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Industry

Media

Company Size

2,000 employees

“Following proper IT security policies was imperative, and without Centrify we would not have been able to fulfill that requirement with a Mac implementation. We would have ended up with Windows machines.”

DERRICK MEYER, MEDIA SOLUTIONS MANAGER FOR NINE NETWORK

CENTRIFY IDENTITY SERVICE, MAC EDITION CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT

Nine Network, one of the two largest broadcasters in Australia, maintains a broadcast network separate from its corporate network. While corporate network users are 90% PC, the broadcast network is about 50% Mac and 50% PC.

 Nine Network chose Centrify Identity Service, Mac Edition to securely manage Mac user identity, with the ability to access both broadcast and corporate IT networks with a single login through Active Directory.  This insured that the 2012 expansion of Nine Network’s broadcast editing environment could be based on the Mac platform rather than Windows, affording better options for production and post-production software.

Project Requirements

  • Large expansion of Macs across the organization
  • Identity and password consolidation with Active Directory
  • Ability to segment access to production resources based on role

Aha Moment

“It was easier than we’d anticipated, and the support we received from Centrify was fantastic -- better than most companies we deal with,” said Derrick Meyer, Media Solutions Manager for Nine Network.

Bottom Line

Since its Centrify-enabled Mac expansion, Nine Network has become much more efficient in production and post-production. Centrify has simplified password management for both employees and tech support, dramatically reduced the problem of forgotten login credentials and cut support calls in half. Today, the company’s 150 Macs are easily managed by two IT people.