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
http://www.calderasystems.com/partners/dist/volution 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))
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
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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.
SOURCE Caldera Systems, Inc.