Centrify Announces Support for Tiger

Centrify Corp. announced Monday it has added Mac OS X Tiger to the list of supported platforms that include Unix and Linux for its DirectControl suite.

DirectControl is an identity, access and Group Policy management solution that extends the capabilities of Microsoft Active Directory for mixed Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X Tiger, UNIX and Linux environments and Java and web-based applications. Using DirectControl across all of their operating systems allows administrators to use one method and application to set policies, administer rights and provide single sign-on to all users.

Centrify DirectControl support for Mac OS X Tiger means that an administrator can, from a single console, manage user access and policies for Mac OS X, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, and Windows systems throughout an enterprise. This centralized management reduces administrative cost and ensures that a consistent security policy is enforced across all users and computers on the network.

DirectControl for Mac OS X will be available on June 15 for evaluation with general availability scheduled for mid-July, 2005, the company said. DirectControl is licensed beginning at US$50 per workstation and $300 per server.

The Centrify solution is designed to work for versions of Mac OS X, from 10.2 and greater, including the new Mac OS X Tiger.