version of Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 and will begin shipping the new version during the first quarter of
2002. Caldera is extending the web-based systems management capabilities of Volution Manager to support the
latest versions of all major distributions of Linux as well as Caldera UNIX products. In addition, Caldera is
introducing several new systems management features in Volution Manager to help system administrators and
solution providers save time, scale resources, and ease deployments in a cost effective manner.
Caldera(r) Volution(tm) Manager is a secure, web-based, systems management solution that reduces the cost of deploying and managing established versions of Linux and Caldera OpenServer, UnixWare and Open Unix. Volution Manager does so by enabling secure, remote management, monitoring and updating of multiple systems through a browser. Volution Manager 1.1 has several new enhancements including: - Extended platform support that unifies management of multiple platforms into one interface - New install options that simplify reviews, evaluations and deployments - New Wizards that simplify common tasks and reduce the initial learning curve - New status and diagnostic features that reduce troubleshooting time and allows greater control - Integration with Compaq Insight Manager that provides a comprehensive management solution for Linux and Caldera UNIX products on Compaq hardware - New customer response capabilities to monitored events that improves response and uptime for troubled systems - Integration with Volution Online providing an Internet delivered, proactive software management service for Linux and UNIX systems "Caldera has a unique and powerful solution in the market because they provide both a management product and service to customers through Volution Manager and Volution Online," said Dr. Bill Claybrook, Research Director for industry research firm Aberdeen Group. "Caldera is making a good move to extend the management capabilities of Volution Manager 1.1 to support the latest versions of all major Linux distributions as well as their UNIX operating systems with OpenServer, UnixWare and Open Unix. CIOs will clearly make their IT organizations more effective and save time and money by managing their systems with Volution Manager." "Volution Manager 1.1 is a great example of how Caldera is adding value for our customers and partners beyond our operating systems," said Ransom Love, president and CEO, Caldera International. "We've seen a great deal of interest from our customers and partners in ways that we can better help them manage their systems and we're extending that capability with Volution Manager 1.1 to all of our UNIX customers and partners and those who have deployed Linux in their environments. Customers and partners will save valuable time and money by managing more resources with less effort, while increasing the level of service that they provide to their customers or companies." Key Benefits of Volution Manager 1.1 - Saves time and reduces costs - Unifies management and simplifies administration - Operates and integrates through open standards - Leverages and extends existing resources - Eases new system deployments - Helps in managing change Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 is the next product from Caldera's Volution product family. In addition, Caldera recently began shipping Volution Messaging Server, and also began offering Caldera Volution Online, representing Caldera's next steps in extending the necessary infrastructure to deliver comprehensive web-enabled applications to existing customers. In addition, Caldera provides education, support and professional services for customers interested in accessing additional services for implementing Caldera software across organizations. Pricing and Availability Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 is currently in open beta and can be downloaded along with a beta license from Caldera's web site at www.caldera.com/products/beta. Volution Manager will be generally available during Q1 of 2002 and pricing will be announced when the product ships. For more information about Volution Manager 1.1, go to www.caldera.com/products/volution/ or call Caldera at 1-888-GO-LINUX or outside the U.S., call +1-801-765-4999. Customers may visit www.caldera.com/partners to find a solution provider in their area. Caldera International, Inc. Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD) is the leader in "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business." Caldera was the first to create the "Develop-on, Deploy-on, Manage" strategy for Linux-based clients and servers. Based in Orem, UT, Caldera has representation in 82 countries and has 15,000+ resellers worldwide. For more information on Caldera products and services, visit http://www.caldera.com. Caldera, Caldera Volution, OpenLinux, Open Server, Open Unix and "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Caldera International, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other products, services, companies, events and publications are trademarks, registered trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners in the U.S. and/or other countries. LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. Forward Looking Statements The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company wishes to advise readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include the failure of the products described above to operate as designed due to incompatibility with some platforms or other defects; our reliance on developers in the open source community; new and changing technologies and customer acceptance of those technologies; the Company's ability to compete effectively with other companies; failure of our brand to achieve the broad recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability of the GNU general public license; our reliance on third party developers of components of our software offerings; claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights; and disruption in the Company's distribution sales channel. These and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are also discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Form 10-Q.