Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, has enhanced its Centrify Identity Platform to increase administrator security and ease of use for managing Mac computers.
Centrify’s enhancements deliver local administrator password management for Macs and comprehensive Mac application management and software distribution via turnkey integration with the Munki open source solution. These new capabilities enable Mac administrators to implement best practices for controlling privileged access on Macs while at the same time simplifying management of Mac endpoints.
Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King said these latest security capabilities extended shared account password management (SAPM) from servers, network devices, Windows and Linux endpoints to Mac. “At the same time, they simplify Mac application management with Munki support that enables users to install applications without knowing the admin password,” he said. “The Centrify Identity Platform secures Mac endpoints as well as Windows and Linux with our market leading Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) and privileged identity management (PIM) solutions that help stop breaches across endpoints, infrastructure and apps.”
An initiative to highlight the achievements of people with albinism will tomorrow reach out through communities nation-wide as Australians celebrate the third World Albinism Awareness Day.
With a frequency of one in 17,000, more than 1300 Australians are affected by albinism, a genetic condition that arises from a lack of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, typically causing pale skin, white hair and poor eyesight, often in the range of legal blindness.
Tomorrow, throughout Australia, children with albinism and their parents will use World Albinism Awareness Day to share with classmates their experiences of the world, why they avoid the sun and the challenges of limited vision.
Australians with albinism work in a wide range of professions, with members of the community including a State MP, a doctor, business owners, a professional singer and an astronomer.
In Geelong, two schoolgirls born with oculocutaneous albinism, Sammy McCombe, 12, and Lucy Carpenter, 14, recently launched an Instagram account to use fashion to raise awareness of the condition. The duo use it to model the latest clothing to show people that different is beautiful. Their Instagram account @Lucy_and_sammy has already attracted more than 4000 followers! “I have been very surprised at how many people loved our photos and gave us great feedback,” revealed Sammy (above, right).
Global Connected Vehicle technology leader Cohda Wireless today announces that the new 2017 Cadillac CTS sedan contains Cohda’s world-leading V2X software as a standard feature. V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) uses both vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications to enable cooperation between vehicles and infrastructure to improve safety, mobility, and have a positive environmental impact.
Cohda Wireless will supply its Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) solutions for the 2017 Cadillac CTS, sold in the US and Canada. DSRC is a two-way, short to medium range wireless technology defined by the 802.11p communications standard. Unlike cameras, radars or lidar sensors, DSRC isn’t bound by line of sight, offering car manufacturers a much safer and more reliable communication solution.
The Cadillac CTS uses the Cohda-based DSRC solution and GPS to transmit and receive as many as 1000 messages per second from other vehicles as far as 300 metres (1000 feet) away.
This pioneering project sees the 2017 Cadillac CTS roll off the production line with Cohda Wireless V2X software installed as a standard feature. This provides the car with ‘360-degree awareness’ by gathering and synthesising data from sensors on nearby vehicles and roadside infrastructure to detect hidden threats by extending the horizon of awareness beyond what the driver can see. Cohda Wireless has supplied the complete software stack for the 2017 Cadillac CTS, comprising 10 DSRC V2X applications including Intersection Collision Warning, Hazardous Location Warning and Emergency Vehicle Warning.
Cohda Wireless CEO Paul Gray said General Motors had achieved a world first with the 2017 Cadillac CTS. “This is now the benchmark that other production cars will be judged against when it comes to technology and safety,” he said.