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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010109/LATU087LOGO-a ) 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 OpenLinux. "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 separately. 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 http://www.calderasystems.com/partners/dist/volution or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Multiple support options are available from Caldera Systems or your local reseller. For more information about Caldera Volution visit http://www.calderasystems.com/volution. 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 www.calderasystems.com or in the US call 888-GO-Linux (888-465-4689). Caldera is a registered trademark of Caldera Systems, Inc. All other products, services, companies, events and publications are trademarks, registered trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners in the U.S. and/or other countries. LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. 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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