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Novell makes detecting and preventing security and compliance violations simpler and more effective



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April 17, 2009 2:50 pm

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Guest blogger: David Corlette, GRC Solution Architect for Novell

At Novell, we are always trying to make our products easier to use and to drive value for our customers. Our security tools built around the Novell Sentinel security information event management (SIEM) platform are designed to make detecting and preventing security and compliance policy violations simpler and more effective. At RSA Conference 2009, we will be demonstrating new, advanced log management capabilities designed from the ground up to provide easy integration with the devices in your enterprise, auto-detection of a wide variety of event sources, and simple policy-driven retention and deletion policies. We’ve worked very hard to make log management be driven by business, not technical needs.

On a longer timescale, Novell is looking to change the game when it comes to enterprise visibility of activity. Today’s world consists of a mishmash of proprietary, opaque logging and auditing technologies, and companies are spending too much money dealing with technical complexity instead of paying for value. To help solve this, we are pushing hard to build the next generation of event standards which will provide greatly simplified, cross-platform, human-comprehensible activity information that can easily be used to detect policy violations and generate alerts and reports. You can read more about this issue from Dan Blum at Burton Group here. I’ll be joining Dan at RSA Conference to discuss this critical issue on a panel with Microsoft, Oracle and Qualys. I hope you can join us.

Event Details:
Common Event and Log Standards: Leveling IT’s Tower of Babel (HOST-304)
Date/Time: Thursday, April 23
Time: 02:10 – 03:00 PM
Room: Purple 304

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