VeriTest Selected for Novell SUSE(R) LINUX YES Certification Program Novell Partners to Become 'YES CERTIFIED' on SUSE(R) LINUX Through VeriTest

    WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lionbridge
 (Nasdaq:   LIOX) today announced that its VeriTest testing division has been
 named a YES CERTIFIED testing provider for the Novell SUSE LINUX platform.
 With the new agreement, Novell partners can work with VeriTest to validate
 that their systems, drivers, storage products, network products, and
 applications meet specific performance requirements in order to gain the YES
 certification with SUSE LINUX.
     Novell has more than 560 technology partners many supporting SUSE LINUX.
 Partners that earn the Novell YES CERTIFIED designation for their Linux
 solutions will be able to quickly and confidently show CIO's and IT Managers
 that their solution has been independently proven to meet Novell's product
 compatibility standards.
     VeriTest is the only Novell Authorized Testing Center ("NATC") in Europe,
 where many of Novell's development partners are located, and has been testing
 products for Novell's independent software and hardware partners developing
 solutions on NetWare for several years.  During that time, Novell awarded
 VeriTest the "NATC of the Year Award" two years in a row.  By adding SUSE
 LINUX to the suite of offerings, VeriTest is able to serve Novell's growing
 number of ISVs and IHVs developing solutions on the SUSE LINUX platform.
     "Novell places a very high value on our development partners, so it's
 crucial to us that they have a positive experience when getting their solution
 tested for the YES CERTIFIED program," said Hal Bennett, VP Business
 Development, Novell.  "VeriTest has a strong proven track record for serving
 our customers with the same level of high-quality service we would expect.  We
 asked VeriTest to add SUSE LINUX to their menu of YES CERTIFIED testing
 services so that our Linux ISVs and IHVs will benefit from having the testing
 conducted by one of the leading product testing vendors in the world."
     The new certification program at VeriTest will help drive new business for
 Novell's solutions provider, hardware and software partners, and will provide
 new options for partners to engage with Novell.  In addition, end-users can be
 assured that both the product vendor and Novell are committed to supporting
 all products which display the YES CERTIFIED mark.
     "As Linux expands throughout global markets, VeriTest test labs throughout
 the US, Europe and Asia will play a key role in helping ISVs achieve SUSE
 LINUX certification," said Rory Cowan, CEO, Lionbridge.  "This certification
 program allows Novell to give ISVs a technical roadmap for ensuring their
 products perform correctly on the platform, while providing industry-proven
 evidence of their commitment to customer satisfaction."
     For more information on Novell YES CERTIFIED for SUSE Linux at VeriTest,
 please visit
     About VeriTest Services from Lionbridge
     VeriTest is the testing division of Lionbridge, a leading provider of
 globalization and testing services. With datacenter-equipped labs in North
 America and Europe and Asia, VeriTest provides a range of testing services
 that enable clients to ensure quality, usability, interoperability and
 performance of products, applications, Web sites and systems. VeriTest also
 provides certification and competitive analysis services that give customers
 assurance that the products and systems they are buying meet strict, industry-
 defined standards for quality and deliver measurable performance against
 industry standards and competitive offerings. With VeriTest services from
 Lionbridge, customers have a single global outsourcing partner to support the
 entire lifecycle of their enterprise applications, from development to
 localization, to testing and maintenance.
     Lionbridge and VeriTest are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. in the US and throughout the world. All other
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
      Sara Buda
      Lionbridge Technologies

SOURCE Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.

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