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Novell Adds Secure Identity Management to Key Web Services Standard

Novell announces the availability to developers of a new Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) server that adds secure identity management to the UDDI standard Novell Nsure UDDI Server is based on Novell's market-leading eDirectory software and is the first deliverable of the company's Destiny roadmap for eDirectory

PROVO, Utah | December 11, 2002

Novell has extended its secure identity management expertise to a key Web services standard to help businesses more easily and confidently deploy Web services.

The company today announced the availability to developers of a new Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) server that adds secure identity management to the UDDI standard, bolstering the security and simplifying the management of Web services registries. Novell® Nsure™ UDDI Server is based on Novell's market-leading eDirectory™ software and is the first deliverable of the company's Destiny roadmap for eDirectory.

Since its inception in 2000, adoption of the UDDI standard has been limited, partly because initial Web services deployments have been relatively small, but also because the standard lacks adequate provisions to ensure the security and management of registered services. With the delivery of a UDDI server based on eDirectory, Novell is attacking those limitations head on.

"Novell eDirectory is the foundation for secure identity management inside and outside the enterprise, so it's a natural progression to extend those capabilities to Web services deployments, particularly as part of a key building block like UDDI," said Angie Anderson, Novell vice president of Identity Services. "In doing so, Novell Nsure UDDI Server advances the state of the art for Web services-based development. Businesses don't need to sacrifice the cost savings and simplicity of Web services in order to maintain tight control over access to company resources. With Novell Nsure UDDI Server, secure management of Web services is a reality today."

Novell Nsure UDDI Server allows businesses to register Web services and make them available to internal or external users, while leveraging the security and management inherent in eDirectory. Users, whether publishing or consuming services, can be required to first authenticate to the directory and verify their identity. Equally important, those users, their access rights, and the registered Web services can be easily managed with eDirectory tools like Novell iManager, which are familiar to most network administrators.

"The value proposition for Novell Nsure UDDI Server, based on eDirectory, is simple," Anderson said. "Whether they've deployed Web services yet or not, companies are already laying the infrastructure that will support future Web services adoption. So why not build that infrastructure on the most scalable, reliable and secure technology available?"

Availability
Novell Nsure UDDI Server will be available Dec. 17 for free download. For more information, go to http://developer.novell.com/uddi.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers Software for the Open Enterprise™. With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software. With over 20 years of experience, more than 5,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world, Novell helps customers gain control over their IT operating environment while reducing cost. More information about Novell can be found at http://www.novell.com.

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Novell
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