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Linux Magazine Selects Likewise Software Among "20 Companies to Watch in 2009"

(January 08, 2009)

BELLEVUE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/09 -- Likewise Software, the leader in open source authentication and auditing for mixed networks, today announced that it has been named one of the top 20 Companies to Watch in 2009 by Linux Magazine.

The Linux Magazine 20 Companies to Watch in 2009 list features vendors that are best positioned in the coming year to spur Linux and Open Source adoption while delivering on the immediate needs of the marketplace.

"Our Likewise Open software is used by 20,000 organizations worldwide and is driving explosive revenue growth for our company," said Barry Crist, CEO of Likewise Software. "We've been sharply focused on making Linux a first class citizen in Windows networks and greatly appreciate the recognition by Linux Magazine."

Likewise software integrates Linux, Unix, and Mac computers with Microsoft Active Directory to provide a single, secure framework for authentication and access control in mixed networks. With Likewise, system administrators can manage all their computers -- Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac -- from a central location.

"Likewise Open is the first open source enterprise-class solution to address the authentication needs of organizations with mixed networks," said Bryan Richard, editor-in-chief, Linux Magazine. "Now, with the company's contributions to the open source community, thousands of organizations use the software to ensure secure network access."

About the Linux Magazine 20 Companies to Watch List

The Linux Magazine 20 Companies to Watch list features the vendors that are making a significant impact on the next-generation of Linux and Open Source adoption. Linux Magazine selects companies that have the ability to spur Open Source adoption in all facets of Information Technology, are technology and service innovators, and develop practical solutions for the Open Enterprise. Please visit for more information.

About Likewise Software

Likewise Software provides identity management solutions that improve security, enhance operational efficiency, and help achieve regulatory compliance in mixed networks. Likewise Open lets large organizations securely authenticate Linux, Unix, and Mac systems with Active Directory, a popular and proven unified directory system. Likewise Enterprise includes all the core authentication technology that comes with Likewise Open, plus world-class modules for migration, group policy, auditing, and reporting. For more information, visit

Likewise is a trademark of Likewise Software. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

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