GroupWise 5.5, the new product for corporate networks and intranets, provides a stable, high-performance, Internet-ready collaboration solution that enables businesses to collect, access and communicate information easily from a single interface. Working in concert with other Novell products such as Novell Directory Services (NDS and NetWare 5, GroupWise 5.5 provides the most scalable, reliable and powerful collaboration solution available today. Novell Collaboration Services Director, John Gailey, said: 'We have worked closely with customers throughout the development of GroupWise 5.5 to ensure it would incorporate the new features they require, such as enhanced document management, Internet support and integrated Web publishing.' 'In addition, GroupWise 5.5 has successfully met all of Novell's stringent exit criteria, guaranteeing that customers will benefit from a stable product that is ready to meet the demands of business.' GroupWise 5.5, Novell's premier application for NetWare and NDS, allows users to leverage the power of the Internet through enhanced industry-standard Internet security and improved Internet standards support, as well as integrated Web publishing capabilities. It offers network users full functionality right out of the box and provides improved tools that help collect, access and communicate information with expanded document manageability capabilities. There are nearly 13 million GroupWise users worldwide and, according to International Data Corporation, ranks second in the integrated collaboration environment market. It remains one of the most scalable collaboration solutions in the market. This powerful product also enables collaboration by supporting connectivity to telephones, PDAs, palmtops, pagers, and other e-mail and collaboration systems. 'I have been using the GroupWise 5.5 beta product for the past several months and have been impressed with its reliability, ease of use and enhanced Internet features,' said Danita ZanrS, GroupWise administrator, Caledonia Network Consulting. To make certain that the testing environment emulated Novell customers' heterogenous networks, GroupWise 5.5 was tested in mixed NetWare/Microsoft NT platforms serving both Macintosh and PC clients. On the client, GroupWise 5.5 supports Windows 95, 98 and NT, Windows 16 and Macintosh. On the server, it supports NetWare 3.X, 4.X and 5.X and Windows NT. Support for UNIX will be added on the client and server at a later date. Pricing and licence structures are identical to those of GroupWise 5.2, which range from US$718 for a 5-user licence to US$32,625 for a 250-user licence. Each GroupWise licence package includes the GroupWise desktop and remote clients; GroupWise WebAccess; GroupWise WebPublisher; NWAdmin; async gateway; Message Transfer Agents; GroupWise Internet Agent (SMTP/MIME, POP3, IMAP4 and LDAP); GroupWise Monitor; GroupWise Imaging and GroupWise Workflow.