Novell Wins LinuxWorld Awards for Product Excellence

Honors for security and management solutions demonstrate depth, breadth

of Novell's Linux-based offerings

Feb 17, 2005, 00:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    BOSTON (LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2005), Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell
 has been honored with product excellence awards for its security and
 management solutions at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston.
 Novell(R) Nsure(R), Novell's identity and access management offering, was
 selected as the best security solution, while Novell ZENworks(R) 6.5 for Linux
 management took top honors for best systems management tool. Novell was also a
 finalist in four additional categories, more than any other vendor. These
 awards reflect Novell's unique capacity among Linux vendors to deliver a full
 range of enterprise-level networking services beyond the core Linux
 distribution, providing customers the tools they need to deploy Linux in their
 infrastructures effectively.
     The LinuxWorld product excellence awards showcased the extent and quality
 of Novell's offerings for Linux. Novell's finalist nominations included Novell
 Linux Desktop 9 for Best Open Source Solution, Novell exteNd(TM) Suite 5.2 for
 Best Integration Solution, Novell's Integrated Collaboration Solution,
 composed of GroupWise(R), GroupWise Messenger, Novell Evolution(TM) and Gaim,
 for Best Messaging Solution, and Mono, an open source development project led
 by Novell, for Best Application Development Platform.
     "The LinuxWorld awards and strong showing of Novell solutions in numerous
 categories reinforces the benefit to our customers and the market: that Novell
 is in a better position to deliver a full range of Linux solutions to the
 enterprise than any other vendor," said Bill Hewitt, chief marketing officer
 for Novell. "We thank the judges for this honor and will continue to expand
 our solutions to provide organizations the choice and flexibility they need to
 lower their IT costs."
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NOVL) is a leading provider of information solutions
 that deliver secure identity management (Novell Nsure), Web application
 development (Novell exteNd) and cross-platform networking services (Novell
 Nterprise(TM)), all supported by strategic consulting and professional
 services (Novell Ngage(SM)). Active in the open source community with its
 Ximian(R) and SUSE(R) LINUX brands, Novell provides a full range of Linux
 products and services for the enterprise, from the desktop to the server.
 Novell's vision of one Net -- a world without information boundaries -- helps
 customers realize the value of their information securely and economically.
 For more information, call Novell's Customer Response Center at
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     Novell, Ximian, GroupWise, Nsure and ZENworks are registered trademarks;
 Evolution, exteNd and Nterprise are trademarks; and Ngage is a service mark of
 Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SUSE is a registered
 trademark of SUSE LINUX AG, a Novell business. *All third-party trademarks are
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