Novell Acquires JustOn

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BANGALORE: Novell, Inc. has acquired JustOn, Inc. (,

a company engaged in offering services in hosted Internet file sharing and

publishing. Through this acquisition Novell acquires technology and expertise to

address the Application Service Provider (ASP) market, a release said. Financial

terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


JustOn's hosted Internet services enable users to store, share, manage and

publish files on the Internet. Novell will be able to extend this core strength

to fast-growing Internet markets, the release added. Toward that goal, Novell

will integrate JustOn services with its Novell Directory Services (NDS) and

Novell In-the-Net Services products in such areas as caching, directory,

identity management and messaging. "In-the-Net Services are extending

Novell's core networking strengths to the Internet and driving our growth as the

broadest supplier of Web infrastructure software," said Mike Sheridan,

Novell vice president for strategic business. "JustOn's technology and

expertise will help make file services a core element in the spectrum of

In-the-Net Services that will be coming from Novell in 2000."

Novell will integrate JustOn operations with Novell's In-the-Net Solutions

group based in San Jose, California and will continue support for JustOn's

existing services and customer commitments. The acquisition is conditional on

the usual state approvals.