Centrify Corporation today announced the availability of its solution that enables IT managers to centrally secure and configure Mac OS X systems through Microsoft Group Policy. With DirectControl, IT professionals can now use the same desktop lockdown and configuration management tools that they use for their Windows environment, to improve security and to centrally set policy and perform bulk configuration of Mac OS X systems. Centrify also announced today that Centrify DirectControl now supports Mac OS X on Intel-based systems, in addition to its current support for Mac OS X on PowerPC. Centrify DirectControl for Mac OS X pricing begins at US$50 per desktop or workstation and $300 per server. DirectControl’s Group Policy support for Mac OS X is available today on PowerPC-based systems, and support for Mac OS X on Intel-based systems will be available by the end of June 2006.