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SUSE Linux Openexchange Server - The Ultimate Challenger on the Server Market

SUSE Linux Creates the Central Hub of Modern Enterprise Communication

Oakland, California
October 16, 2002

Today, SUSE Linux, the international Open Source technology leader and solutions provider, announced the release of SUSE Linux Openexchange Server, the latest link in the chain of SUSE Linux Business Solutions to be available mid November. The Openexchange Server combines the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system, a proven e-mail server, and extensive groupware functionalities; the result is an innovative all-in-one communication and groupware solution for companies of all sizes at an unmatched price/performance ratio.

Maximum Functionality and Efficiency

SUSE Linux Openexchange Server combines proven Open Source components with comprehensive software applications to offer an impressive functionality: reliable e-mail functions for the reception, distribution, and dispatch of electronic mail, integrated web mail clients, a smart central appointment and address management, and efficient project management and task planning tools streamline enterprise operations. A centrally controlled document management tool and group-based discussion forums enhance the efficiency of project teams.

SUSE Linux Openexchange Server offers versatility by working with all common browsers. Thus, users can access the communications services from anywhere in the world using a computer with any common operating system and an Internet connection. The data synchronization is another impressive feature that allows the synchronization with Palms and Pocket PCs. MS Outlook users will especially appreciate the possibility to synchronize and edit appointments, tasks, and addresses with the help of SUSE Linux Openexchange Server.

SUSE Linux Openexchange Server boasts an excellent price-performance ratio. By deploying SUSE Linux Openexchange Server, enterprises will achieve substantial cost savings. Depending on the number of users, the total costs of a system with SUSE Linux Openexchange Server is about 59-64% lower than the costs for an MS Exchange-based system. Due to a cost-efficient license model effectively exploits every obtained license as only the number of users who are logged in simultaneously serves as the basis for calculation. The resource-friendly, central organization of all communication functions and the ongoing maintenance of the operating system by SUSE result in a drastically reduced administration workload.

Unique Performance Through Active System Maintenance

SUSE Linux Openexchange Server is an extremely powerful business solution. The proven reliability, performance, and security of the operating system basis SUSE Linux Enterprise Server play a major role, ensuring smooth system operations.

SUSE Linux Maintenance Service is an active maintenance agreement that is specifically adapted to the deployment of SUSE solutions in enterprise environments. SUSE makes all relevant patches, fixes, and updates available in a quality-assured and well-documented form, ensuring companies to run the IT infrastructure on the basis of a secure, powerful, and stable operating system from the outset.

Customers who utilize SUSE Linux eMail Server 3.x and the SUSE Maintenance Service are offered the possibility to migrate their system to the new SuSE Linux Openexchange Server (10 groupware client licenses included) within the scope of the maintenance.

Price and Availability

SUSE Linux Openexchange Server will be available directly from both SUSE and SUSE Linux Business Partners by mid-November. The scope of delivery includes four CDs, detailed manuals, 30 days of installation support, and 12 months of system maintenance. The recommended retail price for SUSE Linux Openexchange Server is USD 1,249.00, including the base license for ten groupware clients and an unlimited number of e-mail clients.

For details on SUSE Linux Openexchange Server please refer to
http://www.suse.com/openexchange


About Novell
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