Novell has launched Nsure Identity Manager 2, a major upgrade of its software for managing user identities that includes provisioning, password management, identity administration and deprovisioning.
The features in Version 2, - although it is actually a renaming of Novell DirXML, released in 2002 - are designed to help companies reduce the cost of managing access to applications and data and cut down on the number of password-related calls to the help desk, as well as improve enterprise security.
The software features simplified browser-based configuration, self-service password management to help users avoid help desk calls, role-based administration to automatically update access rights for a user when his role in the business changes (such as a sudden departure), and monitoring and reporting of security-related activities.
The product also features server-based pricing for the first time, starting at $75,000 per server. Per-user pricing will continue at $25 per user, down from $29 per user in the previous version.
Matt Hamblen writes for Computerworld