Feeds

Microsoft invades BrainShare

The new new best friends

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Novell unveiled upgrades to its enterprise Linux and management software at its annual BrainShare conference in Utah this week.

Makeovers for its Linux distribution, including a thin-client product, the open beta of Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 and updates to its security and identity management, were among the main announcements made during the show.

On the Linux front, Novell released a beta of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 1, which features enhancements in virtualisation, high-performance computing, security, interoperability and system management.

Open Enterprise Server 2 provides native workgroup services on SUSE Linux Enterprise, while providing backward compatibility via virtualisation of NetWare on Linux. Yes, whisper it gently, but NetWare is now treated as a legacy product, even by Novell.

In a move that would have been unthinkable a few short years ago, Microsoft is a platinum sponsor of BrainShare 2007. Reflecting the two firms' recent alliance, Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief researcher and strategy officer, appeared alongside Novell CTO Jeff Jaffe to promote their companies' work on Linux and Windows interoperability.

Novell is focusing on open source software and security products in its efforts to halt sliding revenues. Security products announced during the conference include: Identity Manager 3.5, an identity and password management product that features tighter integration with authentication and single sign-on products and Sentinel 6.0, a security monitoring product. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'
Open-source 'love' fairly runneth over at cloud event
Chrome 38's new HTML tag support makes fatties FIT and SKINNIER
First browser to protect networks' bandwith using official spec
Admins! Never mind POODLE, there're NEW OpenSSL bugs to splat
Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.