Novell Home

Secure Enterprise Instant Messaging

Real-time chat on desktop or mobile devices without the risk

Instant messaging is a way of life today, and reports indicate that won’t change anytime soon. Chances are that a large percentage of your employees are using instant messaging on the job, but all of those chat windows on all of those desktops, tablets and mobile devices constitute an ungated portal from the Internet into your business. Your employees inadvertently jeopardize your business, and your data, by using free instant messaging products to collaborate. These public instant messaging tools are easy targets for developers of malware and viruses, since they bypass all of your security safeguards. Phishing attacks, worms, files and links can be readily served up to your unsuspecting workforce.

Novell Messenger is a cross-platform, mobile-enabled enterprise instant messaging tool that takes all of the risk out of using instant messaging in the workplace.

Features include:

  • Secure instant message delivery with NetIQ® eDirectory™ user authentication and SSL message encryption
  • A contact list that displays user information based on the information available in eDirectory
  • Fully-secured iOS and Android mobile applications
  • Support for Windows, OS X and Linux platforms
  • On-premise delivery
  • User presence indicators showing when users are online, busy, away, idle or a custom-defined status within GroupWise and Novell Vibe®
  • Presence indicator blocking
  • Multi-user conversations
  • Conversation saving
  • A searchable corporate-level conversation archive
  • Broadcasts
  • Personal history
  • Chat rooms


With this full-featured enterprise instant messaging tool, you can give your employees a safe, secure way to ask quick questions, share links, huddle for a joint decision, exchange ideas and brainstorm. Novell Messenger enhances productivity, enables mobility, and most importantly, it keeps your company’s data safe and sound.

Take advantage of the efficiencies of enterprise instant messaging with built-in security, manageability and business-class functionality designed for the enterprise environment. With Novell Messenger, which is based on eDirectory and LDAP-enabled, your employees can communicate on-the-go and in real time without risking sensitive corporate information. Best of all, Novell Messenger ships with GroupWise at no additional cost.

  • How to use Novell Messenger Check out the Novell Messenger User Guide to learn how to use this corporate instant messaging product to chat safely with co-workers. Read the User Guide
  • More Mobile Choices. More Mobile Productivity Mobile users have different needs and different mobile devices. Novell mobility solutions provide the choices you need to keep users connected and in sync. Learn more

© 2015 Novell