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Netscape Unveils SuiteSpot 3.5

Netscape Communications Corp. announced Netscape SuiteSpot 3.5 this week, the company's server software designed for businesses deploying large-scale intranets and global Extranets.

Netscape reports that SuiteSpot 3.5 features enhanced scalability, support for international and roaming users, and integrated high-performance directory services aimed at reducing total cost of ownership.

The company is billing the server software suite as the first to deliver support for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) version 3 Internet standard, allowing customers to store and manage international users' directory information in over 35 languages. The latest version of SuiteSpot also comes with Netscape Communicator client software.

Netscape SuiteSpot Standard Edition, priced at $82 per user, includes Netscape Enterprise Server, Netscape Messaging Server, Netscape Collabra Server, Netscape Calendar Server, Netscape Directory Server, and Netscape Communicator Standard Edition.

Netscape SuiteSpot Professional Edition, priced at $140 per user, includes the above plus Netscape Communicator Professional Edition, Netscape Compass Server, Netscape Proxy Server, Netscape Certificate Server, and Netscape Mission Control Desktop.

"Global 2000 customers want to save money by leveraging Internet technologies to bring international partners and suppliers into business processes," said John Paul, senior vice president and general manager of the Server Product Division at Netscape, in a statement this week.

"Netscape SuiteSpot 3.5 provides a solution for linking people and businesses together on Intranets and global Extranets. It enables organizations to collaborate with partners across languages, cultures and geographies."