Novell eDirectory Named Product of the Year

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    PROVO, Utah, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NOVL), the
 leading provider of Net services software, today announced that Network
 Magazine, a leading publication focused on networking and the Internet, named
 eDirectory 8.5 its product of the year for best directory service,
 reconfirming Novell's role as a leader in Net innovation. Network Magazine
 praised Novell(R) eDirectory(TM), the industry's most deployed directory
 service, with nearly 139 million users worldwide, for being the only directory
 service to support the multiple operating systems that exist in today's
 enterprises, including NetWare(R), Windows* NT/2000, Solaris*, Linux*, Tru64
 UNIX* and soon IBM AIX*. Network Magazine's award recognizes the real business
 value of Novell's eDirectory, the only solution on the market that lets
 customers centrally manage network access, security, and network resources in
 today's emerging, one Net environment.
     The criteria used to judge Products of the Year candidates include the
 broad appeal of the product to the publication's reader base; competitive
 enhancements that the product offers; price/performance advantages; technical
 ingenuity; new features and applications; and serviceability to the market.
 According to Network Magazine, "The vision driving the adoption of directories
 is that, once they have been adopted widely enough as a repository of user
 information, we'll have arrived at a single Net, tying intranets, extranets,
 and the Internet together. No company has better articulated that vision or
 delivered on some of its important components than Novell. In order for
 directories to drive real gains for businesses, they need to run natively on
 every OS that's important to the Internet -- not just one. Novell eDirectory
 -- robust and scalable -- is exactly where it needs to be."
     "We are excited that eDirectory has won Network Magazine's product of the
 year award, continuing a tradition of industry recognition for Novell's
 directory expertise. This proves that our Net services software is becoming
 increasingly critical in answering the needs of customers who, today more than
 ever, need their networks to handle the unrelenting demands created by
 eBusiness," said Paul Smart, vice president and general manager of Novell's
 Net Directory business. "Since the release of eDirectory 8.5 in October of
 last year, we have continued to make significant advancements to ensure its
 success as the world's #1 directory service. Novell's goal is to give
 customers the power to better leverage the technology they have, not force
 them down a specific technology path. eDirectory does this."
     Network Magazine's Product of the Year Awards is the latest in a series of
 awards given to Novell's directory product. Other recent awards and accolades
 include:
 
     -- 2000 - Software Product of the year, eDirectory 8 (Network Computing)
     -- 2000 - Product of the Year Award, eDirectory 8 (Network Magazine)
     -- 2000 - Well Connected Award, eDirectory 8 (Network Computing)
     -- 1999 - Product of the Year, eDirectory 8 (Information Week)
     -- 1999 - Product of the Year,eDirectory 8 - Corporate Category (PCkurier,
               Poland)
     -- 1999 - Product of the Year - Directory Services, NDS for NT (LAN
               Magazine, Asian Edition)
     -- 1999 - Well-Connected Award - Directory Services (Network Computing)
     -- 1999 - Product of the Year - Directory Services, NDS for NT (Network
               Magazine)
     -- 1999 - Product of the Month for April, NDS for NT (Softwarove Noviny,
               Czech Republic)
     -- 1998 - Best Product of the Year - Directory Services (LAN Magazine-
               Russia, Russia)
     -- 1998 - Product of the Year - Network Management, NDS for NT (Networks
               Industry Awards, UK)
     -- 1998 - Well-Connected Award - Directory Services (Network Computing)
     -- 1998 - Best Access Control Product SECURE Computing Awards, UK)
     -- 1998 - Product of the Year - Directory Services (Network Magazine)
     -- 1998 - Innovation of the Year for Networks, NDS for NT (CeBit Germany)
 
