As mentioned in my last blog post, Centrify recently shipped its Centrify for Office 365 solution. Centrify for Office 365 is an easy-to-deploy, Azure-based service that offers the industry's most comprehensive solution for Active Directory-based single sign-on, user provisioning and mobile management. In this blog post I want to discuss the core identity scenarios that exist for Office 365 in order to set up future blog posts in which I compare what Microsoft provides with Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) to Centrify's approach to Office 365 federated identity.
It was neat to see at this week's Microsoft TechEd that Centrify announced our latest cloud service offering — Centrify for Office 365. Centrify for Office365 is an easy-to-deploy Microsoft Azure-based service...As part of this announcement we also announced Microsoft has evaluated Centrify for Office 365...and has qualified it as a "Works with Office 365" solution, so also nice to get that validation from Microsoft itself. In this blog post I want to provide an overview of our solution for Office 365, and in future blog posts will drill down a bit more on how Centrify for Office 365 differs from what Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) provides vis a vis Office 365 single sign-on.
In my last blog post I talked about the major investments Centrify is making in the form of enhancing the security, reliability and scalability of the Centrify Cloud Service. In this blog post I want to talk about how we are extending our cloud identity aka Identity as a Service (IDaaS) offering through partnerships with some of the industry's leading cloud providers.
Centrify has an extensive track record and experience in developing and delivering solutions that are in the critical path of operations in the largest data centers in the world. We have invested a considerable amount of time and resources extending this same trust level to the Centrify Cloud Service so that customers can rest assured that they are receiving a verified, secure, highly available and trustworthy service. In this blog post I want to discuss some of the recent investments we have made to this end.
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.