Provides integration with Active Directory; Open Source version available
BELLEVUE, Wash. –– Likewise announced today availability of both Likewise Open 5.3 and Likewise Enterprise 5.3 software that supports Apple’s new Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, enabling those systems to be integrated with Microsoft Active Directory.
Likewise Open allows computers running Mac OS X Snow Leopard to authenticate with an organization’s existing Active Directory. Likewise Enterprise builds on the authentication engine of Likewise Open, making it easy for IT managers to authenticate users, control access to applications and data, centrally manage settings with group policies and create reports for regulatory audits. In addition, Likewise Enterprise is the only solution to provide 100 percent native support for Apple’s Workgroup Manager application.
"Likewise provides the best integration for Macs into Active Directory and helps make Macs first-class citizens in a Windows environment," said Manny Vellon, chief technology officer and co-founder of Likewise. "As networks become more mixed and diverse, Likewise allows organizations to leverage their investment in Active Directory to provide a single system to manage networks and improve security. We’re adding Snow Leopard to our long and continuously growing list of supported platforms."
Users can find the new Likewise Open software download at www.likewise.com/download, and the Likewise Enterprise trial at www.likewise.com/register. The new software includes both 32-bit and 64-bit support.
About Likewise Software
Likewise provides integration and identity management solutions to improve security and operational efficiencies and to help achieve regulatory compliance in mixed networks. Likewise Open lets organizations securely authenticate Linux, Unix and Mac users with Microsoft Active Directory. Likewise Enterprise includes all the core authentication technology that comes with Likewise Open, plus world-class migration, group policy, auditing and reporting modules. More information is available at the company’s Web site www.likewise.com.
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Luke Dieker, Likewise Software
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