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Novell Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

WALTHAM, Mass. | May 20, 2010

Novell today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)*.

The Gartner Security Information and Event Management Magic Quadrant was created based on research conducted by analysts Mark Nicolett and Kelly M. Kavanagh. According to the report, "The SIEM market is defined by the customer's need to analyze security event data in real time for internal and external threat management, and to collect, store, analyze and report on log data for regulatory compliance and forensics."

According to Gartner, "The SIEM Leaders Quadrant is composed of vendors that provide products that are a good functional match to general market requirements, as well as vendors that have been the most successful in building an installed base and revenue stream within the SIEM market, and have a relatively high viability rating (due to SIEM revenue, or SIEM revenue in combination with revenue from other sources). Companies in this quadrant offer functionality that is a good match to current customer requirements, and they also show evidence of superior vision and execution for anticipated requirements. Leaders typically have relatively high market share and/or strong revenue growth, and demonstrate positive customer feedback for effective SIEM capabilities and related service and support. "

"Security continues to be a key pain point for today's enterprises," said Jim Ebzery, senior vice president and general manager for the Security, Management and Operating Platforms. "Automating the process of monitoring, identifying and responding to policy violations is critical in achieving enterprise-wide security, particularly for those with complex IT environments. We are honored to be recognized as a Leader in this year's Gartner Security Information and Event Management Magic Quadrant. We look forward to continuing to partner with our customers to help them achieve success in their security and compliance initiatives."

Novell Sentinel™ is the market-leading security information and event management solution that enables organizations to proactively manage risk while simplifying the task of regulatory compliance. Delivering unmatched performance and scalability, Sentinel supports the largest, most complex IT environments in a cost-effective manner. Sentinel automates the process of monitoring for policy violations, identifying and responding to violations, and delivering compliance metrics to demonstrate the effectiveness of critical IT controls.

Novell's comprehensive log management solution, Sentinel™ Log Manager, simplifies fulfillment of audit requirements and improves security by streamlining the management of ever-increasing volumes of raw event data used for forensic investigations and compliance reporting.

*Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management" by Mark Nicolette, Kelly M. Kavanagh, May 13, 2010

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 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.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL), a leader in Intelligent Workload Management, helps organizations securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. We help customers reduce the cost, complexity, and risk associated with their IT systems through our solutions for identity and security, systems management, collaboration and Linux based operating platforms. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit www.novell.com.


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