Centrify Now Offers Free US Government PIV and Military CAC Support for the Mac

Yesterday we extended our free Centrify Express security and management offerings beyond UNIX, Linux, Mac, iOS and Android to include free smartcard support for the Mac environment. One specific use case is that it enables US Government civilian and defense agency employees and contractors to use for free any CAC, CACNG and PIV Smart Card on Mac OS X for secure two-factor authentication to web resources, VPN and encrypted email.

Announcing DirectControl Express for Smart Card

We saw a need in the Federal Mac marketplace for end users to access their smartcards while working on personal Macintosh computers. This capability doesn’t exist in the standard Mac OS. If you try to use a smartcard today with OS X, it can’t read the card. This puts the Mac at a disadvantage compared to the Windows platform. Federal workers require their smart cards to access workplace websites and to encrypt/decrypt electronic mail. Without this solution, they are unable to work effectively from their Mac.Centrify Express for Smart Card is simple to install and easy to use. It does…

Centrify Now Supports Smart Card Authentication for Red Hat Linux

Today we announced smart card authentication support for Red Hat Linux. The new offering from Centrify will help in particular Federal organizations deploying Red Hat systems meet Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). Couple that with our support for FIPS 140-2 encryption and you now have a secure, standards-based Linux desktop platform for federal workers.