Novell launches compliance platform

News by Dan Raywood

Novell has launched a platform for monitoring events and solving problems as they occur.

Novell has launched a platform for monitoring events and solving problems as they occur.


The Compliance Management Platform integrates identity and security management to reduce compliance and security costs, monitor events, remedy policy violations and meet changing business requirements.


With businesses needing to manually review security data to prove that they are compliant, this platform allows the integration of provisioning and access management 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.


The platform includes Novell's security management solutions, identity-driven security management tools and information event monitoring and an identity resource kit which is designed to reduce implementation costs and accelerate the deployment of business solutions.


Lori Rowland, senior analyst at Burton Group, said: “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. 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.”


Jim Ebzery, senior vice president and general manager of Identity and Security Management at Novell, said: “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. The platform integrates provisioning, access and security policies and real-time remediation to help organizations automate business processes and validate compliance.”

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