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This article is part of the November 2008 issue of Security researchers on biometrics, insider threats, encryption and virtualization
IDENTITY MANAGEMENT Symark PowerADvantage 1.5 REVIEWED BY PETER GIANNACOPOULOS Symark Price: $290 per Unix/Linux server, $45 per workstation Centralized directory services such as Active Directory are key to identity management initiatives, but one of the stumbling points has been integrating non-Microsoft platforms into the authentication infrastructure. Symark PowerADvantage eases integration of Unix/Linux and AD authentication. Platform Coverage B+ PowerADvantage allows Unix hosts to become member servers of an AD forest and leverage AD's centralized user management and authentication capabilities. All major enterprise Unix and Linux platforms are supported. Other Linux platforms such as Fedora are likely to work, provided they have relatively modern Kerberos and LDAP implementations. Installation/Configuration A Installation consists of a Windows-based service on the AD domain controllers and an agent with associated libraries on the managed Unix/Linux hosts. The Windows components do not require the schema to be modified, but do create ... Access >>>
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