CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Symlabs, a global leader in identity management, has just released the latest update to their industry performance-leading virtual directory products. Version 6.0 of Symlabs Virtual Directory Server and Symlabs LDAP Proxy add a host of features that increase flexibility and functionality, particularly for Active Directory environments, plus once again raise the bar on performance. Kerberos authentication is the guardian of Active Directory installations, and the new Kerberos Service-For-User (S4U) extensions in Symlabs Virtual Directory Server enable that security umbrella to fully embrace all connected applications. Both products benefit from increased speed for Windows input-output operations and plug-ins for extended support of pagination, dynamic groups, and Active Directory schemas.
Toby Gaff from Lincoln Financial commented, "We have very demanding requirements for speed and flexibility, and Symlabs consistently comes through for us in that regard. The security of our identity infrastructure is paramount, however, so we count on Symlabs products to ensure that all traffic to and from directories containing our sensitive identity data is given the greatest degree of protection."
The addition of Kerberos S4U support is significant because lets Symlabs Virtual Directory Server create tighter, more seamless authentication directly between an application and the Active Directory it needs to access, with no need for adaptation on the part of the application itself. This enables a thorough security policy that embraces all applications in the infrastructure, even if they have limited capabilities on their own. The Windows engine for both products has now been integrated with the native I/O completion ports functionality. This, plus several other new changes, combine to drive performance even further ahead of the competition - particularly when compared to Java-based alternatives in Windows environments. In addition, flexibility has been enhanced with the addition of a new model for functionality extensions based on downloadable Java modules, new built-in plug-ins, and improvements to the graphical user interface that make it easier to use than ever before.
Jeff Zukowski, Partner and Director of Marketing for Symlabs, described the benefits of the new release by saying, "We're extremely pleased that we can now offer Kerberos Service-For-User support for our Active Directory customers because we know our products touch every one of their identity transactions, and we take very seriously the responsibility of doing that with the utmost security. We also pay a great deal of attention to our clients' requirements for superior performance, wide-ranging features, and maximum usability, and our new version 6.0 products deliver outstanding value in every category."
The new Symlabs Virtual Directory Server v6.0 and Symlabs LDAP Proxy v6.0 with these improved security and performance technologies are available for download now at the Symlabs website. For more information about Symlabs Identity Management Products and Professional Services, please visit them on the web at http://symlabs.com.
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