Novell, Inc. is an American multinational software and services company headquartered in Provo, Utah. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Attachmate Group. Novell builds enterprise software that makes people productive and makes work environments secure and easy to manage. It supports thousands of organizations around the world with collaboration, endpoint management, and file and networking products. Novell has been instrumental in making the Utah Valley a focus for technology and software development. Novell technology contributed to the emergence of local area networks, which displaced the dominant mainframe computing model and changed computing worldwide.