Delivers Secure, Unified Access Spanning Mobile Devices to Mainframes June 11, 2012,
Volume 172, Issue 2
Centrify Corporation has released Centrify Suite 2012 security and compliance solution with Active Directory for the latest Linux operating systems running on IBM Z Series. This new platform support, coupled with Centrify's recently introduced mobile and additional Linux and UNIX platform support, extends Centrify's unified auditing and access management capabilities to more than 375 operating system platforms -- the industry's broadest range of resources operating on premise or in the cloud. Marketwire reports that Active Directory provides a central repository for Windows accounts, while authentication and user entitlements for other systems often reside in disparate identity silos or are managed locally system by system. Centralizing or bridging the management of these accounts with Active Directory is the preferred method by more organizations to meet compliance requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, FISMA and PCI which state that organizations must limit access to business-critical systems to only named users whose job role requires it, and must audit and report on activity.