Likewise Software has Record First Half

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Major partnerships, substantial customer wins, record open source downloads

Likewise software, integrating Linux, Unix, and Mac in Windows environments, reported a record first half of 2010, signing partnerships with HP, EMC, Canonical, VMware, deals with customers Gilead Sciences, Phillip Morris, NBC Universal and Qatar Petroleum, Morgan Stanley, TIAA-CREF and now with more than 60,000 organizations using its software.

Earlier this month, the company was also ranked among the top 25 in The VAR Guy's Open Source 50 report and was named to CRN's 2010 Emerging Vendors List.

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

"In 2009, Likewise saw an incredible increase in enterprise adoption, the first half of 2010 saw even greater resonance as companies like HP, Canonical and VMware began shipping Likewise with their own products," said Barry Crist, CEO, Likewise. "We were also pleased at the increasing adoption of our free Likewise Open - for those who simply want to authenticate computers on their network."

In Q1 Likewise-CIFS and Likewise Identity Service became available with some HP StorageWorks platforms. Likewise-CIFS is high-performance file server software that enables Windows clients to access folders and files on Linux, Unix, and Mac computers. 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.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS shipped in April and includes the latest version of Likewise Open, enabling easy integration of Ubuntu machines into Microsoft Active Directory. Likewise makes it easy to integrate Ubuntu desktops and servers into corporate networks for secure and controlled access to information.

In addition, Likewise software is being integrated and included with VMware vSphere providing large enterprises with a scalable means to improve authentication and access control in virtualized environments to help meet IT security audit requirements. Organizations using vSphere (with ESX or ESXi) can manage and control vSphere users with Microsoft Active Directory.

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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