Novell today announced a strategic technical partnership agreement with GWAVA, a provider of compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for electronic communication. 

Within the terms of the agreement, the two companies will collaborate to provide compliance, security, management and disaster recovery across Novell technologies. In addition to Novell GroupWise, GWAVA will also expand its integrated security, compliance and eDiscovery solution to support Novell's file-sharing, collaboration and mobile management products.

"Novell is proud to partner with GWAVA which is equally committed to providing leading solutions that address today's enterprise needs," said Kathleen Owens, President and General Manager of Novell. "GWAVA is a key strategic partner that provides security, unified archiving and disaster recovery for our Novell GroupWise customers and we look forward to working with them to extend their solutions across other products within our portfolio."

Regulatory compliance requirements to secure and archive electronic communication extends beyond just email.  GWAVA and Retain Unified Archiving are the only solutions in the market that provide Novell customers multi-platform email, mobile and social messaging security and archiving with complete information governance and eDiscovery. With this expanded agreement, GWAVA's solutions will be integrated with Novell GroupWise, Novell GroupWise WebAccess, Novell GroupWise Mobility Server, Novell Vibe, Novell Messenger, Novell Filr and ZENworks Mobile Management.

"Novell customers trust GWAVA to provide security, management, disaster recovery and archiving for their GroupWise environment," said Ken Muir CEO of GWAVA. "By expanding our support to other Novell technologies, customers will have a single powerful and tightly integrated solution. This will drive lower cost of ownership and greater return on investment across the Novell technologies they trust every day to solve their complex IT problems."

GWAVA is the Diamond Sponsor of Novell's technical trade show BrainShare 2014, and will showcase the capabilities and value of this new collaborative partnership. BrainShare 2014 is in Salt Lake City, Utah from November 2 through November 5.