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Novell First to Integrate All Aspects of Access Management with the Release of Novell Access Manager 3

Single solution provides organizations seamless, secure access across extended enterprise of customers, partners and employees

WALTHAM, Mass. | October 16, 2006

Novell today announced the worldwide availability of Novell® Access Manager 3, its next-generation access management solution. Novell Access Manager 3 is a single access management solution that protects both Web and enterprise applications and helps organizations enhance user productivity, streamline administration, increase security, and ensure compliance.

“Organizations can improve security, simplify the user experience, and relieve administrative burden with Web access management (WAM) systems,” noted Mark Diodati, identity and privacy analyst with the Burton Group. “WAM systems are all but essential for organizations with high value, heterogeneous Web applications and Web single sign-on needs.”

Novell Access Manager 3 provides a single solution for enterprise security and access control that combines Web single sign-on and seamless remote access. This release now fully integrates standards-based identity federation, enabling customers to securely share identity information across organizational and technical boundaries. Moreover, Novell Access Manager 3 features an innovative approach to simplify federation deployments by dynamically translating between identity federation standards, including Liberty Alliance and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). Novell Access Manager 3 also features an integrated, clientless Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (SSLVPN) to enable seamless access control and role-based authorization to back-end applications. It also incorporates enhancements for multi-factor authentication, data encryption, fine-grained access, role-based access control and scalable enforcement of enterprise-wide access polices.

Novell Access Manager 3 is designed to work seamlessly with a customer's existing IT environment. It has been enhanced to include native support for a broad range of platforms and directory services to provide a single, centralized and secure access management solution for the enterprise. It features the following benefits:

  • Accessibility without vulnerability – grant secure, hassle-free access to Web and enterprise applications based on the user's role within a company or their association to it.
  • Regulatory Compliance – generate reports that detail access events across the network, such as who authenticated to a particular resource and when the resource was accessed.
  • Centralized Administration – eliminate the need for multiple, disparate administration tools and reduce the time and cost associated with managing user access.
  • Simplified identity federation and federated provisioning – leverage leading industry standards, including SAML and Liberty Alliance protocols, to securely share identity information across traditional security boundaries and enable applications for federation without modifying content or installing additional software on the Web server.

“We salute Novell for releasing a product that helps advance open federation and Web services based on Liberty’s secure and privacy-respecting identity standards,” said George Goodman president of the Liberty Alliance management board and director of the platform capabilities lab at Intel. “Liberty-based products are helping to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, citizens, governments and businesses worldwide.”

“A comprehensive approach to access management is a must for any organization that faces regulatory or corporate governance challenges,” said Kent Erickson, vice president and general manager for identity and security management at Novell. “With Novell Access Manager 3, you can not only deliver stronger security controls, including for the partners and customers that make up your extended enterprise, but also simplify access and improve productivity while saving time and money.”

Novell Access Manager is a flagship product within Novell's award-winning identity and security management product line. It provides the Web access management complement to Novell Identity Manager and the company's market-leading security information and event management solution, SentinelTM from Novell. More information on Novell's solutions for security and identity can be found at http://www.novell.com/solutions/securityandidentity.

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