Novell has launched identity management products for auditing security activity in internal systems and for improved B2B security.
The products aim to help customers comply with government regulations in the US and Europe, said Wendy Steinle, director of solutions marketing for Novell Nsure.
The launch, at the Burton Group Catalyst Conference in San Francisco, comes less than a week after Microsoft's launch of its Identity Integration Server 2003 for identity management.
Novell's Nsure Audit is designed to collect security, system and application data on a centralised log, then filter the information for real-time monitoring.
Nsure Audit will be available from today (9 July) with prices starting at $9,995 (£6,120) for the central data collection server and $1,495 (£915) per audited system.
Novell has also made available a free download of a Security Assertion Markup Language extension to its iChain 2.2 for identity management with business partners and customers.
Matt Hamblen writes for Computerworld
This was first published in July 2003