Novell unifies four products into single endpoint management solution

Novell has launched an integration of four products into one unified platform in what it calls a first 'single pane of glass' solution for endpoint management.

Integrating its ZENworks configuration management, asset management, patch management and endpoint security management products, it said that the integration gives IT administrators a single solution to manage devices, patch applications, secure endpoints and track software licence compliance across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

Jim Ebzery, senior vice president and general manager for security, management and operating platforms at Novell, said: “ZENworks 11 builds on Novell's management heritage by delivering an identity-based solution to manage and secure endpoints across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

“Whether migrating to Windows 7 or managing remote offices, ZENworks 11 allows organisations to manage users, minimise interruptions and improve service levels. ZENworks 11 is core to our WorkloadIQ strategy and is specifically designed to grow and evolve as the emerging intelligent workload management market evolves.”

Other features in ZENworks 11 include the ability to configure Windows power management settings, perform out-of-band power management tasks using Intel vPro and manage and patch Windows and Linux devices from a single console.

Paul Pedron, senior network systems specialist for the City of Fresno in California, said: “ZENworks 11 allows us to apply different policies for each department. This way, we give users access to the software they need, while keeping the data and device secure.”

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