Mac community gets first enterprise-class identity management and audit solution

Published 12 January 2006

Macs used to be for hobbyists and bohemians; as Macs make their way in to the enterprise, they need enterprise-quality solutions

Good news for the Mac community (we never took to the Mac, so from where we stand it often looked more like a Mac cult): Atlanta, Georgia-based Trusted Network Technologies (TNT), a developer of identity audit and control solutions, is showing its Identity Driver for Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger” users. This critical component of TNT’s Identity solution extends enterprise-class identity management and audit to the Mac community for the first time. Identity allows organizations to see, control and prove who is interacting with any server or application, from what computer, and when - all essential requirements for IT operations. This is also an integral component for companies seeking to comply with governmental regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, Graham-Leach-Bliley, and others.

Not a moment too soon, the Mac community comes into the world of enterprise identity management. Identity establishes pervasive identity for every user, computer, server, and application, allowing companies to enforce what authorized users can and can not see or do. The identities are permanent and unalterable, and users without an identity can not access a company’s assets at all. Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations, is on to something: “The growth of the Mac has created significant opportunities for developers and we are seeing an increasing number of applications on Mac OS X for the first time.”

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