Likewise Offers High-Performance File System and Advanced Authentication for HP StorageWorks Storage Systems

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Helps control access to applications and data, improves security

Likewise announced today that Likewise-CIFS, a high-performance, commercially-supported Windows-compatible file server, and Likewise Identity Service are now available with some HP StorageWorks platforms.

Likewise Identity Service is an Active Directory bridge technology providing authentication of non-Windows systems to Active Directory--making it easy to authenticate users, control access to applications and data, and improve security.

"HP customers include many of the largest and most demanding organizations in the world," said Barry Crist, CEO of Likewise. "Likewise solutions bring a new level of reliability and performance to the storage industry for cross-platform authentication and file sharing."

Likewise-CIFS is a highly scalable SMB/CIFS platform for Linux and Unix operating systems. The Likewise-CIFS stack allows Windows clients to seamlessly access folders and files on Linux, Unix, and Mac computers. Features of Likewise-CIFS include a modern, OEM-friendly architecture, a high-performance, scalable design and full support for both the SMB1 and SMB2 protocols.

"Clients with demanding workloads need to rapidly execute file transfers, while ensuring only authorized access to data," said Lee Johns, director, Marketing, Unified Storage Division, HP. "The performance and scalability of the HP StorageWorks offerings coupled with Likewise's technology gives clients storage solutions that can grow with their business and provide multiprotocol access to data."

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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