SUNNYVALE, California, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of Microsoft Active Directory-based identity and access management and auditing solutions for non-Microsoft platforms, today announced that NetIQ Corporation has chosen to OEM Centrify DirectControl(R) and Centrify DirectAuthorize(TM) technologies to enable NetIQ customers to further centralize and strengthen data protection and achieve compliance with government and industry regulations. NetIQ will market the Centrify technology as NetIQ(R) Identity Integration Suite(TM) and will target organizations wanting to extend Active Directory-centric identity management in their heterogeneous environments. Under the agreement, NetIQ will license the solution and provide support and deployment services to customers, and the two companies will work jointly on technical integration and other initiatives.

Centrify's innovative technology will further empower our customers to leverage NetIQ's industry-leading solutions for Active Directory-based delegated administration, Group Policy and password management solutions as well as extend those capabilities to more securely and efficiently manage multi-platform IT environments, said Ron Hardy, vice president of Product Management, NetIQ. Centrify's best-in-class technology delivers market leading cross-platform, Active Directory-based identity management that facilitates increased security and improves compliance while reducing operational cost and complexity.

Identity management products are flourishing despite economic challenges. A significant driver for the deployment of Active Directory bridge products--which integrate UNIX systems with Microsoft Active Directory--is the cost reduction derived from simplifying the management of heterogeneous workstations and users, said Mark Diodati, senior identity and security analyst at Burton Group. Organizations also get enhanced productivity by enabling administrators to leverage a single toolset to manage users and systems. Finally, users can benefit from sign-on reduction when accessing resources across both UNIX and Windows platforms.

Centrify is pleased to be partnering with NetIQ to extend our leading identity and access management technology to their product offerings, said Frank Cabri, vice president of Marketing and Alliances at Centrify. Increasingly, IT organizations are moving away from tactical tools that address a single platform in favor of a centralized solution for controlling who has access to systems and what specific privileges they have. We believe that NetIQ customers will see tremendous benefit from an integrated offering that is comprehensive in its approach to these key security and compliance issues.

NetIQ will leverage Centrify technologies that provide an integrated set of Active Directory-based access control and identity management solutions that secure cross-platform environments and strengthen regulatory compliance. DirectControl addresses the need to secure both physical and virtual environments by effectively turning a non-Microsoft system or hypervisor into an Active Directory client, enabling administrators to secure that system using the same authentication and Group Policy services currently deployed for their Windows systems, as well as adding granular access control through its patent-pending Zone technology. DirectAuthorize centrally manages and enforces role-based entitlements for fine-grained control of user access and privileges on UNIX and Linux systems as well as a wide range of hypervisors. Built on a common architecture, these two technologies are also integral to the Centrify Suite of solutions that help improve IT efficiency, strengthen regulatory compliance, and centrally secure a heterogeneous computing environment.

About NetIQ

NetIQ, an Attachmate business, is a global leader in systems and security management. With more than 12,000 customers in over 60 countries, NetIQ solutions maximize technology investments and enable IT process improvements to achieve measurable cost savings. For more information on NetIQ's portfolio of award-winning products for IT Process Automation ( , Systems Management (, Security Management (, Configuration Audit and Control (, Enterprise Administration ( and Unified Communications Management (, visit

About Centrify

Centrify's identity and access management and auditing solutions secure cross-platform systems, web applications, databases and enterprise applications centrally using Microsoft Active Directory. The Centrify Suite, comprising DirectControl, DirectAuthorize and DirectAudit, helps organizations improve IT efficiency, better comply with regulatory requirements, and move toward a more secure, connected infrastructure for their cross-platform computing environment. More than 1500 enterprise customers, including 38% of the Fortune 50, have selected Centrify for its easy-to-manage, Active Directory-based cross-platform interoperability solutions. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +1-408-542-7500 or visit

Centrify and DirectControl are registered trademarks and Centrify Suite, DirectAudit and DirectAuthorize are trademarks of Centrify Corporation. Other names used in this document are trademarks of their respective companies.

SOURCE: Centrify Corporation

CONTACT: Frank Cabri of Centrify Corporation, +1-408-542-7576,