Novell and SAP
Continuing to build on the Novell and SAP extended, strategic partnership, announced at BrainShare, the Novell Identity and Security Management business unit is very excited to announce at Sapphire in Orlando this week six new solution offerings for SAP's GRC, ERP and HR products. This announcement offers a significant go-to-market opportunity for Novell to expand our customer base as well as extend our offerings into current customer accounts.
Today, more than 700 enterprises worldwide are using Novell identity and security management solutions with their SAP systems. With Novell, SAP customers can achieve dramatic reductions in the overall cost of provisioning and can demonstrate to auditors a complete, provable chain of policy-based and compliant decisions about who should get access to what.
Additionally, these solution offerings enable customers to extend identity management outside of the SAP environment across the entire enterprise, thereby leveraging the infrastructure and reducing costs while providing proven compliance across the entire enterprise.
Novell offers six solutions designed to fit seamlessly into the SAP enterprise environment:
- Identity and Security Management for Small and Medium Enterprises
- Enterprise Security Monitoring
- Identity Management
- Access Management and Identity Federation
- Enterprise Single Sign-on
- Physical and Logical Security Convergence
Our industry-leading identity and security management solutions make it easier to automate, validate and enforce IT controls in real-time. By integrating our identity and security management solutions into the SAP environment we are uniquely positioned to help enterprises fully leverage the governance, risk and compliance capabilities of SAP. With Novell, SAP customers can improve operational efficiencies by managing vital provisioning, access control and monitoring functions, as well as link business policies directly to user provisioning software.
Novell is already the #1 Linux vendor with 70% of SAP customers on Linux running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server today. Now we're giving you an opportunity to build on this strong position and achieve the same results with Novell's six Identity & Security Management offerings.
Read the public press announcement here.
Get further marketing documents on Novell / SAP opportunities here.
Novell and HP
With the recent decision by HP to exit the Identity and Access Management business, HP has partnered with Novell as the exclusive company to offer a migration path for their customers. A substantial number of enterprises worldwide currently use HP's identity management solutions. This announcement offers a significant opportunity for Novell partners to expand their current customer base, and provides entry into new customer accounts at the highest levels. It also creates an opportunity to upsell additional Novell Identity and Security solutions, as well as the entire Novell product portfolio.
The welfare of the customers is a critical aspect of this agreement. Novell and HP are committed to make the transition for the customers to Novell's Identity and Security Management portfolio as smooth as possible and place their care and best interest at the forefront.
For more information, go to the HP and Novell Migration Announcement Web site here.
Read the press release here.
Novell Wins CODiE 2008 Award
The Novell portfolio of identity and security management solutions has won the Best Security Solution category for the 2008 CODiE Awards, an annual program of the Software Industry and Information Association (SIIA).
The Best Security Solution category honors the product or service that provides the best overall security solution for an enterprise or large network, including authentication, firewalls, virtual private networks, encryption, intrusion detection, policy-based management, managed services, and anti-virus products. This category was won by Novell’s portfolio of flagship identity and security management solutions, consisting of:
- Novell Identity Manager
- Novell Access Manager
- Novell Sentinel
- Novell SecureLogin
The CODiE Awards, now in their 23rd year, recognizes excellence in software, content and educational platforms, applications and services. This year, more than 1,100 CODiE nominations were entered for consideration.
“The 2008 CODiE Awards recognize those companies providing the best new technology products and services across a broad array of industries. The awards and their winners are a testament to the power of technology to deliver innovative solutions to American businesses and consumers.” (Ken Wasch, SIIA president)
bwin Group Chooses Novell for Site Security
bwin Group is one of the world’s leading providers of online gaming and entertainment, with millions of users playing its betting, poker, casino and games offered over the Internet and other digital distribution channels. Recently, bwin Group chose Novell to secure its IT infrastructure and enforce compliance mandates, which allows the bwin Group to automatically detect threats to user data, and to meet the stringent auditing requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).
With millions of customers, thousands of internal users, and hundreds of applications and databases, bwin was spending significant amounts of time and effort to complile reports for the PCI-DSS, which requires retailers to meet a detailed set of data security requirements to comply with their payment card company contracts. Among other requirements, the most recent PCC-DSS specification calls on payment card processors to maintain a secure network, protected stored card holder data, implement strong access control measures, regularly monitor and test networks, and maintain a comprehensive information security policy. To reduce the cost and effort of compliance and to improve security reporting, bwin needed an automated, centralized solution for monitoring and managing multiple security log files.
Working with Novell Austrian partner Verizon Business, bwin has deployed Novell Sentinel across its entire payment infrastructure, replacing the manual, department-led monitoring and reporting of security issues, and managed from a single point of control. In addition to improving security metrics, Sentinel is reducing administrative and compliance costs by releasing departmental staff from manual monitoring duties. Implemented across the data centers of its global subsidiaries, bwin plans to extend the scope of its security information and event monitoring to all of its corporate systems.
“As one of Europe’s largest online betting sites, we process thousands of secure financial transactions each day. Security is very important to bwin, as it protects our status as a trusted payment card processor and demonstrates to customers that we place the highest possible emphasis on safeguarding their financial data. Novell Sentinel gives us all the tools we need to reduce the time involved in meeting PCI-DSS compliance requirements, proactively defend against security threats, and centralize network security monitoring and reporting.” (Oliver Eckel, head of Corporate Security, bwin Interactive Entertainment AG)
New Training and Tools Available
- Find out how to get the most out of the Novell Opportunity Management System. This Webinar will show you how to record and protect your sales relationships with customers, move customers from prospect to lead to opportunity, and how to access additional training. See it all here.
- Identity and Security Management Technical Skills Assessments. Seven new ISM technical product skills assessments are available to test and measure your skills. Get trained here.
- Utopia Identity Demo: New Contributions from Experts in the Field. Novell Sales Engineers share their demo enhancements with partners via Utopia. Check it out here.