Novell introduces compliance management solution

Compliance Management Platform integrates identity and security management


WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell today launched a new platform designed to help customers with the critical business challenges of meeting compliance mandates and securing their IT infrastructure. Enterprises today are faced with the complexity of meeting stringent compliance requirements and protecting their businesses from internal and external security threats, even while IT security spending continues to increase unchecked. Balancing the need to support rapidly growing compliance requirements with the reality of shrinking budgets, the Novell(R) Compliance Management Platform is the industry's most comprehensive solution to help organizations monitor network events and remedy violations as they occur.

"Defending against increasing security threats and meeting compliance requirements in a complex and heterogeneous IT environment are two of the biggest challenges faced by today's enterprises," said Lori Rowland, senior analyst at Burton Group. "Many businesses are struggling to meet compliance mandates or are meeting them only by utilizing inefficient, costly and time consuming techniques that have to be repeated at each audit. Companies require automated solutions and enforced business governance to improve security, streamline daily IT processes, and make the process of an audit more efficient and successful."

Jack McLaine, vice president and IT manager at VIST Financial Corp., formerly Leesport Financial Corp., said, "We are currently using Novell solutions to manage our identity infrastructure, secure company data and generate audit reports. We are pleased that Novell is introducing an integrated, enterprise-ready platform that can reduce the cost and complexity of automating employee and contractor access to business processes, manage user roles and prove to auditors that we are compliant."

To combat security threats and maintain compliance with the myriad of internal and external audit requirements, many organizations have implemented various user provisioning, access control and Web access management systems. Despite the efficiencies in deploying these systems, businesses are realizing they have created silos of policy and security data that often require manual review to prove compliance. The Novell Compliance Management Platform allows organizations to seamlessly integrate provisioning and access management policy with security monitoring to not only tie security to identity information, but also automatically detect, report on and remediate inappropriate and suspicious activities in real-time.

"Compliance management is one of the more complex IT challenges faced by our clients in today's global marketplace," said Mark Ford, principal, Security & Privacy Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "An automated platform of solutions that work well together and can simplify the process of meeting internal and external mandates, can help our clients meet their compliance challenges."

Iain Boag, senior vice president, Global Alliances at Atos Origin, said, "As a Novell partner and a global provider of consulting, systems integration and managed operations services, we are pleased that Novell is offering a comprehensive approach to addressing compliance initiatives. Combining our services expertise with Novell's technology innovations, enables our customers to jointly leverage our companies' strengths to reduce the costs, complexity and risk of compliance management."

Reducing the cost and complexity of compliance management

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