It has been a few weeks since I last blogged and it's definitely time I get back into it. Since the beginning of February we (a) launched a major upgrade to Centrify Suite for UNIX/Linux/Mac, (b) entered the Windows privilege management market with DirectAuthorize for Windows; (c) are now fully participating (and doing quite well out of the gates) in the cloud identity management market with Centrify for SaaS; and (d) launched a major partnership with Samsung. And the nice thing is that this product and technology momentum is also being replicated in other areas of our business.
With our recent release of Centrify Suite 2013, we have extended our privilege management capabilities to also include Windows servers and desktops thereby addressing the issue of restricting and protecting high privilege domain accounts as well as restricting and protecting local accounts with administrative privileges. Another major new feature we just recently added is a fairly comprehensive sudo policy migration tool that I want to call out in this blog post.
Quick heads up that Centrify is doing a joint webinar with Box on March 28th where we are going to discuss the issues, technologies and policies required for next generation management of employee or corporate-owned devices, smartphones, and tablets. This presentation will cover how to approach identity and authentication, enterprise app management, enabling single sign-on to apps, along with policy and architectural considerations for managing mobility projects across a myriad of platforms, use cases and enterprise boundaries.
Recently Centrify announced the general availability of Centrify for Mobile 2013 and Centrify for SaaS 2013, a set of integrated capabilities enabled by the Centrify Cloud Service platform that delivers secure, enterprise-class mobility management with integrated cloud and SaaS Single Sign-on (SSO) to improve security and increase workforce productivity in the enterprise. In this blog post I want to walk you through single sign-on capabilities from an end user perspective.
As I discussed in my last blog post, Centrify announced today at Mobile World Congress that Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd., has selected Centrify to provide key enabling technology for Samsung's next generation Android-based platform, called KNOX.