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Industry

Software

Company Size

600 employees

“We use Centrify for security and compliance through end-to-end identity management – Server Suite in the datacenter and Identity Service for employees using Mac systems.”

DON SMALL, SR. DIRECTOR OF IT AT LITHIUM TECHNOLOGIES

CENTRIFY IDENTITY SERVICE FOR MAC CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT

Lithium Technologies was transitioning much of its Linux-based development onto the Mac, and that meant 75% of their employees would soon be transitioning as well. The company needed to extend identity management to Macs for compliance, consistency and to minimize IT service costs.

Project Drivers

  • Bring Macs into compliance with ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (SSAE 16) security standards
  • Provide consistent IT support for Macs
  • Consolidate user access to company resources

Aha Moment

“We’ve been very surprised by the amount of support time that Centrify has saved us. We expected to cut support calls in half but the reality has been in the neighborhood of 80%,” says Don Small, Sr. Director of IT at Lithium Technologies.

Bottom Line

Before the Identity Service for Mac solution, the IT department was receiving between 50 and 75 requests each week for password resets or assistance, at an approximate annual cost of $128,000. In addition to the significant time and cost savings for IT support, Group Policies within Active Directory have been extended to Mac systems to ensure compliance with ISO 27001 and SSAE SOC 2 industry standards.

 


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