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Novell gains magic quadrant

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Novell has been positioned in the leaders quadrant of Gartner's, "Magic
Quadrant for User Provisioning".

"Even while security spending is growing, businesses are struggling to meet
numerous regulatory requirements, pass compliance audits and protect their
companies and customers from external and internal threats," says Jim
Ebzery, senior vice-president and GM for Identity and Security Management at
Novell.
"We are pleased to be positioned in the leaders quadrant in the Gartner
Magic Quadrant for user provisioning which, in our opinion, demonstrates
that our integrated portfolio of identity management solutions are helping
organisations address their user provisioning and roles management
challenges. User provisioning is a critical piece of enterprise identity
strategy and our leadership in this, and broader areas of identity
management, continues to be a strength for Novell in satisfying customer and
market requirements."
According to Gartner: "User provisioning has moved beyond just an IT project
implementation issue to a business program concern, one that has broader
implications across the enterprise or institution and requires
cross-organisation communication. Failure to address this is a primary
inhibitor to established user-provisioning projects, and is the most common
cause of failure. Vendors that recognize this need and are able to
effectively address it have been leaders in user provisioning and remain so.
This remains a key decision criterion, with equal weighting for market share
and revenue."
Demonstrating its scalability and strong customer support, Novell's identity
and security management solutions are being widely deployed across many
enterprise environments, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small
businesses in a variety of industries including financial services,
healthcare, government and education.
The Novell portfolio of identity and security management solutions – which
includes Novell Identity Manager, Novell Sentinel, Novell Access Manager and
Novell SecureLogin – helps customers reduce deployment and administration
costs, simplify complex provisioning, manage user roles more securely and
enforce compliance with industry regulations.