By: Lawrence Dietz, Research Director, Sageza Group, Inc.
Published: 17th January 2008
Copyright Sageza Group, Inc. © 2008
Novell has announced enhancements to its single sign-on solution, including support for Windows Vista, improved authentication capabilities, easier administration and expanded applications support. An integral part of Novell's portfolio of identity and security management solutions, Novell SecureLogin is a scalable and comprehensive enterprise single sign-on solution, featuring advanced security capabilities to help customers meet compliance mandates for multi-factor authentication, automate and simplify password management and lower IT administration costs. Novell SecureLogin works with existing directories and can be deployed in less than ten minutes. When deployed with Novell Identity Manager, Novell Access Manager and Novell Sentinel, Novell SecureLogin gives enterprise customers a complete, integrated identity and security management stack for supporting IT compliance, risk management and governance requirements.
In addition to Windows Vista support, Novell SecureLogin supports other popular operating systems and web browsers, including Windows XP, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Strong authentication features help organizations comply with new regulations, such as Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council guidelines for online banking that require more than one factor of authentication, by enabling integration with smart cards, biometrics and proximity cards in conjunction with user names and passwords. An updated centralized administration interface simplifies installation and provides integration with Novell identity and security management solutions to allow IT staff to centrally manage credentials, policies and single sign-on activities on Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory, or a generic LDAP directory. SecureLogin also provides streamlined access to enterprise applications including SAP, Front.exe, Microsoft SQL Server, Citrix Program Neighborhood, Lotus Notes and Novell GroupWise. Novell SecureLogin also supports more than thirty terminal-based applications, as well as Java-based applications and complex Web applications.
It appears likely that 2008 will see a dramatic uptick in the Identity Management Market, as many organizations become highly motivated to employ IDM as a means to help thwart unauthorized attempts at obtaining protected data. Recent publicity and litigation associated with the TJ Maxx credit card breach combined with other embarrassments to government and private enterprises are pushing end-user organizations to seek out and implement identity-oriented security measures. We believe that SecureLogin's ability to employ single sign-on in conjunction with Microsoft Active Directory and other LDAP directors with its central administration are both critically important to managing large or even medium-scale IDM projects.
It is clear to us that the costs associated with the disclosure laws already implemented in forty states will continue to increase and that IDM and encryption will see increased sales in 2008 as a result. Furthermore, we believe that the middle market especially will turn to trusted brand names for these products which puts Novell in an excellent position to capitalize on its existing penetration and reputation.
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