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September 10, 2010

Updates on the Migration to Unified Authentication

Merging an authentication between Linux and Windows may not actually be as difficult as it appears, and if Linux is to grow in the enterprise, then Linux systems must be enabled to work as peers in a mixed network.

This Likewise integration is expected to greatly simplify user account management by allowing administrators to manage users and computers for all systems in their mixed network through a single identity management system, providing a single, secure framework for authentication and access control in mixed networks.

Likewise will be exhibiting at Ohio LinuxFest and discussing Likewise Open, Likewise Enterprise, and Likewise CIFS at the event.

Likewise announced the availability today of Likewise Open 6.0 – adding enhanced logon performance – especially in large, complex environments, expanded password management support and easing upgrades.

Providing more than 70,000 organizations with integration and authentication tools for mixed networks, Likewise joins desktops and servers running Linux, Unix, and Mac OS to an organization's existing network using AD. 

Likewise announced membership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner. As an Advantage Partner, it can assist NetApp customers with heterogeneous environments to leverage their investments in Microsoft Active Directory to achieve unified directory access.

Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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