Eric Varness, vice president of product management and marketing for Novell
A few weeks ago, Novell President and GM Bob Flynn discussed where Novell stands on delivering on our promises of a renewed focus and commitment to our customers. Today, I am pleased to let you know we have another great announcement that reconfirms this commitment: Novell ZENworks 11 Support Pack 2 is now available. It brings integrated Mac device management, a new product-ZENworks Full Disk Encryption-and two new ZENworks suites.
With this release, we have listened to our loyal customers and our dedicated engineers have created a solution that addresses one of the main challenges facing enterprises today-the struggle between security and workforce productivity. This challenge effects all aspects of business and these new ZENworks offerings provide a way to easily manage devices, ensuring compliance regulations are met without compromising efficiency or productivity.
Our motivation is our customers. We know that now more than ever, Mac devices are being used in your businesses and we have been tasked with a way to streamline management of all the devices in your organization. The integrated support for Mac with this release allows you to take control of all your systems with the same confidence you’ve always had in Novell, without worrying about security issues.
Major new features of ZENworks 11 Support Pack 2 include:
- ZENworks Full Disk Encryption: Simplifies the deployment and management of Full Disk Encryption, including centralized key management and support for both hardware-based and software-based Full Disk Encryption options.
Integrated Mac device management: Allows customers to take control of Mac devices, using the same familiar tools used today for their Windows and Linux environment; includes remote control, automated software deployment and patching, and asset management capabilities for Mac devices.
- Novell Endpoint Protection Suite: A security-focused companion suite to the existing Novell Endpoint Lifecycle Management Suite, this new suite includes ZENworks Full Disk Encryption and the award-winning ZENworks Endpoint Security Management products, with an optional ZENworks Patch Management subscription-all at a discount on MSRP.
- Novell Total Endpoint Management Suite: A comprehensive suite that helps the enterprise seamlessly manage workforce productivity and security from a common set of tools; this suite combines the Novell Endpoint Lifecycle Management Suite and the Novell Endpoint Protection Suite into a single-purchase offering.
As we continue on our path to refocus on our collaboration, endpoint management and file and networking customers and technologies, we look forward to sharing future announcements like this with you. Check out all of what’s new with ZENworks 11 SP2 by visiting the Novell ZENworks page and checking out this video.