Latest Likewise Release Adds Extensive Reports and Real-time Operations Dashboard

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Offers more than 60 comprehensive reports for compliance with regulatory requirements.

Likewise announced today its latest release -- offering more than 60 comprehensive reports for demonstrating compliance with PCI (Payment Card Industry) and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

Likewise Enterprise 5.3 provides a variety of features to demonstrate compliance with key security guidelines. The software now provides a tiered event collection and archiving system as well as compliance-oriented reports to analyze these events. In addition, Likewise Enterprise 5.3 adds an Operations Dashboard to provide real-time monitoring of the datacenter security infrastructure with a graphical "green-yellow-red" display. It helps identify issues and, with the event logging feature that supports SQL Server or MySQL, has the ability to drill down to view specific events, users, and servers.

"Our customers told us they needed to demonstrate compliance through easily-generated reports," said Manny Vellon, chief technology officer and co-founder of Likewise. "5.3's added reporting and Operations Dashboard make it great tool not only for administrators and IT operations managers, but also for IT directors and CIOs."

The new event collection and archiving system makes it possible to track all failed logons or attempts to perform privileged operations. The system can also report on users who have not updated passwords in 90 days or on inactive computers. Administrators can also create customized reports to help meet the requirements of various industry-specific standards.

Likewise Enterprise builds on the authentication engine of Likewise Open, making it easy for IT managers to authenticate users, control access to applications and data, centrally manage settings with group policies and create reports for regulatory audits. In addition, Likewise Enterprise is the only solution to provide 100 percent native support for Apple's Workgroup Manager application. Both Likewise Open 5.3 and Likewise Enterprise 5.3 also support Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Users can find the new software download for trial at

About Likewise
Likewise provides integration and identity management solutions to improve security and operational efficiencies and to help achieve regulatory compliance in mixed networks. Likewise Open lets organizations securely authenticate Linux, Unix and Mac users with Microsoft Active Directory. Likewise Enterprise includes all the core authentication technology that comes with Likewise Open, plus world-class migration, group policy, auditing and reporting modules. More information is available at the company's Web site,

Likewise is a trademark of Likewise Software. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.


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