November 30, 2004

Avnet Partner Solutions, Americas to Distribute Computer Associates Management Software

TEMPE, Ariz. and ISLANDIA, N.Y., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avnet Partner Solutions, Americas, a value-added distributor and provider of enterprise servers, storage, software and services, today announced an agreement with Computer Associates International, Inc. to distribute CA's Unicenter operations management, eTrust security management and BrightStor storage management software to authorized SMB and enterprise solution providers throughout the United States.

"CA's world-class management software will strengthen the ability of our partners to effectively fulfill their customers' increasingly challenging business needs," said Jeff Bawol, senior vice president and general manager of Avnet Partner Solutions Enterprise Software and Storage Business Unit. "Our partners are uniquely qualified to provide their end-user customers with the sophisticated management software solutions from CA. These solutions will enable our partners to be more responsive to the specific characteristics and requirements of their end-user customers' computing environments."

Avnet will initially focus on CA's Unicenter software, which enables IT organizations to optimize the performance, availability and service levels of applications and infrastructure, from the desktop to the mainframe. In addition to distributing CA's management software, Avnet will provide value- added support services to its authorized solution providers, thereby complementing CA's existing channel training and technical assistance programs.

"CA continues to expand its channel presence to provide a wider audience with easier access to our industry-leading management software," said Gary Quinn, executive vice president of CA. "Our partnership with Avnet Partner Solutions will empower more resellers to leverage CA software to build high- value business solutions for their SMB and enterprise customers."

About Avnet Partner Solutions, Americas

Avnet Partner Solutions, Americas is an industry-leading, value-added distributor and provider of enterprise servers, storage, software and services, with operations in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Avnet Partner Solutions provides solutions from industry-leading manufacturers including CA, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Network Appliance, Oracle, StorageTek and VERITAS -- driving growth for partners and manufacturers. Avnet Partner Solutions is a division of the Avnet Technology Solutions operating group of Avnet Inc. For more information, visit:

Avnet Inc. enables success from the center of the technology industry, providing cost-effective services and solutions vital to a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and 250 suppliers. The company markets, distributes and adds value to a wide variety of electronic components, enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems. Through its premier market position, Avnet brings a breadth and depth of capabilities that help its trading partners accelerate growth and realize cost efficiencies. Avnet generated more than $10 billion in revenue in fiscal 2004 (year ended July 3, 2004) through sales in 68 countries. For more information, visit

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About CA

Computer Associates International, Inc. , the world's largest management software company, delivers software and services across operations, security, storage, life cycle and service management to optimize the performance, reliability and efficiency of enterprise IT environments. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y. and serves customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, please visit

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CONTACT: Michelle Gorel of Avnet Technology Solutions, +1-480-794-6943,[email protected]; or Debra Novack of Computer Associates,+1-631-342-2971, [email protected]

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