Computer Associates Addresses Rapidly Changing eBusiness Management Requirements With New Release of Unicenter TNG

Unicenter TNG 2.4 Optimizes MSP Operations and

Provides Comprehensive Linux Platform Support



Nov 20, 2000, 00:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    ISLANDIA, N.Y., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates International,
 Inc. (CA) (NYSE:   CA) announced today the latest release of its widely
 acclaimed Unicenter TNG eBusiness management solution that delivers powerful
 capabilities specifically targeting the evolving needs of enterprises and
 service providers:
     "The innovations incorporated into version 2.4 of Unicenter TNG are
 aligned to the latest requirements of eBusiness," said Allan Andersen, CA vice
 president, enterprise management.  CA's commitment to delivering a management
 solution to address our clients' evolving needs has been clearly demonstrated
 throughout the rich history of Unicenter technology, and is underscored by the
 features and functions we have incorporated into this latest release."
 
     Powerful eBusiness-enabling features in Unicenter 2.4 include:
     -- Management capabilities specifically tailored for the growing Managed
        Service Provider (MSP) market
     -- Ability to use Linux as an enterprise management platform-of-choice
     -- Additional platform coverage and enhanced Windows 2000 performance
        monitoring
     -- Extended database and application management functionality
        that ensures optimum availability and performance of critical online
        application services
     -- Enhanced SAN support functions, including full discovery and status
        monitoring of SAN devices
 
     The enhancements allow MSPs to leverage the power of Unicenter TNG across
 multiple clients' firewalled environments.  MSPs are becoming increasingly
 popular with traditional corporations and dotcoms as both struggle to maintain
 the optimum performance of their computing environments even as qualified
 technicians become increasingly difficult to attract and retain.  CA is also
 offering licensing terms specifically tailored to emerging MSP business
 models.
     "The breadth of Unicenter TNG's capabilities, its integration of multiple
 management functionalities, and its scalability make it the obvious choice for
 the types of services we're bringing to market," said Jerry Cogen, executive
 vice president, Computer Network Solutions, LLC, a Long Island, NY based MSP
 targeting the small to medium sized marketplace.  "With this new version, CA
 has incorporated many of the features we were looking for in order to make it
 much easier for us to efficiently and securely manage multiple customers'
 domains from a common Unicenter TNG-based operations center."
     With Unicenter TNG, version 2.4, CA is also enabling its enterprise
 clients and service providers to use Linux versions from Red Hat, Caldera,
 SuSE and TurboLinux as a strategic management platform.  "The fact that Linux
 can deliver first rate performance and stability on commodity hardware makes
 it an attractive choice for high-end management applications," said Valerie
 O'Connell, Managing Director, Enterprise Management, Aberdeen Group. "By
 making Unicenter TNG available on Linux systems, CA further expands its market
 reach and lowers the cost of entry."
     Unicenter TNG 2.4's far-reaching support for Windows 2000 operating system
 is also particularly critical, as enterprises begin migrating to Microsoft's
 next-generation computing platform.
     "It's essential for us to be able to manage Windows 2000 systems in an
 integrated manner along with our other platforms, since our migration is going
 to be gradual and incremental," said Jerry Wetherington, senior design
 specialist, NorthEast Regional Datacenter (NERDC) at the University of
 Florida.  "With the new version of Unicenter TNG, we are effectively
 monitoring applications that traverse a combination of Windows, Unix and Linux
 servers."
     Unicenter TNG 2.4 delivers enhanced RDBMS management capabilities for
 64 bit operating environments as well as for applications that support the
 latest extensions of database technologies from Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Sybase
 and CA.  The enhancements that CA has engineered into Unicenter TNG 's
 database management are vital to today's eBusinesses, since back-end databases
 are the value-generating engines behind most B2B applications.
     Unicenter TNG 2.4 also provides enhanced storage area network (SAN)
 support, including automatic discovery and status monitoring of SAN devices,
 to allow organizations to store and manage ever-increasing volumes of data.
     Unicenter TNG 2.4 is available under CA's new simplified licensing model.
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA), the world's leading
 business software company, delivers the end-to-end infrastructure to enable
 eBusinesses through innovative technology, services and education.  CA has
 20,000 employees worldwide and had revenue in excess of $6 billion for the
 fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.  For more information, visit
 http://www.ca.com.
 
