Internet leaders extend support to Novell's NDS e-Directory

Manila, 23 November 1999 (Manila Bulletin)-World leaders in e-business and enterprise networking are extending their support for Novell's newly introduced NDS eDirectory. Manufacturers, application software developers, service and solutions providers, and other companies taking advantage of directory-based solutions would be able to expand their market reach and more effectively serve their customers.

Manila, 23 November 1999 (Manila Bulletin)-World leaders in e-business and enterprise networking are extending their support for Novell's newly introduced NDS eDirectory. Manufacturers, application software developers, service and solutions providers, and other companies taking advantage of directory-based solutions would be able to expand their market reach and more effectively serve their customers.

NDS e-Directory provides Novell partners with a software foundation that simplifies e-business relationships, integrates information for use by multiple applications and enables new products and services.

The new Novell software supports high-volume Internet services, as well as directory-enabled enterprise applications such as policy-based management of network equipment. NDS e-Directory runs across NetWare, NT and Solaris and soon Linux, Compaq Tru64 and Windows 2000 platforms, allowing customers to deploy new services and applications on their systems of choice.

Internet leaders joining Novell to introduce NDS e-Directory include:

AltaVista Company, AOL, Business Layers, BroadVision, CNN, Compaq Computer Corporation, enCommerce, Entrust Technologies, Eprise Corporation, HAHT Software, Indus River Networks, JetForm Corporation, Lucent Technologies, Metastorm, Netegrity, Oblix, PeopleSoft, Perot Systems Corporation, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and Whittman-Hart.

"These Internet and networking industry leaders clearly recognize the growth opportunities associated with a platform-independent directory that simplifies e-business relationships and network operations," said Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive officer for Novell.

"Using NDS e-Directory as their software foundation, many of these partners are launching new Internet and enterprise applications that make the network experience more personal, productive and profitable for consumers and businesses everywhere."

Internet leaders have unveiled their plans for NDS e-Directory, joining others who have previously announced cooperative relationships with Novell:

Sun Micro systems, a leading provider of network computing, announced an agreement with Novell to engage in joint marketing and solution initiatives for NDS e-Directory and NDS Corporate Edition products on the Sun platform.

AltaVista Company, the premier new media and commerce network, announced that it's relying on Novell's NDS eDirectory to provide Internet management and security for AltaVista's messaging service.

BroadVision will work together to integrate Novell's e-Directory with the BroadVision One-To-One family of e-business applications.

Whittman-Hart, a leading provider of enterprise-wide e-business solutions for fast-growing and middle-market companies, announced plans to leverage Novell's e-Directory to enhance its existing ebusiness strategy, named Envision, Empower, Engage, ExtendSM, by building a series of e-solutions incorporating NDS technology.

With this technology, the Whitt-manHart/Novell solutions will help companies empower their employees, engage their customers and extend their enterprises.

Directory-enabled applications leader, Oblix, Inc., announced that its e-business solution interoperates with NDS e-Directory.

This solution leverages the power of NDS e-Directory to keep user information up to date in an e-business environment.

Business Layers, a directory-based e-Provisioning solutions provider, announced an agreement with Novell to bundle NDS e-Directory as part of its e-Provisionware* solutions.

The agreement will boost businesses' ability to deploy and maintain complex "profilebased" e-business relationships.

NDS e-Directory is a stand-alone, cross-platform LDAP directory service that powers e-businesses and networked information environments.

NDS Corporate Edition is an add on management function for NDS e-Directory that simplifies user account management in crossplatform environments.

Together, NDS eDirectory and NDS Corporate Edition help companies gain control of critical e-business and information technology processes.

The combined directory solutions extend the reach of existing computer networks to employees, customers and supply-chain partners from the internal network and across the Internet. (EHL)

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