Novell Delivers Systems Management Solution

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<p><strong>Waltham, Mass. &mdash; Aug. 15</strong><br />Novell has announced the worldwide availability of Novell ZENworks Configuration Management, the latest addition to its systems management portfolio that helps companies reduce IT complexity while lowering costs. </p><p>This flexible, easy-to-use solution for configuration management allows companies to add patch, asset and endpoint security management capabilities to meet the specific needs of their IT environments. </p><p>As a result, companies can centrally manage their IT resources to meet compliance and auditing needs, ease costs, improve security and streamline business processes.<br /><br />&quot;Managing and maintaining our IT systems to ensure that our users have the tools they need when they need them used to be a labor-intensive, manual process for our IT staff,&quot; said Brad Staupp, Johnson County Community College senior support analyst. &quot;With ZENworks Configuration Management, we drastically reduced the cost and time spent administering our IT environment, freeing up our staff to focus on more-strategic projects that help increase user productivity and service delivery.&quot;<br /><br />ZENworks Configuration Management provides the critical information and tools companies need for regulatory compliance, asset and license auditing, business continuity and process improvement. </p><p>With integrated, best-in-class enterprise reporting from BusinessObjects incorporated in ZENworks Configuration Management, IT administrators can turn raw data into actionable reports for better decision making and process management. </p><p>The ZENworks Control Center, an integrated console, allows administrators to easily address configuration, reporting, patch and asset management from a single location.<br /><br />For organizations looking to mitigate growing security threats, ZENworks Configuration Management Advanced and Enterprise editions provide robust endpoint security management technology from the recently announced acquisition of Senforce Technologies. </p><p>These tools protect endpoint devices from malware, data theft and unauthorized wireless access. </p><p>Additionally, advanced asset and patch management capabilities ensure accurate and secure systems while reducing the time and effort spent tracking licenses or patching vulnerable desktops.<br /><br />&quot;Customers are looking for comprehensive solutions to help them reduce complexity and simplify management,&quot; said Joe Wagner, Novell senior vice president and general manager of systems and resource management. &quot;In less than 30 minutes, users can install ZENworks Configuration Management and start to experience a new level of reduced administration, tighter security and compliance and higher user productivity.&quot;<br /><br />The first management solution on the market to natively support both Microsoft Active Directory and Novell eDirectory, ZENworks Configuration Management enables identity-based systems management, giving customers greater flexibility and choice in managing their IT infrastructures. </p><p>The product runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux and Novell Open Enterprise Server for Linux, enabling customers to choose the platform that works best for their environments. </p><p>This powerful management solution automates software setup, updates, healing and migration for various Windows operating systems, including Windows Vista.<br /><br />ZENworks Configuration Management is available in Standard, Advanced and Enterprise editions, allowing customers to choose the edition that matches their management and security needs. </p>

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