SafeDesk Announces New OEM Relationship With Novell

Share Article

SafeDesk is pleased to announce that they have been accepted as a Novell Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner. Participation in this program will enable SafeDesk to bundle Novell's SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 product as part of their SafeDesk Enterprise line of products.

"Our OEM relationship with Novell will allow us to provide more comprehensive enterprise solutions for our customers at pricing that is very competitive in the marketplace," said Phil Autrey, President of SafeDesk Solutions. "We are finding many customers are interested in leveraging the tools available through SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 and the SUSE LINUX Desktop, and through this relationship we can help them to do this in an efficient and cost effective manner."    

"SafeDesk Solutions provides a valuable service to businesses wishing to adopt Linux solutions, but who may be constrained by resource issues," said John Judge, Vice President Field Alliances. "We are delighted to work with them as a Novell OEM partner and applaud their commitment to their customers."

SafeDesk is available to the public in two formats, SafeDesk Standard and SafeDesk Enterprise. SafeDesk Standard is being distributed as a free downloadable CD and is intended for use as a stand-alone thin client solution. For those seeking a more tightly integrated and robust thin-client solution, SafeDesk Enterprise allows for server clustering, enhanced security, as well as multiple DHCP and Authentication options. The commercial version of SafeDesk Enterprise can be purchased directly from the company either as an upgrade from SafeDesk Standard or as a complete installation.

About SafeDesk:

SafeDesk Solutions ( provides commercial development and integration services and support for Linux Terminal Services. SafeDesk's technologies and support models allow organizations that don't have the resources or expertise necessary to deploy and integrate a Linux Terminal Service network to benefit from the values of both Linux and Thin-Client computing.

About Novell:

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) is a leading provider of infrastructure software and services to more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries. With more than 20 years of experience in data center, workgroup and desktop solutions, Novell's 6,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world are meeting customer requirements for identity-driven computing and Linux solutions. By providing enterprise-class software and support for commercial and open source software, Novell delivers increased operating flexibility and choice at a lower total cost of ownership. More information about Novell can be found at

Novell is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SUSE is a trademark of SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, a Novell business. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Phil Autrey



Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Phil Autrey
Visit website