Open Text Releases New Version of Connectivity Solutions Compatible with
Windows 7

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

WATERLOO, ON, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - Open Text 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 Open Text Exceed, the leading PC X server solution for Windows, Open Text 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, Open Text 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 Open Text to bring its rich portfolio of Enterprise and Connectivity Solutions to the next generation desktop," says Jens Rabe, Vice President, Microsoft Solutions Group at Open Text. "With this release, Open Text 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."

Open Text'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, Open Text 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 Open Text's connectivity solutions, go to: http://connectivity.opentext.com/

About Open Text

Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. Open Text 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 www.opentext.com

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This news release may contain forward-looking statements relating to the success of any of the Company's strategic initiatives, the Company's growth and profitability prospects, the benefits of the Company's products to be realized by customers, the Company's position in the market and future opportunities therein, the deployment of Open Text ECM Suite and our other products by customers, and future performance of Open Text Corporation. Forward-looking statements may also include, without limitation, any statement relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. Forward-looking statements in this release are not promises or guarantees and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, among others, the failure to develop new products, risks involved in fluctuations in currency exchange rates, delays in purchasing decisions of customers, the completion and integration of acquisitions, the possibility of technical, logistical or planning issues in connection with deployments, the continuous commitment of the Company's customers, demand for the Company's products and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2009. You should not place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which are based on management's beliefs and opinions at the time the statements are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligations to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's beliefs or opinions change.

Copyright (C) 2009 by Open Text Corporation. OPEN TEXT, OPEN TEXT EXCEED and OPEN TEXT HOSTEXPLORER are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open Text Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of Open Text Corporation or other respective owners.

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For further information: For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847) 961-0662, rmaganin@opentext.com; Stephanie Fazio, Open Text Corporation, (519) 888-7111 x2429, sfazio@opentext.com; Adam Lee, EMEA, Open Text Corporation, +44 (0) 1189 848000, alee@opentext.com; Leonie Cusack, Asia Pacific and Japan, Open Text Corporation, +61 (0) 2 9026 3400, lcusack@opentext.com


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