Aduva Introduces Systems Management Solutions for SUSE Linux

June 5, 2001

Network-Based Service Automates Management of Single and Multi-System SUSE Linux Installations

Palo Alto, Calif.

Aduva, Inc., a leading provider of network-based, automated system management solutions, today announced Aduva Manager and Aduva Director for installations using the SUSE Linux operating system. SUSE is the international leader and solutions provider in open source operating systems.

Aduva provides network-based software technology that automates management of both single and multi-system Linux installations. The products, Aduva Manager for single systems, and Aduva Director for multi-system networks, address the growing need for critical system management tasks such as upgrades, patches and new hardware driver and software installations. In addition to SUSE the solutions also support Red Hat Linux.

We are very pleased to be able to offer Aduva solutions to SUSE Linux users,said Azi Cohen, CEO of Aduva.SUSE Linux is one of the most widely-used and highly regarded Linux operating systems in the world. SUSE like Aduva, is dedicated to providing an excellent solution to its customers and this new offering will support that.

The central foundation of the Aduva solutions is the Aduva Knowledge Base.The Knowledge Base includes conflict and dependency information on hardware driver, software, and kernel module components for Linux systems. The Knowledge Base continually grows and is updated based on new products, upgrades, patches, security notices and other developments in the Linux community.

The Aduva Knowledge Base is a very comprehensive repository of Linux information,said Dirk Hohndel, Chief Technology Officer of SuSE.After extensive research and certification by Aduva, our clients can be assured that the rules they access through the Aduva solutions will support their SUSE installation. We are delighted Aduva extended their product offering to include SUSE Linux.

The Aduva Director software is installed on the system's central administration server. A local software client is also installed on each individual system in the network. The local software client maintains an up-to-date inventory and profile of all hardware, software and kernel module components and makes this information available to the system administrator. No user information is sent to Aduva so the solution is totally secure. The Aduva Manager software is installed on the individual system alone, but utilizes the same Knowledge Base and is also completely protected.

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About Aduva


Aduva is the leader in network-based, automated system management solutions. Aduva reduces the time and effort required to successfully maintain and support complex Linux installations for Enterprise users and Linux support organizations. Aduva possesses the industry's most complete body of knowledge about Linux component information and has developed an extremely effective methodology for deploying that knowledge. Aduva helps customers maximize system reliability and reduce costs.

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