Centrify Secures Access, Privileges On SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers

Identity and access management solution earns certification from both IBM and Novell

June 19, 2009

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of Microsoft Active Directory-based, identity and access management and auditing solutions for non-Microsoft platforms, today announced the availability of Centrify Suite 2008 for Linux on IBM System z. The first Linux supported as a guest OS is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z. With Centrify Suite, enterprises can easily secure the hundreds to thousands of Linux servers that a single mainframe can host by leveraging their existing Active Directory infrastructure and user accounts. The Centrify Suite also allows IT administrators to integrate all other Linux, UNIX and Mac systems in an enterprise within Active Directory to provide centralized identity management, access control, privilege management and auditing of all non-Windows platforms.

Centrify Suite has successfully passed the IBM validation program, earning the IBM brand "Ready for Systems with Linux" for System z servers. This means the Centrify Suite is a qualified offering that has met compatibility and integration specifications established by IBM. The Centrify offering is also certified for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, the most popular guest operating system for Linux on System z.

"Novell is pleased that Centrify Suite is now certified on SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Server for System z," said Kevin M. Pereau, Director, ISV Ecosystems at Novell. "In today's economy, customers are looking for freedom of choice and lower total cost of ownership and by certifying Centrify Suite on SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Server for System z, Centrify is offering its customers both."

"Linux on IBM System z servers provides one of the most cost-effective, powerful, resilient platforms for running massive Linux workloads," says Corey Williams, Director of Product Management for Centrify. "Combined with Centrify Suite 2008, you can centrally control access and manage users on Linux on IBM System z and those on your other UNIX and Linux systems to provide a secure and compliant operating environment for your most critical business servers."

About the Centrify Suite

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 initiatives. Centrify DirectControl secures non-Microsoft platforms using the same authentication and Group Policy services deployed for the Windows environment. Centrify DirectAuthorize centrally manages and enforces role-based entitlements for fine-grained control of user access and privileges on UNIX and Linux systems. Centrify DirectAudit delivers auditing, logging and real-time monitoring of user activity on non-Microsoft systems. Built on a common architecture, the seamlessly integrated Centrify Suite of solutions helps to improve IT efficiency, strengthen regulatory compliance initiatives, and centrally secure a heterogeneous computing environment.

Pricing and Availability

The Centrify Suite 2008, Standard Edition (composed of DirectControl and DirectAuthorize) is available now and currently supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z9(R) and System z10(TM). The Centrify Suite 2008 for System z9 and System z10 is licensed on a per guest OS server basis, starting at $1000 per server.

About Centrify

Centrify's identity and access management and auditing, solutions centrally secure cross-platform systems, web applications, databases and enterprise applications using Microsoft Active Directory. More than 1000 enterprise customers, including 38% of the Fortune 50, have selected Centrify for its quick-to-deploy, easy-to-manage Active Directory-based cross-platform interoperability solutions. The Centrify Suite comprises DirectControl, DirectAuthorize and DirectAudit, and helps organizations improve IT efficiency, better comply with regulatory requirements, and move toward a more secure, connected infrastructure for their cross-platform computing environment. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +1 408 542-7500 or visit http://www.centrify.com

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