Novell Introduces ZENworks 11
The Industry’s First Unified Endpoint Management Solution
November 11, 2010
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Novell is previewing Novell ZENworks 11, the industry’s first “single pane of glass” solution for endpoint management. Designed to address the rapidly converging markets of PC lifecycle management and endpoint security, ZENworks 11 helps enterprise customers lower the cost and risk of managing devices across physical, virtual, and cloud environments, while dramatically simplifying near-term needs such as Windows* 7 migrations.

Accompanying the ZENworks 11 preview is the release of Novell Service Desk, a new product which enables enterprises to centrally manage help desk incidents, improve customer service, and align with industry best practices such as ITIL.

ZENworks 11 represents an extensive upgrade to the Endpoint Management solutions from Novell and now includes four fully-integrated products in one unified platform: ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks Endpoint Security Management, ZENworks Asset Management and ZENworks Patch Management. This new platform delivers a single, integrated console and agent where IT administrators can manage desktops, patch applications, secure endpoints, and track software license compliance with the precise tools they need, exactly when they need them.

Key features of ZENworks 11 include:

- Unified Console and Agent: Enables administrators to use four key ZENworks products from the same easy-to-use, web console, leveraging a single adaptive agent, simplifying agent deployment and minimizing footprint on the endpoint device.

- Identity-based Management: Goes beyond managing physical endpoints, allowing IT administrators to understand the identity of users so those users get the precise applications and tools based on their roles and responsibilities, regardless of what device they use.

- Location Awareness: Gives organizations the ability to detect when users are outside of “safe” networks and utilizes policies to dynamically adjust user access and security postures based on where they are using their endpoint devices.

- Power Management: Enables administrators to implement policies to configure Windows power management settings and perform out-of-band power management tasks using Intel vPro.

- Expanded Platform Support: Now includes management of both Linux* and Windows endpoints from a single console.

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