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Guest Blog: Talking Security in Balmy London



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September 20, 2006 11:15 am

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From Nancy Hicks, product marketing manager for identity and security:

The EMEA Gartner IT Security Summit winds down today, after playing host to a full house of IT security professionals for the last 3 days in – believe it or not – sunny and warm London (I brought my umbrella, but it’s still in my suitcase). Events like these provide a unique opportunity for both attendees and sponsors to get Gartner’s thoughts on where the security marketplace is headed and hold frank discussions on the challenges customers face today – and what we are doing to help them.

Novell was a sponsor and participated in the event in conjunction with our partner SecureWave, a leading provider of policy-based end point security. We’ve been showcasing Sentinel and SecureWave’s Sanctuary product, and there was a good deal of discussion about ways to integrate the two products and enhance the capabilities and benefits of both.

Another hot topic of discussion was how identity and access management integrates with security information and event management and attendees we’re especially happy to hear about Sentinel 5.1.3’s integration with Novell’s IAM suite. Seems like everyone is looking for the magic bullet – that one solution that will address all of their operational challenges while simultaneously cutting costs and providing better security. From the conversations I’ve had and those I’m overhearing, it seemed that a lot of the delegates think we’re headed in the right direction.

It’s been a great event and we’ve got a busy fall ahead. Look for us next week at IT Security World in San Francisco, and at other security-focused events throughout the autumn and winter. For now, cheerio from London!

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