Novell has acquired endpoint security management vendor Senforce Technologies in a play to extend Novell's policy-management offerings. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In July, Novell and Senforce, based in Waltham, Mass., announced a OEM partnership and gave birth to a new product, ZENworks Endpoint Security Management, which is available today as a stand-alone product or as part of the Novell Secure Desktop offering.
ZENworks Endpoint Security Management works to protect against data leaks and threats to the network by enforcing encryption policies at the desktop whether or not a user is on-line, and offers removable device security, personal firewalls, wireless security and application control. According to Richard Whitehead, director of product marketing for Novell, the company plans to integrate this technology into other ZENworks offerings in the future. More information on an integrated roadmap is slated to be announced in the months to come
News source: eWeek