiz.

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 eServices division, 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 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, BorderManager, GroupWise and ZENworks are registered trademarks, Novell iFolder is a trademark, and Certified Novell Engineer, Master CNE and Novell Authorized Reseller are service marks 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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Novell, Inc.
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Email: kbarney@novell.com



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