The Senforce is strong with Novell

16 Aug 2007

In a move that expands on its security capabilities, Novell has just acquired Senforce Technologies to introduce a complete package of endpoint security options.

With the ever-increasing threat from data theft and security attacks through the widespread use of wireless internet and removable media, the ZENworks Endpoint Security Management system promises to protect customers’ IT infrastructure.

“Management and security are rapidly converging as customers require mobile computing tools in an environment where both internal and external IT threats are on the rise,” said Chris Christensen, analyst with security analytics firm IDC.

“Novell’s acquisition of Senforce provides a comprehensive security and management solution that includes endpoint security capabilities, like personal firewall, encryption and blacklisting, which can help companies secure their networks and their data without slowing down their businesses.”

Novell’s main business is in networking, secure identity management, and application integration, but with Senforce’s technology, the move is set to integrate IT protection in an increasingly mobile work environment.

“More and more enterprises and government agencies are losing mission-critical and confidential information through theft and loss of unsecured corporate and personal devices,” said Joe Wagner, Novell senior vice president and general manager of systems and resource management.

“This addition supports Novell’s enterprise management strategy, which is focused on helping customers get the most out of their IT investments from the desktop to the data center, while reducing the complexity and risk,” he said.

By Marie Boran