Novell NMAS

Novell Inc. has taken the wraps off its NMAS (Novell Modular Authentication Service) Enterprise Edition 1.0 Net security software and Novell Backup Service for NetWare, which allows companies to back up data without bringing down servers. NMAS Enterprise Edition is a more complete version of the NMAS Starter Pack released in January, which could support a single method of authentication. NMAS supports authentication methods such as tokens, biometric scans, digital certificates, and smart cards, and Novell currently has six partners shipping NMAS with their own authentication products, including Saflink, Identix, RSA Security, and Vasco Data Security. Novell is targeting NMAS toward industries that must keep secure information secure and prevent that information from being moved to an insecure space, such as health care, financial, government, and education markets. NMAS Enterprise Edition is available now at a price of US$49 per user; it currently runs on NetWare. A fall upgrade will add support for Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux, and Solaris; a summer upgrade to the NMAS Starter Pack will add support for Windows 2000 and Windows NT. Novell Inc., in Provo, Utah, is at

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