Active Directory-based authentication, access control and role-based privilege management for Windows, Linux & UNIX
Standard Edition + privileged user auditing
Enterprise Edition + encryption of data-in-motion and server isolation
Any Edition + single sign-on for SAP, Apache and J2EE/Java applications
Single sign-on for cloud apps + mobile device supportMac Edition
Active Directory-based authentication and Group Policy management for Macs + mobile device supportPremium Edition
SaaS and Mac Editions + mobile device supportCentrify for Samsung KNOX
Active Directory-based SSO, MCM and MDM for KNOX-enabled devices
In my last blog post I discussed Gartner's recently published report on market trends for Cloud-based Security Services and how Gartner ranked Cloud-based Identity and Access Management (aka "Cloud IAM" aka "Cloud Identity" aka "Identity-as-a-Service") as the largest market segment in this year's $2 billion cloud-based security services market. What struck me in the report is some of the concerns Gartner raised around cloud identity and most of them had to do with concerns regarding where identity is stored. I want to use this blog post to explore that issue in a bit more detail and correlate it to the Centrify approach for storing identity data.
I was planning in this week's blog post to talk about the great new features in our recently updated cloud-identity solution but my eye was caught by Gartner's recently published report on market trends for Cloud-based Security Services that touches upon a lot of stuff we are doing here at Centrify, so thought I would first blog about this report first.
I think most of us have heard the expression "Internet of Things" (IoT). To me that expression represents a world of an increasing number of smart devices (i.e. "Things") talking to an increasing number of cloud-based (i.e. "Internet") resources and services, and in the middle of this interconnected world are users who are leveraging some of these devices to interact with some of these services.
In my last blog post I discussed what Samsung KNOX is and the release of our Centrify for Samsung KNOX solution that delivers "Zero Sign-On" to web and rich Mobile applications within KNOX as well as provides Active Directory-based container and device management. In this blog post I want to provide a bit more color commentary on what the "Zero Sign-On" (ZSO) capabilities that Centrify provides that comes standard with KNOX.
Last week we announced an expansion of our partnership with Samsung and the general availability of our Centrify for Samsung KNOX solution that delivers "Zero Sign-On" to web and rich Mobile applications within KNOX as well as provides Active Directory-based container and device management. In this blog post I want to provide a bit more color commentary on what is Samsung KNOX and what is the solution that Centrify provides that comes standard with KNOX.
In this blog post I want to discuss a new feature we added recently to the Centrify Cloud Service: Multifactor Authentication ("MFA"). This makes our Centrify for SaaS solution — our cloud-based service that makes end users happy with single sign-on to 1000s of SaaS apps and personalized self-service and makes IT even happier with its ease of deployment and management — even more powerful a solution. But before I drill down on our new MFA support I want to provide some context around what MFA is and why it is important.