1.0 Overview

Novell® iChain® is an integrated security and access-management infrastructure that protects your network and safeguards sensitive business and identity data. iChain facilitates your Internet and remote-access initiatives by providing secure authentication and access management to portals, Web-based content, and Web applications. iChain provides premier stability and scalability for your enterprise by incorporating the award-winning Novell eDirectory™, recognized as the most scalable and widely used enterprise directory.

iChain is a caching reverse proxy that restricts access to Web-based content, portals, and Web applications based on authentication and access control policies. iChain also provides single sign-on to multiple Web servers and Web applications by securely providing authenticated users' credential information to the protected servers and applications. With iChain, you can simplify, secure, and accelerate your Internet business initiatives.

This section provides an overview of the benefits provided by iChain, and lists the features and services iChain delivers.