June 6, 2001

Aduva introduces system management solutions for SuSE Linux

Author: JT Smith

Aduva, Inc., a leading
provider of
network-based, automated system management solutions, today (June 5) announced
Aduva
Manager and Aduva Director for installations using the SuSE
Linux
operating system. SuSE is the international leader and solutions
provider
in open source operating systems.

Aduva provides network-based software technology that automates
management
of both single and multi-system Linux installations. The products,
Aduva
Manager for single systems, and Aduva Director for multi-system
networks,
address the growing need for critical system management tasks
such as
upgrades, patches and new hardware driver and software
installations. In
addition to SuSE, the solutions also support Red Hat Linux.

"We are very pleased to be able to offer Aduva solutions to SuSE
Linux
users," said Azi Cohen, CEO of Aduva. "SuSE Linux is one of the
most
widely-used and highly regarded Linux operating systems in the world.
SuSE,
like Aduva, is dedicated to providing an excellent solution to
its
customers and this new offering will support that."

The central foundation of the Aduva solutions is the Aduva Knowledge
Base.
The Knowledge Base includes conflict and dependency information on
hardware
driver, software, and kernel module components for Linux systems.
The
Knowledge Base continually grows and is updated based on new
products,
upgrades, patches, security notices and other developments in the
Linux
community.

"The Aduva Knowledge Base is a very comprehensive repository of
Linux
information," said Dirk Hohndel, Chief Technology Officer of SuSE.
"After
extensive research and certification by Aduva, our clients can be
assured
that the rules they access through the Aduva solutions will support
their
SuSE installation. We are delighted Aduva extended their product
offering
to include SuSE Linux."

The Aduva Director software is installed on the system's
central
administration server. A local software client is also installed on
each
individual system in the network. The local software client
maintains an
up-to-date inventory and profile of all hardware, software and
kernel
module components and makes this information available to the
system
administrator. No user information is sent to Aduva so the
solution is
totally secure. The Aduva Manager software is installed on the
individual
system alone, but utilizes the same Knowledge Base and is also
completely
protected.

To learn more about the Aduva Director, visit www.aduva.com.

About Aduva

Aduva is the leader in network-based, automated system
management
solutions. Aduva reduces the time and effort required to
successfully
maintain and support complex Linux installations for Enterprise users
and
Linux support organizations. Aduva possesses the industry's most
complete
body of knowledge about Linux component information and has
developed an
extremely effective methodology for deploying that knowledge. Aduva
helps
customers maximize system reliability and reduce costs.

Aduva employees are active members of the Linux community. The company
was
founded in October 1999 and currently has over 50 employees.
Headquartered
in Palo Alto, California, Aduva is a privately held international firm
with
offices in the US and Israel.

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