Novell Wins Five Info Security Products Guide Excellence Awards

Users vote Novell identity, security and resource management solutions Best in Class

WALTHAM, Mass. -- April 25, 2007 -- Enterprise management solutions from Novell scored wins in five categories in the 2007 Global Product Excellence Customer Trust Awards from Info Security Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication and the world's leading publication on security-related products and technologies. Winners in each category were selected based on votes from more than 18,000 end users and prospective customers worldwide who were asked to pick the products they trust the most to protect their digital resources.

"This recognition from the IT community that Novell enterprise management products are considered as best-in-class security solutions is a real honor," said Richard Whitehead, director of product marketing for enterprise management solutions at Novell. "Novell delivers customers the best identity, security and resource management technologies to help lower cost, reduce complexity and mitigate risk in their mixed source environments."

Novell identity, security and resource management solutions won awards in the following categories:
o Novell ® Identity Manager 3.5 for Excellence in Identity Management
o Novell Access Manager(TM) 3 for Excellence in Access Management
o Sentinel(TM) 6 from Novell for Excellence in Security Management
o Novell ZENworks ® 7.5 Asset Management for Excellence in Asset Management
o Novell ZENworks 7 Patch Management for Excellence in Patch Management

Identity Manager, Access Manager and Sentinel help enterprise customers simplify and control user access, protect sensitive information, and automate security monitoring processes in order to meet compliance requirements. When deployed together, these products deliver a complete, integrated identity and security management solution for supporting IT compliance and governance issues. ZENworks Asset Management ensures customers have an accurate inventory of their assets and assists them with managing software licenses. ZENworks Patch Management informs them of available patches and system vulnerabilities and helps them automatically test and deploy those patches to prevent security breaches.

"Security products have continued to evolve rapidly in the past few years and advanced technologies are now making it possible to take a proactive approach to most security scenarios," said Rake Narang, managing editor of Info Security Products Guide. "End users or consumers of these products have to deal with real live threats, which may differ vastly from simulated environments. These users build a strong 'customer trust' for products that best meet their requirements and therefore also play a key role in the security evolution cycle."

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

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