Over the last 12 years Microsoft Active Directory
has become the standard method for organizations to authenticate to the network.
For the next two months, in 15 cities throughout the United States, Microsoft and Centrify will demonstrate how Centrify's DirectControl software solution can extend Microsoft Active Directory
to seamlessly manage and secure UNIX, Linux, and Mac platforms and non-Microsoft applications.
Microsoft Active Directory
provides the means to manage the identities and relationships that make up an organization's network.
Centrify DirectControl combines robustness with ease of use, which makes it the optimal solution to increase security, compliance and IT efficiency using Microsoft Active Directory
The demo will show scenarios using Windows Vista and the Network Access Protection client on Windows XP SP2 with a Windows Server "Longhorn" and Microsoft Active Directory
for user credentials.
By extending its authentication and access control to the widest range of non-Microsoft operating systems, Centrify has made Microsoft Active Directory
an appealing directory in which to centralize identity management in a multi-platform environment," said Jon Oltsik, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.
Centrify's solutions enable customers to create a secure, connected computing environment by centralizing security for Linux, UNIX and Apple Macintosh systems, web-based applications, databases and storage systems in Microsoft Active Directory
Webster Bank will leverage Microsoft Active Directory
and Centrify DirectControl to eliminate redundant identity stores and provide administrators and end users with a single sign-on account for UNIX, Linux and Windows.
Our products, Likewise Admin and Likewise Identity, provide familiar Windows-based tools for system administrators to easily configure server roles and seamlessly integrate Linux and UNIX systems with Microsoft Active Directory
The benefit for IT organization is that administrators and helpdesk personnel can now use a single administrative tool -- Microsoft Active Directory
-- to define consistent security policies for and to control access to a mix of different vendors' databases, heterogeneous operating systems, and web-based applications within an organization.
Password Power Lotus Notes ID Plug-In Delivers Anytime Anywhere Access to Lotus Applications Via Microsoft Active Directory
and Supports Users on Citrix and Microsoft Terminal Servers
Users simply supply logon credentials to the network using their Microsoft Active Directory
identity and access to applications is provided by shortcuts published to the users desktop.