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Likewise Simplifies Upgrade Path for Open Source Authentication Software

For users that want to move up the value chain from the open source version of Likewise for authenticating

SOA & WOA Magazine

Likewise announced that it is offering three starter packs that combine its Likewise Enterprise software with support and training services.  The starter packs are designed to help customers move from its open source software to Likewise Enterprise.

Likewise Enterprise makes it easy for IT managers to authenticate users, control access to applications and data, centrally manage settings with group policies and create reports for regulatory audits. Likewise is also the only solution to provide 100 percent native support for Apple’s Workgroup Manager application

Included in the starter packs are added support, upgrades and training services so customers can more easily take advantage of advanced features, such as group policy, auditing and reporting for systems integrated with Microsoft Active Directory.

“Likewise Open is the easiest way for organizations of all sizes to join their Linux, Unix and Mac systems to Active Directory,” said Barry Crist, CEO of Likewise. “Our Likewise Enterprise starter packs make it simple to upgrade from Likewise Open for customers that require advanced features such as group policy, audit, reporting, and event management.”

Likewise Enterprisedesktop starter pack: 10 desktop licenses, 1-year support, half-day of training services for $1,608;

Likewise Enterprise server starter pack: 10 server licenses, 1-year support, half-day of training services for $4,488; Likewise combo starter pack: 5 desktop and 5 server licenses, 1-year support, half-day of training services for $3,048. The company has a special fourth quarter promotion through January 31, 2010 that provides a 50 percent discount for each starter pack. For further information or to place an order, go to www.likewisestore.com.

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Glenn Rossman has more than 25 years communications experience working at IBM and Hewlett-Packard, along with startup StorageApps, plus agencies Hill & Knowlton and G&A Communications. His experience includes media relations, industry and financial analyst relations, executive communications, intranet and employee communications, as well as producing sales collateral. In technology, his career includes work in channel partner communications, data storage technologies, server computers, software, PC and UNIX computers, along with specific industry initiatives such as manufacturing, medical, and finance. Before his latest stint in technology, Glenn did business-to-business public relations on behalf of the DuPont Company for its specialty polymers products and with the largest steel companies in North America in an initiative focused on automakers.