Centrify and Rapid Group have reached a deal to offer Centrify DirectControl for Macs to enterprise customers.

The deal means Mac users can now integrate identity management solutions that use Microsoft Active Directory.

Centrify DirectControl turns a non-Microsoft system into an Active Directory client, enabling organizations to secure that system using the same authentication, authorization and services currently deployed for Windows systems.

The solution enables a secure, connected computing environment by integrating non-Microsoft systems, web applications, databases and ERP apps, and storage systems with Microsoft Active Directory.

Centrify and Rapid Group will be launching their partnership on 18 March 2008 at 2pm with a webinar: “Deploying Macs in the Enterprise” featuring experts from Apple, Centrify and Rapid.  The webinar explains how to lower the barriers to Mac adoption by seamlessly integrating Mac OS X systems with Microsoft Active Directory.