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Novell Extends Enterprise Linux Management Leadership

Updated ZENworks Linux Management is the only solution to deliver policy-based, full lifecycle management with support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 customers

SALT LAKE CITY (BrainShare® 2007) | March 19, 2007

Novell today announced the availability of Novell® ZENworks® 7.2 Linux Management, giving customers a powerful new option for their enterprise Linux* management needs. This latest version, which includes support for SUSE® Linux Enterprise 10 from Novell and Red Hat* Enterprise Linux, is the only policy-based solution on the market that offers multi-vendor Linux support. It also includes full lifecycle management to help customers deploy, manage and maintain their Linux resources. With expanded platform support and enhanced management capabilities, ZENworks Linux Management enables customers to reduce the time and cost spent managing their Linux systems.

This release of ZENworks Linux Management simplifies administration with improved controls that enable customers to quickly and easily install, update and manage their systems. It also includes enterprise platform support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4, as well as support for hardware running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, including Itanium*, Power PC* and zSeries*. Remote server capabilities are now integrated with the online Novell Customer Center for streamlined SUSE Linux Enterprise Server updates and Linux subscription management. This enhanced functionality, which complements existing YaST setup tools from Novell, allows administrators to securely configure and update multiple machines running behind the firewall from their ZENworks server, saving them time and effort.

Dell Support

Dell continues to partner with Novell to round out its systems management solutions by offering its own ZENworks Linux Management Dell Edition directly to Dell customers.

"Integrated hardware and software system management, based on open standards, reduces the cost and complexity of Linux management," said Subo Guha, director of marketing for Enterprise Software and Systems Management at Dell. "ZENworks Linux Management helps our customers quickly deploy, update and maintain their Linux environment to maximize their hardware investment. This centralized systems management solution enables streamlined IT operations and increased productivity in physical or virtual environments."

ZENworks Linux Management uses policy-driven automation to make workstation lockdown and management easier for IT administrators. This release introduces improved package management features that support additional bundle types which deliver software and hardware updates to any supported Linux platform. This version also gives IT administrators centralized control over the entire lifecycle of their Linux systems.

"Linux is a significant focus of Novell's technology vision, and we're committed to delivering the Linux solutions that our customers need to run their businesses," said Alan Murray, vice president of product management for systems and resource management at Novell. "Systems management is a major cost for any IT shop and we're focused on reducing that cost by automating and centralizing Linux management. With enhanced capabilities and unprecedented flexibility, ZENworks Linux Management gives customers a powerful and simplified solution for management to help them get the most out of their Linux infrastructure."

For more information on Novell ZENworks Linux Management, visit http://www.novell.com/zenworks/linuxmanagement.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers infrastructure software for the Open Enterprise. Novell is a leader in enterprise-wide operating systems based on Linux and open source and provides the enterprise management services required to operate mixed IT environments. Novell helps customers minimize cost, complexity and risk, allowing them to focus on innovation and growth. For more information, visit www.novell.com.

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