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Likewise Joins the NetApp Alliance Partner Program


Provides Easy Integration with Active Directory for NetApp Unified Storage Systems

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Likewise announced today membership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner. The collaboration provides NetApp customers with identity management and authentication software for secure access control of NetApp® unified storage systems.

Likewise joins desktops and servers running Linux, Windows and Macs to an organization’s existing network using Microsoft Active Directory. This provides a single, secure framework for authentication and access control in heterogeneous networks. Likewise supports more than 180 variations of Linux, Mac, Unix and virtualization technologies, in addition to NetApp unified storage systems.

“Enterprises are seeking improved compliance and operational efficiency,” said Ken Cheney, vice president of business development, Likewise. “As an Advantage Partner, we can assist NetApp customers with heterogeneous environments to leverage their investments in Microsoft Active Directory to achieve unified directory access. The end result is a single system to manage authentication with a centralized policy definition point to control access to an enterprise’s most important asset – information.”

“NetApp is committed to helping our customers drive their businesses by making storage simpler and cheaper to manage,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions and Alliances at NetApp. “With Likewise joining the NetApp Alliance Partner Program, together we can simplify storage management while improving security.”

About the NetApp Alliance Partner Program
The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program is available at

About Likewise
Likewise provides integration and identity management solutions to improve security and operational efficiencies and to help achieve regulatory compliance in mixed networks. Likewise Open lets organizations securely authenticate Linux, Unix and Mac users with Microsoft Active Directory. Likewise Enterprise includes all the core authentication technology that comes with Likewise Open, plus world-class migration, group policy, auditing and reporting modules. More information is available at the company’s website,

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