Novell® iChain® is an integrated security and access-management infrastructure that protects your network and safeguards sensitive eBusiness and identity data. iChain facilitates your eBusiness and remote-access initiatives by providing secure authentication and access to portals, Web-based content, and Web applications. As an unparalleled foundation for your commercial success, iChain incorporates Novell eDirectoryTM, the world's most scalable and widely used directory. iChain also offers personalization, simple installation, Web single sign-on, and the ability to secure access to data and applications across the Internet. With iChain, you can simplify, secure, and accelerate your eBusiness transformation.

This section examines the need for iChain, describes its components, and lists the features and services iChain delivers.