What the Press Says About Centrify

Excerpts from journalists, analysts, customers and industry observers

Here's what industry publications and analysts have to say about Centrify. Also check our Customer Success Stories for a sampling of what our customers say about the value of our solutions.


Windows IT Pro
Centrify Corporation has been selected as a finalist in the Security with the product, Centrify Server Suite for Best of TechEd 2014.

Centrify is Selected as a Finalist in 2014's Hot Companies and Best Awards

Network Products Guide
Centrify is selected as a finalist in the 'Hot Companies and Organizations' category for Network Products Guide's 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Awards

European IT & Software Excellence Awards Winners

Staff, IT Europa

Migrating to Office 365 requires planning, pilot-testing

Tom Nolle, Tech Target
Companies may wish explore other popular single-sign-on models for Microsoft's applications (Centrify...) if they want SSO capability, especially if they're moving to a cloud-only architecture.

EdTech Digest Awards Program 2014 Spirit of Innovation

Centrify's Server Suite is a finalist in the Security/Privacy Solution category for the EdTech Digest Awards Program 2014, where they shine "a spotlight on some of the best and brightest tools, leaders and trendsetters pushing forward today’s education revolution for the benefit of future generations."

The perils of the privileged insider

Fran Howarth, Bloor Research
Bloor Research will be participating in a webinar to discuss the problem of shared accounts and overly privileged users in association with Centrify at 3pm GMT 19th March 2014. This webinar will also provide pointers as to how organisations can deal with these issues in an efficient and effective manner.

Dropbox for Business vs. OneDrive for Business

Sara Angeles, BusinessNewsDaily
Dropbox also takes authentication seriously — the service offers two-step verification (password and phone) as well as integration with a business’s trusted identity provider, such as ... Centrify.

Box, Dropbox, or drop both?

David Geer, CSO
But Dropbox guards against inappropriate access using two-factor authentication and identity and access management tools of the customer’s preference, which Dropbox integrates into its application. “We have built integrations into the leading identity providers or federated identity providers like ... Centrify ...”

Centrify Matures Its Channel Strategy

Colleen Frye, ChannelPro Network
The unified identity services provider has launched the Centrify Channel Partner Network, with new tiers and incentives for partners to scale their commitment and profits.

Centrify’s Tom Kemp On Preparing Technology Companies For The Long Haul

Michael Abbott, TechCrunch
In this video, I sit down with Kemp and have a discussion around a bunch of topics — ranging from how Centrify had to transition to a cloud architecture, how this impacted their corporate culture (including managing remote staff overseas), how enterprise IT systems are still a hybrid of cloud and on-prem solutions, and how Kemp is handling transitions at the board level to prepare the company for a potential offering down the road. For any founders working on large-scale enterprise systems, learning from a Kemp’s story is not a bad idea.

Industry Leaders Partner for Greatness

Maria Meyer, MSP Today
When industry leaders partner together great advances happen. The product of such a partnership will be demonstrated at Centrify’s booth number 2015 and Elastica’s booth number 304 at the RSA Conference. Using Centrify’s knowledge and abilities in unified identity services data center, cloud and mobile applications as well as Elastica’s advances in cloud security, the resulting product will protect users as they use cloud services. The result of their partnership is a product that will protect users and offer control.

Four Stages to Conquer Mobile Content Management

Will Kelly, TechRepublic
Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify, a leading identity tools vendor that support mobile and cloud application said, “First and foremost, ensure the device is secure. Second, you want mobile application management to deploy the app to the device, then the next thing is what people really want is that people don’t want to always have to enter their username and password when they access files.”

Forrester Report Recognizes Centrify as a Strong Performer

Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet
The Forrester Research report cites, "Customers have found the product to be above expectations, citing excellent staff support and technical support. Customers have been impressed with the level of care Centrify has committed to its product and the partner relationship it establishes..."

Hot, new products from RSA

Ellen Messmer, Network World
Centrify was included in this week’s preview of hot products launching at RSA.

SC Awards Europe 2014 Finalists Announced

SC Magazine
The finalists for this year's SC Awards Europe 2014 have now been shortlisted. Centrify is a finalist for "Best Security Company". Centrify Server Suite is a finalist for "Best Identity Management Solution". The winners will then be announced on the night of the Awards presentations, which are being held on April 29th at the Ballroom, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

European IT & Software Excellence Awards Finalists

IT Europa
The finalists for the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2014 — the leading pan-European awards for ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators and their vendor and distributor partners — have been announced by IT Europa. Centrify is a finalist for "Software Vendor of the Year".

Channel Partner Program Roundup: Centrify, FalconStor, SimpliVity

Charlene OHanlon, The VAR Guy
Financial services-focused solution provider Alvand Solutions has joined the Centrify Channel Partner Network to resell Centrify’s Server Suite and User Suite identity and privileged access management solutions, as well as Centrify’s Professional Services.

The Top 10 Cloud-based Security Tools to Protect your Network in a Hurry

Meghan Kelly, VentureBeat

Centrify will protect anywhere a person signs into your network be it through on-premise software or cloud applications. It also has a product that works specifically Samsung Knox — the smartphone manufacturer’s supposedly extra-protected mobile security software. This product provides devices running Knox with single sign-on options and helps IT departments manage these devices through Centrify.


Channel Partner Program Roundup: Tools4Ever, Centrify, NCP

Charlene OHanlon, The VAR Guy

Centrify: The provider of unified identity services across data center, cloud and mobile introduced the Centrify Channel Partner Network, a new tiered program “that provides resellers, integrators and consultants with unique revenue opportunities beyond Centrify’s previous long-standing channel programs,” according to the company.


