Review: Centrify DirectControl

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Review: Centrify DirectControl

Centrify is a fairly young company, founded in 2004, but the problem its products seek to address goes back further than this. It is the perennial issue of providing an integrated and centralised approach to access control across disparate platforms, such as Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac. The issue is heightened by regulatory compliance obligations and associated audit requirements. Organisations with a large, mixed infrastructure can find themselves with a heavy workload in order to meet requirements in this context.

Centrify DirectControl addresses the issue by utilising Microsoft Active Directory as a proven centralised administration tool for the Windows environment and integrating Unix, Linux or Mac-based machines into this model. This is achieved by using an agent on the client platform that takes care ...

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