Regain Control of Your IT Environment Globally With Tarantella

Tarantella Inc., Announces and Ships Version 3.1 of Award-Winning

Tarantella Enterprise 3 Software



May 07, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tarantella, Inc.

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ --
 Tarantella, Inc., (Nasdaq:   TTLA), today announced Tarantella Enterprise 3,
 version 3.1.  An enhancement to its award-winning application and data
 centralization solution, version 3.1 is available today for web-shipping and
 evaluation, and is available immediately via the Internet through a free
 30-day trial offering ( http://www.tarantella.com/download ).
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010504/TTLALOGO )
     In line with the company's vision for providing a leading edge product
 that enables large IT departments to regain control of their environment and
 architecture, the new and enhanced features of Tarantella Enterprise 3,
 version 3.1 are in direct response to customer needs.
     "CIOs and CTOs have been telling us how difficult and costly it is to
 maintain large networks of PCs, multiple application platforms and other
 software," said Doug Michels, President and CEO of Tarantella, Inc.
 "Tarantella Enterprise 3, version 3.1 is an example of how well we have
 listened."
     The new version features firewall traversal and browser proxy.  These
 provide enhanced global connectivity from remote offices as well as customer
 and partner sites, while lowering or removing administrative overhead.
     For users of Microsoft Windows based applications, version 3.1 also adds
 enhanced drive mapping capabilities, allowing access to local file systems
 from remote Microsoft Windows applications.  By providing seamless access to
 files and an extensive range of central controls-from access permissions to
 drive labeling-Tarantella Enterprise 3 helps reduce the complexity of IT
 systems, resulting in savings of time and money.
     In addition, Microsoft Windows users can now take advantage of an enhanced
 RDP printing support, which utilizes standard RDP based printing mechanisms to
 extend the seamless, non-intrusive nature of the solution.
     Tarantella Enterprise 3 software is designed to support up to 1,000 users
 per server.  Up to 50 servers can be combined into a single array to
 intelligently balance the server load across geographically dispersed
 networks, providing improved scalability and application performance.  As with
 the previous version, version 3.1 integrates with all UNIX, IBM AS/400,
 mainframe, Linux, Windows and web-based application platforms.
     "By following a clear and well defined strategy, aimed to simplify and
 streamline complex IT systems, Tarantella has been able to produce a product
 that is very compelling to all large organizations, especially in these
 financial times," said Andy Bovingdon, director of product marketing for
 Tarantella.  "This latest version provides essential features for Application
 Service Providers (ASP) and companies with more complex remote access
 requirements."
     Tarantella will be demonstrating Enterprise 3, version 3.1 at the
 Tarantella booth (#5718) at Networld+Interop 2001, to be held in the Las Vegas
 Convention Center from May 8-10, 2001.
 
     Praise for Tarantella Enterprise 3, Version 3.1
     "The new version of Tarantella has really enabled us to offer a unique
 value to our customers," said iCan CEO Nancy Li.  "By combining the strength
 of Tarantella's Enterprise3, version 3.1 and the iCan Provider Suite,
 customers -- be they enterprises or xSPs -- can take greater advantage of the
 hosted-services model."
     Farid Naib, CEO and founder, FNX Limited comments, "Tarantella software
 helped us 'future proof' our applications and grow our business TODAY.  Our
 traditional global customers can now securely take advantage of the Internet
 to support their growth strategies.  Tarantella Enterprise 3 software also
 helps us reach more customers by allowing us to offer the power of our capital
 markets trading applications over the Internet via the Application Service
 Provider business model."
     "The Tarantella product has allowed ABN AMRO to truly globalize the system
 infrastructure supporting its global foreign exchange options business," said
 Boris van der Saag, Business Manager, Global Foreign Exchange Options, ABN
 AMRO Bank.  "Tarantella software delivers the specialist systems seamlessly
 across ABN AMRO's global network whilst concentrating its support efforts and
 costs in one single location."
     "I can't begin to tell you how delighted I was to have obtained Tarantella
 Enterprise 3, version 3.1 for beta testing purposes," said Rafael Harari, CTO,
 Softrent.  "It's a day-to-day lifesaver, because of all the improvements
 achieved, especially the advantage of having the Drive Mapping Tool.  We have
 all our mission critical deployment based on your solution and we are very
 excited for both our companies in the future."
 
     Availability
     Tarantella Enterprise 3 is available now for download at
 http://www.tarantella.com/download/ .
 
