Novell acquires endpoint security management company

Novell announced the expansion of its enterprise management services capabilities through the acquisition of Senforce Technologies, a leader in endpoint security management.

With Senforce Technologies, Novell is extending its policy-based management offerings to include a full suite of endpoint security solutions. As part of the overall Novell enterprise management strategy, ZENworks Endpoint Security Management will help customers protect their IT investment from the increasing threats of data theft, wireless exploits, software attacks, malware and viruses.

“Management and security are rapidly converging as customers require mobile computing tools in an environment where both internal and external IT threats are on the rise,” said Chris Christensen, analyst at IDC. “Novell’s acquisition of Senforce provides a comprehensive security and management solution that includes endpoint security capabilities, like personal firewall, encryption and blacklisting, which can help companies secure their networks and their data without slowing down their businesses.”

This acquisition gives Novell both security expertise and technology that will allow it to tightly integrate endpoint security with its configuration management solutions. Novell partnered with Senforce Technologies earlier this year to launch ZENworks Endpoint Security Management, a solution designed to protect the most vulnerable place on the corporate network, the user endpoint.

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