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Developer Tools: Contest Winners Use NDS and NetWare to Create Prize-Winning Apps

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01 Nov 1999

Novell recently announced the grand prize-winning applications for the Novell Developers' Contest. The winners use Novell Directory Services (NDS) and NetWare to create applications that help customers and users protect enterprise-computing systems and efficiently manage network resources. The judgment criteria were designed with the customer experience and benefits in mind. Applications were judged on ease of installation, usability, marketability, NDS enablement, use of NetWare 5 features, overall performance and quality. The winners are the following:

Commercial application: Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), a security management application from AXENT Technologies

Custom application: Collaborative Learning Environment, a set of directory-enabled, single sign-on network resources from Clemson University

Winners in the commercial category will receive consideration for up to $3 million in venture capital funding from Novell Ventures. Other prizes for winners include up to $25,000 in cash, co-marketing opportunities with Novell, vacations, and Novell DeveloperNet Enterprise memberships. Contest winners exhibited their applications in the Novell Partner Pavilion at NetWorld+Interop in Atlanta Sept. 14-16.

"The contest was designed to act as a catalyst for the development of directory-enabled applications built on the NetWare platform and NDS," said David Fleck, vice president of Novell's Developer Relations. "Third-party developers creating NDS enabled applications benefit from increased market opportunities, a large installed base and reduced time

to market. And customers directly benefit from applications powered by NDS, the only directory services proven to lower application cost of ownership and support costs."

Grand-Prize Winners

A complete list and description of winning applications, including preliminary round winners, can be found at

  • AXENT Technologies: ESM Saves time and money associated with security policy management. ESM automates planning, management and control of security policy from a single location and utilizes computers to manage repetitive and redundant tasks

    Marc Shinbrood, senior vice president of business development at AXENT, said directory-based security is important to the way customers will conduct e-business in the future. "AXENT supports Novell products for our many customers with significant investments in their existing Novell environments, and we believe in providing simplified and integrated security solutions for the platforms we support," Shinbrood said.

  • Clemson University: Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) Single sign-on simplifies access to a controlled academic environment. CLE users can access their class workspaces and other resources for paper submission, class notes, and syllabus storage, and access to team group folders, library reserve materials, and class discussions. With a single sign-on, students can also access CLE through NDS via ZENworks or the Internet.

Other Category Winners

A list of final subcategory winners and fourth round winners follows:

Commercial Applications

Grand prize

AXENT Technologies, Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)

Network Solutions & Collaboration

Omni Bond Systems, Authentication Server

Network Manageability

Protocom, SecureTrustee

Intranet/Internet Services

Oblix, E-Business Solution

Development & Deployment Application (co-winners)

BulletProof, JDesignerPro 3.0, and Metrowerks, CodeWarrior for NetWare

Round 4

Adrem Software, Server Manager 3.5

Custom Applications

Grand prize

Clemson University, Collaborative Learning Environment

Intranet/Internet Services

HiTecSoft Corporation,

Round 4

Com Tech Communications, Directory-Enabled Doors (DED) 1.1

Student Applications

Grand prize

Jarek Gawor, Argonne National Corp., LDAP Browser/Editor 2.7


Jeremy Bishop, Miami University, CourseShare 1.0

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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