NetWare 5.0 to tighten Net security

NetWare 5.0 to tighten Net security

NetWare customers who hope to expand their Internet horizons without compromising security recently received a confidence boost from Novell.

NetWare 5.0, on track for a third-quarter release, will include a handful of previously unannounced Internet security features, the company said.

Foremost among the enhancements is Novell's Public Key Infrastructure Services (PKIS), which will allow customers to issue and manage digital certificates without the involvement of a third-party vendor.

New NDS (Novell Directory Services) security features in NetWare 5.0 will include:l A cryptographic infrastructure that allows an application to be accessible worldwide and adapt to the various encryption laws found in different countries. This saves developers the time and expense of writing separate versions of the same application.l An enhancement to the established single sign-on capabilities in NDS, called "secret store", which will allow outside applications to store user passwords in NDS. l The support for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol 3 and Secure Socket Layers 3.

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