Likewise Software Named CRN 2010 Emerging Vendor

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Brings Security to Mixed Networks

Likewise Software, integrating Linux, Unix, and Mac in Windows environments, has been named a CRN "2010 Emerging Vendor." (

Likewise provides integration and authentication software for mixed networks enabling secure access of Linux, UNIX and Mac systems on networks using Microsoft Active Directory for Windows systems.

According to CRN, "While solution providers have found great success getting in on the ground floor of hot new vendors, there's also an element of risk involved. One wrong move could cost a client. But today, more than ever, solution providers are taking the plunge, tying products from young vendors into their solution offerings as a key differentiator."

"Solution providers love how fast and easy it is to deploy our software," said Tracy Lothringer, director of strategic alliances, Likewise. "Using Likewise to authenticate and secure mixed environments gives the solutions provider a great deal of flexibility when working with their client in deciding what operating system - or application - to use. The fact that we have a free, open source platform allows solution providers to quickly show the value of Likewise and then potentially monetize accounts with Likewise Enterprise delivering additional value."

CRN is the industry's leading source for Channel Analysis and Technology Insight. For over 28 years CRN has been the Channel's Paper of Record, delivering Channel Analysis and Technology Insight to Solution Providers who drive two-thirds of all technology sales.

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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