     One Computer Associates Plaza, Islandia, N.Y. 11749.  All trademarks,
 trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their
 respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Computer Associates International, Inc.
    ISLANDIA, N.Y., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates International,
 Inc. (CA) (NYSE:   CA) announced today the latest release of its widely
 acclaimed Unicenter TNG eBusiness management solution that delivers powerful
 capabilities specifically targeting the evolving needs of enterprises and
 service providers:
     "The innovations incorporated into version 2.4 of Unicenter TNG are
 aligned to the latest requirements of eBusiness," said Allan Andersen, CA vice
 president, enterprise management.  CA's commitment to delivering a management
 solution to address our clients' evolving needs has been clearly demonstrated
 throughout the rich history of Unicenter technology, and is underscored by the
 features and functions we have incorporated into this latest release."
 
     Powerful eBusiness-enabling features in Unicenter 2.4 include:
     -- Management capabilities specifically tailored for the growing Managed
        Service Provider (MSP) market
     -- Ability to use Linux as an enterprise management platform-of-choice
     -- Additional platform coverage and enhanced Windows 2000 performance
        monitoring
     -- Extended database and application management functionality
        that ensures optimum availability and performance of critical online
        application services
     -- Enhanced SAN support functions, including full discovery and status
        monitoring of SAN devices
 
     The enhancements allow MSPs to leverage the power of Unicenter TNG across
 multiple clients' firewalled environments.  MSPs are becoming increasingly
 popular with traditional corporations and dotcoms as both struggle to maintain
 the optimum performance of their computing environments even as qualified
 technicians become increasingly difficult to attract and retain.  CA is also
 offering licensing terms specifically tailored to emerging MSP business
 models.
     "The breadth of Unicenter TNG's capabilities, its integration of multiple
 management functionalities, and its scalability make it the obvious choice for
 the types of services we're bringing to market," said Jerry Cogen, executive
 vice president, Computer Network Solutions, LLC, a Long Island, NY based MSP
 targeting the small to medium sized marketplace.  "With this new version, CA
 has incorporated many of the features we were looking for in order to make it
 much easier for us to efficiently and securely manage multiple customers'
 domains from a common Unicenter TNG-based operations center."
     With Unicenter TNG, version 2.4, CA is also enabling its enterprise
 clients and service providers to use Linux versions from Red Hat, Caldera,
 SuSE and TurboLinux as a strategic management platform.  "The fact that Linux
 can deliver first rate performance and stability on commodity hardware makes
 it an attractive choice for high-end management applications," said Valerie
 O'Connell, Managing Director, Enterprise Management, Aberdeen Group. "By
 making Unicenter TNG available on Linux systems, CA further expands its market
 reach and lowers the cost of entry."
     Unicenter TNG 2.4's far-reaching support for Windows 2000 operating system
 is also particularly critical, as enterprises begin migrating to Microsoft's
 next-generation computing platform.
     "It's essential for us to be able to manage Windows 2000 systems in an
 integrated manner along with our other platforms, since our migration is going
 to be gradual and incremental," said Jerry Wetherington, senior design
 specialist, NorthEast Regional Datacenter (NERDC) at the University of
 Florida.  "With the new version of Unicenter TNG, we are effectively
 monitoring applications that traverse a combination of Windows, Unix and Linux
 servers."
     Unicenter TNG 2.4 delivers enhanced RDBMS management capabilities for
 64 bit operating environments as well as for applications that support the
 latest extensions of database technologies from Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Sybase
 and CA.  The enhancements that CA has engineered into Unicenter TNG 's
 database management are vital to today's eBusinesses, since back-end databases
 are the value-generating engines behind most B2B applications.
     Unicenter TNG 2.4 also provides enhanced storage area network (SAN)
 support, including automatic discovery and status monitoring of SAN devices,
 to allow organizations to store and manage ever-increasing volumes of data.
     Unicenter TNG 2.4 is available under CA's new simplified licensing model.
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA), the world's leading
 business software company, delivers the end-to-end infrastructure to enable
 eBusinesses through innovative technology, services and education.  CA has
 20,000 employees worldwide and had revenue in excess of $6 billion for the
 fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.  For more information, visit
 http://www.ca.com.
 
     One Computer Associates Plaza, Islandia, N.Y. 11749.  All trademarks,
 trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their
 respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Computer Associates International, Inc.