Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Quest Software Introduces the Next Generation of Active Directory Bridge Technology

We officially announced the 4.0 release of Quest Authentication Services today:

Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT) introduces the next generation of Active Directory Bridge Technology with the newest version of Quest Authentication Services. This patented technology allows Unix, Linux, and Mac systems to act as full citizens within Active Directory by enabling administrators to extend the authentication, authorization and administration infrastructure of Active Directory to the rest of the enterprise.
New benefits of Quest Authentication Services include:

Auditing and Alerting
  • Enables administrators to audit, report and alert on users who make changes to critical Unix data stored in Active Directory
  • Gives full visibility and change alerting into who made changes, to what, when, where, and even why
One-time Password Authentication
  • Provides an additional layer of out-of-the-box security requiring Active Directory users to use a one-time password to authenticate to any and all Quest Authentication Services-supported Unix systems
  • Integrations include two-factor group policy support, and hardware and software tokens
Web Console
  • Ties identity related tasks together for a centralized point of identity management for Unix that can be run from any Unix, Linux, Windows, or Mac platform, and any of the most common browsers
  • Provides administrators with simplified deployments, expands management to local Unix users and groups, and offers granular reports on key data and attributes with easy-to-use access over many of the deeper functions only available through Authentication Services
Advanced Group Policy Management
  • Provides macro support, which enables a single GPO to be re-used across multiple Unix systems
  • Offers additional Mac OS X Group Policy support
Enhanced Privileged Account Management
  • Provides control  over security initiatives to determine which users can access which system, and what elevated rights they have in Unix systems
If you're interested in taking a look at QAS 4.0 you can download your trial version here:


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