updated 01:10 pm EDT, Fri October 26, 2007
Centrify today announced that it has added support for Leopard to its DirectControl software for Mac OS X. Users of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard can utilize security with single sign-on and administrative control provided by DirectControl's Active Directory-based management and Group Policy support. "Centrify is proud to deliver support for the newest release of Mac OS X, and we believe this is representative of our continued efforts to make the Mac work seamlessly in the enterprise," said David McNeely, director of product management for Centrify. A preview version of Centrify DirectControl for Mac with support for Leopard is already available, and the application is scheduled to ship in mid-November for $60 per workstation and $350 per server.
"With DirectControl, IT Managers can continue to use the management tools they are already familiar with-Active Directory for authentication and Group Policy for desktop lockdown-while Mac users get the platform they prefer."
Centrify DirectControl is designed to turn a non-Microsoft server, workstation or device into an Active Directory client, enabling an organization to secure that system using the same authentication, access control and Group Policy services currently deployed for Windows systems.
The extensive Group Policy support included in Centrify DirectControl for Mac allows organizations to apply the same security standards and enforce the same policies for the Mac as they do for Windows and other platforms.