     About Tarantella, Inc.
     Tarantella, Inc. provides a web-based solution that allows customers to
 regain control of their IT environment.  Tarantella Enterprise 3 software,
 utilizing the world-wide web, is the first non-intrusive application and data
 centralization solution that simplifies administration and securely speeds
 access to Windows, mainframe, AS/400, web-based, Linux, Java and UNIX
 applications.  For more information, go to www.tarantella.com.
     NOTE:  Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3, and the Tarantella logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Tarantella, Inc. in the USA and other
 countries.  UNIX is a trademark of The Open Group in the United States and
 other countries.  Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation
 in the U.S. and other countries.  Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in
 the U.S. and other countries.  AS/400 is a registered trademark of
 International Business Machines Corporation in the USA and other countries.
 All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to
 identify products or services of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE Tarantella, Inc.
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ --
 Tarantella, Inc., (Nasdaq:   TTLA), today announced Tarantella Enterprise 3,
 version 3.1.  An enhancement to its award-winning application and data
 centralization solution, version 3.1 is available today for web-shipping and
 evaluation, and is available immediately via the Internet through a free
 30-day trial offering ( http://www.tarantella.com/download ).
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010504/TTLALOGO )
     In line with the company's vision for providing a leading edge product
 that enables large IT departments to regain control of their environment and
 architecture, the new and enhanced features of Tarantella Enterprise 3,
 version 3.1 are in direct response to customer needs.
     "CIOs and CTOs have been telling us how difficult and costly it is to
 maintain large networks of PCs, multiple application platforms and other
 software," said Doug Michels, President and CEO of Tarantella, Inc.
 "Tarantella Enterprise 3, version 3.1 is an example of how well we have
 listened."
     The new version features firewall traversal and browser proxy.  These
 provide enhanced global connectivity from remote offices as well as customer
 and partner sites, while lowering or removing administrative overhead.
     For users of Microsoft Windows based applications, version 3.1 also adds
 enhanced drive mapping capabilities, allowing access to local file systems
 from remote Microsoft Windows applications.  By providing seamless access to
 files and an extensive range of central controls-from access permissions to
 drive labeling-Tarantella Enterprise 3 helps reduce the complexity of IT
 systems, resulting in savings of time and money.
     In addition, Microsoft Windows users can now take advantage of an enhanced
 RDP printing support, which utilizes standard RDP based printing mechanisms to
 extend the seamless, non-intrusive nature of the solution.
     Tarantella Enterprise 3 software is designed to support up to 1,000 users
 per server.  Up to 50 servers can be combined into a single array to
 intelligently balance the server load across geographically dispersed
 networks, providing improved scalability and application performance.  As with
 the previous version, version 3.1 integrates with all UNIX, IBM AS/400,
 mainframe, Linux, Windows and web-based application platforms.
     "By following a clear and well defined strategy, aimed to simplify and
 streamline complex IT systems, Tarantella has been able to produce a product
 that is very compelling to all large organizations, especially in these
 financial times," said Andy Bovingdon, director of product marketing for
 Tarantella.  "This latest version provides essential features for Application
 Service Providers (ASP) and companies with more complex remote access
 requirements."
     Tarantella will be demonstrating Enterprise 3, version 3.1 at the
 Tarantella booth (#5718) at Networld+Interop 2001, to be held in the Las Vegas
 Convention Center from May 8-10, 2001.
 
     Praise for Tarantella Enterprise 3, Version 3.1
     "The new version of Tarantella has really enabled us to offer a unique
 value to our customers," said iCan CEO Nancy Li.  "By combining the strength
 of Tarantella's Enterprise3, version 3.1 and the iCan Provider Suite,
 customers -- be they enterprises or xSPs -- can take greater advantage of the
 hosted-services model."
     Farid Naib, CEO and founder, FNX Limited comments, "Tarantella software
 helped us 'future proof' our applications and grow our business TODAY.  Our
 traditional global customers can now securely take advantage of the Internet
 to support their growth strategies.  Tarantella Enterprise 3 software also
 helps us reach more customers by allowing us to offer the power of our capital
 markets trading applications over the Internet via the Application Service
 Provider business model."
     "The Tarantella product has allowed ABN AMRO to truly globalize the system
 infrastructure supporting its global foreign exchange options business," said
 Boris van der Saag, Business Manager, Global Foreign Exchange Options, ABN
 AMRO Bank.  "Tarantella software delivers the specialist systems seamlessly
 across ABN AMRO's global network whilst concentrating its support efforts and
 costs in one single location."
     "I can't begin to tell you how delighted I was to have obtained Tarantella
 Enterprise 3, version 3.1 for beta testing purposes," said Rafael Harari, CTO,
 Softrent.  "It's a day-to-day lifesaver, because of all the improvements
 achieved, especially the advantage of having the Drive Mapping Tool.  We have
 all our mission critical deployment based on your solution and we are very
 excited for both our companies in the future."
 
     Availability
     Tarantella Enterprise 3 is available now for download at
 http://www.tarantella.com/download/ .
 
     About Tarantella, Inc.
     Tarantella, Inc. provides a web-based solution that allows customers to
 regain control of their IT environment.  Tarantella Enterprise 3 software,
 utilizing the world-wide web, is the first non-intrusive application and data
 centralization solution that simplifies administration and securely speeds
 access to Windows, mainframe, AS/400, web-based, Linux, Java and UNIX
 applications.  For more information, go to www.tarantella.com.
     NOTE:  Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3, and the Tarantella logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Tarantella, Inc. in the USA and other
 countries.  UNIX is a trademark of The Open Group in the United States and
 other countries.  Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation
 in the U.S. and other countries.  Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in
 the U.S. and other countries.  AS/400 is a registered trademark of
 International Business Machines Corporation in the USA and other countries.
 All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to
 identify products or services of their respective owners.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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