IRVING, Tex. -- NetWorth Inc. has announced a new product technology known as NetWare Switching Technology.

The company says that the new product can enhance the power of Novell NetWare through the use of high-speed Ethernet switches closely coupled with NetWare Loadable Modules (NLMs).

It synchronizes the NetWare server with the Ethernet switch using NLMs in the server, thus allowing the server to become "switch-aware," balancing and flow-controlling data throughput to PowerPipes and future 10/10 switches.

"NetWorth's high level of integration with NetWare has created an extremely effective method for accelerating throughput on switched NetWare networks," said Toby Corey, senior director of marketing for the NetWare products division of Novell. According to John McHale, NetWorth's chief executive officer: "This new technology ... ensures a solid migration path to the emerging fast networking technologies that include 100Mbps Ethernet, FDDI and ATM."

There are four NetSwitch NLMs to cover the various methods of deployed switch technologies. The NetSwitch Flow NLM is designed to regulate and control 100Mbps data flow to the PowerPipes Ethernet/FDDI Switching Hub.

By efficiently multiplexing data so as not to overflow 10Mbps switched segment buffers, the NetSwitch Flow NLM guarantees data integrity and eliminates the potential for dropped packets, thus increasing the performance of NetWare servers in switched environments, the company said.

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