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Centrify Delivers Identity And Access Management Solution Certified For Windows Server 2008 R2

Centrify Suite allows IT admins to integrate an enterprise's Linux, UNIX and Mac systems within Active Directory

November 10, 2009

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of Microsoft Active Directory-based identity and access management and auditing solutions for non-Microsoft platforms, today announced that its Centrify Suite is the first identity and access management solution to earn Windows Server 2008 R2 certification. The Centrify Suite allows IT administrators to integrate an enterprise's Linux, UNIX and Mac systems within Active Directory to provide centralized access control, privilege management and auditing of all non-Windows platforms.

"We are pleased that the Centrify Suite is certified for Windows Server 2008 R2 to enable proven interoperability between the Windows platform and non-Microsoft systems and applications," said Frank Cabri, vice president of marketing, Centrify Corporation. "By extending Active Directory's support for Kerberos, LDAP, and Group Policy to other platforms, the Microsoft and Centrify solutions help organizations increase the security, compliance and manageability of their systems."

The Centrify Suite is an integrated family of Active Directory-based auditing, access control and identity management solutions that secure cross-platform environments and strengthen regulatory compliance. Centrify DirectControl addresses the need to secure both physical and virtual environments by effectively turning a non-Microsoft system or hypervisor into an Active Directory client, enabling administrators to secure that system using the same authentication and Group Policy services currently deployed for their Windows systems, as well as adding granular access control through its patent-pending Zone technology. Centrify DirectAuthorize centrally manages and enforces role-based entitlements for fine-grained control of user access and privileges on UNIX and Linux systems as well as a wide range of hypervisors. Centrify DirectAudit delivers auditing, logging and real-time monitoring of user activity on non-Microsoft systems. Built on a common architecture, the integrated Centrify Suite of solutions helps to improve IT efficiency, strengthen regulatory compliance initiatives, and centrally secure a heterogeneous computing environment.

Windows Server 2008 R2 software certification consists of approximately 100 test cases that independently confirm an application's compliance with best practices for compatibility, security, reliability and availability on the new platform, while ensuring the software performs in a 64-bit environment. The certification identifies top-performing technologies that are ready to deploy in mission-critical environments. Details about Windows Server 2008 R2 software certification, its test framework and ISV benefits are available at www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/isv

About Centrify

Centrify's identity and access management and auditing solutions secure cross-platform systems, web applications, databases and enterprise applications centrally using Microsoft Active Directory. The Centrify Suite, comprising DirectControl, DirectAuthorize and DirectAudit, helps organizations improve IT efficiency, better comply with regulatory requirements, and move toward a more secure, connected infrastructure for their cross-platform computing environment. More than 1500 enterprise customers, including 38% of the Fortune 50, have selected Centrify for its easy-to-manage, Active Directory-based cross-platform interoperability solutions. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +1 408 542-7500 or visit http://www.centrify.com/

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