Novell unites identity management, security-event management

Compliance Management Platform also features reporting, analysis tools

Novell Tuesday is launching its Compliance Management Platform, a combination of existing identity management and security-event management products with additional reporting and analysis tools.

The goal behind integrating the two existing server-based products is to make sure provisioning and access control is a monitored activity kept in conformance with business security policy. It will give IT managers a source for real-time monitoring of all identity repositories and allow for compliance report generation on the fly, according to Novell.

"It can send an alert or even block an action," says Jim Ebzery, a Novell senior vice president and general manager. He says   the platform will better enable customers to notice incongruent and suspicious events, such as if someone were logged in on an office LAN but at the same time that individual's electronic-badge credentials were being used to gain access to a corporate building in a different location.

Specifically, the Compliance Management Platform includes Identity Manager 3.6 (compare Identity Management products) integrated with Novell's SEM product, Sentinel 6.1 (compare Security Information Management products).

The Compliance Management Platform comes with several predefined policy templates to aid in setting it and includes Sentinel's software connectors for centralizing security-event information from hundreds of sources.

The offering costs $99 per user.

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