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc., is the leading provider of Net services software that
 delivers services to secure and power all types of networks -- the Internet,
 intranets, and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public -- across
 leading operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the
 foundation for one Net -- a single global network that supports new
 applications and forms of business. Worldwide channel, consulting, education
 and technical support programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell
 Net services software with third-party products and services to form complete
 Net solutions.
     For information on Novell's complete range of products and services,
 contact Novell's Customer Response Center at 888-321-4CRC (4272), or visit
 Novell's Web site at http://www.novell.com/ . Press may access Novell
 announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.novell.com/pressroom . In addition, detailed comparisons between
 Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on
 the Web at http://www.novell.com/advantage .
     NOTE:  Novell and NDS are registered trademarks, and eDirectory and iChain
 are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *All
 third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Novell, Inc.
    PROVO, Utah, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NOVL), the
 leading provider of Net services software, today announced that Network
 Magazine, a leading publication focused on networking and the Internet, named
 eDirectory 8.5 its product of the year for best directory service,
 reconfirming Novell's role as a leader in Net innovation. Network Magazine
 praised Novell(R) eDirectory(TM), the industry's most deployed directory
 service, with nearly 139 million users worldwide, for being the only directory
 service to support the multiple operating systems that exist in today's
 enterprises, including NetWare(R), Windows* NT/2000, Solaris*, Linux*, Tru64
 UNIX* and soon IBM AIX*. Network Magazine's award recognizes the real business
 value of Novell's eDirectory, the only solution on the market that lets
 customers centrally manage network access, security, and network resources in
 today's emerging, one Net environment.
     The criteria used to judge Products of the Year candidates include the
 broad appeal of the product to the publication's reader base; competitive
 enhancements that the product offers; price/performance advantages; technical
 ingenuity; new features and applications; and serviceability to the market.
 According to Network Magazine, "The vision driving the adoption of directories
 is that, once they have been adopted widely enough as a repository of user
 information, we'll have arrived at a single Net, tying intranets, extranets,
 and the Internet together. No company has better articulated that vision or
 delivered on some of its important components than Novell. In order for
 directories to drive real gains for businesses, they need to run natively on
 every OS that's important to the Internet -- not just one. Novell eDirectory
 -- robust and scalable -- is exactly where it needs to be."
     "We are excited that eDirectory has won Network Magazine's product of the
 year award, continuing a tradition of industry recognition for Novell's
 directory expertise. This proves that our Net services software is becoming
 increasingly critical in answering the needs of customers who, today more than
 ever, need their networks to handle the unrelenting demands created by
 eBusiness," said Paul Smart, vice president and general manager of Novell's
 Net Directory business. "Since the release of eDirectory 8.5 in October of
 last year, we have continued to make significant advancements to ensure its
 success as the world's #1 directory service. Novell's goal is to give
 customers the power to better leverage the technology they have, not force
 them down a specific technology path. eDirectory does this."
     Network Magazine's Product of the Year Awards is the latest in a series of
 awards given to Novell's directory product. Other recent awards and accolades
 include:
 
     -- 2000 - Software Product of the year, eDirectory 8 (Network Computing)
     -- 2000 - Product of the Year Award, eDirectory 8 (Network Magazine)
     -- 2000 - Well Connected Award, eDirectory 8 (Network Computing)
     -- 1999 - Product of the Year, eDirectory 8 (Information Week)
     -- 1999 - Product of the Year,eDirectory 8 - Corporate Category (PCkurier,
               Poland)
     -- 1999 - Product of the Year - Directory Services, NDS for NT (LAN
               Magazine, Asian Edition)
     -- 1999 - Well-Connected Award - Directory Services (Network Computing)
     -- 1999 - Product of the Year - Directory Services, NDS for NT (Network
               Magazine)
     -- 1999 - Product of the Month for April, NDS for NT (Softwarove Noviny,
               Czech Republic)
     -- 1998 - Best Product of the Year - Directory Services (LAN Magazine-
               Russia, Russia)
     -- 1998 - Product of the Year - Network Management, NDS for NT (Networks
               Industry Awards, UK)
     -- 1998 - Well-Connected Award - Directory Services (Network Computing)
     -- 1998 - Best Access Control Product SECURE Computing Awards, UK)
     -- 1998 - Product of the Year - Directory Services (Network Magazine)
     -- 1998 - Innovation of the Year for Networks, NDS for NT (CeBit Germany)
 
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc., is the leading provider of Net services software that
 delivers services to secure and power all types of networks -- the Internet,
 intranets, and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public -- across
 leading operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the
 foundation for one Net -- a single global network that supports new
 applications and forms of business. Worldwide channel, consulting, education
 and technical support programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell
 Net services software with third-party products and services to form complete
 Net solutions.
     For information on Novell's complete range of products and services,
 contact Novell's Customer Response Center at 888-321-4CRC (4272), or visit
 Novell's Web site at http://www.novell.com/ . Press may access Novell
 announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.novell.com/pressroom . In addition, detailed comparisons between
 Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on
 the Web at http://www.novell.com/advantage .
     NOTE:  Novell and NDS are registered trademarks, and eDirectory and iChain
 are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *All
 third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Novell, Inc.

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