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Novell Named "Best Identity Manager" in InfoWorld's 2006 Technology of the Year Awards

Novell Identity Manager wins for its powerful tools and intuitive interfaces that deliver

faster time to value for customers

WALTHAM, Mass. | January 3, 2006

Novell® Identity Manager was chosen as “Best Identity Manager” in InfoWorld's 2006 Technology of the Year Awards. Winners for this prestigious annual award are selected by InfoWorld test center analysts who judge products based on innovation and effectiveness. According to InfoWorld, “Powerful graphical workflow and design tools, intuitive user interface and solid directory foundation give it (Novell Identity Manager 2) an edge over strong competitors.”

“Usability will be the next big battleground,” wrote the InfoWorld test center analysts. “So far, Novell has taken the lead in this area, offering sophisticated management tools atop its mature directory server foundation. The recently released Identity Manager 3 builds on an already solid product offering with automated provisioning capabilities and a visual policy designer based on the Eclipse framework.”

In the identity management market for more than five years and with more than 3,600 customers, Novell shipped the next generation of its flagship identity management solution, Identity Manager 3, in Dec. 2005. Through advanced visual modeling, workflow and self-service capabilities, Novell Identity Manager 3 offers companies powerful new tools to meet tough security and compliance requirements.

“Winning this award with Identity Manager 2 proves we understand the real requirements of our customers,” said Kent Erickson, vice president of identity and resource management at Novell. “Now with Identity Manager 3, we have raised the bar and taken the lead in solving real customer problems. We are very proud of our leadership in this fast growing market.”

The Technology of the Year Awards were highlighted in the Jan. 2, 2006 issue of InfoWorld. For more information about Novell Identity and Access Management, go to


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

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