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Novell SecureLogin Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Single Sign-On

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WALTHAM, Mass. | September 10, 2007

Novell today announced it has been positioned in the leaders quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s, "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Single Sign-On, 2007" by Gregg Kreizman, August 30, 2007. Novell® SecureLogin, the company's single sign-solution, helps organizations manage the complicated process of providing users with access to company networks and resources. SecureLogin eliminates the need for users to manage multiple passwords, allowing enterprise customers to improve network security and better automate business processes to deliver bottom-line savings.

According to Gartner, "Improved user convenience and support cost reductions remain the top drivers for clients implementing enterprise single sign-on (ESSO). The 'sweet spots' for ESSO implementations are in enterprises where password-related help desk costs are high, shared-workstation support is needed, and users must manage a sustained, politically unacceptable number of user IDs and passwords for at least the next two years, despite attempts to reduce this complexity with other reduced sign-on (RSO) tools and techniques."

With Novell SecureLogin, employees use only a single, secure login to authenticate to corporate resources. Powerful wizards help customers extend simple single sign-on access to numerous terminal, Java and complex web applications across multiple operating platforms. SecureLogin is seamlessly integrated with Novell's portfolio of powerful identity, access management, and security and information event monitoring solutions to provide customers with a robust, integrated solution for supporting governance, risk management and compliance initiatives.

"We are proud to be positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant as we think this is another proof point that Novell is developing innovative technologies to help our customers manage and secure their heterogeneous IT environments," said Jim Ebzery, senior vice president and general manager for Identity and Security Management at Novell. "Novell SecureLogin is instrumental in increasing employee productivity by simplifying access to corporate resources and eliminating the cost of password-related calls to helpdesks. Our customers can mitigate risks to their environments with automated enforcement of security policies and restricted network access to ensure compliance with government regulations for identity, privacy, audit and authentication services."

For more information about Novell's portfolio of identity and security management solutions, visit http://www.novell.com/management/security.

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Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers infrastructure software for the Open Enterprise. Novell is a leader in enterprise-wide operating systems based on Linux and open source and provides the enterprise management services required to operate mixed IT environments. Novell helps customers minimize cost, complexity and risk, allowing them to focus on innovation and growth. For more information, visit www.novell.com.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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