WALTHAM, Mass. -- The nation's leading builder of luxury homes, Toll Brothers, has chosen a portfolio of Novell® solutions to protect confidential client data, standardize its desktops and reduce IT administration costs. A Fortune 500 company, Toll Brothers is using several Novell enterprise management solutions to strengthen security with centralized control of user access to client information and automated desktop management to minimize time spent updating and troubleshooting application software.
The security of client information was our top consideration in selecting an enterprise management solution, said Nancy L. Myers, assistant vice president of Application Development at Toll Brothers. Other considerations were a solution that would work well across disparate locations some of them little more than trailers on a construction site and handle the variety of application software and operating platforms in our network. Novell's robust and integrated solutions have given us the flexibility to protect, configure and connect all of our data and systems.
As a leading home builder, Toll Brothers not only needed to control access to its large volume of sensitive client financial information, but was also required to comply with regulatory standards such as Sarbanes-Oxley. The home builder's computer network was spread across multiple locations, where employees were downloading and running a range of software applications causing IT administrators to travel all over the country to troubleshoot and manage users' desktops. In addition, Toll Brothers required an enterprise management solution that would operate in a mixed Linux* and Windows* platform environment.
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