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SCO Announces Broad Array of New UNIX Products, Channel Support and Training Programs

  • 16 June, 2004 13:26

<p>Enhancing offerings ranging from UNIX for embedded devices up to enterprise systems</p>
<p>The SCO Group, Inc. (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX® operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has announced a broad array of new and enhanced UNIX products as well as new channel support and training programs.</p>
<p>The upcoming product releases mark the largest across-the-board group of product enhancements from SCO in several years. New or enhanced UNIX products from SCO and their expected availability dates include:
* UnixWare 7.1.4 (now shipping)
* Smallfoot embedded UNIX (now shipping)
* SCOoffice Server 4.1 (July 2004)
* Vintela Authentication from SCO Release 2.6 (August 2004)
* Legend – the code name for the next release of OpenServer (1st Quarter 2005)
* Reseller training and support programs</p>
<p>UnixWare 7.1.4 – A major upgrade to the UnixWare product line, 7.1.4 includes many enhancements that continue to keep UnixWare as the most reliable, stable, scalable and affordable operating system in its class. UnixWare 7.1.4 adds support to enable UnixWare to run thousands of Java and Web Services applications.</p>
<p>SCOoffice Server 4.1 – SCOoffice Server 4.1 is a reliable, full-featured Internet e-mail and collaboration solution for small and medium businesses. SCOoffice Server stops e-mail viruses, filters out junk e-mail and secures e-mail access. Providing more than just e-mail services, SCOoffice Server also delivers a real-time collaboration solution for scheduling group meetings, sharing contact lists and folders, and managing group task lists. SCOoffice Server integrates with Microsoft® Outlook® and industry-standard e-mail readers and Web browsers.</p>
<p>Smallfoot – SCO’s formal entry into the embedded UNIX market, Smallfoot consists of a toolkit that is used to create the Smallfoot embedded UNIX operating system. The toolkit is a rapid development tool that allows organisations to create a small software footprint operating system (i.e., Smallfoot embedded UNIX) customised for a variety of applications including Point-of-Sale, gaming, hand-held and a variety of other devices.</p>
<p>Vintela Authentication from SCO Release 2.6 – Vintela Authentication from SCO (VAS) is the company’s offering for managing a single user identity across a heterogeneous UNIX and Windows® environment. VAS uses Kerberos encryption to protect sensitive user credentials, providing network and user security. Release 2.6 will include additional MMC snap-ins, cross-forest authentication and much more.</p>
<p>Legend – code-name for the next release of OpenServer – due to ship in the 1st Quarter of 2005. This development effort is the first step for SCO in supporting a single UNIX development path for both OpenServer and UnixWare. It enables SCO to continue to support the 32-bit Intel architecture while adding support for 64-bit advanced computing. The benefit to our customers is enhanced support for thousands of applications written for UNIX, Java and the ability to connect them with Web Services. Legend continues our commitment to value, security and reliability.</p>
<p>“Customers value the proven reliability and security of SCO UnixWare and SCO OpenServer running on pervasive Intel and AMD hardware,” said Jeff Hunsaker, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SCO’s UNIX division. “Through today’s announcements, SCO is demonstrating our long-term commitment to UNIX customers by providing significant upgrades to our flagship UNIX products. In addition, SCO is providing solutions that enhance our UNIX offerings with updates to SCOoffice Server and Vintela Authentication.”</p>
<p>Along with new product offerings, SCO has announced several new programs for its strong UNIX reseller organisation. These training and marketing programs will provide SCO resellers with the expertise and support to ensure their success in selling SCO products. These training and marketing programs include:</p>
<p>* SCOoffice Server technical training on administration and client access http://www.sco.com/partners/training/scooffice/
* In-depth hands-on training at SCO Forum 2004 for SCOoffice Server 4.1. This training is available to any attendee at SCO Forum for a small registration fee
* Power of UNIX® marketing and co-branding materials available through the SCO Partner Lounge at http://www.sco.com/login/
* Co-branding materials such as Web banners, magazine ads., HTML templates and product collateral
* Rebate programs available to partners through Area Sales Managers and the North America marketing team
* Marketing Development Funds (MDF) available to Premier partners</p>
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<p>Notes to Editors</p>
<p>About SCO
The SCO Group (Nasdaq: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localised support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.thescogroup.com.</p>
<p>SCO and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.</p>
<p>For additional information, please contact:
Kieran O'Shaughnessy
The SCO Group
+61 2 9440 7577 (tel)</p>
<p>Press / Analyst Contact:
Michael Henderson
Gotley Nix Evans
+61 2 9957 5555 (tel)
+61 413 054 738 (mob)
pr@gne.com.au</p>

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