Centrify Express Provides On-Ramp to Active Directory-Based Authentication for Linux, Mac OS X

New Centrify Express delivers functionality, upgrade options for a Windows/Linux/Mac integration solution

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Centrify Corporation has announced the availability of Centrify Express, a new set of free software applications and tools, content resources, and community forums designed to help organizations improve security and compliance of data center and desktop systems. A subset of the company's Centrify Suite of identity and access management solutions (IAM), Centrify Express is geared towards organizations interested in establishing a single sign-on experience for Linux and Mac users based on their existing Active Directory credentials.

Centrify Express is comprised of:

  • DirectControl Express: Enables Linux and Mac OS X servers and workstations to participate in a Windows Active Directory domain and gives users Active Directory-based single sign-on.

  • DirectManage Express: Automates deployment and management activities by providing a central solution to discover non-Windows systems on a network; assess and validate the system's ability to join Active Directory; download the right packages for systems; and automatically deploy software to join systems to Active Directory -- all from one graphical management tool.

  • Centrify-Enabled Open Source Tools and Utilities: Allows for cross-platform connectivity and file sharing with Centrify-enabled versions of OpenSSH, PuTTY and Samba that have been enhanced and tested to work with Active Directory and support Kerberos.

  • Centrify Express Community: A full open community, moderated by Centrify technical experts and customers, to support learning, collaboration, and best-practice development in support of single sign-on and related security and compliance initiatives, featuring forums, how-to videos, best-practice guides, and more.

For more information, visit www.centrify.com.