Vintela Scores Microsoft Investment


Lindon Utah (yeah, that's where I live) based Vintela scored an investment from Microsoft yesterday rumored to be around $10 million. Vintela makes a product that allows Linux hosts to use Microsoft's Active Directory for authentication tasks. This is a product was found on the dustbin of SCO a year or so ago. When SCO started their rantings against Linux, they couldn't be working on a Linux product, so this got put aside. Some enterprising folks picked it up at fire sale prices and started a company with it. I know a few of the folks over at Vintela; they're good people. They've done well.