Feeds

Novell pitches Nsure at ID anywhere

So that's where they've been...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Novell yesterday fleshed out its plans to address the secure identity management market, as part of its attempt to reinvent its business around three key areas.

These priority markets are: secure identity management solutions, under the brand name Novell Nsure; Web application development, or Novell exteNd, and cross-platform networking services, or Novell Nterprise.

Nice.

One Net, Novell's Web services strategy remains, but only as an umbrella term. The company's latest rebranding exercise seeks to focus the market's attention on Novell's particular areas of expertise within the nebulous Web services arena and to move people on from thinking of Novell only in terms of its legacy networking software, NetWare.

Secure identity management (which Novell Nsure addresses) helps companies enforce security policies, extend resources to internal and external users, provide single sign-on and lower administration costs. Novell has plenty of products in this area already (covering areas such as authentication, access control, provisioning, directory services (of course), and user registration and enrolment), so it's best to think of Nsure as a solution sell and an attempt to gain a dominate position in this particular market segment. It hopes its alliances with professional services firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touche, along with its other solution providers, will help realise this aim.

However, Novell Nsure solutions are not dependent on an all-Novell infrastructure. While customers can engage Novell for both products and services, Novell Nsure also supports standards-based integration with a broad range of third-party identity and security products

In November, Novell will ship the company's first packaged solution for provisioning employee access to resources. Novell Nsure Resources maximises productivity when new employees come on board, and protects corporate assets when those employees leave the company.

PricewaterhouseCoopers yesterday announced it would offer Novell Nsure solutions as part of its global Security Integration Services practice. Deloitte & Touche, which has a long relationship with Novell, and recently announced a Novell-based identity management solution for SAP users. ®

Related Stories

Novell Walks the Path to Re-Invention
Novell intros cheaper licenses for Web services
Microsoft backs Web services security standard

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
More alleged private, nude celeb pics appear online
Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway
Combine Blu-ray and M-DISC and you get this monster
US boffins demo 'twisted radio' mux
OAM takes wireless signals to 32 Gbps
Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp
Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'
EMC, HP blockbuster 'merger' shocker comes a cropper
Stand down, FTC... you can put your feet up for a bit
Apple flops out 2FA for iCloud in bid to stop future nude selfie leaks
Millions of 4chan users howl with laughter as Cupertino slams stable door
Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time
The most comprehensive coverage the world has ever seen. Ever
Run little spreadsheet, run! IBM's Watson is coming to gobble you up
Big Blue's big super's big appetite for big data in big clouds for big analytics
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.