Nine Network has chosen cyber-security company, Centrify, to securely manage user identities on its Mac computers, giving users access to both broadcast and corporate IT networks with a single login through Active Directory.
According to Nine Network, Centrify cut support calls and reduced issues surrounding forgotten login credentials by 50 per cent.
Nine Network media solutions manager, Derrick Meyer, said that Centrify also enabled the company’s upgrade to its Apple Mac production environment in 2012.
“When we planned our production and editing system upgrade, one of the key factors as to whether to use Windows or Mac was that we had to follow proper IT security policies. We’d chosen Active Directory for identity access to both our production and corporate IT networks so users would need only a single logon and password for both.”
“Without Centrify, we could have not have fulfilled these IT security requirements for identity management, which means we’d have ended up with Windows machines. Macs would not have been an option,” he continued.
Nine Network said Centrify’s single sign-on access to both broadcast and corporate IT systems also better protects personal user data because backups occur automatically whenever employees log on.
Meyer added that that implementation was quick for both on-premise and remote access.
“All we need to do with the Mac laptops is join them to Centrify and assign the appropriate Zones, then users can go home, reboot and log in with their cached password for remote or off-network access,” he added.