Novell Cloud Security Service: A Closer Look
Sponsored Video: The Novell Cloud Security Service (NCSS), designed for managed services providers and hosting partners, officially launches today. But what exactly is NCSS and what type of partner opportunities does the identity and security management platform offer? Novell Distinguished Engineer Dale Olds (pictured) provides some answers in this FastChat video.
First, a little background: Originally announced in July 2009, Novell Cloud Security Service “enables Cloud Providers and Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors to ensure their offerings meet the strict security and compliance standards required by global businesses.”
The solution basically wraps identity, security, access and compliance management around cloud applications. Novell is striving to work with hosting partners, managed services providers and emerging companies that focus on infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Novell Cloud Security Service (NCSS) appears to be a natural addition to Novell’s product portfolio, which already includes on-premises security and identity management software. But Dale Olds, a Novell distinguished engineer, is quick to note that NCSS was written from the ground up for hosting partners, MSPs and cloud-centric partners.
Olds provides some more details in these two FastChat videos…
Novell Cloud Security Service Overview, Part 1
Within the video Olds discusses:
- 0:11 – A high-level overview of Novell Cloud Security Service (NCSS)
- 0:30 – The types of channel partners that will leverage NCSS
- 1:00 – NCSS core capabilities — where it runs and how it benefits hosting providers as well as enterprise customers
- 2:07 – Where NCSS actually runs — on premises or in the cloud?
- 2:36 – More information and Web links
- 2:52 – Conclusion
Novell Cloud Security Service Overview, Part 2
Within the video Olds covers:
- 0:11 – The range of partners — from hosting providers MSPs and SaaS companies — that can benefit from NCSS
- 1:13 – The licensing model for NCSS — a pay-as-you-go model for hosting firms and their end-customers
- 2:04 – More information and Web links
- 2:18 – Conclusion
Olds also points out that NCSS is here and real today. We’ll be checking in with service providers in the days and weeks ahead to see if or how they plan to leverage NCSS.