Monday, March 18, 2013

"Getting Mobility Right": Box and Centrify Webinar

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.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Centrify and Canonical Expand Partnership; Rave Reviews for Centrify Express Continue

Earlier this week we announced an expanded partnership with Canonical, the guys behind Ubuntu Linux. The net net of the relationship is that Canonical is now distributing Centrify's free Active Directory authentication solution, Centrify Express, through its Ubuntu Software Partner Repository.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Survey Details Mac Usage in Higher Education and Highlights Need for Better AD/Mac Integration

Group Logic, our fellow partner in the Enterprise Desktop Alliance, recently came out with an interesting survey of Mac usage in higher education, and I thought in this blog post I would highlight a few key findings.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Centrify Signs Patent Licensing Agreement with Microsoft to Enable Development of Enhanced Cloud Security Solutions

Earlier this year we signed a technology licensing agreement with Microsoft that gave us the rights to leverage key protocols and patents from Microsoft in the area of securing communications in the cloud, and today we announced that agreement as part of our recent wave of announcements around securing systems and apps deployed in the cloud.

Categories: Centrify, Cloud, Partners, All

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

First New York Securities Integrates Linux with Active Directory the Centrify Way

I was pleased to see that one of our partners, TekVault, recently issued a press release re: a mutual customer, First New York Securities, who has deployed our software to help the customer manage and secure their fast growing Linux environment.

Friday, February 12, 2010

DirectControl for Mac OS X Adds Key New Features; Gets Certified by Department of Defense

At MacWorld we announced the release of DirectControl version 4.4 for Apple Mac OS X. With this release we expanded the number of Mac-centric Group Policies we offer, added support for FileVault, further enhanced our Snow Leopard support and delivered tighter integration with Group Logic's ExtremeZ-IP. We are also proud to announce that our support for the government Common Access Card (CAC) was certified by the Department of Defense Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC).

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Centrify Delivers First McAfee Compatible Solution for the Mac Platform

On Monday we announced that a special McAfee-certified package of Centrify DirectControl for Mac OS X is now available for use with McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Let the Wild Rumpus Start! (Redux)

I am pleased to announce that last quarter (i.e. quarter ending December 2009) was another record quarter for us, capping off a great year of year-to-year growth in the face of a tough economy. The last two quarters were in fact by far the two best quarters we ever had as a company, and, like last quarter, we were again profitable. So I say again: "LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!"

Monday, August 31, 2009

Centrify Adds Support for Red Hat Linux Running on IBM System z (aka zLinux)

Centrify now supports our Centrify Suite, Standard Edition running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on IBM System Z Servers.

Friday, May 29, 2009

5 Case Studies on Integrating the Mac into a Windows Infrastructure

The Enterprise Desktop Alliance, whose purpose is to facilitate the acceptance of the Mac in environments managed with Microsoft Windows (and of which Centrify is a founding member), is hosting a webinar on June 2nd to help IT professionals learn how to integrate Macs into their Windows environment.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Interop Road Show Simulcast - May 6th

As you may recall from a prior blog post on this topic, Centrify DirectControl is being demo'ed in Microsoft's "Integrate Your IT Environment" Windows/UNIX/Linux interoperability road show being hosted at Microsoft offices in 15 cities throughout the United States (Centrify is also an event partner as well). As reported this weekend on Keith Combs' blahg, the event on May 6th is being simulcast live from Downers Grove, IL and you can virtually attend the event by visiting (the same URL lets you also view the replay of the session that will be available a few days later).

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Centrify Joins Microsoft in Evangelizing Windows-Linux Interoperability

Centrify is pleased to be an event partner in the Microsoft TechNet Event "Integrate Your IT Environment" being hosted at Microsoft offices in 15 cities throughout the United States. Microsoft and Centrify will demonstrate how Centrify's DirectControl software solution can extend Microsoft Active Directory to seamlessly manage and secure UNIX, Linux, and Mac platforms and non-Microsoft applications.

Monday, March 16, 2009

DirectControl and NFSv4 Security via Kerberos

Our partner NetApp in a recent blog post gave a shout-out to Centrify and how we can help secure NFSv4, so I thought I would return the favor and give our take on how a customer can leverage DirectControl's Active Directory integration and Kerberos support to implement NFSv4 with Kerberos authentication.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SAP Certifies DirectControl for SAP on UNIX and Linux

I am happy to report that as of last week, after working with SAP Waldorf and the SAP Integration and Certification Center (ICC), we have officially certified the integration of Centrify DirectControl for SAP on UNIX 4.1 with SAP Netweaver via BC-SNC 4.0.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Survey Details Top Mac/Windows Integration Needs

GroupLogic - one of Centrify's partners in the Enterprise Desktop Alliance has just released a very interesting survey detailing the major issues and concerns when faced with Mac integration within the enterprise.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Mac Shipments to Hit 3 Million This Quarter? And an Upcoming Webinar on "Managing Macs in a Windows Environment"

I found it interesting to read that one analyst is predicting that Apple will ship 3 million Macs this quarter, which would put Apple on a glide path to grow global PC market share from to 4.2% in 2009 from 2.9% in 2007.

Monday, June 30, 2008

The Enterprise Desktop Alliance: Making it Easy to Manage and Integrate Macs in a Windows Environment

Today five enterprise software companies announced the creation of the Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA) to facilitate the acceptance of the Mac in environments managed with Microsoft Windows. Centrify is pleased to be one of these five software companies participating in the EDA.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Centrify Broadens UNIX Authentication and Access Control with DirectControl 4.1

Today we announced DirectControl 4.1. While a relatively minor release, it adds over 20 additional operating systems to our industry-leading list of non-Microsoft platforms (now over 135 platforms), Windows 2008 support, new web application support and also adds misc. support tools and utilities. It will be released by the end of April.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Group Policy for UNIX, Linux and the Mac

As many of you know Centrify DirectControl provides a comprehensive solution for global policy enforcement by extending Windows Group Policy services to Linux, UNIX and Mac systems. I want to use this blog entry to describe in a bit more detail how Centrify DirectControl implements Group Policy in a heterogeneous environment.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Microsoft and Kerberos

Back in October of 2007 I blogged about the launch of the Kerberos Consortium and how Centrify was a "Founding Sponsor" of the Kerberos Consortium, joining fellow sponsors and supporters such as industry vendors Google, Sun and Apple in supporting this important initiative. Since then a number of universities and US government agencies (e.g. NASA and the DOD) have joined the Consortium, but probably the biggest news of late is that Microsoft has also signed up as a Founding Sponsor and joined the Consortium's Executive Board.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Offtopic: Windows Gurus … or extras in “Men in Tights”?

Doug Barney and the folks at Redmond Magazine have been great to work with over the years. Last August in a feature spread on "Working with Microsoft" they were kind enough to run a sidebar article on Centrify and my approach to working with Microsoft entitled "Two-Time Winner." It is always great to see our ability to successfully execute a partner relationship with Microsoft recognized in a public forum. Fast forward a year or so, and I am depicted as one of the industry's "Windows Gurus" on the cover of the October 2007 issue of Redmond Magazine.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

What a Great Year!!

Today we announced some results from our second full fiscal year of selling products on the market. We run a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year, so our crack accounting team is now done counting the numbers for our last fiscal year. Suffice to say we are very pleased with the results, having basically exceeded our expectations across the board. Some of the highlights from the last 12 months include...