Novell and McAfee Tie Up to Enhance Interoperability

Novell and McAfee announced a strategic partnership that gives McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) solution users a holistic view of both network events and users. This combined approach reportedly allows real-time response to potential threats and provides administrators the much-needed ability to automatically enforce security and identity access-related policies, making it easy to prove compliance and ensure trusted access.

Current McAfee ePO customers can use Novell Sentinel to create an "identity aware" environment using real-time monitoring and remediation of network events to better manage and mitigate business risk. Novell Sentinel is the industry's only solution that ties identities, systems and data together to deliver a centralized view of business operations through an automated process that can stop violations before they happen.

"With multiple users sharing computers, system administrators need to be able to enforce security policies on a per-user and not just a per-endpoint basis," said Jim Ebzery, SVP and GM, Identity and Security Management Solutions at Novell. "Today, IT administrators using McAfee's ePO solution do not have visibility to changes in a user's permissions that might violate policy or result in a potentially harmful action. Having visibility to user-level activity containing identity information helps to better secure the network and automate the response process to any incidents."