updated 6/23/2011 3:47:08 PM ET 2011-06-23T19:47:08

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Likewise, an open source company and expert in managing identity, security, and storage in cross-platform IT environments, has joined the newly formed Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA), a consortium committed to fostering the adoption of open virtualization technologies. 

As a member of the OVA, Likewise will help support the adoption and growth of open source virtualization technology including Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM.)

"For years, Likewise has been a strong supporter of open source software and open standards," said Ken Cheney, vice president of marketing and business development, Likewise. "We have been dedicated to ensuring our products work across a broad spectrum of virtualization technologies, so we are very pleased to be working with long-time partners like RedHat and the rest of the members of the Open Virtualization Alliance to help take KVM to the next level and ensure its success as another choice for customers building virtualization strategies."

About Likewise Products

Likewise Open is the first open source enterprise-class solution to address the authentication needs of organizations with mixed networks. Likewise Open easily and quickly joins 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 home grown solutions to solve their authentication challenges.

Likewise Open can be downloaded for free from the company's website at www.likewise.com/download .

Likewise Enterprise, which builds on the authentication engine of Likewise Open, makes it easy for IT managers to authenticate users, control access to applications and data, centrally manage settings with group policies, and create reports for regulatory audits. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.likewise.com .

About Likewise

Likewise makes integrated identity, security, and storage software for the enterprise, educational institutions, and government. Likewise solutions enable organizations to provide both access to and control of their assets across multiple platforms, from anywhere on the network. More than 100,000 organizations rely on Likewise technology, including Cisco, the Federal Reserve, GE, HP, Johns Hopkins, NASA, United Airlines and VMware. More information is available at the company’s website, www.likewise.com .

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

CONTACT: Luke Dieker, Likewise Software, 425-378-7887 x214, ldieker@likewise.com
         Joseph Eckert, Baker Communications Group, 203-300-2649, likewisepr@bakercg.com 

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