Novell Ships ZENworks 11

Industry's first unified Security solution is now available

5 January 2011

Novell today announced the general availability of Novell® ZENworks® 11, the industry's first 'single pane of glass' solution for Security. ZENworks 11 seamlessly integrates four products into one unified platform: ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks Asset Management, ZENworks Patch Management and ZENworks Endpoint Security. This integration now gives IT administrators a single solution to manage devices, patch applications, secure endpoints, and track software license compliance – across physical, virtual, and cloud environments – while meeting short-term needs such as Windows 7 migrations.

"With thousands of employees in more than 40 locations, we need a cost-effective way to manage nearly 3,000 endpoints through out our city – from the fire department to the police department and everything in between," said Paul Pedron, senior network systems specialist for the City of Fresno, California's fifth largest city. "Regardless of whether users are working inside or outside our network, we want them to have a consistent, secure and reliable workspace. ZENworks 11 allows us to apply different policies for each department. This way, we give users access to the software they need, while keeping the data and device secure."

Armed with identity-based management and new location awareness capabilities, ZENworks 11 allows administrators to manage devices based on who's using them and where those devices are located, thereby delivering higher levels of productivity and security. Other features in ZENworks 11 include the ability to configure Windows* power management settings, perform out-of-band power management tasks using Intel* vPro*, and manage and patch Windows and Linux* devices all from a single console.

"ZENworks 11 builds on Novell's management heritage by delivering the industry's first identity-based, 'single pane of glass' solution to manage and secure endpoints across physical, virtual, and cloud environments," said Jim Ebzery, senior vice president and general manager for Security, Management and Operating Platforms at Novell. "Whether migrating to Windows 7 or managing remote offices, ZENworks 11 allows organizations to manage users, minimize interruptions and improve service levels. ZENworks 11 is core to our WorkloadIQ strategy and is specifically designed to grow and evolve as the emerging intelligent workload management market evolves."

Novell ZENworks 11 is available today. For more information about Novell ZENworks, visit To learn more about Security Solutions from Novell, visit

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

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