Lets You See Some More ID

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-04-02 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Novell has come up with an interesting security technology in the latest version of its NMAS software, which lets IT managers decide how far users can get

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Novell has come up with an interesting security technology in the latest version of its NMAS software, which lets IT managers decide how far users can get with various forms of identification.

I saw a demo of Novell Modular Authentication Service 2.0 when it was introduced at the companys annual BrainShare user conference last month. The update allows IT managers to set up "graded" access to network resources based on the quality of the identification authentication provided by the user.

For example, a user who provides a thumbprint along with a user name and a password could be granted greater access than someone who provides only a user name and a password.

NMAS 2.0 will be available May 31, when it will be beefed up with additional support for advanced X.509 digital certificates and support for software from all major PKI vendors.

 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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