Novell Delivers First Linux-Based, Cross-Platform Systems Management Suite

New Version of Award-Winning ZENworks Suite Provides Full Lifecycle Management

for Linux and Windows Systems

Mar 21, 2005, 00:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    SALT LAKE CITY, BrainShare(R) 2005, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell
 (Nasdaq:   NOVL) today introduced Novell(R) ZENworks(R) 7 Suite, the newest
 version of its award-winning systems management suite. ZENworks 7 is the first
 systems management solution that allows organizations to manage their Windows*
 workstations from a Linux* platform. It is also the first solution to automate
 the complete lifecycle of Linux systems. As a result, organizations can now
 centrally manage their Windows and Linux assets from their choice of server
     "IT managers need solutions for managing across heterogeneous
 environments," said Fred Broussard, IDC research manager. "The ability to
 manage Windows workstations from SUSE(R) LINUX servers can make Novell
 ZENworks 7 a well-suited choice for IT organizations running Windows, Linux or
     Novell ZENworks provides a comprehensive set of integrated tools that
 automate IT management processes across the lifecycle of desktops, laptops,
 servers and handhelds. Novell ZENworks uses Policy-Driven Automation to
 automatically maintain and enforce business and IT policies and dynamically
 manage and maintain resources based on user and device identities.
     The inclusion of the recently announced Novell ZENworks 7 Linux Management
 extends the Suite's cross-platform capabilities with the industry's only
 complete lifecycle management for Linux platforms. The addition of imaging,
 configuration lockdown, remote management, inventory and software management
 enables organizations to quickly and easily deploy, manage and maintain Linux
 in their IT environment to lower their total cost of IT operations. In
 addition to ZENworks 7 Linux Management and Windows desktop management from a
 Linux server, ZENworks 7 Suite also includes support for Novell Open
 Enterprise Server and enhancements to the Desktop, Server and Handheld
 Management products.
     Health First Supervisor of Corporate Systems Dan Tesenair said, "ZENworks
 gives us a fantastic return on our investment today. We're looking forward to
 ZENworks 7 to provide us the same efficient automation, centralized management
 and cost savings as we deploy Linux desktops and servers."
     David Litwack, Novell senior vice president and general manager for
 Identity-Driven Products, said, "No other systems management vendor provides
 customers this level of choice for managing heterogeneous environments.
 ZENworks 7 can provide the ability to deploy Linux faster and more efficiently
 and should be part of any organization's migration to Linux."
     Pricing and Availability
     ZENworks 7 Suite is scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2005,
 and details on pricing will be announced at general availability. For more
 information about ZENworks, please visit
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of infrastructure software and services
 to over 50,000 customers in 43 countries. With more than 20 years of
 experience in data center, workgroup and desktop solutions, Novell's
 6,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world are
 meeting customer requirements for identity-driven computing and Linux
 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 and BrainShare is a
 registered service mark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other
 countries. SUSE is a registered trademark of SUSE AG, a Novell business. *All
 third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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