The 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors Of The 2014 Cloud 100

Robert Westervelt, CRN

Centrify has launched a full channel program to boost adoption of its SaaS-based identity management portfolio for authentication and single sign-on. In addition to data center, Active Directory-based authentication, the company provides single sign-on for cloud services with mobile support.


Samsung KNOX: A slow rollout, but far from dead

Ryan Faas, CITEworld

It's been nearly a year since Samsung announced its KNOX mobile security platform ... Although KNOX was supposed to ship alongside the Galaxy S4 smartphone, a series of delays kept KNOX from being widely available for much of the year. One of the issues, noted by Centrify CEO Tom Kemp, was the fact that KNOX, like other Android releases, needed to be vetted by mobile carriers ... More importantly, Kemp noted that this period of Galaxy device fragmentation around KNOX has largely passed.


Centrify Revamps Partner Program

Gina Roos, Channel Insider

Centrify, a provider of Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile applications, has rebranded its partner program to better support the needs of its solution providers–including resellers, distributors, integrators and consultants—as the company continues to move into the cloud and mobile markets.


Centrify Unveils Three-Tier Channel Partner Program

Chris Talbot, Talkin' Cloud
Identity access management vendor Centrify has launched a new three-tiered channel partner program a quarter after it introduced a technology partner program around cloud and mobile partners.

2014 Prediction: The rising conflict between ease-of-use and security

Paul Moore via RCR Wireless

“In general, basic measures will need to be put in place to protect the employee and their employer if a personal device (and all that data) falls into the wrong hands. So what needs to be done to solve this issue? In all honesty, personal device security boils down to human behavior and that is a hard ‘issue’ to solve. For now, what we need are for security precautions to be extremely simple and not time-consuming.”


Centrify Launches New Channel Partner Network for On-Premise, Cloud and Mobile Security Resellers, Systems Integrators and Consultants

Yahoo! Finance via Marketwired
Centrify Corporation, the leader in Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile, today introduced the Centrify Channel Partner Network, a new tiered program with valuable benefits that provides resellers, integrators and consultants with unique revenue opportunities beyond Centrify's previous long-standing channel programs.

SoftwareONE Announces Premier Partnership with Centrify

Staff Writer, SoftwareONE
SoftwareONE and Centrify are proud to announce their Premier Partnership, offering true Single Sign-On (SSO) capability across multiple platforms and applications to mutual customers.

Centrify Formalizes Partner Program For Identity Management

Robert Westervelt, CRN
Centrify formalized its channel program to attract more solution providers to sell its data center, mobility and SaaS-based identity management portfolio for authentication and single sign-on ... Calif.-based company launched the Centrify Channel Partner Network, a three-tiered program that includes an authorized tier for entry-level resellers, a Select level for solution providers that get training and certification, and a Premier level for solution providers that commit to a business and marketing plan.

New Centrify MAS SDK Lets Enterprise Mobile Apps Play With Active Directory

Stuart Parkerson, App Developer Magazine
Centrify Corporation has launched a new developer site to provide direct access to Centrify's SDKs which provide identity management services through cloud, mobile and datacenter applications and systems.

March Privacy Act changes smell of SOX

John Harris, Impress Media Australia
Australian organisations risk financial and reputational damage if they fail to meet the challenges of this year’s Australian Privacy Act changes warns Centrify Regional Director APAC Matt Ramsay.

Australian Privacy Act changes to introduce risky uncertainties: Centrify

Nermin Bajric, ARN
Changes to the Australian Privacy Act are bound to trigger the same uncertainties introduced by the the USA’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation, with organisations at risk of financial and reputation damage if unable to adjust to the challenges, according to Centrify APAC regional director, Matt Ramsey.

Warning for Aussie companies, govt agencies on new Privacy Act

Peter Dinham, iTWire
Centrify Regional Director APAC Matt Ramsay has warned that the changes risk the cost and compliance challenges of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation in the US. “While SOX has raised the compliance bar for corporate reporting, it has had the unintended impact of creating a lot of uncertainty because of its lack of precision.”

Push is on to get 'kill switch' into smartphones

Herb Weisbaum, CNBC
Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify, a software and cloud security provider, believes most software-based kill switches have limitations because criminals can find a way around them. “If you really want the full solution, it needs to be some sort of hardware chip that completely bricks the phone and some genius needs to figure out the right way to do that,” Kemp said.

2014 Predictions: Expansion of 'containerization' – it won't be about devices anymore

RCR Wireless News
RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in the new year; Tom Kemp, co-founder and CEO of Centrify Corporation, is interviewed for his insight.

Networking Nuggets and Security Snippets

Jon Oltsik, Network World
Security executives have a tough road ahead to improve security monitoring, analytics, operations, and business enablement. From a vendor perspective, Centrify, is poised to provide cloud-based identity services.

How to make the case for Macs in your company

Ryan Faas, Cite World
Centrify - Enterprise identity and client management solutions for Macs, iOS and Android, SaaS apps, and Linux/Unix systems. Offers management via Group Policies through advanced integration with Active Directory.

CXOs predict the course of business tech in 2014

Teena Hammond, TechRepublic
Kemp: “With the growth of data and devices rising exponentially, we've found ourselves in a world in which the idea of containerization - allowing users to separate their work and personal data within one device - has become more important. According to Gartner, 70% of mobile professionals will conduct their work on personal smart devices by 2018, and the industry needs a solution that will allow employees to access data easily, while also keeping security at an all-time high. 2014 will be the year that the device finally doesn't matter. Employees aren't going to care where their data lives, they just want to be able to access it wherever they are, whenever they want. Companies want to be able to protect their data and remove sensitive information from an employee's device once they leave the company. For vendors, this means the focus will be on delivering an experience within a device - not just about the device itself.”