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Integrate Active Directory into Unix & Linux

BeyondTrust AD Bridge centralizes authentication for Unix and Linux environments by extending Active Directory’s Kerberos authentication and single sign-on capabilities to these platforms. By extending Group Policy to non-Windows platforms, BeyondTrust provides centralized configuration management, reducing the risk and complexity of managing a heterogeneous environment.

Above: Active Directory Bridge Console

“Starting with AD Bridge made all the difference in speeding up the execution of our zero trust strategy at Investec.”

Brandon Haberfeld, Global Head of Platform Security, Investec

Highlighted Active Directory Bridge Features:

Benefits of Extending Active Directory to Unix & Linux

Consistent Tools Across the Enterprise

Empower Administrators: Provide a single familiar tool set to manage both Windows and Unix systems. Perform account maintenance and password updates through a single directory administration tool (Active Directory Users and Computers).

Configuration: Enables one-to-many management of Unix and Linux configuration settings.

Reduce Costs: Leverage existing AD deployments to centrally manage heterogeneous workstations and users.

User Management: Allow users to use AD credentials to access Unix & Linux. Consolidate password files, NIS, and LDAP repositories into Active Directory and remove the need to manage user accounts separately.

Streamline Compliance Processes

Extend Active Directory: BeyondTrust AD Bridge does not have to modify Active Directory schema to add Unix and Linux systems to the network.

Granular Reporting: Effortlessly manage and view access privileges for users and groups through customizable reports. Provide audit details to audit and compliance teams via enterprise-spanning access and authorization reports.

Extend Group Policy: Extend native group policy management tools to include Unix and Linux—achieving a consistent configuration across the enterprise.

Extend Security Policies

SSO: Get single sign-on for any enterprise application that supports Kerberos or LDAP, including Samba, Apache, SSH, Websphere, JBoss, Tomcat, Oracle, and MySQL.

File Sharing: Support for Remote Network file share access for Unix and Linux systems.

Access Control: Centrally control access to non-Windows systems by defining which users are permitted to log onto which systems via Active Directory.