Isilon Systems Licenses Likewise Technology

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Isilon Systems is licensing Likewise Software technology to streamline the management of mixed storage environments.

Likewise® Software today announced that Isilon Systems is licensing its technology to further streamline the management of mixed storage environments. Likewise Software products deliver state-of-the art authentication and audit capabilities for mixed network environments. Datacenter managers running clustered storage systems on single or mixed operating systems - including Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac OS - can now more easily manage the provisioning and security of these storage devices.

"IT managers worldwide depend on award-winning Isilon storage solutions which often contain a company's most valued assets," said Krishna Ganugapati, vice president of engineering for Likewise Software. "Given the complexity and diversity of today's enterprise environments, a consistent standard and enforceable policy for access and authentication is critical. Our next generation authentication engine will help Isilon's customers secure the enterprise."

"Likewise Enterprise has proven that it can provide effective centralized authentication and access control for Linux, Unix and Mac computers in Active Directory-centric environments. Its core benefits complement what we are trying to achieve with our clustered storage systems, from enhanced security to considerably reducing IT costs," said Ashish Bhargava, Director of Business Development, Isilon Systems. "In addition, the flexible dual licensing model used by Likewise encompasses the best of what open source can offer and at the same time allows us to protect our key intellectual property assets."

Likewise Software provides identity management applications designed to improve security and operational efficiencies and help achieve regulatory compliance in mixed networks. The Likewise Open software allows large organizations to securely authenticate Linux, Unix and Mac systems, application and devices with a unified directory such as Microsoft Active Directory. Likewise Enterprise software includes all of the core authentication technology that comes with Likewise Open, plus world-class migration, group policy, audit and reporting modules.

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Likewise Software, based in Bellevue, Washington, is funded by leading venture capital firms -- Ignition Partners, Intel Capital, and Trinity Ventures. For more information, visit


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