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PRNewswire: Novell to Offer Messaging for the Solaris and Linux Platforms

Mar 28, 2000, 03:27 (1 Talkback[s])

"Novell, a leading supplier of Net services software, today announced the upcoming availability of the Novell(R) Internet Messaging System(TM) (NIMS) on the Solaris and Linux platforms. A key component in the new DENIM(SM) Net Portal Services strategy, Novell is extending NIMS into the Solaris and Linux markets in order to address the growing demand for messaging services that secure, simplify and accelerate eBusiness environments. NIMS is a cost-effective, cross-platform messaging service for centrally managing millions, or even billions of user accounts regardless of hardware infrastructure. The company also announced that the next version of its advanced knowledge platform, GroupWise(R) (code-named BulletProof), will run natively on both Solaris and Linux. The product is scheduled to ship by year- end."

"NIMS on Solaris and Linux will be a hosted offering targeted at Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Application Service Providers (ASPs). It is designed to address the unique management and integration issues service providers face by giving them a hosted messaging package that is both extremely scalable and easy to manage across leading platforms. Leveraging Novell's NDS(R) eDirectory(TM), the acknowledged industry leader in large- scale, ultra-secure directory services, NIMS provides a high-performance hosted e-mail service that is ideal for service providers that want to deliver reliable services at lower costs."

"As a Net services software product targeted primarily at service providers, it's important for NIMS to support the Solaris and Linux platforms," said Dave Shirk, Novell senior vice president of product management. "Now, in addition to offering those service providers a high- performance hosted e-mail service -- regardless of the operating system they choose to run -- NIMS will also help Novell drive NDS eDirectory into the emerging service provider market."

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