SOURCE: SiteScape

February 14, 2007 08:30 ET

SiteScape Signs OEM Agreement With Novell SiteScape's Next Generation Collaboration Platform to Complement the Novell Open Workgroup Suite

MAYNARD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- SiteScape, Inc. (, the premier provider of secure web-based workflow and collaboration solutions, today announced that Waltham, MA-based Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) has signed an agreement to distribute SiteScape's next generation of collaboration software. The new software will round out Novell's offerings in the workgroup productivity market, through team workspace and real-time conferencing solutions.

"This new software will provide strong collaboration capabilities to the many customers who have already deployed proven Novell workgroup services on Linux," said Kent Erickson, Vice President and General Manager of Novell Workgroup Solutions. "We did a thorough analysis of the collaboration vendors in the market and concluded that SiteScape had the most innovative technology in this space. These products will be a valuable complement to the Novell Open Workgroup Suite, delivering a more complete, open and cost-effective workgroup productivity solution from desktop to server."

The new SiteScape software, which will be available in mid-2007, will include real-time meeting capabilities as well as team workspace collaboration tools such as blogs and wikis. Further information and pre-release demonstrations will be available at Novell's 2007 BrainShare conference held March 18-22 in Salt Lake City and at Gartner's Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit held March 19-21 in Orlando.

"I am excited by the opportunity for our market-leading technology to drive user adoption of collaboration software," said SiteScape CEO and Chairman Brian Hays. "With our easy-to-deploy architecture, this partnership will give us the leverage to reach a much broader market."

Most recently, SiteScape announced Version 8.0 of Forum, its unified collaboration platform that allows team members to work in real-time and asynchronously. Forum Version 8 adds blogs, wikis, support for voice-over-IP, and powerful additions to its industry-leading workflow engine. Forum's award-winning collaboration application also contains document management, web and phone conferencing, instant messaging and calendar sharing.

Organizations such as Shell, the US Navy, the Centers for Disease Control, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts use SiteScape products as their preferred collaboration solution.

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