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[NPL] NetWare 5 Services for AppleShare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 1999

Prosoft Engineering’s NetWare 5 Services for AppleShare Integrates
Macs with Novell NetWare 5 Servers

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Pleasanton, CA – July 22, 1999 – Prosoft Engineering is pleased to
announce the Beta release of NetWare 5 Services for AppleShare, a new
set of NetWare Loadable Modules (NLMs) that provide AppleTalk
services over a Novell network. NetWare 5 Services for AppleShare
enables a Novell NetWare 5 server to “speak” AppleTalk and appear as
if it were an AppleShare file server to all Macintosh workstations on
the network.

NetWare 5 Services for AppleShare is one of two ways to integrate
Macintosh workstations into the NetWare environment. This set of NLMs
is installed directly on the NetWare server side, whereas the NetWare
Client 5.12 for Mac OS, which has been available since January 1999,
installs on individual Macintosh workstations to “speak” native NCP
over IPX to communicate with a NetWare server. Both solutions enable
file and print services to Macintosh users and both can authenticate
to Novell’s powerful Novell Directory Services (NDS).

NetWare 5 Services for AppleShare fulfills the need for an AppleShare
connectivity solution, which is not included in the NetWare 5 box.
David Horton, VP of Products at Prosoft Engineering said, “Many
schools and companies, where Macintosh computers play key roles in
marketing, publishing and design, have delayed upgrading to NetWare
5. Now companies can proceed with their upgrade plans to NetWare 5
and can expect more native IP solutions from Prosoft Engineering.”
Prosoft Engineering’s plans include a late summer “First Look” at a
native IP NetWare Client for Mac and a set of AppleShare/IP NLMs for
NetWare 5.

Product Availability
NetWare 5 Services for ApppleShare is sold and licensed on a
per-server basis. The suggested retail price of a single-server
license is $495. For a limited time Prosoft Engineering is offering a
Special Education Promotion for $125 per single-server license for
schools. NetWare 5 Services for AppleShare will be sold directly
through the Prosoft Engineering Customer Order Center at 925-249-4200
or toll-free from within the US and Canada at 1-877-NW4MACS. For more
information visit the Prosoft Engineering Online Store at
http://www.prosofteng.com/store.htm.

About Prosoft Engineering, Inc.
Prosoft Engineering has been delivering professional, cost-effective
custom and cross platform software solutions and services since 1985.
Companies such as Apple Computer, Compaq, Farallon, Fisher Price,
Iomega, Kensington, Novell and VST have partnered with Prosoft
Engineering to enhance their products and improve time to market.
Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Prosoft Engineering
maintains a web site at www.prosofteng.com.
Press Contact:
Ken Freeman
Prosoft Engineering, Inc.
(801) 523-0576
Kfreeman@prosofteng.com

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