Virginia District To Deploy Novell Security Systems


Fairfax County Public Schools recently developed a five-year plan to implement Novell security and identity technology for their districts websites. The technology is designed to help districts manage security and identity issues for its constantly changing student population and meet government regulations.

"Our large and dynamic user base for employees, students, and parents all have varying levels of access to different applications in our IT environment," said Ted Davis, director of enterprise information services at Fairfax, in a prepared statement. "In our previous system it took hundreds of employees to manually manage and secure user accounts, while still ensuring adequate access and the flexibility to scale with population changes. Novell identity and security management solutions will give us the ability to automate our identity infrastructure."

According to Novell, its security management solution is designed to "automatically provision and de-provision users, manage user passwords and data access, monitor security incidents in real time, and deliver audit metrics and reports."

Applications provided by the software include:

  • Human resources;
  • Finance;
  • Payroll;
  • Web portals;
  • Homework assignments;
  • E-mail
  • Student information;
  • Library records;
  • Transportation management; and
  • Parent access to student data.

Fairfax County School District, located in Fairfax, VA, currently has 164,000 students enrolled nd employs some 22,000 faculty and staff.

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