Centrify Gets Linux Mint-y Fresh; Announces First Free Commercial Active Directory-Based Single Sign-on for Linux Mint 12
February 29, 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 Express 2012 for Linux offering now supports the recently released Linux Mint 12 operating system with Active Directory-based authentication for users of the latest Linux Mint OS.
Linux Mint delivers a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is powerful and easy to use for organizations and home users. The Linux Mint project focuses on making the desktop more efficient for everyday tasks performed by regular users. Available at no cost, it is built upon mature software layers, including the Linux kernel. Linux Mint relies on the Ubuntu and Debian projects — operating systems also supported by Centrify — and utilizes Ubuntu and Debian systems as a base.
"Centrify offers by far the industry's broadest platform support for integrating cross-platform systems, mobile devices and application into Active Directory, and we are pleased that list now includes Linux Mint, which according to Distrowatch.com has become one of the most popular Linux distributions available," said David McNeely, Senior Director of Product Management at Centrify. "To help make Linux Mint even more plug-n-play with Microsoft Windows environments, we are pleased to make our robust Active Directory integration solution available to all users of Linux Mint at a great price — free."
About Centrify Express
Centrify Express is a comprehensive suite of five, free Active Directory-based integration solutions providing authentication, single sign-on, remote access, file-sharing, and reporting for cross-platform systems deployed on-premise or in the cloud. Compared to other free offerings, Centrify Express includes significantly more functionality to quickly and easily integrate UNIX, Linux and Mac systems into a Windows environment and offers more advanced enterprise features to upgrade to. Centrify Express comprises: DirectControl Express for Active Directory-based authentication and single sign-on; DirectManage Express for centrally discovering and managing non-Windows systems, deploying Centrify software, and administering local Linux accounts; Centrify-enabled versions of OpenSSH, PuTTY and Samba for optimized remote access and file-sharing leveraging Active Directory; Centrify Insight™, a Splunk-based application for integrating identity and access management (IAM) with security information and event management (SIEM), as well as for providing operational intelligence regarding cross-platform systems; and Centrify Cloud Tools for securing Linux systems deployed in the cloud.
Centrify Express 2012 is free, available and can be downloaded at Centrify Express Download. Centrify Express is a subset of the capabilities provided by the Centrify Suite 2012 that layers on additional capabilities such as role-based access control, privileged identity management, user-level auditing, server isolation and encryption of data-in-motion.
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, 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/.
Centrify, DirectAudit, DirectControl and DirectSecure are registered trademarks and DirectAuthorize and DirectManage are trademarks of Centrify Corporation in the United States and other countries.