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Novell Wins Premier Industry Awards for Best Security and Best Asset Management Solutions

ZENworks Asset Management and ZENworks Endpoint Security Management take top honors in the 2009 CODiE Awards

WALTHAM, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell today announced that ZENworks(R) Asset Management and ZENworks Endpoint Security Management have won 2009 CODiE Awards, an annual program of the Software Industry and Information Association (SIIA) that recognizes achievement and vision in the software industry. Both part of ZENworks Endpoint Management Solutions from Novell, the two products took top positions in the "Best Asset Management Solution" and "Best Security Solution" categories respectively. These awards represent the quality and innovation of the ZENworks family of products which are currently deployed by more than 35,000 customers worldwide and on more than 45 million managed devices.

"The CODiE Awards are one of the most prestigious awards programs in the software industry," said Joe Wagner, senior vice president and general manager of Systems and Resource Management at Novell. "Novell is pleased to be recognized by its peers as an industry leader in both asset and endpoint security management. These products are key components of ZENworks Endpoint Management solutions, which we bring to market to solve critical customer needs around endpoint management and optimization, endpoint security, and IT asset tracking for software license usage analysis and compliance. Both solutions are crucial to the success and security of today's enterprises."

Now in its 24th year, the CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. Finalists in each category were selected by panels composed of software and information industry trade press, mainstream technology writers, analysts, consultants and subject-matter experts. The winners were then voted on by SIIA member companies.

"The CODiE Awards continue to recognize those companies providing the best new technology products and services across a broad array of industries," said Ken Wasch, SIIA president. "In addition, its winners are a prolific testament to the power of technology to deliver innovative solutions to businesses and consumers. SIIA warmly congratulates all of the winners and nominees of the CODiE Awards, whose innovation is essential for continuing America's leadership in the global knowledge economy."

The Best Asset Management Solution category recognizes the product that best audits and manages software assets, including all solutions designed to audit software assets across an environment. Novell(R) ZENworks Asset Management provides enterprises with a complete, accurate view of software installations and license compliance by integrating asset inventory with software usage and license reconciliation. Users can make informed purchasing decisions, prove compliance through reporting, reduce costs and manage complexity with one automated tool. Novell customers using ZENworks Asset Management include enterprises such as Toll Brothers, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, the Sesame Workshop, and Actebis Peacock in Germany.

The Best Security Solution category awards the product or service that provides the best overall security solution for an enterprise or large network. Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management protects the network against potential security breaches, data leaks and threats by enforcing encryption policies on the desktop. This endpoint management solution offers removable device security, personal firewalls, wireless security and application control to secure the network - giving organizations computing flexibility without fear of data loss or attack. This is the second year in a row a Novell product has won the Best Security Solution category. Novell's identity and security portfolio won the CODiE Award in 2008. Novell customers using ZENworks Endpoint Security Management include enterprises such as Technicolor, the Bracknell Forest Council in the UK, and the Municipality of Gotland in Sweden.

For more information about Novell Endpoint Management solutions, visit www.novell.com/solutions/endpoint-management.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux* platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit www.novell.com.

Novell and ZENworks are registered 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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