Centeris Corporation, renamed Likewise Software in 2007, is a Bellevue, WA-based software company funded by leading venture capital firms Ignition Partners, Intel Capital, and Trinity Ventures. Likewise has experienced management and engineering teams in place and is led by senior executives from leading technology companies such as Microsoft, F5 Networks, EMC and Mercury.
Today, Likewise Software is a privately-held company that provides audit and authentication solutions designed to improve security, reduce operational costs, and help demonstrate regulatory compliance for enterprises with mixed network environments. Its product, Likewise Open, which has been certified by the company to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is an open-source enterprise-class solution that addresses the authentication needs of organizations with heterogeneous network infrastructures, by easily and quickly joining virtually all enterprise platforms to common directories such as Microsoft Active Directory.
Likewise Open is a great starting point for companies that are grappling with homegrown solutions to solve their authentication challenges. Likewise’s premier offering, Likewise Enterprise, which has been certified to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, provides enterprises with significant added value by addressing the authentication, audit, and reporting needs of companies running multiple operating systems in their networks. By providing an easy upgrade path for customers that have installed Likewise Open, Likewise Enterprise allows enterprises to use group policies to manage their mixed environments as well as their audit capabilities.
Located in Bellevue, Washington, Likewise currently has 50 employees.