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NOVELL : Announces General Availability of Novell Identity Manager 4

10/19/2010 | 12:05pm EDT

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) today announced the general availability of Novell® Identity Manager 4 Advanced Edition. Part of Novell's WorkloadIQ(TM) portfolio, Novell Identity Manager 4 is the industry's first solution to ensure consistent identity, security and compliance policies for an organization's entire IT ecosystem. As a result, customers and partners can simplify provisioning of users and better protect corporate data while reducing cost and complexity.

Novell Identity Manager 4 Advanced Edition is a critical part of Novell's broader identity and security portfolio which delivers a consistent framework for managing identities across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Announced earlier this year, Identity Manager 4 builds on feedback from more than 6,000 customers to redefine enterprise-grade user provisioning and identity management. Leapfrogging the competition, it integrates sophisticated roles management, advanced workflow and intelligent reporting to support the identity and compliance needs of the most advanced enterprise or managed service provider.

Novell Identity Manager 4 Advanced Edition has been widely applauded in beta testing by more than 50 customers and partners, including:

    --  "Most identity management initiatives are not seeking to solve a single
        identity management problem, but rather looking to comprehensively
        manage the identities of employees, partners and clients," said Phil
        Cook, identity architect, Identropy, a Novell partner. "An effective
        identity management roadmap takes into consideration your business
        objectives, technical objectives, as well as a healthy understanding of
        how various identity management components interact. Novell Identity
        Manager 4 delivers a set of policy-driven components that automate
        security and resource management tasks helping ensure that your business
        policies are enforced consistently, while providing a strong framework
        for exception handling along with robust reporting."
    --  "Having a mature identity management solution in place puts us in a very
        good position. Novell Identity Manager 4 will play a critical role in
        helping us ensure compliance with emerging security policies," said
        Sebastiaan Veldhuisen, IDM Consultant, Leiden University. "Identity
        Manager 4 provides a foundation for enterprises to get a full picture of
        their security and compliance status, which is difficult to do in a
        mixed IT environment like ours."
    --  "Our company has experienced strong growth this year, and we needed an
        agile, scalable identity platform to meet our needs," said Joseph
        Kinney, Systems Engineer III, Rackspace. "As we adapt and grow, Novell
        Identity Manager has the flexibility we require, from building roles on
        the fly to securing cloud applications."
    --  "Novell Identity Manager is connected with our HR system, so as soon as
        a new colleague record is created by HR, their access rights to numerous
        applications are automatically provisioned," said Mark Edson,
        infrastructure manager, Huntington National Bank. "For our Salesforce
        deployment, we leveraged the workflow engine in Novell Identity Manager
        to grant access privileges to roughly 8,000 accounts in Salesforce.com.
        This could have taken months to get those accounts created and set up.
        Using Novell Identity Manager, we provisioned all the accounts in one
        night. Now, it's all automated, significantly reducing the amount of
        administrative overhead associated with granting account access and
        internal rights and privileges."

Novell Identity Manager 4 is central to Novell's WorkloadIQ vision. A key part of this vision is to deliver a spectrum of cloud-ready Identity and Security solutions to meet today's enterprise need for security in physical, virtual and cloud environments. With the growth in cloud solutions, security questions such as granting appropriate access and ensuring regulatory compliance have become increasingly important. Novell Identity Manager 4 helps customers provide seamless provisioning to cloud applications.

"We are delighted with the feedback that we have received from a diverse range of customers and partners on how Novell Identity Manager 4 will help them build a successful identity and security framework," said Jim Ebzery, senior vice president and general manager, Security, Management and Operating Platforms, Novell. "Identity Manager 4 will help customers eliminate silos, reduce risk and lay the foundation for cloud-based platform adoption."


For more information on Novell Identity Manager 4 Advanced Edition please visit www.novell.com/identitymanager.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL), a leader in intelligent workload management, helps organizations through WorkloadIQ securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. We help customers reduce the cost, complexity, and risk associated with their IT systems through our solutions for identity and security, systems management, collaboration and Linux-based operating platforms. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit www.novell.com.

Copyright © 2010 Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Novell, the Novell logo and the N logo are registered trademarks, and WorkloadIQ is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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SOURCE Novell, Inc.

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