JohnsonDiversey Chooses Novell

JohnsonDiversey cleans up on savings with Novell Identity and

SAN FRANCISCO -- JohnsonDiversey, a leading global provider of cleaning solutions with over $3.3 billion in annual sales, has chosen Novell to help secure and manage the company's network access, assets and information worldwide. With 10,000 employees in over 100 locations around the globe, JohnsonDiversey needed a consistent identity management solution to tie together its distributed workforce, as well as centralized desktop management to reduce IT costs. Novell® solutions help the company centrally manage user identities and assets, reduce administration costs, and meet regulatory requirements.

“With Novell, we now have a single ID for each of our users across the entire corporate network and we have greater confidence in the accuracy of our data,” said Richard Strong, Director of Global IT at JohnsonDiversey. “Having a standard process for provisioning and de-provisioning users has not only simplified administration, but has also greatly increased data security and improved our ability to comply with regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley.”

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