Novell Delivers Industry's Most Comprehensive Systems Management Solution

ZENworks Configuration Management provides advanced policy-based management

while reducing IT cost and complexity for Windows environments

Aug 14, 2007, 01:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell today
 announced the worldwide availability of Novell(R) ZENworks(R) Configuration
 Management, the latest addition to its systems management portfolio that
 helps companies reduce IT complexity while lowering costs. This flexible,
 easy-to-use solution for configuration management allows companies to add
 patch, asset and endpoint security management capabilities to meet the
 specific needs of their IT environments. As a result, companies can
 centrally manage their IT resources to meet compliance and auditing needs,
 ease costs, improve security, and streamline business processes.
     "Managing and maintaining our IT systems to ensure that our users have
 the tools they need when they need them used to be a labor-intensive,
 manual process for our IT staff," said Brad Staupp, senior support analyst
 at Johnson County Community College. "With ZENworks Configuration
 Management we drastically reduced the cost and time spent administering our
 IT environment, freeing up our staff to focus on more strategic projects
 that help increase user productivity and service delivery."
     ZENworks Configuration Management provides the critical information and
 tools companies need for regulatory compliance, asset and license auditing,
 business continuity and process improvement. With integrated, best-in-class
 enterprise reporting from BusinessObjects* incorporated in ZENworks
 Configuration Management, IT administrators can turn raw data into
 actionable reports for better decision making and process management. The
 ZENworks Control Center, an integrated console, allows administrators to
 easily address configuration, reporting, patch and asset management from a
 single location.
     For organizations looking to mitigate growing security threats,
 ZENworks Configuration Management Advanced and Enterprise editions provide
 robust endpoint security management technology from the recently announced
 acquisition of Senforce Technologies. These tools protect endpoint devices
 from malware, data theft and unauthorized wireless access. Additionally,
 advanced asset and patch management capabilities ensure accurate and secure
 systems, while reducing the time and effort spent tracking licenses or
 patching vulnerable desktops.
     "Customers are looking for comprehensive solutions to help them reduce
 complexity and simplify management," said Joe Wagner, senior vice president
 and general manager of Systems and Resource Management at Novell. "In less
 than 30 minutes, users can install ZENworks Configuration Management and
 start to experience a new level of reduced administration, tighter security
 and compliance, and higher user productivity."
     The first management solution on the market to natively support both
 Microsoft* Active Directory* and Novell eDirectory(TM), ZENworks
 Configuration Management enables identity-based systems management, giving
 customers greater flexibility and choice in managing their IT
 infrastructures. The product runs on Microsoft Windows*, Linux* and Novell
 Open Enterprise Server for Linux, enabling customers to choose the platform
 that works best for their environments. This powerful management solution
 automates software setup, updates, healing and migration for various
 Windows operating systems, including Windows Vista*.
     ZENworks Configuration Management is available in Standard, Advanced
 and Enterprise editions, allowing customers to choose the edition that
 matches their management and security needs. The Standard Edition is
 available for $70, Advanced Edition for $114 and the Enterprise Edition for
 $225. A limited time promotion offers qualified customers an upgrade to
 ZENworks Configuration Management Enterprise for $83.
     For more information about Novell ZENworks Configuration Management,
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NOVL) delivers infrastructure software for the
 Open Enterprise. Novell is a leader in enterprise-wide operating systems
 based on Linux and open source and provides the enterprise management
 services required to operate mixed IT environments. Novell helps customers
 minimize cost, complexity and risk, allowing them to focus on innovation
 and growth. For more information, visit
     Novell are ZENworks are registered trademarks and eDirectory is a
 trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries.*Linux
 is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other third-party
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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