– by Baber Amin, Senior Product Manager, Identity and Security Solutions at Novell
In September 2008, Novell SecureLogin was positioned in the leaders quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Single Sign-On by Gregg Kreizman. The company’s enterprise single sign-on solution (ESSO) enables a user to access all permitted computers and systems without the need to enter multiple passwords. The benefits deliver significant reductions in helpdesk requests and better compliance with regulations that require detailed tracking of “who has access to what.”
Since 2001, Novell offered an OEM version of ActivIdentity SecureLogin with added functionality. Last week, Novell acquired a perpetual source code license to the SecureLogin code. The result? We now fully manage the future development and road map for Novell SecureLogin (NSL). Our customers can look forward to even better integration and faster response to your requirements in future generations of the product. A few enhancements in the pipeline include:
- Better integration between Desktop Automation Service (DAS) and NSL via wizards, allowing a UI based wizard to configure DAS.
- A next generation UI based wizard for application on boarding across Windows application, web applications, and JAVA applications.
- Seamless integration with Novell Access Manager using SAML assertions.
- Support for 64 bit Windows Vista and XP desktop platforms.
- Out-of-box reporting capability for password compliance using Novell Sentinel.
- Support for Kerberos tickets across trusted domains between Novell eDirectory and Microsoft Active Directory.
I’d like to hear about your success with Novell SecureLogin, or suggestions on what we can do to provide more value. Please post your thoughts, comments and suggestions.