Within the Windows environment, Active Directory provides a single, central point of administration. Within Linux and UNIX environments, user identities may reside in multiple identity silos, including NIS, LDAP databases, and locally managed config files. The BYOD revolution, and the move to cloud-based SaaS apps, is resulting in even more identity stores.
Centrify simplifies and unifies your IT infrastructure by centralizing identity and access management for non-Windows systems, devices and applications within Microsoft Active Directory. The term "Active Directory Bridging," coined by industry analysts, should not be confused with synchronization or replication strategies. Centrify places native software agents on the managed resources, in effect turning them into Windows clients whose information is stored directly in Active Directory. Centrify provides migration tools that ease the integration of non-Windows identities into Active Directory.
The Centrify Suite goes well beyond Active Directory Bridging, enabling you to: