Identity consolidation and privileged access management across Windows, Linux, and UNIX serversEnterprise Edition
Detailed auditing of privileged user sessions on Windows, Linux and UNIX systemsPlatinum Edition
Dynamically segment and isolate cross-platform systemsApplication Edition
Secure, centralized single sign-on to on-premise business applications
Single sign-on and unified management for cloud and mobile apps and devicesMac Edition
Centralized security and management for Macs and mobile devicesPremium Edition
SaaS and Mac Editions combined with mobile security managementCentrify for Samsung KNOX
Enterprise management of SSO, MCM and MDM for Samsung KNOX
As I listened to Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella give his first press conference and talk about how Microsoft is going to deliver new solutions that lie at the "intersection of cloud and mobile computing" — think Office for iPad — it got me thinking how heterogeneous today's IT infrastructure has really become and just how fragmented the IT vendor landscape is today. Case in point was that Microsoft would use its new CEO's very first press conference to primarily demonstrate new Microsoft products on Apple's underlying platform.
Today Microsoft announced its new solutions including Office for iPad that lie at the "intersection of cloud and mobile computing." Overall, I think today’s announcement does a nice job of setting the tone that Microsoft intends to be a major cloud and mobile vendor no matter what the underlying operating system is, and shows its willingness to embrace platforms that are not tied to the Microsoft moniker.
Back in November I blogged about “Enterprise Identity Where You Want It”, which discussed how Centrify had enhanced its Cloud Service to allow customers to store identity data in the cloud or on-premise in Active Directory or a combo of both. The point was while customers really want centralized identity management for the cloud and mobile resources that they are deploying, they also wanted flexibility regarding where they could store their identity data (cloud, on-premise and/or in both places). Fast forward a few months, and I am now pleased to announce we are extending this innovative and flexible “hybrid” approach that we have with identity to policy as well with our recent update to the Centrify Cloud Service. Let me explain what we are delivering in this blog post vis a vis Centrify delivering a fully cloud-based policy solution.
I am still digging out from the RSA Conference, so have been remiss in blogging that during RSA we announced a major upgrade to our flagship Centrify Server Suite — Centrify Server Suite 2014. New functionality in this release protects heterogeneous servers and applications in the datacenter and cloud from identity-related insider risks and outsider attacks, as well as makes security and regulatory compliance repeatable and sustainable for organizations. In this blog post I want to walk you through some of the major new features at a high-level and drilldown on a few features in detail.
Recently we announced our developer site and platform that gives enterprise application developers and ISVs the resources and support needed for seamless integration of Centrify’s identity management into their cloud, mobile and datacenter applications and systems. The Centrify Developer Site also serves as a hub for newly introduced and updated SDKs, technical resources on integration, code samples, interaction with Centrify Developers and the developer community, and more. As part of this announcement we also introduced Centrify SDK v2.0, which extends the “Zero Sign-on” login experience for users accessing native mobile applications on Android and iOS mobile platforms. In this blog post I want to give context behind this announcement and this new developer site.
Every six months or so I like to give an update to our customers and partners on the “health” of Centrify and how we are doing business-wise. Even though our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30, most people usually ask me how we grew from a calendar year perspective and what were the major milestones accomplished. So here is a quick recap of what we accomplished in calendar year 2013.
Tom Kemp is CEO of Centrify. You can follow him on his Centrify blog.