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Active Directory is an implementation of LDAP directory services by Microsoft for use in Windows environments. Active Directory allows administrators to assign enterprise-wide policies, deploy programs to many computers, and apply critical updates to an entire organization. An Active Directory stores information and settings relating to an organization in a central, organized, accessible database.
Published By: SunGard
Published Date: Aug 13, 2012
Today's IT organizations are faced with the daunting task of optimizing all aspects of their departments, including people, processes and technology. Optimizing and streamlining server utilization through virtualization represents one particularly exciting example. We found that one of the most popular usage models for virtualization is to drive down server procurements in development, test and production environments. When this model is followed, future server purchases are avoided; instead, new workloads are established on existing systems.
Published By: ZScaler
Published Date: Nov 18, 2011
Read this informative whitepaper to learn how, as a Blue Coat customer, you can reap the benefits of Zscaler's comprehensive cloud security solution. Learn how enterprises with legacy proxy appliances-such as Blue Coat ProxySG-will further enhance their security with our unmatched advanced threat protection.
Listen in as Andras Cser, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, speaks about trends he is seeing in the Identity & Access Management (IAM) market, and specifically about the challenges and benefits of user provisioning.
This paper is broken into two main sections: a presentation and analysis of the survey results, and a discussion of why organizations must be able to manage, and administer Active Directory environments securely and successfully.
This white paper outlines seven common challenges associated with securely administering Active Directory and provides some helpful insight into what NetIQ can do to assist you with these difficulties.
This white paper examines the compelling business and technical case for centralizing administration in Microsoft's Active Directory, describes how Centrify's integrated architecture enables you to extend Active Directory to your non-Microsoft platforms, and describes the Centrify Suite's unique benefits.
This white paper examines the compelling business and technical case for centralizing administration in Microsoft's Active Directory, using Centrify's DirectControl to extend Active Directory authentication and access control to your UNIX, Linux and Mac OS systems and applications, and using Centrify's DirectAudit to log user activity to provide you a clear picture of end user actions on all UNIX and Linux systems.
This white paper examines the challenges of migrating NIS deployments to a central repository, and explains in detail how a combination of Microsoft Active Directory and Centrify DirectControl can deliver a cost-effective solution that strengthens security while improving IT efficiency.
Today's IT organizations are dealing with the consequences of exploring IT Infrastructure growth and complexity. With its growing complexity and volume, the cost of managing the infrastructure from simple patch management to skill sets requirements for IT administrators is increasing.