Open Text's Hummingbird Connectivity(TM) Division Announces Release of Connectivity 2008



    Latest Release of Product Suite Certified for Windows Vista, Offers
    Integrated Security Features, and Support for the Latest X Window
    Technology

    SAN DIEGO, CA, June 5 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX,
TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of enterprise content management
(ECM) software and solutions, today announced the immediate availability of
Hummingbird Connectivity 2008, a suite of enterprise-class software focused on
providing organizations with secure, high-performing and cost-effective
solutions to meet the challenge of integrating heterogeneous systems, such as
UNIX(R) or Mainframe, with Windows(R) desktops. Hummingbird Connectivity is a
division of Open Text.
    Hummingbird Connectivity includes Exceed(R), NFS Maestro(TM),
HostExplorer(R) and Hummingbird Security(TM) product families and supports
32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems such as Windows(R) 2000,
Windows(R) XP, Windows Server(TM) 2003 and Windows Vista. Additionally, all
products in the suite support Windows(R) Terminal Server Edition and Citrix(R)
Presentation Server(TM).
    The Hummingbird Connectivity 2008 product family includes several key
enhancements to meet customer requirements, including:

    
    -   Certified for Windows Vista: Open Text recently announced
        (http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1885) that
        Hummingbird Connectivity has received the Windows Vista Certification
        logo for its suite of products. A selection of Connectivity 2008
        products was independently and rigorously tested for compatibility,
        functionality and reliability on Windows Vista-based PCs, taking
        advantage of platform features to deliver high performance and ease-
        of-use. The logo also ensures that Connectivity 2008 products are
        compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista.

    -   Integrated Security: SSL and Kerberos are now available as a standard
        feature of the new version and no longer require installation of
        additional packages. This simplifies the deployment of the software
        solution, and ultimately allows users to closely adhere to the
        corporate security standard without the extra administrative
        overhead.

    -   Support for Latest X11 Standard: The Exceed 2008 product family is
        first in the market to offer commercial support for X11R7.2 - the
        latest X Window System technology release. It ensures the maximum
        compatibility with all major UNIX operating systems and Linux
        distributions, and delivers the full experience of the advanced X
        environment to Microsoft Windows users.

    -   Native 64-bit Product Offering: Hummingbird Connectivity is one of
        the first adopters of 64-bit computing and has been offering products
        that were natively compiled for 64-bit Microsoft Windows platforms
        since 2004. The Hummingbird Connectivity 2008 release marks the first
        time complete coverage of native 64-bit support is offered for all
        product families, which includes Exceed, NFS Maestro, HostExplorer
        and Hummingbird Security product families.
    

    "With each release comes a better opportunity to listen to our customers
and provide them with the features and functionality they need to perform
their jobs successfully," said Eugene Cherny, General Manager of Open Text's
Hummingbird Connectivity division. "The release of Hummingbird Connectivity
2008 is no exception. With the Windows Vista certification logo now on our
full suite of products, as well as tighter security and maximum compatibility,
we are proud to offer unparalleled product functionality and substantive
return on investment to our customers."

    Availability: Hummingbird Connectivity 2008 will be available June 25th.
For more information, please visit: www.hummingbird.com.
    For more information about Hummingbird Connectivity and its products,
please visit http://www.hummingbird.com/.

    About Hummingbird Connectivity and Open Text Corporation

    Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management software and solutions. For more information, go to
www.opentext.com. The Hummingbird Connectivity(TM) division of Open Text
provides a comprehensive set of core network technologies that enables the
enterprise to connect to any type of legacy system. Hummingbird Connectivity
seamlessly delivers enterprise mission critical data to the user desktop.
Based on robust and recognized standards, every Hummingbird Connectivity
product is designed to bridge the gap between legacy systems and enterprise
users by delivering the quickest, easiest, and most secure single point of
access to UNIX systems, Mainframes and AS/400s. For more information about
Hummingbird Connectivity, visit http://www.hummingbird.com/.

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For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Stephanie Dodge, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2429, sdodge@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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