The RSA show in San Francisco is well underway, and our identity and security management teams have been busy.
Earlier this week we made two important announcements with Novell partners SAP and McAfee. Both involve Novell Sentinel, our security management solution which provides a real-time, holistic view of security and policy compliance activities across the entire IT environment.
With SAP, we’ve announced that Novell® Sentinel™ 6.1 security information event management (SIEM) product has achieved SAP-certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. This is good news for SAP customers because the integration significantly reduces risk and cuts the costs of managing security. SIEM technologies analyze security event data in real time to identify threats, produce reports and log data for compliance monitoring. Novell Sentinel 6.1 simplifies security monitoring by enabling administrators to manage information and alerts with an associated knowledge of the identity of the user who triggered the alert.
With McAfee, we announced a partnership that will significantly enhance McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO™) giving customers the ability to pinpoint a response to potential threats and provide administrators the much-needed ability to automatically enforce security and identity access-related policies. By linking security threats to identity, we’re making it much easier and faster to demonstrate compliance and ensure trusted access.
Novell can deliver exceptional identity and security management solutions on a grand scale. Case in point: we’ve just announced that the U.S. Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) has selected Novell® Sentinel™ to automate and centralize security monitoring across hundreds of diverse locations worldwide. With more than 700,000 users worldwide, NCDOC is one of several military cyber defense teams in the Department of Defense (DOD) and is responsible for around-the-clock protection of the Navy’s computer networks. You can read more about this at CIO magazine.