Customers benefit from trusted partner expertise, integration with Novell solutions and seamless technical support
Responding to customer needs for a seamless end-to-end identity and security infrastructure, Novell today announced seven new vendors have joined its identity and Security technology partner ecosystem. Enterprises today are faced with defending against increasing security threats and meeting compliance in a complex and heterogeneous IT environment. By teaming with these vendors, Novell helps customers cost-effectively increase security and streamline their identity infrastructure by delivering a broader choice of solutions. Products from the new partners, when combined with Novell's identity and Security offerings, will enable enterprises to further leverage Novell's solutions to solve specific business challenges.
“The identity and security market continues to grow rapidly, both in solution sets and more demanding customer requirements,” said Gerry Gebel, vice president and service director at Burton Group. “Distributed business models, workforces and applications that are supported by heterogeneous technologies require flexible solutions that deliver more immediate value for customers. No single vendor can meet all these demands, so a vibrant partner and implementation ecosystem is vital.”
New partners Aveksa, Blackbird Group, Eurekify, Layer 7 Technologies, LogLogic, Quest Software and SailPoint Technologies were selected to become Novell identity and Security partners because of their expertise in specific security technologies. These vendors extend Novell's partner ecosystem beyond its global strategic alliances with companies like Honeywell, Microsoft and SAP, and its PartnerNet® program with hundreds of independent software and hardware vendors. Working with these technology vendors is another example of how Novell, through its infrastructure software and partnerships, harmoniously integrates mixed-IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one.
“Novell is committed to expanding our partner ecosystem to help customers address their business challenges,” said Jim Ebzery, senior vice president of Identity and Security at Novell. “We welcome the addition of these seven new partners, as they augment our ability to deliver the industry's best and most comprehensive portfolio of solutions designed to control access, manage identity and prove compliance.”
Novell's new partners have a product or expertise that integrates well with Novell's identity and Security portfolio. Customers also benefit from seamless technical support – no matter which vendor is contacted, issues are tracked and resolved by either Novell or the technology partner.
“In this age of ever-tightening compliance mandates and escalating security threats, companies do not have the luxury of taking a piecemeal approach to security,” said Dominique Levin, executive vice president of Marketing, Products and Business Development at LogLogic. “Managing identity access is a must for protection against internal threats, but the IT governance and compliance problem is wide in scope. This partnership allows for LogLogic's log management capabilities to bolster Novell's identity and Security offerings and for customers to add another brick to their enterprise security fortress.”
For more information about Novell's identity and Security portfolio, visit www.novell.com/management/security.
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