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Press Release Summary:
March 1, 2011 - Optimizing manageability of enterprise-class deployments, Centrify Suite 2011 extends Active Directory security and auditing to broad array of cross-platform systems and applications. Program includes desktop management capabilities for Linux and Mac OS X as well as centralized local UNIX and Linux account management. Software also includes Dynamic Domain Controller and DNS Selection for built-in intelligence, resiliency, and tolerance for real-world environments of large enterprises.
Original Press Release
Centrify Suite 2011 Enables Comprehensive Control, Security and Auditing of Cross-Platform Systems and Applications
Press release date: February 23, 2011
SUNNYVALE, Calif., -- Centrify Corporation, the leader in controlling, securing and auditing access to cross-platform systems and applications through Active Directory, today announced Centrify Suite 2011, the latest release of its flagship security and compliance solution. Centrify Suite 2011 boasts enhanced administration and privilege management capabilities for UNIX/Linux/Mac systems, expanded platform coverage and additional application single sign-on capabilities allowing enterprises finer grain control and auditing over an expanded set of data center systems and enterprise applications.
"Many enterprises increasingly make Active Directory (AD) strategic for account administration, for authentication, and as policy and event data sources used to demonstrate compliance," observed Gregg Kreizman and Perry Carpenter in the Gartner Publication, Market Options for Using Active Directory for UNIX Administration and Authentication (Gartner Research ID Number G00209086). They continued: "By using an AD bridge, the burden of provisioning (i.e., the time, money and effort of developing and maintaining the connectors) is virtually eliminated because the UNIX accounts reside and are managed in Active Directory (one of the most well-understood and ubiquitous identity repositories). Strategies like this (reducing the number of target systems and having the ability to "cluster" authentication and authorization target environments) are key to implementing IAM programs in a timely and budget-friendly manner. AD bridge solutions can also help an organization become more effective in meeting its regulatory obligations."
New Capabilities in Centrify Suite 2011
Centrify Suite 2011 improves the manageability of enterprise-class deployments and extends Active Directory security and auditing to an even broader array of cross-platform systems and applications. Centrify Suite 2011 includes new capabilities in the following areas:
-- Fedora 14 (32 and 64 bit)
-- IBM AIX 7.1
-- Mandriva 2010.2 One
-- OpenSUSE 11.4
-- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.9 and 5.6 (32 and 64 bit)
-- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.6 (32 and 64 bit)
-- Scientific Linux 6.0 (32 and 64 bit)
-- Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 (32 and 64 bit)
-- Ubuntu Server 10.10 (32 and 64 bit)
"Organizations are becoming very aware of the regulatory and efficiency benefits in consolidating to a single identity repository such as Active Directory," said Frank Cabri, vice president of marketing at Centrify. "With Centrify Suite 2011 Centrify is proud to extend its lead in delivering the most enterprise-class suite of solutions for Active Directory-centric identity consolidation and privileged identity management."
About the Centrify Suite
The Centrify Suite lets organizations centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications by leveraging an infrastructure they already own--Microsoft Active Directory. Built on an integrated architecture, the Centrify Suite enables organizations to strengthen security, enhance regulatory compliance initiatives, reduce IT expense and complexity, and improve end-user productivity. The Centrify Suite--consisting of DirectControl, DirectAuthorize, DirectAudit, DirectSecure and DirectManage--delivers secure authentication and single sign-on, role-based access control, privileged identity management, user-level auditing, server isolation and encryption of data-in-motion for the industry's broadest set of heterogeneous systems and applications.
Price and Availability
Centrify Suite 2011 is available now. The Centrify Suite is licensed on a per server basis and starts at $350 per server and $60 per workstation.
Centrify delivers integrated software solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications by leveraging the established infrastructure of Microsoft Active Directory. Over 3000 organizations rely on Centrify's identity consolidation and privilege management solutions to reduce IT expenses, strengthen security and meet compliance requirements. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +1 (408) 542-7500 or visit www.centrify.com.
Centrify and DirectControl are registered trademarks and Centrify Suite, DirectAudit, DirectSecure and DirectAuthorize are trademarks of Centrify Corporation. Other names used in this document are trademarks of their respective companies.
CONTACT: Tom Cromelin of Centrify Corporation, +1-925-997-8459, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.centrify.com