Novell eGuide 2.1 is a web application that enables
you to search for names, addresses, fax numbers, and email addresses
stored in Novell eDirectory™, as well as in multiple data sources
across the web. These sources include virtually any other Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)-compliant directory to which you are
given access rights. With eGuide you are seamlessly connected to all
of the directories and databases that are crucial to your eBusiness
eGuide also enables you to search multiple sources at the same time. For example, if your company acquires another company, you can use eGuide to easily access a combined view of the user information stored in both companies' various data repositories. Moreover, with eGuide you can create dynamic organizational charts that are based on eDirectory attributes. Using the compiled information, you can leverage eGuide's support for email, instant messaging, and real-time collaboration tools to launch the communication application that best suits your immediate needs.
eGuide is extraordinarily user friendly: users simply connect to the eGuide web site from any web browser. You do not have to install or configure any client software. With eGuide's productivity tools and global accessibility, online communication is simplified. Your administrators can allow users to manage their own personal directory information, significantly reducing administrative time and costs and enabling users to easily contact the people who matter most to your organization.
In addition, eGuide works seamlessly with a variety of Novell products. For example, when integrated with Novell iChain® and Novell Portal Services, eGuide extends its secure searching capabilities to your entire user base, including traditional and remote users, suppliers, and customers. eGuide uses access control lists (ACLs) or Role Based Service Objects (RBSs) stored in eDirectory to determine if a particular user is authorized to access particular attributes of another user, such as a home phone number or address. eGuide also works with DirXML®, helping you synchronize user information across all of your network platforms.
For more information about Novell eGuide 2.1, please visit the Novell eGuide web site located at http://www.novell.com/products/eguide.
Novell eGuide 2.1 can be downloaded free of charge
from the Novell Downloads web page located at http://download.novell.com/.