Another win for Apple in the enterprise computing space: Centrify Corp. on Monday announced that it has added Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger” to the list of platforms it supports through its
DirectControl suite. DirectControl can help IT administrators set policies administer rights and provide a single sign-on for users regardless of platform. It works with Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems, as well as Java and Web-based applications.
DirectControl uses a “zone” paradigm that allows admins to control which computers a user can log into based on collections, or “zones” of computers. The software will be available for Mac OS X beginning on June 15, 2005 for evaluation. General availability is scheduled for mid-July. DirectControl costs US$50 per workstation and $300 per server.