Novell introduces compliance management solution

Compliance Management Platform integrates identity and security management


The Compliance Management Platform offers many features designed to decrease deployment costs, lower total cost of ownership and dramatically reduce the time required to utilize provisioning, access management and security solutions. It improves governance and security by enabling common access policies across all identity repositories and provides automated validation of preset business rules. The Compliance Management Platform automatically logs all network activity and delivers compliance reports in an audit-ready format.

Consisting of a prepackaged set of products and integration resources, the Compliance Management Platform delivers all the necessary technology to accurately monitor and demonstrate compliance levels. The products and modules are integrated into a single platform to offer a seamless solution, but also work well as individual products in a mixed-vendor IT environment. The Compliance Management Platform includes:

-- Latest versions of Novell's flagship identity and security management solutions -- Products included in the platform are Novell Identity Manager 3.6 for user provisioning, roles based access control and password management; Novell Sentinel(TM) 6.1 for real-time security and event monitoring; and Novell Access Manager(TM) 3.0 for Web access management.

-- Identity-driven security and information event monitoring -- The only solution to closely tie identity to security and event monitoring, the Compliance Management Platform offers an identity tracking solution pack for Novell Sentinel that includes an integrated set of Sentinel correlation rules, reports and associated content to add identity visibility and tracking to validate compliance with company policy.

-- Indispensable identity management tools -- Novell offers an extended set of tools to simplify deployment for customers and partners. Analyzer for Novell Identity Manager 1.0 is a data analysis tool to manage and govern data across disparate sources. Novell Designer for Identity Manager allows customers to more quickly realize the value of the Compliance Management Platform and deploy policies intuitively in a business context without the necessity of coding or scripting. These solutions provide all the tools necessary to complete the analysis, cleansing, reconciliation and reporting of identity related data throughout the enterprise.

-- Identity resource kit -- Identity Manager Resource Kit 1.2 is a culmination of Novell's years of experience and vast knowledge deploying identity and security solutions to nearly 6,000 customers globally. It is an out-of-the-box set of provisioning policies, documentation, success practices and guides designed to reduce implementation costs and accelerate the deployment of business solutions.

"The Novell Compliance Management Platform is designed for enterprises that have to successfully pass compliance audits, assure the integrity of their IT infrastructure and demonstrate that their business policies are being enforced and implemented," said Jim Ebzery, senior vice president and general manager of Identity and Security Management at Novell. "The platform integrates provisioning, access and security policies and real-time remediation to help organizations automate business processes and validate compliance. This platform can be further enhanced through solutions and services delivered by Novell's broad ecosystem of partners. The Compliance Management Platform is another example of how Novell, through its infrastructure software and partnerships, harmoniously integrates mixed-IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one."

Availability

The Novell Compliance Management Platform is available now. For more information, visit http://www.novell.com/products/compliancemanagementplatform .