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Novell Receives Highest Rating Available in Leading Analyst Firm's Enterprise Single Sign-On MarketScope Report

WALTHAM, Mass. | September 30, 2009

Novell today announced that Novell® SecureLogin received a Strong Positive rating in Gartner's report titled, "MarketScope for Enterprise Single Sign-On."* The Strong Positive rating is the highest available in the MarketScope.

Novell just released Novell SecureLogin 7 in September 2009. The latest version of its enterprise single sign-on solution drastically reduces the time required to SSO-enable applications in an organization from weeks to days-allowing customers immediate advantages from improved productivity and operational efficiency.

"We are committed to delivering solutions that help our customers and partners improve productivity and operational efficiency, while helping them to quickly realize a return on their technology investments," said Jay Roxe, director of solutions and product marketing for Identity and Security at Novell. "The benefit to customers is the ability to reduce administrative costs related to password resets, improve end-user and IT productivity, strengthen security and support regulatory compliance. In my opinion, Gartner's Strong Positive rating confirms our position in the market as a leading single sign-on solution that meets our customers' unique challenges."

Novell SecureLogin 7 operates seamlessly with Windows*, Web, Java* and enterprise applications. Thanks to a new wizard that automatically integrates many applications, customers and partners can realize the benefits of single sign-on much faster than with other offerings. Furthermore, with 64-bit support for Microsoft* Vista* and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Novell SecureLogin 7 delivers greater interoperability with existing platform and operating system investments.

Novell SecureLogin is part of Novell Identity and Access Management solutions, the industry's leading solutions to automate business processes, mitigate security risks and lay the foundation for complying with internal security mandates and government regulations. Novell SecureLogin 7 is available now via direct sale or through a certified Novell PartnerNet® channel reseller. For more information, visit www.novell.com/securelogin.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit www.novell.com.

About the MarketScope

The MarketScope is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation 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 MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

* Gartner, Inc. "MarketScope for Enterprise Singel Sign-On" by Greg Kreizman, Sept. 15, 2009


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SUSE, Inc.
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E-mail: amie@novell.com



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