Novell Completes Acquisition of Tally Systems, Ships ZENworks Asset Management

New Asset Management Product in ZENworks Line Tracks and Audits Assets to

Ensure Corporate Compliance

Apr 25, 2005, 01:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    WALTHAM, Mass., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell (Nasdaq:   NOVL) today
 announced it has completed the acquisition of Tally Systems Corp. to expand
 its Novell(R) ZENworks(R) systems management offering. Novell will ship Novell
 ZENworks Asset Management, a set of integrated tools with discovery and
 inventory, license management, and software usage and trend analysis
 capabilities next week. As a result, organizations can track systems
 information and assets across the enterprise to control software spending and
 ensure compliance with software license agreements and government regulations,
 such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
     "We have long seen the return on our ZENworks investment with automated
 software distribution and remote control," said Paul Pedron, City of Fresno
 senior network systems specialist. "The addition of Asset Management to the
 ZENworks product line adds even greater value. We will be able to continually
 track assets and monitor licensing compliance for more accurate departmental
 forecasts during budgeting and planning processes."
     ZENworks Asset Management includes tools to automatically discover,
 identify and report hardware and software assets in the enterprise. The
 software compliance component provides a comparison of inventory with purchase
 and license records. Software usage capabilities report trends and details
 that can prevent the overbuying of software licenses and monitor the use of
 unauthorized applications. ZENworks Asset Management discovers and reports on
 the full range of IT devices-desktops, laptops, servers, routers, switches and
 hubs-and the software running on them. Asset information can then be securely
 accessed by individuals throughout the organization via Web-based tools for
 better decision making.
     "Noncompliance with software usage rights can be extremely costly, with
 penalties exceeding $100,000, and also can result in negative publicity for a
 company," said Gartner Research Director Patricia Adams. "Products that offer
 inventory, usage and software distribution enable customers to monitor usage
 trends that can track the use of unauthorized applications and more accurately
 use software distribution to set and enforce corporate standards."
     David Litwack, Novell senior vice president and general manager for
 Identity-Driven Products, said, "The combination of Novell ZENworks and the
 asset management expertise from Tally Systems provides a deeper level of
 lifecycle management for a company's diverse IT resources. This immediately
 extends Novell's asset management capabilities beyond other systems management
 vendors, particularly for compliance, which is a critical issue in today's
     Pricing and Availability
     Customers can purchase ZENworks Asset Management as either an add-on to
 their current ZENworks product or as a standalone product. The inventory
 discovery, identification and reporting component of ZENworks Asset Management
 will be included in the upcoming release of ZENworks 7 Desktop Management,
 ZENworks 7 Server Management and the ZENworks 7 Suite.
     Novell ZENworks Asset Management will be available for purchase May 2 for
 $33 per device or user through Novell channel partners. For a limited time,
 promotional pricing is available to qualifying ZENworks customers. Under the
 promotion, current Tally Systems customers also qualify for upgrade pricing on
 ZENworks products. For promotion details and additional information about
 ZENworks Asset Management, please visit .
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of infrastructure software and services
 to over 52,000 enterprises in 43 countries around the globe. With over twenty
 years of experience in data center, workgroup and desktop solutions, Novell's
 6,000 employees, 5,000 partners and global support teams are meeting customer
 requirements for identity-driven computing and Linux based solutions. By
 providing enterprise-class software and support for commercial and open source
 software, Novell delivers increased operating flexibility and choice at a
 lower total cost of ownership. More information about Novell can be found at .
     NOTE:  Novell and ZENworks are registered trademarks 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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