Novell GroupWise

Keep Systems Secure

Keep viruses out of your system. Malicious virus attacks, typically initiated through e-mail, can bring productivity to a grinding halt, but GroupWise® keeps your users working and connected. Find out how GroupWise beats the competition with by far the fewest number of documented vulnerabilities.

Time and again, hackers have used e-mail as an entry point into corporate systems to steal confidential information. These breaches can result in tarnished business reputation, customer loss and litigation risk. In some cases, information security is mandated by legislation such as the European Union Data Protection Directive or the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Legislation also often requires that enterprises capture, store and produce e-mail and IM communications to prove adherence to security policies. Failure to comply with such mandates can result in substantial financial penalties.

To address collaboration challenges like these, it's important to understand that security needs to be built-in, not tacked on. Unless security is designed into the product, it's reactive instead of proactive.

The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) is part of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, a Department of Defense-sponsored, federally funded research and development center. CERT.org found Novell GroupWise to be far less susceptible to intrusion than other leading collaborative environments. Viruses and worms enter Exchange easily through ActiveX and Visual Basic acceptances in Outlook, leaving the door wide open to costly and disruptive virus attacks and the risk that data will be compromised.

In contrast, GroupWise is designed with security in mind from the ground up to keep your entire system—including the message store—free from viruses and worms. GroupWise also protects you against spam, which is often a source of virus infestations. It offers several levels of antispam controls at the border, GroupWise Internet Agent and the client to keep the message store clear and reduce the amount of time employees spend deleting spam.

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