Novell® (NASDAQ: NOVL) provides infrastructure software and services to tens of thousands of enterprises around the world. The company was formed in 1979 and now has more than 6,000 employees and 5,000 global partners. The company was one of the earliest developers of corporate network technology (including LAN, WAN, and Internet solutions) in the 1980s. Currently, Novell offers solutions and support for open source and commercial software on all kinds of platforms and devices. Novell, in embracing the open source movement, delivers expertise in enterprise software and Linux solutions and services to help its customers deploy Linux strategically in the enterprise. The company is headquartered in Massachusetts, USA.