Centrify DirectControl for Mac OS X Earns Certificate of Networthiness from US Army NETCOM
Centrify is Only Active Directory Bridging Solution to Earn Both U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness and FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Validation for Securing Access to Government IT Systems
March 28, 2012
SUNNYVALE, Calif. ‒ Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications using Active Directory, today announced that its Centrify DirectControl for Mac OS X has earned the Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) from the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology (NETCOM) Command 9th Signal Command.
A requirement for any software deployed in the U.S. Army's Enterprise Infrastructure Network, this certification assures U.S. Army agencies that Centrify DirectControl for Mac OS X has met all network standards set by the U.S. Army. Its certification number, as referenced on the U.S. Army Knowledge Online (AKO) website and available to authorized Army personnel, is CERT-20121061.
Centrify's ongoing commitment to the Federal Government market is demonstrated by this new certification and the recent FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation of DirectControl on Mac OS X and Red Hat Linux, making Centrify DirectControl for Mac OS X the only Active Directory Bridging solution to achieve both certifications. In addition, Centrify DirectControl for Mac OS X has also received the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification for support of Common Access Cards (CAC) and strong authentication.
Companies applying for the CoN see their products thoroughly examined to validate that the products meet the U.S. Army's requirements such as network security, network impact, compatibility with the infrastructure, communications and information support. Only products that are compliant with these strict standards are permitted on the Army Enterprise Infrastructure Network.
Centrify has broad acceptance throughout federal, defense and civilian agencies for its reliable identity consolidation and privileged access management solutions for UNIX, Linux and Mac systems. Centrify DirectControl for Mac OS X is a leading solution for Active Directory-based authentication, single sign-on, smart card and Group Policy support for the Apple Mac platform. It offers an advanced set of capabilities for integrating and managing Mac systems with existing infrastructure to reduce costs and improve security. DirectControl is an integrated component of Centrify Suite 2012, Centrify's security and compliance solution for controlling, securing and auditing access to cross-platform systems and applications using Active Directory. Features in DirectControl for Mac OS X include support for automated digital certificate enrollment, additional CAC, CACNG and PIV smart card support specific to the U.S. Federal Government, enhanced Apple FileVault Full Disk encryption support, advanced printer management, and additional desktop lockdown capabilities.
"Centrify is experiencing significant U.S. Federal market adoption of its solutions, as Federal IT organizations look to meet security and compliance of their systems from the server to end user devices to the cloud," said David McNeely, Centrify senior director of product management. "The Army's thorough testing of DirectControl validates the reliability and robustness built into Centrify's products and now enables end users to utilize the platform of their choice securely and with confidence that it has met the Army's high standards."
About the U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness (CoN)
The U.S. Army CoN accreditation is a collaborative effort between several Department of Defense organizations. The certification also applies to all National Guard, Army Reserve and DoD organizations that use the Army Enterprise Infrastructure Network. Information on the CoN is available for authorized users on the AKO website: https://chess.army.mil/ascp/commerce/contract/cert_of_networthiness.jsp.
Centrify delivers integrated software and cloud-based solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own — Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud, more than 4,000 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies, 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 http://www.centrify.com/.
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