Novell is beefing up its identity management offerings with the launch of two newly developed beta software upgrades.
The vendor's Access Manager software now has the ability to manage user identities across disparate networks. The code implements the Liberty Alliance and SAML specifications for open standards to ease interoperability.
A beta of the firm's Identity Manager suite has now been released and is being studied by developers. It adds a visual designer for advanced workflow and an enhanced self-service application that should save money and make systems more secure.
Jamie Lewis, chief executive at research firm Burton Group, said: " Enterprise customers are accelerating investments in identity and access management infrastructure to address important business security and regulatory compliance concerns.
"Identity Manager provides the necessary context for individual accountability, and enables the enforcement of policies to restrict access to private personal and business information.
"User identity and entitlement provisioning and federated identity systems are key technologies in a rapidly growing identity and access management market. "
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