Novell Delivers Broadest Portfolio of Identity and Security Management

<strong>Waltham, Mass. &mdash; May 5</strong><br />Novell announced the industry&#39;s most comprehensive and integrated platform of identity and security management solutions optimized for use with the SAP NetWeaver platform and SAP business software applications. Targeted to address enterprise needs for end-to-end management solutions, Novell&#39;s identity and security management products augment SAP solutions for governance, risk and compliance (SAP solutions for GRC), as well as human resources and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. <br /><br />With Novell identity and security management solutions, SAP customers have access to powerful and flexible policy management and enforcement capabilities, allowing them to reduce redundant administrative costs, automate tedious and error-prone manual processes, simplify password management and adapt quickly to a changing employee structure. The announcement was made at the Sapphire 2008 Orlando conference.<br /><br />"Our customers are demanding efficient and effective technology to help secure and manage their IT infrastructures and meet compliance requirements," said Mark Ford, principal of security and privacy services at Deloitte & Touche LLP. "Optimizing identity and security management software for use with SAP ERP, SAP solutions for GRC and human resources applications has the potential to address the industry need for identity-enabled, integrated security solutions."<br /><br />"Atos Origin recently formed a worldwide partnership with Novell to deliver joint compliance and governance solutions and services," said Iain Boag, senior vice president of Global Alliances at Atos Origin. "Novell&#39;s solutions in support of SAP applications strengthens our ability to deliver end-to-end solutions to the market, reducing the risk and cost to our customers of simplifying business governance and automating user provisioning, access and security monitoring processes."<br /><br />At Novell BrainShare 2008, SAP and Novell also announced a collaboration within the SAP Enterprise Services Community program, hosted by SAP, to strengthen customers&#39; governance, risk and compliance practices by supporting business access risk policies directly to user provisioning activities.<br /><br />"With SAP GRC Access Control, companies can identify and reduce access and authorization risks in cross-enterprise IT systems by matching employees&#39; authorizations with their roles and duties to help prevent fraud and also reduce the cost of continuous compliance and control," said Holly Roland, vice president of marketing of SAP Solutions for GRC. "The solution features user-provisioning capabilities to help customers manage compliant access across their varied IT landscapes. Novell&#39;s integration of Novell Identity Manager with SAP GRC Access Control extends our application&#39;s provisioning capabilities to virtually any IT landscape."<br /><br />Novell offers six solutions integrated to fit seamlessly into the SAP enterprise solution-based environment:<br /><br /><ul><li>Novell Identity and Security Management for Small and Medium Enterprises</li><li>Novell Enterprise Security Monitoring for SAP Solution-based Environment</li><li>Novell Identity Management for SAP Solution-based Environment</li><li>Novell Access Management and Identity Federation for SAP Solution-based Environment</li><li>Novell Enterprise Single Sign-on for SAP Solution-based Environment</li><li>Novell Physical and Logical Security Convergence for SAP Solution-based Environment</li></ul>

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