Authentication Services’ enterprise Group Policy architecture provides an MMC snapin to the Windows Group Policy Object Editor (GPOE). Its powerful design uses innovative client-side extensions (CSE) to translate settings and apply them to local non-Windows machines for both user and computer policies. Authentication Services provides a number of valuable and powerful Group Policies as well as customizable capabilities that allow for powerful extension of policy-based management to Unix, Linux, and Mac.
Achieve maximum benefits through full support of ADM template-style Group Policy as well as enhanced Group Policy extensions for Unix, Linux and Mac policies. These benefits include:
Group Policies for Open Source Utilities
Leverage commercial support for a number of popular open-source utilities (See the Resource Central site for more information). To further extend the value and provide tighter integration, Authentication Services also provides built-in policies to better manage these tools.
Enforce access control on non-Windows systems based on Active Directory through Group Policy-enabled capabilities. Examples of Group Policy-based access control include:
Extend many “native” Active Directory Group Policies to non-Windows systems. Including such access control policies as:
Administer and deploy Group Policies in a safer, more efficient, and more practical manner through powerful client tools. These tools include the ability to:
Authentication Services provides powerful, intuitive and extensive Group Policy functionality for all Mac Workgroup Manager Policies and preferences with no need for additional directories, identities, or schema extensions.
Acquisitions - Enstratius, RemoteScan, StatSoft