Novell partners authenticate DoIR rollout

Novell partners authenticate DoIR rollout

Novell Platinum partners, aCure Technology and ITMA, have assisted in the deployment of a Novell identity management system at the WA Department of Industry and Resources (DoIR).

The vendor was selected over IBM and Microsoft. Financial details have not been disclosed.

Novell western region manager, Franz Koppl, said DoIR wanted to run all of its applications and systems across a centralised identity suite. The project took 18 months to complete.

"We gave DoIR more security and simplified the user space. It also wanted a system that could integrate with various environments," he said. "This in turn has lowered costs and improved system administrator productivity."

From a partner perspective, aCure implemented the full identity management suite while ITMA provided Web access management and auditing solutions. aCure managing director, Glenn Farrow, said it was one of the largest Novell and WA local government projects it had participated in.

"We have done about 40 projects before but this was certainly one of the largest and most complex because of the number of systems we had to integrate with," he said.

ITMA managing director, Alan Kerford, said the project was a major step forward for the company and hoped it would attract interest from other government agencies.

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