Another post from me today. Novell has just announced the immediate availability of a new offering - ZENworks Endpoint Security Management.
There is a new webpage available at http://www.novell.com/products/zenworks/endpointsecuritymanagement/ with more information; also we recorded a podcast which is up on Novell Open Audio - http://www.novell.com/feeds/openaudio/?p=167
For techs looking to check this out - head over to http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=03eZt8W6YSY~
Written at: Provo, UT
So what are we announcing?
This is a new strategic partnership with Senforce. Novell will offering a fully rebranded, fully supported product to customers starting from today.
So what does this new solution do?
Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management simplifies endpoint security by putting administrators in control, and combining 'point' security solutions under a single, easy-to-use management console:
Personal Firewall: The world's strongest, yet easiest to use, firewall to protect against hackers, malware, protocol attacks, and more, keeping security invisible to the end-user.
Wireless Security: Centrally controls when, how, and where users are allowed to connect. Wi-Fi connectivity can be limited to authorized and known access points, minimum encryption strength, or can be disabled completely if necessary.
Data Encryption: Secures data stored on the endpoint and on removable media, encrypting files so they can only be read by authorized users. Protects sensitive information on lost or stolen mobile computers.
USB Security: Prevents intentional or inadvertent transmission of data to removable storage devices. Storage devices can be placed in read-only mode or fully disabled, while the endpoint hard drive and all network drives remain accessible and operational.
Application Control: Ensures only approved applications are run on corporate IT assets -- create black lists, or enforce applications to run (i.e., VPN or Antivirus) prior to network connection.
Client Self Defense: Protects the endpoint by ensuring that the security client cannot be altered, hacked, or uninstalled.
Port Control: Controls connectivity via LAN, modem, Bluetooth™, Infrared, 1394 (Firewire™), and serial and parallel ports.
Alerts Monitoring: Provides a scalable and simple method for creating, distributing, enforcing, and monitoring security policies on endpoint devices, without forcing users to make security decisions or adjust settings.
Why is endpoint security important?
Because we all manage laptops and workstations that contain critical and confidential data.