Trifork Joins SUSE Linux Technology Partner Program

February 19, 2003

Certifies Application Server for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Aarhus, Denmark/Nuremberg, Germany

Trifork A/S and SUSE Linux today announced a technology partnership certifying Trifork's Enterprise Application Server 3.2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server -- providing corporate customers a flexible solution for application infrastructures, based on a reliable, investment-secure Linux operating system.

"Linux is the fastest growing platform for enterprise environments today and SUSE is one of the leading companies in the market," said Mads Skak Olufsen, Sales Director at Trifork. "Through our collaboration with SUSE we will meet our customers' requirements and offer them the choice to deploy an effective, stable server combination in their IT infrastructures."

"The Linux market offers our Technology Partners an enormous potential," said Juergen Geck, VP Technology Partners at SUSE Linux. "The combination of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Trifork Enterprise Application Server provides corporate customers the reliability and flexibility they require and helps them to decrease their IT systems' total cost of ownership."

About Trifork Enterprise Application Server

The Trifork Enterprise Application Server is a full J2EE 1.3 certified application server and provides a complete solution for application infrastructures. It comprises a built-in Semantic Profiler, a Graphical Management Console, a Graphical Assembly & Deployment Tool, ANT Integration, and comes with bundled JDBC drivers for all major database systems.

About Trifork A/S

Trifork A/S is a J2EE licensee with SUN working as a software- and consulting company specializing in Java 2 Enterprise Edition technology. Trifork develops and markets a complete J2EE platform, the Trifork Enterprise Application Server. Furthermore, Trifork provides advanced consulting services covering all aspects of J2EE. Trifork A/S is based in Aarhus, Denmark. For further information, please visit

About Novell
Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of information solutions that deliver secure identity management (Novell® Nsure™), Web application development (Novell exteNd™) and cross-platform networking services (Novell Nterprise™), all supported by strategic consulting and professional services (Novell NgageSM). Active in the open source community with its Ximian and SUSE Linux brands, Novell is firmly committed to open source and offers comprehensive Linux products and services for the enterprise, from the desktop to the server. Novell's vision of one Net - a world without information boundaries - helps customers realize the value of their information securely and economically. For more information, call Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272) or visit Press should visit

Novell is a registered trademarks; Nsure, exteNd and Nteprise are trademarks; and Ngage is a service mark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SUSE is a registered trademark of SUSE Linux AG. * All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.