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Novell ZENworks technologies have been in use for over a decade, and the future has never been brighter. This session will focus on Novell ZENworks Configuration Management and the upcoming version 11 ...

Novell ZENworks technologies have been in use for over a decade, and the future has never been brighter. This session will focus on Novell ZENworks Configuration Management and the upcoming version 11 release. It will also cover new developments in the product line, such as Linux device management, advanced power management tools and integrated endpoint security capabilities. Finally, we'll provide a roadmap review that details upcoming releases for other products in the Endpoint Management portfolio.

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  • 1. Novell ZENworks ® ® Overview and Futures Rick Carlson Sam Tessier Director Sr. Product Manager Novell, Inc / rjcarlson@novell.com Novell, Inc / stessier@novell.com
  • 2. Agenda • Novell ZENworks Solution Overview ® ® • Upcoming Releases • Looking Beyond • Questions and Answers 2 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 3. ZENworks Solution Overview ®
  • 4. Key Trends Growing mobile workforce Increasing security and compliance pressures Converging IT operations and security Rapid emerging technology adoption (green IT, cloud, desktop virtualization, Windows 7) ITIL and IT service management 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 5. Unified Management Solution Mitigating Risk and Reducing IT Cost Assess Remediate Procure Provision Security Unified Systems Management Management Management Lifecycle Lifecycle Solution Report Enforce Retire Maximize Companies are looking for a unified management solution to manage their Effectiveness in Mitigating Corporate Risk and Efficiencies in Lowering IT Costs 5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 6. Novell ZENworks ® ® Endpoint Configuration Endpoint Security Management IT Asset and Service Management Management Configuration Management Automated Patch Remediation Software and Patch Distribution Automated Asset Discovery Data Protection and Encryption Imaging and OS Migration Software / Hardware Inventory Wireless Security Asset Discovery and Inventory License Compliance Reporting USB / Removable Media Remote Management Software Usage Tracking Security Real-time Reporting Contract Management Application and Device Control Application Virtualization Personal Firewall Network Access Control Unified Console Single Adaptive Identity-Driven Agent Integrated Platform 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 7. Novell ZENworks ® ® Configuration Management Handheld Management Linux Management Asset Application Management Endpoint Virtualization Network Access Endpoint Security Control Management Patch Management Novell ZENworks reduces the cost of managing and securing your mix of ® ® devices, operating systems and users 7 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 8. ZENworks Differentiation ® Unparalleled flexibility and choice • Runs on your choice of OS, directory and database to lower costs and leverage current investments • Manages and secures your heterogeneous environment, across multiple operating platforms - both physical and virtual deployments Smart management capabilities • Automatically manages and secures endpoint devices to drive down complexity AND also manages users and tailors their desktop experience to drive up productivity • Enforces policies and adjusts business rules and services in the context of location, by device or user, on Windows and Linux Tremendous ease of use • Built on web services – seamlessly integrates configuration, security, and asset management capabilities into single, unified solution • Delivers enterprise-class scalability with fast time-to value 8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 9. Proven Customer Success 9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 10. Industry Recognition Visionary – PC Lifecycle Management MQ Challenger – Mobile Data Protection MQ Strong Performer – IT Asset Lifecycle Management 2009 Best Endpoint Security Solution 2009 Best Asset Management Solution Four Stars – SC Magazine “Definitely review [ZENworks Configuration Management] for your asset and patch management needs.” Silver Award – Windows IT Pro ZENworks Patch Management winner in Editors' Best and Community Choice categories Finalist – Best Policy Management Solution ZENworks Configuration Management Enterprise Edition 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 11. ZENworks Solutions ® • Configuration Management • Patch Management • Asset Management • Security Management • Application Virtualization 11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 12. ZENworks Configuration Management ® 12 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 13. ZENworks Configuration Management ® (cont.) Supports Windows 7 Remote control Next generation web-services Active Directory and/or architecture eDirectory support ™ Simple installation Integrated adaptive agent Web-based interface Policy enforcement and Role-based administration automation Imaging Linux, Macintosh and Windows management Software and application distribution Linux, Windows and Open Enterprise Server back-end Policy distribution and automation Asset inventory 13 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 14. ZENworks Solutions ® • Configuration Management • Patch Management • Asset Management • Security Management • Application Virtualization 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 15. Automated