Two Enterprise Desktop Alliance Members Win Interoperability Awards

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[] Sunnyvale, California - The Enterprise Desktop Alliance today announced that two founding members of the organization were named top winners in the Best Interoperability Product category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro(R) magazine. ExtremeZ-IP from Group Logic was named the Editor's Best, and Centrify Suite was named as a gold medal winner of the "2010 Community Choice Awards".

"ExtremeZ-IP is a very strong product and is backed by even stronger sales and technical support," said Jeff Beith, business analyst for Iovate Health Sciences. "The experience has been nothing but positive. Once it is implemented, it just works!"

"We appreciate the recognition of the editors at Penton Media," said T. Reid Lewis, president of Group Logic. "It shows we are on the right track as we strive to maximize the Mac experience for users and to streamline administration for IT managers."

"Customers told us, 'the Centrify suite is efficient and easy to use,'" said Jason Bovberg, senior editor at Windows IT Pro. "Thousands of IT pros nominated and voted for their favorite products in our 2010 Community Choice Awards. Our Windows IT Pro community showed unprecedented enthusiasm in their voting this year, calling out their favorite products based on top-tier performance and service."

"Centrify is gratified that the user community has recognized the Centrify Suite for enabling their organizations to reduce IT expense and complexity and strengthen security and compliance by integrating UNIX, Linux and Mac systems in Active Directory," said Frank Cabri vice president of marketing for Centrify.

About Group Logic ExtremeZ-IP:
Group Logic's ExtremeZ-IP is software that is installed on a Microsoft Windows server and allows Macs to use the same file and print resources as PCs, simplifying management and consolidating servers. It provides seamless integration with an existing Windows infrastructure, while maintaining the complete Mac experience end-users expect. IT managers get a powerful suite of administration features that enable them to manage how Mac clients access and utilize their file and print resources.

About the Centrify Suite:
The Centrify Suite centrally secures cross-platform data centers through Active Directory-based identity and access management of the industry's widest range of heterogeneous systems, hypervisors and applications. Key components of the Centrify Suite include integrated authentication, access control, role-based privilege management, user-level auditing and server protection solutions, consisting of Centrify DirectControl, Centrify DirectAuthorize, Centrify DirectAudit, Centrify DirectSecure, and Centrify DirectManage.

About Windows IT Pro:
Windows IT Pro is the leading and largest independent voice in Windows IT, with more than 2.5 million visits per month, and consists of a multitude of print and online channels. In addition to the flagship Windows IT Pro magazine, our technology network includes SQL Server Magazine, SharePointPro Connections and DevProConnections. Other online channels include blogs, forums, podcasts, RSS feeds, webinars, virtual events, white papers, newsletters, classes and more. IT professionals get objective, "direct from the trenches" information about Microsoft's latest Windows-based solutions and gain essential insight for keeping business-critical Microsoft applications up and running.

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the United States, serving more than 6 million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 websites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. For additional information about the company and its businesses, visit them online.

The Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA) is a collaboration among enterprise class software companies to deliver solutions that streamline the deployment, integration and management of the Mac in sophisticated Windows-centric IT environments.?By leveraging the suite of capabilities that EDA solutions offer, an enterprise can use the same hardware and software infrastructures to easily integrate Macs and achieve the same level of control, security, policy compliance, and services that they currently have with their Windows platforms. Member companies include Absolute Software, Centrify, Group Logic, IBM and Web Help Desk.


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