BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Likewise® Software, a leader in delivering authentication and audit solutions for mixed networks, today announced that it has joined the Oracle PartnerNetwork and now supports Oracle® Enterprise Linux versions 4 and 5, a key component of the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program. Likewise solutions support over 110 Linux, UNIX and Mac platforms, alleviating a number of challenges with authentication across multiple platforms while helping organizations improve security and demonstrate regulatory compliance.
“The Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program is a highly credible offering to the enterprise. Given our focus on large organizations, our relationship with Oracle is a natural fit,” said Tracy Lothringer, director of alliances for Likewise Software. “This combination is an ideal solution for managing user authentication and identity management across mixed environments that include Oracle Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Active Directory.”
“Likewise has become a recognized solution provider for authentication of non-Windows systems into Active Directory for the enterprise,” said Monica Kumar, senior director of Linux and Open Source Product Marketing, Oracle. “The combination of Oracle Enterprise Linux and Likewise is a strong option for Microsoft Windows customers that are adopting Linux.”
Likewise Software solutions include Likewise Open, an open source community project that allows Linux, UNIX and Mac authentication on a Microsoft network using Active Directory. A user can interactively log into the Linux, UNIX or Mac machine using Active Directory credentials, and can access any kerberized services that the non-Windows machine hosts. Likewise Enterprise provides this same authentication of non-Windows machines into Active Directory and also includes world-class migration, group policy, audit and reporting modules.
For more information about Likewise solutions visit www.likewisesoftware.com or download Likewise Open for free at http://www.likewisesoftware.com/download/index.php.
About the Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,500 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels. http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com
About Oracle Enterprise Linux
Oracle Enterprise Linux is a key component of the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program. Providing complete support for the entire software stack on Linux, the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program has been adopted by more than 2,000 leading organizations. The program provides enterprise-class support for Linux with premier backports, lifetime support, comprehensive Linux server lifecycle management, full indemnification, extensive testing and more, all while helping to significantly lower the cost of support for users.
About Likewise Software
Likewise Software (formerly Centeris) provides identity management solutions designed to improve security and operational efficiencies and help achieve regulatory compliance in mixed network environments. Likewise Open allows large organizations to securely authenticate Linux, UNIX and Mac systems with a unified directory such as Microsoft Active Directory. Likewise Enterprise includes all of the core authentication technology that comes with Likewise Open, plus world-class migration, group policy, audit and reporting modules.
Likewise Software is a Bellevue, WA-based software company funded by leading venture capital firms Ignition Partners, Intel Capital, and Trinity Ventures. Likewise has experienced management and engineering teams in place and is led by senior executives from leading technology companies such as Microsoft, F5 Networks, EMC and Mercury. For more information, visit www.likewisesoftware.com.
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