SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA Conference 2008 -- Centrify Corporation, a leading provider of Microsoft Active Directory-centric identity management solutions for Linux, UNIX and Mac, today announced Centrify DirectControl 4.1, which adds support for 25 more operating system versions to raise its total to over 135 non-Microsoft operating system versions integrated into Active Directory. These include the latest versions of Mac OS X Leopard, VMware ESX, IBM AIX and the latest releases from Linux distributors. This wide platform support allows enterprises to select the optimal platform to support their application requirements with the confidence that authentication and access control can be administered centrally and economically from Microsoft Active Directory.
Version 4.1 also enhances Centrify DirectControl''s support for web and Java-based applications by adding clustering support, additional platform coverage and extended cross-forest support (including one-way trust). As a result, organizations can depend on enterprise-quality authentication, authorization and federation support for scalable, high-availability Java applications that are deployed in a clustered configuration.
"More than one-third of the Fortune 50 and over 400 enterprise customers depend on Centrify DirectControl to deliver identity and access management for UNIX, Linux and Mac systems and a wide range of web-based applications," said Corey Williams, director of product management for applications at Centrify. "Our latest release furthers our commitment to providing customers the most flexibility while maintaining the best integration with Microsoft Active Directory."
Centrify DirectControl supports IT environments administered from all major versions of Windows Server from Windows Server 2000 onward. DirectControl is certified for Windows 2003 and was the first identity and access management solution certified for Windows Server 2008 (See related news release: Centrify Delivers First Identity and Access Management Solution Certified for Windows Server 2008). New system support added with DirectControl 4.1 includes: Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2; OpenSuSE 10.3; Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3 for PowerPC; RHEL 4 for Itanium; RHEL 5.1, RHEL Desktop 5.1; Red Hat Fedora 8; Scientific Linux 4.5; Ubuntu Desktop/Server LTS 6.06 / 7.04 / 7.10; IBM AIX 6.1 and VMware ESX 3.5. Click for the complete list of platforms supported by Centrify DirectControl.
With Centrify DirectControl, organizations with diverse IT environments can leverage their investment in Active Directory to move to a central directory with a single point of administration for user accounts and security policy. They can use DirectControl''s patent-pending Zone technology to provide secure, granular access control and delegated administration. Additional seamlessly integrated modules snap into the DirectControl Agent to provide services such as web (e.g. BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, Apache, etc.) and database (e.g. IBM DB2, IBM Informix, etc.) single sign-on and SAP R/3 integration. As a result, organizations increase their efficiency, improve their security and simplify compliance with regulatory requirements.
Price and Availability
Centrify DirectControl 4.1 will be available by the end of April 2008, and is licensed beginning at $60 per workstation and $350 per server. To receive an evaluation copy of DirectControl 4.1, email email@example.com, call (650) 961-1100 or visit
Centrify provides auditing, access control and identity management solutions that centrally secure an organization''s heterogeneous systems, web applications, databases and storage systems using Microsoft Active Directory- the same authentication, authorization and Group Policy services deployed for its Windows environment. Centrify DirectAudit and DirectControl help 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 +1 650-961-1100 or visit
Centrify and DirectControl are registered trademarks and DirectAudit is a trademark of Centrify Corporation. Other names used in this document are trademarks of their respective companies.
Source: Centrify Corporation