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Novell Privileged User Manager: Securely Managing Super User Access

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Executive Summary

Many organizations rely on their Linux and UNIX systems to run mission-critical services and applications. However, controlling who has access to these systems can be extremely difficult, especially when multiple users (i.e., IT administrators, application developers and database administrators) all have full super user rights to root accounts. Since most of these users only need limited access to perform specific functions that require super user privileges, organizations needlessly leave themselves open to security risks and stiff regulatory penalties. To mitigate these risks, Novell Privileged User Manager helps organizations control access to super user and root privileges by giving administrators controlled super user access that enables them to perform their jobs, but without needlessly giving them root account credentials.

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