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Posted: 31 Mar 2004

METAspectrumSM, a division of META Group, Inc., has given Novell eDirectory 8.7.1 its top score in a recently published market analysis for LDAP Directory products. You can read the full article here, or continue below for a summary of the key findings of the article.

  • The primary criteria for choosing a good directory vendor are integration, scalability, and vendor viability.
  • Basic synchronization, replication, and ?join? integration will also be primary considerations.
  • Novell exhibits a combination of rich feature sets; production implementations of size, breadth, and scope; and presence in most major market segments.
  • Novell remains a vendor of choice for systems integrators building identity infrastructure and identity management systems.
Overall Vendor Ratings

(Score out of 100 in parentheses; categories are weighted in diminishing order)

  • Vision/Strategy - Very Good (83)
  • Share - Very Good (85)
  • Channels/Partners - Good/VG (73)
  • Awareness/Reputation - Very Good (80)
  • Geographic Coverage - Good/VG (75)
  • Business Drivers - Very Good (81)
  • Industry Focus - Good/VG (78)
  • Investments - Good/VG) (78)
TOTAL (80)

  • Technology - Very Good (82)
  • Pricing - Good/VG (67)
  • Services - Good/VG (75)
  • Financials - Good (61)
  • Personnel - VG/Exc (87)
  • Agility - Good/VG (74)
  • Execution - Good/VG (74)

Evaluation Summary

Novell eDirectory is the number-one leader in the LDAP directory market space. This is due to a combination of overall superior feature/functionality delivery, good customer service, and an established presence in the market for both Internet and enterprise-facing directory needs. eDirectory has achieved decent market momentum and Novell is leveraging eDirectory infrastructure know-how in its Nsure Resources identity management offerings.

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