Caldera Volution Foils Ramen Linux Worm

Linux Management Tool Makes Application of Security Patches Simple

For Any Size Network Running Any Linux Distribution

Jan 29, 2001, 00:00 ET from Caldera Systems, Inc.

    OREM, Utah, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the widely spread
 Ramen Linux worm, Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CALD) today announced its
 Linux management solution, Caldera(R) Volution(TM) ("Volution"), can prevent
 the effects of the Ramen worm or other similar attacks.
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     The Ramen worm attacks systems installed from boxed media in default
 configurations that have not received current system updates and exploits
 several network services by entering through known security holes.
     Volution, a Web- and directory-based management solution, prevents the
 Ramen worm by enabling network administrators to apply scheduled security
 patches across entire networks without having to individually manage or touch
 each computer.  With Volution, administrators can use policies and profiles to
 manage thousands of Linux systems.  In addition, Volution is distribution
 neutral, meaning it can manage any version of Linux not just Caldera's
     "Caldera anticipated the need for a Linux management solution that can
 make security updates feasible for any size network," said Drew Spencer, chief
 technology officer for Caldera Systems.  "The execution and implementation of
 that strategy is our newly released management tool: Volution.  It was created
 to help administrators with just these kinds of problems and will assist them
 in keeping their Linux systems safe from this and other viruses."
     Pricing, Availability and Support
     The suggested list price for Caldera Volution is US $2995.  Volution ships
 with the Volution software, Novell eDirectory and OpenLDAP, a secure Web
 server and licenses to manage up to 10 nodes.  Additional nodes are sold
     All international versions of Caldera Volution will be available within
 30 days.  They include: Chinese -- simplified and traditional, French,
 Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese.
     To purchase Caldera Volution dial 1-888-GoLinux, visit or e-mail
     Multiple support options are available from Caldera Systems or your local
     For more information about Caldera Volution visit
     Caldera Systems, Inc.
     Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CALD) is a "Linux for Business" technology
 leader in developing and marketing successful Linux-based business solutions,
 including its award-winning OpenLinux, NetWare for Linux, Linux technical
 training, certification and support-with free 30-day phone support and on-site
 consulting.  Caldera OpenLearning Providers offer exceptional distribution-
 neutral Linux training and certification based on Linux Professional Institute
 (LPI(TM)) certification standards.  Caldera Systems supports the open source
 community and is a leader in, and advocate of Linux Standard Base (LSB(TM))
 and LPI(TM).
     Caldera, Inc. was co-founded in 1994 by Ransom Love.  Caldera Systems,
 Inc. was founded by Ransom Love in 1998 to develop Linux-based business
 solutions.  Based in Orem, UT, Caldera Systems has offices and 1000+ resellers
 worldwide.  For more information, see or in the US call
 888-GO-Linux (888-465-4689).
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     Forward Looking Statements
     The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that
 involve risks and uncertainties.  The Company wishes to advise readers that a
 number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially
 from those in the forward-looking statements.  Those factors include the
 failure of the products described above to operate as designed due to
 incompatibility with some platforms or other defects; our reliance on
 developers in the open source community; new and changing technologies and
 customer acceptance of those technologies; the Company's ability to compete
 effectively with other companies; failure of our brand to achieve the broad
 recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability of the GNU general public
 license; our reliance on third party developers of components of our software
 offerings; claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights;
 and disruption in the Company's distribution sales channel.  These and other
 factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are also
 discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission, including its recent filings on Form 10-Q.

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