LinuxWorld.au: Vintela enables single logon, password mgmt. for Unix, Linux and Windows
Jul 30, 2004, 20:01 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Kearns)
You've got a smooth running Windows network. Now some exec
decides that a Unix/Linux application has to be brought in as a
business-critical platform. Not that they know it's a Unix/Linux
app, just that they went to a conference and someone told them (or
they saw a presentation) and it was just the application your
organization needs to achieve some corporate goal. It just happens
to only run on Solaris or Red Hat or SuSE or AIX. You know that
it's fruitless to argue that introducing a non-Windows box will
create some management issues, some technical issues and, possibly,
some security issues. The only answer you'd get would be a
directive to solve the issues.
Vintela wants to help.
Vintela is a spinoff from Caldera, a company that once sued, and
subsequently settled with, Microsoft over DOS and DR-DOS. Now the
company is trying to integrate other platforms into your Windows
network. Small world, indeed.