Novell Helps Protect Corporate Assets From Attack by Expanding Security Management at the Endpoint

Novell announced a new solution to help organizations enforce security policies at the most vulnerable location on the network, the endpoint. Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management complements the existing Novell ZENworks product line by extending policy-based management to device security. The new solution enforces security policies to control device ports, wireless connections and applications, as well as to guarantee data encryption. With ZENworks Endpoint Security Management, customers can mitigate security threats and ensure compliance with regulations and enterprise policies.

The ubiquity of mobile computing and removable storage devices has increased the potential for security breaches from insecure devices (such as USB, Bluetooth* and MP3), wireless access, unencrypted data, and malicious software. With ZENworks Endpoint Security Management, companies can now establish and enforce security policies down to the endpoints, protecting corporate resources without inhibiting their users’ productivity.

The new solution goes beyond anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-malware software. ZENworks Endpoint Security Management automates the enforcement of corporate security policies, giving organizations control over their data and endpoint access while still allowing the safe use of removable drives and ensuring wireless security. It is the only product on the market with Location-Aware Enforcement, an intelligent feature that prevents unauthorized access by automatically adjusting security controls and protections based on the user’s location. It also includes a personal firewall, which controls the network traffic to and from a user’s computer based on security policies.

Additionally, Novell now offers the Secure Desktop Solution, a new solution that combines the capabilities of ZENworks Endpoint Security Management with Novell ZENworks Asset Management and ZENworks Patch Management. This powerful solution completes the security lifecycle by automatically auditing, measuring and mitigating desktop security risks on a continual basis. This comprehensive approach to security and resource management maintains the integrity of an organization’s IT systems and ensures end-user productivity.

Novell has engaged in a strategic relationship with Senforce Technologies, a leader in endpoint security products, to provide ZENworks Endpoint Security Management as part of Novell’s larger systems and resource management offerings.

Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management is available today from Novell for a list price of approximately CDN$98 per device or as part of the Secure Desktop Solution for a list price of $170.

 [July 2, 2007]

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