Mac Management

Robust Mac Smart Card Support

Enterprises often need stronger authentication, while Federal agencies and other organizations must meet Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), NIST guidance and other security mandates for smart card authentication.

Centrify supports CAC, CAC NG, PIV and PIV-I smart card-based login to Active Directory on Macs in the same fashion as Windows systems, ensuring strong authentication and single sign-on to other applications and services for Active Directory users. Smart card login combined with Centrify’s ability to enforce policies required in high-security environments helps to ensure compliance with corporate and federal policies, enabling further adoption of Mac OS X systems in these environments.

Centrify’s support for the Department of Defense’s Common Access Card (CAC) standard is certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), and has additionally earned the Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) from the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). Centrify has further obtained FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation for the Centrify Crypto Module providing the core cryptography and the entire solution is Common Criteria certified at EAL 2.