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SCO Releases Secure User Identity Management Solution for UNIX and Windows Through Microsoft Active Directory

  • 18 May, 2004 10:18

<p>Vintela Authentication from SCO Release 2.2 adds expanded UNIX platform capability, extended Microsoft Active Directory site and services support, and enhanced Active Directory domain support</p>
Sydney – 18 May 2004</p>
<p>The SCO Group, Inc. (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX® operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has announced the release of Vintela™ Authentication from SCO® Release 2.2 with expanded platform support, compatibility with Microsoft Windows® Services for UNIX and enhanced support for Microsoft® Active Directory®.</p>
<p>Vintela Authentication 2.2 increases end user productivity while lowering IT administration costs by centralising UNIX and Windows user identity management to Microsoft Active Directory. IT managers using Vintela Authentication 2.2 only need to manage one identity and users only need to remember one password to access their UNIX and Windows systems. The successor to SCO Authentication 2.1 for Microsoft Active Directory, SCO has renamed its secure identity management product to reflect a closer relationship with its partner, Vintela, Inc.</p>
<p>“Mixed UNIX and Windows environments can create headaches for IT Managers seeking to maintain solid network security. Users often must record their multiple passwords or IT managers are forced into deploying insecure password synchronisation scripts which can then be intercepted across networks,” said Kieran O'Shaughnessy, Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand for The SCO Group. “Vintela Authentication from SCO eradicates these security problems through a single password for each user.”</p>
<p>Added Features of Vintela Authentication from SCO Release 2.2:</p>
<p>* Increased platform support: Vintela Authentication 2.2 now runs on both Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003, as well as providing expanded platform support for nine additional platforms, including SCO OpenServer™ and UnixWare®, HP-UX™ for RISC, IA-64 and 64 bit. Vintela Authentication 2.2 also supports SUNSM Solaris™ 8 and 9 64-bit.</p>
<p>* Expanded Site Support: Vintela Authentication 2.2 utilises the existing Active Directory sites features so an implementation can seamlessly span multiple geographic locations.</p>
<p>* Enhanced Domain Support: Vintela Authentication 2.2 now takes advantage of the Global Catalog automatically detecting multiple domains and sites on Active Directory.</p>
<p>Vintela Authentication is featured as part of Microsoft’s Solution Guide for Windows Security and Directory Services for UNIX and is recognised for implementing Kerberos and LDAP functionality in a heterogeneous environment that can fully integrate with Active Directory.</p>
<p>Product Availability and Pricing
Vintela Authentication from SCO Release 2.2 is now available. Product pricing varies based on the number of systems and configurations. For more information, contact your nearest authorised SCO solution provider, or visit the Vintela Authentication from SCO Web site at</p>
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<p>About SCO
The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses with UNIX business solutions. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localised support and services to all partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services visit</p>
<p>SCO, OpenServer and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX and UnixWare are registered trademarks of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Active Directory are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Vintela is a trademark of Vintela, Inc. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>For additional information, please contact:
Kieran O'Shaughnessy
The SCO Group
+61 2 9440 7577 (tel)</p>
<p>Press / Analyst Contact:
Michael Henderson
Gotley Nix Evans
+61 2 9957 5555 (tel)
+61 413 054 738 (mob)</p>

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