Novell is a multinational technology company founded in 1979. It was the market leader in computer networks in the late 1980s and early 1990s with it's DOS based Novell NetWare line-up (including NetWare Lite & Personal NetWare).

It also manufactured the NE1000 (8 bit) and NE2000 (16 bit) line-up of ISA network cards designed to support Novell NetWare as opposed to IBM Token Ring.