Company to acquire full breadth of product offering through the purchase of source code from SECUDE.
Novell today announced it has entered into an agreement with SECUDE International AG to acquire a perpetual license to the source code, development environment and all training and sales materials for ZENworks Full Disk Encryption. Through this purchase, Novell is expanding its investment in a unified and effective endpoint management and protection solution.
This acquisition also comes with development investments to increase Novell's ability to respond and react to the wants and needs of existing and future customers. This additional resource investment also increases Novell's ZENworks® overall development capability, further establishing the company as a provider of complete end-to-end security and management solutions for enterprises.
"We are pleased to offer our customers the added benefits that this acquisition provides," said Eric Varness, vice president of product management and marketing for Novell. "By taking on complete ownership of this solution, Novell is committed to advancing the ZENworks portfolio and we are excited for what is to come as we continue to evolve and expand our offerings."
"As a result of this agreement, the value our companies provide to customers in a time of increased need for security will only be strengthened," said Michael Kummer, President of SECUDE Americas. "The acquisition of SECUDE's FinallySecure™ Enterprise encryption source code enables Novell to further advance ZENworks portfolio, offering their customers enhanced protection. For SECUDE, it creates a new path to innovation in the area of emerging security technologies that work inside the enterprise, in the cloud, and across mobile platforms."
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