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Tarantella Inc., Announces and Ships Version 3.1 of Award-Winning
Tarantella Enterprise 3 Software

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.–May 8, 2001 –Tarantella, Inc., (Nasdaq: SCOC transitioning to TTLA), has announced Tarantella Enterprise 3, version 3.1. An enhancement to its award-winning application and data centralisation solution, version 3.1 is available today for web-shipping and evaluation, and is available immediately via the Internet through a free 30-day trial offering.

In line with the company’s vision for providing a leading edge product that enables large IT departments to regain control of their environment and architecture, the new and enhanced features of Tarantella Enterprise 3, version 3.1 are in direct response to customer needs.

"CIOs and CTOs have been telling us how difficult and costly it is to maintain large networks of PCs, multiple application platforms and other software," said Doug Michels, President and CEO of Tarantella, Inc. "Tarantella Enterprise 3, version 3.1 is an example of how well we have listened."

The new version features firewall traversal and browser proxy. These provide enhanced global connectivity from remote offices as well as customer and partner sites, while lowering or removing administrative overhead.


For users of Microsoft Windows based applications, version 3.1 also adds enhanced drive mapping capabilities, allowing access to local file systems from remote Microsoft Windows applications. By providing seamless access to files and an extensive range of central controls—from access permissions to drive labelling—Tarantella Enterprise 3 helps reduce the complexity of IT systems, resulting in savings of time and money.

In addition, Microsoft Windows users can now take advantage of an enhanced RDP printing support, which utilises standard RDP based printing mechanisms to extend the seamless, non-intrusive nature of the solution.

Tarantella Enterprise 3 software is designed to support up to 1,000 users per server. Up to 50 servers can be combined into a single array to intelligently balance the server load across geographically dispersed networks, providing improved scalability and application performance. As with the previous version, version 3.1 integrates with all UNIX, IBM AS/400, mainframe, Linux, Windows and web-based application platforms.

"By following a clear and well defined strategy, aimed to simplify and streamline complex IT systems, Tarantella has been able to produce a product that is very compelling to all large organisations, especially in these financial times," said Andy Bovingdon, director of product marketing for Tarantella. "This latest version provides essential features for Application Service Providers (ASP) and companies with more complex remote access requirements."

Tarantella will be demonstrating Enterprise 3, version 3.1 at the Tarantella booth (#5718) at Networld+Interop 2001, to be held in the Las Vegas Convention Centre from May 8-10, 2001.

Praise for Tarantella Enterprise 3, Version 3.1
"The new version of Tarantella has really enabled us to offer a unique value to our customers," said iCan CEO Nancy Li. "By combining the strength of Tarantella's Enterprise3, version 3.1 and the iCan Provider Suite, customers--be they enterprises or xSPs--can take greater advantage of the hosted-services model."
Farid Naib, CEO and founder, FNX Limited comments, "Tarantella software helped us ‘future proof’ our applications and grow our business TODAY. Our traditional global customers can now securely take advantage of the Internet to support their growth strategies. Tarantella Enterprise 3 software also helps us reach more customers by allowing us to offer the power of our capital markets trading applications over the Internet via the Application Service Provider business model."

"The Tarantella product has allowed ABN AMRO to truly globalise the system infrastructure supporting its global foreign exchange options business," said Boris van der Saag, Business Manager, Global Foreign Exchange Options, ABN AMRO Bank. "Tarantella software delivers the specialist systems seamlessly across ABN AMRO 's global network whilst concentrating its support efforts and costs in one single location."

"I can't begin to tell you how delighted I was to have obtained Tarantella Enterprise 3, version 3.1 for beta testing purposes," said Rafael Harari, CTO, Softrent. "It's a day-to-day lifesaver, because of all the improvements achieved, especially the advantage of having the Drive Mapping Tool. We have all our mission critical deployment based on your solution and we are very excited for both our companies in the future."

Availability
Tarantella Enterprise 3 is available now for download at www.tarantella.com



About Tarantella, Inc.
Tarantella, Inc. provides a web-based solution that allows customers to regain control of their IT environment. Tarantella Enterprise 3 software, utilising the world-wide web, is the first non-intrusive application and data centralisation solution that simplifies administration and securely speeds access to Windows, mainframe, AS/400, web-based, Linux, Java and UNIX applications. For more information, go to www.tarantella.com


Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3, and the Tarantella logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tarantella, Inc. in the USA and other countries. UNIX is a trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the US and other countries. AS/400 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the USA and other countries. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of their respective owners.


For more press information please contact:

Andy Crisp or Jo Swift
icas public relations
01442 261199
jo.swift@icas.co.uk

Bette Kun
Tarantella Inc
00 1 (831) 427 7397
bettek@tarantella.com

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