Patch Acquisition ZENworks Patch Management automates: ® Knowing about the patch and severity Acquiring the patch Assessment Ensuring integrity of the patch Remediation Acquiring dependent patches Audit Validation 15 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 16. Automated Patch Subscription Daily Subscription Updates – Subscription feed by team of Patch Security Experts All Microsoft security patches – “Patch Tuesday” and “out-of-band” patches prioritized Key enterprise applications – Commonly deployed productivity and security applications Automated download and bundling of patches – Vulnerability assessment immediately updated 16 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 17. ZENworks Solutions ® • Configuration Management • Patch Management • Asset Management • Security Management • Application Virtualization 17 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 18. Asset Management Asset Inventory License Management – Hardware inventory – License tracking – Software inventory – Reconciliation and compliance status Network Discovery Software Usage – Trend reporting – Monitoring and reporting Contract Management – Maintenance, lease, warranty, SLA 18 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 19. Feature Overview Discovery of servers/workstations/network devices software and hardware Extensive knowledgebase approach Scalable architecture Configuration history tracking Extensible database – including user-defined fields Scan-on-demand Client push utility Web-based reports Alerts 19 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 20. Compliance Process Putting IT All Together Purchase Data Usage Data License Record Product Catalog License View Compliance Reports Purchase + Usage + Inventory 20 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 21. ZENworks Solutions ® • Configuration Management • Patch Management • Asset Management • Endpoint Security Management • Application Virtualization 21 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 22. Endpoint Security Management 22 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 23. ZENworks Endpoint Security Management ® Unparalleled Security Active Directory // eDirectory Integrated Central Control and Reporting ™ Application Connectivity Storage/Copy Integrity Control Advanced Control Control Control Firewall Control Deny: Control: Allow/Deny use Ensure anti-virus, NDIS-layer of removable anti-spyware, Firewall – Undesired – All h/w ports storage devices etc. applications Stateful with ACL – Wi-fi access Allow only Enforce any support – Network access for approved custom VB or No end-user specific Enforce VPN thumbdrives Java Script input required applications Encrypt Quarantine via thumbdrive firewall block and/or disk folder Location-Aware, Self-Defending, Online/Offline Client 23 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 24. ZENworks Solutions ® • Configuration Management • Patch Management • Asset Management • Security Management • Application Virtualization 24 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 25. ZENworks Application Virtualization ® Applications run isolated from host system. Nothing is installed. Applications do not change the OS, registry settings or .dll's. 25 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 26. ZENworks Application Virtualization ® Application executes from a single file, without installation, completely isolated. Zero client footprint, no server infrastructure. Run applications instantly from anywhere including HD, USB and DVD. No end user experience change. Custom templates and 70+ certified applications. Virtualize commercial and in-house developed applications 26 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 27. ZENworks Roadmap ® Upcoming Releases
  • 28. ZENworks ® Upcoming Releases 1H 2010 2H 2010 ZENworks 10 SP3 ZENworks 11 ● Configuration Management ● Configuration Management ● Asset Management ● Asset Management ● Patch Management ● Patch Management ● Security Management ZENworks Application Virtualization 8 28 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 29. New Releases • ZENworks Application Virtualization 8 ® • ZENworks 10 SP3 • ZENworks 11 ٢٩ © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 30. Application Virtualization What's New • ZENworks Application Virtualization 8 ® – Application Streaming > Application profiling for optimized execution > Available via HTTP, CIFS, or NCP – Support for 64-bit Applications 30 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 31. New Releases • ZENworks Application Virtualization 8 ® • ZENworks 10 SP3 • ZENworks 11 31 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 32. ZENworks 10 SP3 ® What's New • ZENworks Virtual Appliance ® – VMWare ESX-based virtual appliance of ZCM (ZCM, ZPM, ZAM) for deployment, reducing overall rollout times – Built on top of SUSE Studio, industry's fastest growing appliance program (www.susestudio.com) -- 250,000 appliances built to date! – Cost effective deployment option reduces costs > No HW builds, OS / app installs, or Microsoft CALs required > Plug and play – no installation necessary > Maximizes your existing virtualization investments > Comprehensive, all-in-one endpoint management solution 32 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 33. ZENworks 10 SP3 ® What's New (cont.) • Improved Branch Office Support – Content Replication Management Improvements > Improved flexibility in scheduling and throttling replication of content between primary and satellite servers; improved bandwidth usage > Ability to assign content servers on a per bundle or bundle folder