LAS VEGAS, SCO Forum, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SCO Group, Inc. ("SCO") (Nasdaq: SCOX), owner of the UNIX operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, today announced a partnership at its annual SCO Forum conference with Cymphonix Corporation, a premiere provider of network management solutions for business, government, and educational institutions in the United States. Through the partnership, Cymphonix Network Composer, a powerful integrated network appliance, will be distributed through SCO distribution channels. Network Composer gives network administrators instant visibility, control and protection over network resources. It is the only network appliance on the market that provides application and user prioritization, real-time traffic monitoring, spyware protection, web filtering, fool-proof control over illegal peer-to-peer file sharing and recently with the latest firmware release, instant messaging logging. Network Composer also allows administrators to see, in most cases for the first time, what is actually happening on the Internet and with WAN resources, both by application and by user. Accordingly, since signing an agreement with Cymphonix, Network Composer appliances have seen good adoption through SCO channel partners for the benefit of their customers. "We have already seen success in our partnership with SCO," said Mike Montrose, Cymphonix vice president of sales and marketing. "Many SCO channel partners are now actively recommending Network Composer to their customers as an indispensable tool for controlling and managing their network. They have found that when their customers attend one of our live, web-based product tours, a very high percentage of them immediately enter into a buying discussion. Most attendees comment on Composer's intuitive ease-of-use, and also on its affordability -- they had no idea that enterprise-level network management technology of this caliber was now easily within their budget." The partnership between SCO and Cymphonix has also led to an agreement for Cymphonix to port Network Composer to the recently released SCO OpenServer 6 platform. SCO and Cymphonix expect to have the development work completed within the next few months. "SCO OpenServer 6 is a solid and reliable platform on which to base Network Composer," said Kevin Asay, vice president of business development for Cymphonix. "The significantly increased performance and reliability found in SCO OpenServer 6 will make Network Composer a compelling solution for those customers who wish to run the appliance based on the strength of UNIX." In recent months, Cymphonix has participated in SCO sales and reseller training through web-based seminars, and has provided their network appliance solution to SCO distributors to make Network Composer more easily available to SCO resellers. SCO resellers can currently purchase Network Composer directly through DTR and Terian through SCO's partner lounge located at http://partners.sco.com/partner/login.jsp. "SCO's reseller channel has responded favorably to the addition of Network Composer from Cymphonix," said Alan Raymond, vice president of Americas sales, The SCO Group, Inc. "The joint sales training and webinars hosted by SCO and Cymphonix have been well-attended and the solution has generated great interest throughout our North American channel. We look forward to extending this solution throughout the world, for the benefit of all our resellers in the near future." Availability & Pricing Network Composer is now available through SCO's reseller channel. Customers interested in obtaining Cymphonix Network Composer should contact their SCO reseller. To find a local SCO reseller in your area, visit http://partners.sco.com/partner/locator/region.jsp. Network Composer is available in two models: the NC500 and the NC200, both designed for small to medium-sized businesses and for distributed WAN environments. About SCO The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX) helps millions of customers to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of thousands of resellers and developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit www.sco.com. SCO, and the associated SCO logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners. About Cymphonix With sophisticated and usable network performance solutions, Cymphonix Corporation, headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT with offices in Seattle WA, Greenville, SC, and Brentwood, CA, impacts business and employee productivity and manages corporate liability. Network Composer, its flagship application, delivers Internet and WAN traffic monitoring, reporting and shaping capabilities to small and medium business, along with best-of-class web filtering and spyware protection. The product helps companies understand at a glance who is abusing network resources and with what applications, enabling problems to be corrected instantly through an elegant, easy-to-manage interface. Network Composer is unique in offering solution providers network management tools for their clients that have previously been affordable only to the enterprise. For more information please visit http://www.cymphonix.com.
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