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.