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Centrify provides unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile

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Centrify provides unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile — resulting in one single login for users and one unified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify's software and cloud services let organizations securely leverage their existing identity infrastructure to centrally manage authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement and compliance across on-premise and cloud resources. More than 5,000 customers have deployed Centrify across millions of servers, workstations, and applications. With Centrify, organizations are reducing their costs associated with identity lifecycle management and compliance by over 50%.

Founded in 2004 by Tom Kemp, Adam Au and Paul Moore, Centrify is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with additional development and regional offices in Seattle, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Brisbane and Sao Paulo. Centrify is a privately held company backed by top-tier venture capital firms Mayfield, Accel Partners, INVESCO Private Capital, Sigma West and Index Ventures. These investors have funded some of the world's most successful technology companies, including Citrix, Facebook, Veritas, JBoss, MySQL, Riverbed and Skype. Our partners include Microsoft, Samsung, Apple, Red Hat, Canonical and others. To date the company has over 5,000 customers including nearly half of the Fortune 50.

Since releasing its initial product in 2005, Centrify has expanded its portfolio from one product to a suite of software and cloud services that span your data center, cloud and mobile environment with comprehensive support for 450 systems and 1,000+ applications. Benefits of the Centrify offering include:

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  • Centrify Your Users. Gives users the single login users want.
  • Centrify Your Security. Apply the same identity policies across data center, cloud and mobile.
  • Centrify Your IT. Leverage Active Directory to centrally manage data center, cloud and mobile.

As organizations increasingly supplement and replace their on-premise IT infrastructure with cloud and mobile platforms, Centrify believes efficiently and securely managing user's digital identities in this hybrid IT environment becomes even more important. Our vision of delivering unified identity management that centrally manage identities across data center, cloud and mobile is integral to every product and solution we develop. We believe the end result of one single login for users and one unified architecture for IT is a compelling value proposition for you and your organization. To learn more, check out our Products and Solutions pages today.

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February 20, 2014 Centrify Cited as a Strong Performer by Independent Research Firm in its Privileged Identity Management Report  Learn More
January 27, 2014 Centrify Achieves Another Year of Record Sales and Accelerated Expansion; Announces Headquarters Office Move to Accommodate Rapid Growth  Learn More
October 16, 2013 Centrify Named Silicon Valley Fastest Growing Private Company by Silicon Valley Business Journal  Learn More
October 15, 2013 Centrify Receives 2013 Cloud Computing Excellence Award for Innovations Securing Mobile Devices and Access to SaaS Applications  Learn More
July 31, 2013 Centrify Achieves Record Sales and Accelerated Company Growth Worldwide  Learn More
February 25, 2013 Centrify and Samsung Partner to Deliver Industry's First Comprehensive, Enterprise-ready Mobile Solution for Work and Personal Use  Learn More
December 3, 2012 Centrify Addresses IT and User Challenges around Explosion of Mobile and Business Apps; Unveils Easy-to-Use, Secure Access for SaaS and Cloud Services.  Learn More
November 14, 2012 Centrify Named a Deloitte 2012 Technology Fast 500 Winner as One of North America's Fastest Growing Companies.  Learn More
October 23, 2012 Centrify Introduces Mobile Authentication Services — Industry's First Cloud Service to Enable Mobile App Authentication to Cloud Services via Active Directory Learn More
July 18, 2012 Centrify Achieves Record Sales and Accelerated Company Growth Worldwide for Another Fiscal Year.  Learn More
February 14, 2012 Centrify Announces Industry's First Cloud-based Solution for Centralized Security and Management of Mobile Devices via Active Directory .  Learn More
November 21, 2011 Centrify Awarded Top Honors by Windows User Community and Editors of Windows IT Pro Magazine.  Learn More
November 17, 2011 Centrify Suite 2012 Named as Government Industry's Best Identity Management Platform by Government Security News.  Learn More
September 21, 2011 Centrify awarded patent in identity and access management.  Learn More
September 20, 2011 Centrify announces Centrify Suite 2012, including Centrify DirectAudit 2.0 for Windows, UNIX and Linux.  Learn More
August 17, 2011 Centrify secures $16M in financing to expand distribution and extend its on-premise and cloud security offerings.  Learn More
February 22, 2011 Centrify Announces Centrify Suite 2011, setting a new standard for manageability of enterprise-class deployments.  Learn More
November 22, 2010 Centrify Suite wins 2010 Community Choice Awards by Windows IT Pro Magazine.  Learn More
September 15, 2010 Centrify Suite receives top rating from SC Magazine.  Learn More
February 16, 2010 Centrify introduces Centrify Suite 2010, featuring Centrify DirectSecure and Centrify DirectManage.  Learn More
December 30, 2009 Centrify awarded patent in identity management of UNIX and Linux systems.  Learn More
November 19, 2009 Centrify Suite named 2009 Editors' Best Interoperability Product by Windows IT Pro Magazine.  Learn More
October 8, 2009 Centrify hits 1500-customer mark and achieves P&L profitability.  Learn More
April 7, 2009 Centrify milestones: 1,000 customers and our fifth year birthday.  Learn More
October 22, 2008 Centrify increases market and technology leadership. Learn More
October 21, 2008 Centrify introduces Centrify Suite 2008, featuring Centrify DirectAuthorize.  Learn More
November 6, 2007 Centrify announces DirectControl 4.  Learn More
March 13, 2007 Centrify announces DirectAudit 1.0.  Learn More
April 4, 2006 Centrify announces DirectControl 3.  Learn More
August 9, 2005 Centrify announces DirectControl suite 2.0. Learn More
February 8, 2005 Centrify announces DirectControl suite 1.0. Learn More
March 2004 Centrify founded in Mountain View, California.