basis > Off-line replication of content to Satellites – Enhanced Authentication Support > Authentication Satellite role allows for authentication at local domain servers > Support for Kerberos and eDirectory Shared Secret authentication supports ™ the use of Smartcards and other strong authentication methods – Remote Management Proxy > Enables remote sessions when both the server and host are located on private addresses behind a NAT and connected over public networks 33 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 34. ZENworks 10 SP3 ® What's New (cont.) • Asset Management Enhancements – Improved Stepwise Migration Experience > Can now run ZENworks 10 Asset Management in a ZENworks 7 environment to improve inventory collections for migration – Automated User-based License Tracking > Supports creating per-user or per-named user entitlements for software, enabling better software control > Provides ability to track software purchase and use on a per user basis 34 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 35. New Releases • ZENworks Application Virtualization 8 ® • ZENworks 10 SP3 • ZENworks 11 35 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 36. ZENworks 11 ® • Integrated Endpoint Security – Location and network environment configuration via ZCC – Modular, plural policies provides greater flexibility and control • Location Awareness Across Entire Product Line – Enforce policies or access to applications to only when the device is in a specific location – Locations used in determining closest server rules • Extended Capabilities Provide Total Endpoint Security 36 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 37. ZENworks 11 ® • Integrated Linux Management – Architectural improvements over Novell ZENworks Linux ® Management > New Java/OSGi based agent – removed dependency on Mono > No more separate object and data store – Linux discovery and agent deployment > Discover SUSE Linux Enterprise, RHEL and ESX devices via SSH ® > Automated agent deployment – Improved Linux OS deployment > LVM imaging support > ZENworks System Variable resolution in AutoYaST, Kickstart, and Script bundles 37 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 38. ZENworks 11 ® • Integrated Linux Management – Improved subscription management – configured via ZCC – Puppet policy for granular control of Linux configuration – Remote management of Linux devices via ZENworks Control Center using SSH – Inventory and asset management integration 38 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 39. ZENworks 11 ® • Power Management – Identify and report on assets that are non-compliant to “Green IT” policy – Monitor and control power usage settings and schedules via policy – Leverage vPro capabilities to shutdown, suspend, power on devices out of band – Power utilization reports that translates to cost savings 39 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 40. ZENworks 11 ® • Asset and Patch Management Enhancements – Integrated Linux discovery, inventory, and asset management – Manual Asset Creation and Reconciliation > Reconcile based on MAC address or Serial Number – Fully cross platform patch management for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux platforms • Endpoint throttling 40 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 41. ZENworks Roadmap ® Looking Beyond
  • 42. Endpoint Management Vision Drive enterprise productivity by managing and securing the endpoint and user experience Seamless Heterogeneous Emerging Convergence Capabilities Delivery Models Drive simplicity and Manage and secure Appliance and reduce cost through across multiple service-based integrated CCM, platforms (physical or delivery for new security, and service virtual) and devices market entry management 42 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 43. Endpoint Management Vision Novell ZENworks Today ® ® 43 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 44. Endpoint Management Vision Extend ITIL Position 44 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 45. Endpoint Management Vision Scale to the Very Large 45 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 46. Questions and Answers
  • 47. Unpublished Work of Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This work is an unpublished work and contains confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information of Novell, Inc. Access to this work is restricted to Novell employees who have a need to know to perform tasks within the scope of their assignments. No part of this work may be practiced, performed, copied, distributed, revised, modified, translated, abridged, condensed, expanded, collected, or adapted without the prior written consent of Novell, Inc. Any use or exploitation of this work without authorization could subject the perpetrator to criminal and civil liability. General Disclaimer This document is not to be construed as a promise by any participating company to develop, deliver, or market a product. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. Novell, Inc. makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents of this document, and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The development, release, and timing of features or functionality described for Novell products remains at the sole discretion of Novell. Further, Novell, Inc. reserves the right to revise this document and to make changes to its content, at any time, without obligation to notify any person or entity of such revisions or changes. All Novell marks referenced in this presentation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.