Novell Honored with Three LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards

  • Novell ZENworks Linux Management, Nsure secure identity management and exteNd 5.2 all take top honors in their categories
  • Seven Novell products named among the finalists, further validation of the successful execution of Novell's Linux strategy

4 August 2004

Novell today announced that it received three LinuxWorld* Product Excellence Awards, more than any other vendor at the conference. Novell ZENworks® Linux Management was judged to be the “Best Systems Management Tool,” while the “Best Security Solution” went to Novell NsureTM, a secure identity management platform. Novell exteNdTM 5.2 won the “Best Integration Solution,” the second consecutive LinuxWorld Product Excellence award for Novell's service-oriented architecture suite. Winners were selected as the top product and service innovations and solutions in open computing by a panel of industry experts and were announced by IDG World Expo on Tuesday at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo.

Novell also led the way in nominations with finalists in seven of the 14 categories. Other Novell product finalists include SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server, Novell GroupWise® 6.5, Novell EvolutionTM 2.0 and Novell-sponsored MonoTM. The number of finalists and award recipients across a wide range of categories demonstrates the overall strength of Novell's enterprise-class Linux solutions.

“Being recognized by the industry gathered here at LinuxWorld validates Novell's commitment to providing quality 'up-the-stack' solutions that run on Linux,” said Chris Stone, Novell vice chairman – Office of the CEO. “By bringing together a complete set of networking services, secure identity management, resource management and application development on Linux, we're helping to bring enterprise-class services to the Linux platform.”

Novell exteNd is a comprehensive suite for the rapid development and deployment of service-oriented Web applications that integrates disparate systems and delivers identity-based services through portals to enable the secure delivery of relevant business information. Novell Nsure secure identity management solutions enable complete user lifecycle management through user provisioning, password management and access control so organizations have the assurance that they are securely delivering the right information to the right people. Novell ZENworks Linux Management is a powerful and secure management solution that provides IT administrators with centralized control over software configurations on Linux servers and workstations.

Novell is demonstrating all of its Linux solutions at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. For more information about Novell products, visit, and for information on Novell’s involvement in the Linux community, visit

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) is a leading provider of infrastructure software and services to over 50,000 customers in 43 countries. With more than 20 years of experience in data center, workgroup and desktop solutions, Novell's 6,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world are meeting customer requirements for identity-driven computing and Linux solutions. By providing enterprise-class software and support for commercial and open source software, Novell delivers increased operating flexibility and choice at a lower total cost of ownership. More information about Novell can be found at

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