Novell Open Enterprise Server Mac Client Now Available

Complimentary download of Novell Kanaka for Mac is available to current Novell Open Enterprise Server customers

18 January 2012

Novell today announced the availability of Novell® Kanaka for Mac. The new Mac*-based client was recently announced as one of the latest enhancements to Novell Open Enterprise Server, Novell's trusted server platform for networking, file and print services. Novell Open Enterprise Server customers can now download the complimentary plug-in to integrate Mac workstations into their enterprise network, providing users with single log-in functionality to all Open Enterprise Server network resources.

"The release of Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 demonstrates our reinvestment in Novell's core solutions and our commitment to product development and customer needs," said Eric Varness, vice president of product management and marketing, Novell. "Today's users will purchase and bring their own Macs to work if it means they can improve their productivity. By offering Kanaka for Mac, Novell customers can easily support cross-platform environments in order to deliver next-generation collaboration tools that boost user productivity without sacrificing security."

Novell Kanaka for Mac helps IT organizations eliminate manual work-arounds to integrate their Mac users. The plug-in uses native Mac* AFP protocol support making it the most comprehensive and advanced cross-platform server for mixed Windows*, Linux* and Mac clients, enhancing interoperability and choice.

Additional features of Novell Kanaka for Mac include:

  • Authentication to eDirectory™ via the desktop client or the plug-in
  • User single sign-on
  • Offline file synchronization for mobile users
  • Find storage resources easily in the Mac Finder or the desktop
  • eDirectory password self-service

Novell Kanaka for Mac is available to Open Enterprise Server customers with a current maintenance license and can be downloaded through the Novell Customer Center at


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