January 13, 2010 in Announcements (E)
[prMac.com] Sunnyvale, California - Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of Microsoft Active Directory-based identity and access management and auditing solutions for non-Microsoft platforms, today announced that Centrify DirectControl(R) for Mac OS X has achieved McAfee Compatible status under the McAfee(R) Security Innovation Alliance(TM) partner program. As part of this program, Centrify has integrated its Centrify DirectControl for Mac OS X with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator(R) (McAfee ePO(TM)) software to help enterprises better manage their computing assets and improve their compliance with regulations.
Centrify's DirectControl for Mac OS X enables administrators to centralize user management and smart card login within Microsoft Active Directory and to enforce desktop lockdown controls over user and Mac system configurations through Windows Group Policy. Centrify DirectControl for Mac OS X's integration with McAfee ePO software enables administrators to import computer information for heterogeneous desktop environments into McAfee ePO databases, deploy and manage Centrify's software agents onto these systems using McAfee ePO software, and view deployment coverage reports. As a result, IT security and help desk teams can now manage and secure Mac systems in the same way they manage Microsoft Windows PCs - using the same familiar Windows-based tools and processes.
"We're pleased to promote Centrify to Technology Partner status," said Ed Barry, senior director of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance. "By deploying our newly integrated solutions, our joint customers can reduce operational costs, achieve greater protection and improve their overall compliance."
"Centrify is excited to be a part of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance program and to have achieved compatibility with the McAfee ePO platform," said Frank Cabri, vice president of marketing and business development for Centrify. "Our joint customers will value the integration of these key McAfee and Centrify technologies, which together will help simplify deployments and reduce security risks across their Mac environment."
About McAfee ePO Platform and McAfee Security Innovation Alliance Program
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is the first platform that lets enterprises and governments centrally manage security and compliance products from multiple vendors, offering unprecedented cost savings and return on investment. With more than 35,000 customers managing security and compliance on more than 60 million PCs and servers, this unique platform is helping McAfee Security Innovation Alliance partners to extend their reach and create complementary functionality. For more information on the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform, please visit their website.
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 the Centrify website.