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
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
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
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