Novell Wins Industry Award for Best Enterprise Security Solution

Novell Identity & Access Management solutions recognized by industry experts and peers as best-in-class

27 May 2005

Novell's Identity and Access Management product family has been honored as Best Enterprise Security Solution in the 2005 Codie Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the software industry. Novell® Identity Manager and Novell exteNd™ were also finalists in the 2005 Codie Awards for Best Security Product and Best Web Services Solution respectively, underscoring the strength of Novell solutions in these markets.

Sponsored by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the 2005 Codie Awards showcase the software and digital content industry's finest products and services. More than 1,000 products from 800 companies were nominated for Codie Awards this year, with finalists chosen by industry trade press, mainstream technology writers and industry experts. Final-round judging was done by SIIA members.

"This award is additional validation of our continued success and leadership in the market," said David Litwack, Novell senior vice president and general manager for Identity-Driven Products. "Novell continues to deliver real value to customers by providing award-winning solutions that secure their systems and efficiently deliver the right resources to the right people."

Novell Identity and Access Management solutions deliver the agile foundation that organizations need to respond swiftly and efficiently to change. Using these solutions for provisioning, password management, access management, directory services, metadirectory and auditing, customers can deliver the right resources and information to the right people at the right time while also strengthening security, reducing IT costs and enhancing the user experience.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) is a leading provider of infrastructure software and services to over 50,000 customers in 43 countries. With more than 20 years of experience in data center, workgroup and desktop solutions, Novell's 6,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world are meeting customer requirements for identity-driven computing and Linux solutions. By providing enterprise-class software and support for commercial and open source software, Novell delivers increased operating flexibility and choice at a lower total cost of ownership. More information about Novell can be found at

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