Centrify takes aim at Mac endpoints

New capabilities reduce risk by securing local administrator passwords and simplifying Mac application management with turnkey Munki integration

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Centrify takes aim at Mac endpoints Mann says the Centrify Identity Platform secures Mac endpoints as well as Windows and Linux.
By  Manda Banda Published  June 13, 2017

Centrify, a maker of security solutions in hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, has announced enhancements to the Centrify Identity Platform that deliver local administrator password management for Macs and comprehensive Mac application management and software distribution via turnkey integration with the Munki open source solution.

The new capabilities enable Mac administrators to solve critical challenges by implementing best practices for controlling privileged access on Macs while at the same time simplifying management of Mac endpoints.

"Our latest security capabilities extend shared account password management (SAPM) from servers, network devices, Windows and Linux endpoints to Mac, while at the same time simplifying Mac application management with Munki support that enables users to install applications without knowing the admin password," said Bill Mann, chief product officer at Centrify. "The Centrify Identity Platform secures Mac endpoints as well as Windows and Linux with our market leading Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) and privileged identity management (PIM) solutions that help stop breaches across endpoints, infrastructure and apps."

The Centrify Identity Platform closes this gap in security with local administrator password management (LAPM) for Mac that enables administrators to generate a unique administrator password for each Mac. Munki's open-source toolset provides a rich Apple App Store like end user experience, where the specific apps an organisation approves are available for seamless installation.

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