OpenText Releases New Version of Connectivity Solutions Compatible with Windows 7

Latest Version, Including OpenText Exceed, Brings Touch Support to UNIX Applications, Improved Productivity and Enhanced Security to Users

Waterloo, ON - December 1, 2009 - OpenText Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today announced the release of version 14 of its Connectivity Solutions consisting of OpenText Exceed, the leading PC X server solution for Windows, OpenText HostExplorer, its terminal emulation suite, and its secure shell clients and network file system software. Leveraging the new productivity and security features of Windows 7, this release offers organizations a smooth transition to the new Microsoft platform.

Windows 7 represents a significant leap forward in terms of user productivity, information security and platform management. Working closely with Microsoft, OpenText designed its latest Connectivity Solutions to take advantage of Windows 7 technologies. Specifically, users of the new software suite will be able to take advantage of the following enhancements:

  • Support for Windows 7 Touch technology allows users to interact with UNIX and Mainframe applications through an intuitive and easy to use touch interface
  • Jump Lists in the Task Bar and Start Menu provide faster access to frequently accessed items and frequently performed tasks
  • Multiple Documents preview reduces the time spent switching between applications and open sessions
  • New FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module provides stronger security to connections

"Windows 7 represents a great opportunity for OpenText to bring its rich portfolio of Enterprise and Connectivity Solutions to the next generation desktop," says Jens Rabe, Vice President, Microsoft Solutions Group at OpenText. "With this release, OpenText has demonstrated that its Connectivity Solutions have been tested and proven to offer a rich user experience, while providing IT departments improved manageability and greater cost-control."

OpenText's leading connectivity solutions connect people, data and applications in mission-critical environments through a complete line of remote application access and data integration solutions. With 90 percent of Global 2000 companies relying on its award-winning solutions for over 20 years, OpenText understands the financial and operational challenges that most organizations face, whether it is multiple systems, disparate data sources or geographically dispersed teams. For more information about OpenText's connectivity solutions, go to:

About OpenText
OpenText, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. OpenText brings two decades of expertise supporting 50 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit

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For more information, please contact
Richard Maganini
OpenText Corporation

Stephanie Fazio
OpenText Corporation
519-888-7111 x2429

Adam Lee, EMEA
OpenText Corporation
+44 (0) 1189 848000

Leonie Cusack, Asia Pacific and Japan
OpenText Corporation
+61 (0) 2 9026 3400

1 Dec 2009

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