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Santa Cruz, CA and Shanghai, China (December 10, 2001) - Tarantella, Inc., (Nasdaq: TTLA), a leading provider of Internet infrastructure software, has announced that China-based Shanghai Guanghua-CA Software Co., Ltd, has been appointed as the sole representative for all Tarantella products in China. Guanghua-CA will manage all aspects of Tarantella's Chinese business, including ongoing relationships with OEMs, distributors and resellers.

Guanghua-CA works with selected distributors and leading system integrators and enterprise resellers, helping to deploy 'best of breed' products and solutions in the rapidly expanding Chinese market. A leading solution and service provider, the company has been successfully selling CA products, which include iCan Provider Suite, Unicenter TNG and eTrust in China. Guanghua-CA intends to build on their enterprise expertise by leveraging existing relationships and recruiting new VARs who have the potential to incrementally grow the Tarantella business in the Chinese market.

"Tarantella is the technology leader for secure, centralized, managed web-access to enterprise applications," said James Xu, General Manager of Guanghua-CA. “Tarantella software will be a strong complement to our existing enterprise offerings. By forming this relationship, Tarantella is ideally placed to take advantage of our extensive experience in the Chinese enterprise market as well as our existing channel. Tarantella’s ability to centrally deploy, and manage, applications and users across multiple locations fits well with the challenges facing China’s public and private corporations as they scale to meet double digit growth. "

"Very early in our discussions, Guanghua-CA and Tarantella quickly realized that we had an opportunity to deliver a unique value proposition to the Chinese enterprise market,” said Edmundo Costa, vice president worldwide channel sales for

Tarantella. “Centralized deployment is a necessity for large enterprises in China due to the immense geography, management complexity, and sheer size of the user community. The economics of application access via the ubiquitous browser interface empowers greater distribution of enterprise applications. We are looking forward to working with Guanghua-CA to develop a select team of system integration partners capable of delivering Tarantella solutions in China," he concluded.

Tarantella Enterprise 3 software leverages an organization's existing infrastructure and architecture and -- without changing a single line of code -- simplifies management and reduces infrastructure costs, offering immediate gains in productivity and organic scalability. Tarantella Enterprise 3 software speeds the deployment of Windows, Java, mainframe, AS/400, Linux and UNIX based systems and applications to client devices globally. The proven web-based solution effortlessly scales to accommodate rapid corporate change, technological advancement and expanding remote access needs. Tarantella has received the Sun Tone Certification and is a member of the iPlanet ISV Partner Program.

About Shanghai Guanghua-CA Software, Inc.

Shanghai Guanghua-CA Software Co., Ltd. (GH-CA) is a joint venture between Computer Associates, Inc., the world's leading eBusiness solution provider, and Fudan GrandHorizon Information Technology, Inc, one of the largest information technology enterprises in Shanghai. It was established in late July 2000. GH-CA is a centralized and hosted management solution and service provider, delivers service management, security management and hosted management solutions and service to serve industry customers, xSPs and enterprises.

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About Computer Associates, Inc.

Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA) delivers the software that manages eBusiness. CA’s world-class solutions address all aspects of eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage, eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and predictive analysis and visualization. Founded in 1976, CA serves organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune 500 companies.

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About Tarantella, Inc.

Tarantella is the leading provider of Internet infrastructure software that enables web-based access to enterprise applications.

The Tarantella Enterprise 3 solution instantly provides managed and secure Web access to enterprise mainframe, Windows, AS/400, Linux, and UNIX applications. It leverages existing IT assets to provide cost savings, improved productivity, and the flexibility to accommodate the rapid changes in today's organizations.

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Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3, and the Tarantella logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tarantella, Inc., in the USA and other countries. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. 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.

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Tarantella Contact:

Bette Kun

Guanghua-CA Contact

Joyce Wang:
Shanghai Guanghua-CA Software Co.,Ltd

Agency Contact

Andy Crisp/Matt Powls
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