Centrify Certifies DirectControl Suite for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Certified Solution to Offer Active Directory and Group Policy for Linux

Identities and Configurations

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrify Corporation today
 announced Red Hat Ready certification of DirectControl(TM) which integrates
 Red Hat(R) Enterprise Linux 4 environments into Microsoft's Active Directory.
 As a member of the Red Hat Ready Partner program, Centrify has added support
 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 to its existing product line, which already
 includes support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3 as well as Fedora Core
 3. DirectControl is an identity, access and Group Policy management solution
 that comprehensively extends the capabilities of Microsoft(R) Active
 Directory(R) for mixed Microsoft Windows(R), UNIX(R) and Linux(R) environments
 and Java(TM) and web-based applications.
     "Our Red Hat Ready certification and our Windows Server 2003 Certification
 demonstrate our commitment to customers that our Windows-Linux
 interoperability solution meets the high standards of both Microsoft and Red
 Hat," said David McNeely, Director of Product Management, Centrify
 Corporation. "With Red Hat Ready certification, Centrify helps assure
 customers of the reliability of the DirectControl suite running on Red Hat
 servers and workstations. Enterprises can confidently leverage Active
 Directory and Group Policy for identity and configuration management as they
 deploy the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux."
     Active Directory Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
     Customers can now map multiple Linux User IDs (UIDs) to a single Active
 Directory account to provide users with a single sign-on experience and to
 reliably control a user's access to all systems and applications.
 DirectControl helps address top security concerns such as enforcing consistent
 password policies across the enterprise and eliminating the security risk of
 orphan accounts. An additional benefit is that DirectControl performs the
 centralized auditing and reporting required to show compliance with
 regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA.  By consolidating all user
 account management in Microsoft Active Directory, an organization is able to
 extend Active Directory's benefits to non-Windows platforms without increasing
 administrative overhead.
     Microsoft Group Policy(TM) Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
     DirectControl delivers significant cost savings by enabling administrators
 to leverage Microsoft Group Policy to manage mixed Windows, Linux/Unix and
 Java/J2EE environments. Any configuration file common to groups of Linux
 systems or web applications, can be centrally defined and automatically
 updated by the DirectControl agent on the target system. Time-consuming
 administrative tasks that would otherwise have to be implemented for
 individual systems such as login banners, firewall settings, start menu
 specifications, and application parameters can now be centrally managed and
 enforced across Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems from Active Directory's Group
 Policy services.
     Price and Availability
     Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is included in DirectControl.
 Centrify DirectControl supports the following versions of Red Hat:  Enterprise
 Linux 2.1, 3, 4; Red Hat Linux 7.2, 7.3, 8, 9; and Fedora Core 3.
 DirectControl is licensed beginning at $50 per workstation and $300 per
     About Centrify
     Centrify is a leading provider of Active Directory-based identity, access
 and group policy management solutions for Windows, UNIX, Linux, Java and web
 platforms. With its DirectControl suite, Centrify enables IT organizations to
 fully leverage Active Directory to significantly reduce administrative costs,
 strengthen security, improve end-user productivity, and comply with regulatory
 requirements. Founded in March 2004, Centrify is headquartered in Mountain
 View, California. To request an evaluation of the Centrify DirectControl
 suite, call 650-961-1100. Visit www.centrify.com.
     NOTE:  Centrify and DirectControl are trademarks of Centrify Corporation.
 Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Centrify Corporation

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