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Novell Takes Best-of-Comdex Honors in
Internet, Enterprise Categories
New Internet Caching System and Directory-Enabled ZENworks Earn Best-of-Breed
PROVO, Utah -- April 21, 1999 -- Novell®, Inc. today announced that two of its
leading networking products have received PC Week Best of Comdex Awards given to ten elite
solutions selected among several hundred introduced at this week's Comdex Spring '99 trade
show in Chicago. Novell's new Internet Caching System won Best-of-Comdex in the
Internet and Network Software category, and Novell's ZENworks desktop management
solution was named Best-of-Comdex in the Enterprise Software Category.
These top honors reflect the breadth and best-of-breed quality of new Novell products
introduced over the past year to help customers manage, control and increase the
performance of their networks. Novell Directory Services® (NDS), the
directory-enabled NetWare® 5 platform, and related solutions such as the Novell Internet
Caching System and ZENworks extend the value of the enterprise and the Internet by
bridging the gap between them.
"These latest industry awards confirm that Novell products enable customers to
integrate and manage the complete range of computer platforms, applications, services and
devices distributed across today's heterogeneous business networks and the Internet,"
said Ed McGarr, Novell's vice president of product marketing. "Solutions like the
Novell Internet Caching System and ZENworks give businesses total control of their private
networks and the Internet, reducing the bottom-line costs of network management while
adding top-line value in the form of new applications and e-business activities."
Novell Internet Caching System
Announced recently at BrainShare '99, the Novell Internet Caching System is a scalable,
plug-and-accelerate caching appliance architecture available for license by Intel
architecture-based OEMs. Novell's Internet Caching System, with its new cache object
store, dramatically improves the speed and efficiency of delivering Internet content to
employees, business partners and customers within corporate intranets and extranets as
well as across the Internet. Novell's Internet Caching System can accelerate any Web site
up to ten times the performance of common Web servers, host over 100,000 persistent
connections, and dramatically reduce the time and expense of scaling traffic across
multiple Web servers.
"Novell's Internet Caching System puts powerful caching capabilities into a
streamlined application device, improving Internet performance for corporate users,"
stated PC Week. "Novell has also taken the simple but very valuable step of allowing
users to put the caching system in front of a corporate Web server, greatly improving Web
site performance without having to invest in expensive caching and traffic-management
Short for Zero Effort Networks for users, ZENworks automates desktop management using
the power of Novell Directory Services to remotely provide application management,
software distribution, desktop management and workstation maintenance. ZENworks minimizes
the time users and network administrators must devote to workstation management:
administrators are free to concentrate on more critical issues, and end users can have
confidence in their workstation setup.
"Novell's ZENworks 2.0 takes desktop management to the next level through
directory-enabling technology," stated PC Week. "ZENworks' flexible architecture
makes it a one-stop shop for application distribution, policy management and software
At the Spring and Fall Comdex trade shows, PC Week Labs analysts and Corporate Partners
choose the best new products from among the hundreds introduced. PC Week Corporate
Partners -- a group of IS professionals from commercial, nonprofit and government
organizations -- team with Labs analysts to identify the best, most innovative technology
in a number of product categories.
Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) is the world's leading provider of directory-enabled
networking software. Novell solutions give businesses total control of their private
networks and the Internet, simplifying the management of user access and identity.
Novell's worldwide channel, consulting, developer, education and technical support
programs are the most extensive in the network computing industry.
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.
Internet Caching System, NDS and ZENworks are trademarks and NetWare, Novell and Novell
Directory Services are registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. All other trademarks are
property of their respective holders.