Alternative Technology Adds Novell to Its GSA Schedule for HSPD-12 Solutions

Novell security and identity solutions are now available to government sectors on Alternative Technology's GSA Schedule


Englewood, CO. July 20, 2006 Alternative Technology, the leading specialty distributor of thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, and Government-approved security solutions, today announced the addition of Novell products to its GSA Schedule. Novell is a leading provider of enterprise class infrastructure software and services, combining open source and open standards-based technologies for both Government and Commercial applications. Novell's security and identity management solutions, including certificate-based authentication products, will now be available to authorized VARS for sale to federal, state, and local government entities via Alternative Technology's Distribution GSA Schedule.

"We're excited about Novell's participation in our Government business, and in particular their technologies that support the emerging Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) opportunities," said John Stubbs, vice president of business development strategies, Alternative Technology. "The addition of Novell security and identity solutions strengthens our offering and our ability to meet federal agency demands through our federal channel partners."

"We are delighted to expand our relationship with Alternative Technology and offer Novell's industry leading products through AT's GSA program," said Alan Kraft, vice president Federal Systems, Novell. "We look forward to working closely with them and their government sector VARs and solution providers to address the growing government need for identity management and authentication solutions."

"Alternative Technology's VARs are actively engaged in the federal, state, and local markets to identify emerging opportunities for our suite of vendor offerings, including special market initiatives such as HSPD-12," said Stubbs. "VARs have one point of contact to buy best-of-breed security and infrastructure products and integrated solutions from Alternative Technology's vendors, who participate in the GSA program and are heavily supported by our go-to-market plans, integrated solutions, and security consulting and technical services."

Alternative Technology is the leading specialty distributor for Value Added Resellers who need products and services targeted at Thin-client/Server-based Computing, Edge Infrastructure, Security, and Wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative identifies business issues that are key to our markets and offer multi-vendor solutions that drive demand back through our reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Carlsbad, California, and Mississauga, Canada. For more information, visit www.AltTech.com.