Sun's end-of-life announcement for NIS (Network Information Service) has spurred many organizations to look to replace their existing NIS infrastructure with a solution that is more secure and easier to manage. NIS fails security and compliance audits because traffic between a NIS server and client is not secure. And maintaining and reliably distributing NIS maps is a cumbersome task that introduces a separate, hard-to-maintain identity silo within an organization.
Centrify delivers a robust NIS-to-Active-Directory migration solution to fit a variety of customer environments. Active Directory is a scalable, fault-tolerant infrastructure that marries LDAP for identity management and Kerberos for secure and authenticated communication between itself and client systems. Centrify DirectControl seamlessly joins Linux and UNIX systems to your Active Directory domain and automatically sets up and configures Kerberos on those systems. The result is a highly secure and easy-to-manage NIS replacement that simplifies your existing IT environment and streamlines IT processes by leveraging your existing Active Directory infrastructure, tools and skill sets.
Centrify provides a variety of tools and migration paths to fit different environments.