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Novell Honored with 2006 Codie Award for Best Enterprise Security Solution


Novell security and identity solutions win prestigious industry award two years in a row

WALTHAM, Mass.—25 May 2006—Novell® solutions for security and identity have won the 2006 Codie Awards for Best Enterprise Security Solution. This is the second time in two years Novell has been awarded this distinction.

Sponsored by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the 2006 Codie Awards showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services. This year’s winners were chosen from more than 1,026 nominations in 71 categories, with finalists selected by leading technology writers and industry experts. The final-round of judging was done by SIIA members.

“Winning this award two years in a row underscores our leadership in this industry and our continued commitment to delivering exceptional solutions for our customers,” said Kent Erickson, vice president, Identity and Security Management at Novell. “Novell provides the solutions customers need to cost-effectively secure and protect their enterprises. By automating routine processes, enabling self-service, and controlling access, users get the information they need when they need it, without compromising security.”

Novell solutions for security and identity enable organizations to manage and protect their IT infrastructures while reducing complexity, managing access and securing information. With Novell Identity & Access Management solutions, organizations can replace costly, manual approaches to creating, maintaining and revoking access to resources directories, systems and applications. This enables customers to enforce a consistent approach to security across their IT environment based on policies and roles. As a result, security is enhanced because only authorized users have access to systems, and organizations gain additional visibility into how information, services, and resources are being used.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers Software for the Open Enterprise™. With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software. With over 20 years of experience, more than 5,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world, Novell helps customers gain control over their IT operating environment while reducing cost. More information about Novell can be found at

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