Novell Identity Manager 4 is a unique family of solutions that securely manages identity and access across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Novell Identity Manager 4 is the industry's first solution to ensure consistent identity, security and compliance policies for an organization's entire IT ecosystem, including offering the same level of trust in the cloud that exists in the data center. As a result, customers and partners can better protect their corporate data while reducing the cost and complexity of demonstrating compliance.
Business models such as distributed management, outsourcing and on-demand software and computing, such as SaaS, make today's IT ecosystem complex. Managing data and transactions on-premise and off-premise, combined with increasing regulatory requirements, calls for organizations to have a holistic view of who has access to what resources to ensure compliance. Novell addresses this core problem by enabling centralized user provisioning, roles management and secure access to resources and applications - whether in the data center or in the cloud.
Novell Identity Manager 4 is another milestone in Novell's delivery of products to meet the growing demand for intelligent workload management solutions. Intelligent workload management enables organizations to securely manage and optimize heterogeneous computing resources across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
Novell Identity Manager 4 helps enterprises gain intelligence about operations by providing unmatched visibility into user access. With integrated role management and workflow, it reduces costs while empowering business users to define and control who has access to what. This greatly reduces the time it takes to get users provisioned and allows for more disbursed and robust oversight into user entitlements. At the same time, generating actionable and meaningful reporting from identity management solutions is a core customer requirement. Identity Manager 4 sets the benchmark for the industry with an integrated framework that provides both current and historical reports on provisioning activity so customers can more easily meet compliance requirements with reports that show who provided access to whom and when.
The shift to virtualized and cloud computing has fundamentally altered the identity management landscape as security and policy management controls no longer live neatly within the firewall. Novell Identity Manager 4 offers the scalability and high-availability required of large-scale deployments by providing seamless, real-time user provisioning/deprovisioning, request/approval processes, password changes, identity profile updates and reporting. With these unique solutions, customers can count on Novell Identity Manager as their source of record as they take advantage of new computing paradigms.
Security is a core driver for implementing an identity management solution. Organizations need to secure data while still allowing users the required levels of access. Novell Identity Manager continues to be the only solution uniquely architected for real-time response across multiple environments which practically eliminates security holes due to delayed de-provisioning. Enhancements to Identity Manager 4 include tools to ensure that enterprise security policies are consistent across different systems, eliminating a common source of security and compliance problems. With a tightly integrated view of identity across the enterprise, the Novell Identity Manager 4 family of solutions provides the foundation for the sophisticated security required by today's threats.