NetWare for SAA 4 in Beta; AS/400 Connectivity Improved

Novell Inc. (Provo, Utah) has released Netware for SAA 4 for open beta testing.

Novell bills the product -- which it developed with IBM -- as the only directory-enabled host connectivity solution for securely and reliably integrating NetWare networks, corporate intranets and Internet applications with AS/400 and IBM mainframe systems.

Netware for SAA 4 features support for NetWare5 and tighter integration with Novell Directory Services (NDS) for a single point of management and control of connectivity between IBM and Novell networks.

The product also includes enhanced security for Internet and corporate intranet communications and comprehensive TCP/IP support, including load balancing and rollover for AS/400 connectivity, providing more reliable host access and simplified network management. Support for High Performance Routing (HPR) over TCP/IP and integration with IBM's Tivoli TME enterprise management system are also included.

Users can order the beta of Netware for SAA 4 on the Web at

--D. Callaghan

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