Food processing firm Kepak Group has chosen open source identity management software to control access to its Europe-wide network.
Kepak, which processes meat and other foods, selected Sirius Corporation to deploy an OpenLDAP-based identity management system on the network that links its 2,000 staff across the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.
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The move follows Kepak’s successful deployment of an open source-based e-mail system, also provided by Sirius, at the food firm’s offices in Ireland and the UK.
The company is seeking to benefit from a secure, standards-based platform that is free from licensing charges and secures the firm’s IT investment from the threat of “lock-in”, where users find themselves tied to proprietary products.
Kepak’s IT manager, Chris Whelan, said, “Three years ago I realised that many proprietary networking solutions are just open source ‘under the hood’. It didn't make sense to spend money on licensing a product that was essentially free. Sirius Corporation give us the expertise to deploy enterprise-class open source technologies with confidence.”
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