Today Apple released macOS Sierra and once again Centrify has ensured that our customers are ready to embrace the new release and its exciting new features with day one support. Centrify’s day one support for Sierra is effective across the entire product line, including our Centrify Identity Service, Centrify Express for Mac and Centrify Express for Mac Smart Card offerings.
In addition to supporting the latest macOS release, Centrify has also provided day one support for the recently released iOS 10 update. With support for both of the new releases from Apple our customers can rest assured that they can take advantage of Apple’s latest exciting functionality like Siri on macOS, auto unlock and a greatly improved Messages experience.
Our commitment to delivering day one support for the latest operating systems and devices ensures that our customers can confidently embrace new technology and continue to ensure corporate data is accessed only from devices that are trusted and secure without forcing end users to compromise on which devices they can use.
Our latest release also goes hand-in-hand with our mission to reduce the dependency on passwords. For our customers using our solution for smart card login to their Macs, we have made great strides to ensure that you can do more on your Mac without the need for a password, including:
- Login with any account on a multi-user or alternate name PIV card.
- Execute sudo with your smart card rather than a password.
- Manage a remote Mac using SSH or VNC leveraging Kerberos regardless of whether you logged in with a smart card or password.
- Securely protect Apple Keychains with either a smart card or password depending on how the user logged in.
All of these enhancements were made to help our customers address the security requirements in the Homeland Security Presidential Directive #12 (HSPD-12) that mandates that federal agencies shall not rely on passwords for authentication but should enforce strong authentication.
You can read more about the exciting updates to the macOS operating system, you can visit Apple’s Sierra page.
For more information regarding our support of Sierra and to ensure your organization is ready to embrace this release, please visit Centrify’s macOS Sierra page.