Likewise Demonstrates VMware ESXi Active Directory Integration Technology at VMworld

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Demonstrations to be held at Moscone Center booth 1606

Likewise, a provider of software for integrating Linux, Unix, and Mac systems with Windows environments, will be demonstrating how VMware vSphere 4.1 uses the Likewise Identity Service to integrate the hypervisor (ESX or ESXi) securely on networks using Microsoft's Active Directory (AD).

Likewise joins both physical and virtual desktops and servers running Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X to an organization's existing network using AD. This provides a single, secure framework for authentication and access control in mixed networks.

"It was about a year ago that VMware first selected Likewise to provide the directory integration technology for their next release of vSphere," said Barry Crist, CEO, Likewise. "We're demonstrating the benefits of vSphere with licensed Likewise technology, plus more to show how security can be incorporated in a virtualization initiative right from its inception."

Active Directory provides a secure, enterprise-ready solution for centralized identity management, authentication, and access control. Administrators of VMware ESX and ESXi can join those systems to Active Directory using Likewise technology so users only need their AD password to log in, and admins can securely delegate management tasks to users based on their AD credentials.

About Likewise
Likewise provides more than 70,000 organizations with integration and authentication tools for mixed networks - enabling secure access of Linux, Unix, and Mac OS systems on networks using Microsoft Windows.

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 OS 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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