Independent Research Group Proves that TCO for Novell’s Security Solutions is 25 percent Lower Than Competitors’ Over a Five-Year Period
Novell today announced that a recently completed study proves that Novell's Security solutions offer a 25 percent lower total cost of ownership over a five-year period than competing solutions. Conducted by independent consulting group Rencana, the study surveyed more than 50 customers and systems integrators about identity solutions from Novell, CA, IBM, Oracle and Courion.
Researchers gathered quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate the total cost of ownership of Provisioning and Web Access Management products and analyzed the differences in licensing, configuration and operations costs between all solutions. In addition to demonstrating the differences in TCO across businesses ranging from 2,500 users to more than 40,000 users, the study also showed that the cost of services drives the overall TCO. Novell excelled in this category with competitors being between 33 percent and 83 percent more expensive for services. This provides a wide range of benefits with system integrators quoting 20 percent less for Novell IAM implementations than for competitive products and Novell products costing 30 percent less to deploy.
"At Identropy, we work with a wide range of scenarios for Security. Our implementations with Novell are consistently successful and help save our customers time and money," said Victor Barris, CEO of Identropy. "This study validates what we've seen in practice for quite some time."
"One of the consistent drivers for purchases is total cost of ownership. Organizations are not making their buying decisions based on initial costs for service and operation; they need to know what the solution will cost them two, three, five years down the line," said Jim Ebzery, senior vice president and general manager of Security, Management and Operating Platforms at Novell. "This study concludes what we have known for years – Novell(R) Security solutions are a substantially better value over competitive products. Novell’s clear leadership in total cost of ownership helps customers meet their identity and access management needs while driving value to the bottom line."
Additional findings from the study include:
Full details of the study are available at: http://www.novell.com/LowestTCO.
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