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Centrify Offers Likewise Customers Simple and Affordable Migration

New Software and Support Trade-in Program Makes it Easy to Upgrade to Centrify Active Directory Bridge and Privilege Management Technologies

June 30, 2011

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit cross-platform systems and applications using Active Directory, today announced a new program for organizations interested in replacing their existing Likewise Software products. The Centrify Software Trade-in program offers customers credit for their purchased versions of Likewise products when migrating to Centrify technology prior to December 31, 2011. Additionally, free support is available for customers wishing to swap out the free Likewise utility for Centrify's comprehensive suite of free solutions. This trade-in announcement is made in the context of Likewise Software exiting the Active Directory Bridge market and announcing an asset sale of its Likewise Enterprise and Likewise Open technology.

The potential misuse of shared credentials and privileged access is leading IT managers to focus on providing authenticated and authorized access to on-premise and cloud-based systems. Centrify delivers these capabilities by letting organizations of all sizes leverage the existing infrastructure they already own — Microsoft Active Directory — to perform identity consolidation and privilege management of Linux, UNIX and Mac systems in their environment. With integrated authentication, single sign-on, authorization, auditing, encryption of data-in-motion and new cloud security capabilities, Centrify Suite 2011 provides the broadest set of both free and licensed functionality for Active Directory integration.

Trade-in Likewise for Centrify

The new Software Trade-in Program allows Likewise customers to easily upgrade to Centrify software licenses for free. Software maintenance and license charges may apply depending on configuration and quantities, and proof of purchase may be required for licensed versions. Additionally, the program includes:

  • Free Professional Services support from Centrify Experts to ensure smooth migration
  • Free Computer Based Training (CBT)
  • For Likewise Open customers, ability to get free phone support for a period of time when migrating to Centrify Express, the most comprehensive free Active Directory integration solution

To learn how to take advantage of this offer, simply email

"Organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the value in consolidating all identities and access control in Active Directory to help meet compliance regulations and security best practices," said Frank Cabri, vice president of marketing at Centrify. "In this time of transition and asset sales, we're providing users of any Likewise product a higher value alternative that goes far beyond Active Directory bridging to include privilege management, control over cloud based systems, and optional detailed, user session auditing."

About Centrify

Centrify delivers integrated software solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own—Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud more than 3000 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50, rely on Centrify's identity consolidation and privilege management solutions to reduce IT expenses, strengthen security and meet compliance requirements. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +1 (408) 542-7500 or visit