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|| ||News Item: Likewise Software Named Founding Member of Open Source Channel Alliance |
|| ||Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:03:47 -0700 (PDT)|
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Likewise Software Named Founding Member of Open Source Channel Alliance
Company's Open Source Authentication Software to Be Delivered with Complementary Solutions
BELLEVUE, Wash., April 14, 2009 ? Likewise Software today announced its participation as one of 9
founding members of the Open Source Channel Alliance -- a consortium of open source independent
software vendors led by Red Hat that will deliver open source technologies to a large base of
value-added resellers and system integrators through a distribution agreement with SYNNEX
Corporation (NYSE: SNX).
SYNNEX has agreed to distribute the Likewise authentication software, along with a variety of other
open source applications, in addition to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware.
The applications that are part of the Open Source Channel Alliance will be available immediately
for distribution through SYNNEX' extensive network of more than 15,000 resellers.
A leader in open source authentication and auditing for mixed networks, Likewise integrates Linux,
Unix, and Mac systems with Microsoft Active Directory to provide a single, secure framework for
authentication and access control. Likewise Open lets large organizations securely authenticate
Linux, Unix, and Mac systems with Microsoft Active Directory, while Likewise Enterprise includes
all the core authentication technology that comes with Likewise Open plus world-class modules for
migration, group policy, auditing, and reporting.
"Likewise provides Red Hat customers a powerful solution to reduce the costs and complexity of
running Linux and Windows in the same environment," said Barry Crist, CEO of Likewise Software.
"This alliance with Red Hat and SYNNEX adds significant distribution capacity for Likewise and will
complement our already strong momentum on the Red Hat platform."
"Our channel partners and their customers will benefit tremendously from the Open Source Channel
Alliance because, together with the founding members, we can offer multiple end-to-end solutions in
Open Source," said Bob Stegner, Senior Vice President, Marketing, North America at SYNNEX
Corporation. "The Likewise open source product offeringempowers value added resellers, system
integrators and end customers with the freedom of choice without the fear of vendor lock-in."
About Likewise Software
Likewise Software provides identity management solutions that improve security, enhance operational
efficiency, and help achieve regulatory compliance in mixed networks. For more information, visit
Likewise is a trademark of Likewise Software. All other trademarks referenced herein are the
property of their respective owners.
Luke Dieker, Likewise Software, 425-378-7887 x214, email@example.com
Glenn Rossman, Baker Communications Group, 914-419-8855, firstname.lastname@example.org
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