Novell Recognized as a Leader in Top Analyst Firm's User Provisioning Magic Quadrant

Acknowledged for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

4 November 2010

Novell today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning.* Covering vendors and solutions that manage identities across systems and applications, the Gartner report cites compliance as the main driver for uptake of products.

"User Provisioning and Identity Management are the basis of security and compliance in the enterprise and the cloud," said Jay Roxe, director of Identity and Security Marketing, Novell. "We believe Gartner's recognition of Novell Identity Manager as a leader is another reason for customers to have confidence in choosing Novell as the foundation for their identity-infused enterprise."

According to Gartner, "large-scale user-provisioning projects remain complex, requiring experienced integrators and skilled project management for the enterprise" and "there is no 'one-size-fits-all' provisioning solution."

Novell's strengths are:

  • A suite that provides significant compliance and security functionality;
  • Improved market share within the financial services and government verticals;
  • A well-integrated, homogenous suite of products that show improved deployment times and overall customer experience;
  • A continued focus and active participation with standards bodies and open source projects.

The Novell identity framework automates the management of millions of user identities inside and outside an organization, across physical, virtual and cloud environments. By doing so, Novell's Security solutions provide the foundation for a secure, risk-aware enterprise where customers are better able to curb administration costs, eliminate complex manual processes, enforce security and compliance and adopt new computing models such as SaaS.

For a copy of the Magic Quadrant for user provisioning report, click here.

For more information on Novell's Identity and Security solutions, visit:

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted September 30, 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL), a leader in Intelligent Workload Management, helps organizations securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. We help customers reduce the cost, complexity, and risk associated with their IT systems through our solutions for identity and security, systems management, collaboration and Linux based operating platforms. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit

*Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning, Perry Carpenter, Earl Perkins, September 30, 2010.

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