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.

07/22/2014

University of Southern California Installs Centrify User Suite to Improve Learning of Its Students

Jyothi Shanbhag, Unified Communications
University of Southern California (USC), a private research university and home to more than 38,000 students and 3,500 full-time faculty members, has recently installed Centrify User Suite to offer protected remote and on-site single sign-on (SSO) access to university applications and computing resources.
07/22/2014

IDaaS Can Now Be the Foundation of Cloud Security

Martin Banks, IT-Director.com
One of the keys to this growth rate is the fact that Centrify delivers ID management capabilities as a cloud service—IdaaS. This makes it an easy deliverable to partners, and an easy management issue for the company itself. Centrify can itself provide the service to end user businesses that have been identified and sold the service by a partner. It can also allow some partners, particularly those with hosting capabilities in place, to host and manage service delivery themselves.
07/22/2014

U Southern California Extends Computing Resources with Remote Desktops

Joshua Bolkan, Campus Technology
“After significant research and many meetings with different companies, we selected Centrify and Aqua Connect for their group policy management, flexibility, manageability, licensing model and their willingness to work with us to address our challenges,” said Michael Goay, executive director of IT for Viterbi Business Affairs, in a prepared statement.
07/18/2014

Despite Privacy Concerns, It's Time to Kill the Password

Tom Kemp via Forbes
“The White House cybersecurity czar Michael Daniel said in June that he’s on a mission to ‘kill the password dead.’ It’s a laudable goal. The problem with passwords is the false sense of security they provide. In fact, they’re easy to crack—and getting easier every day.”
07/17/2014

Symantec's Identity Management Plans Tied To RSA's Deal For Symplified

Robert Westervelt, CRN
Tom Kemp, CEO of Santa Clara, Calif.-based identity and access management vendor Centrify, said Symplified's platform didn't have the ability to scale. Newer competitors, including Centrify, addressed issues that limited scalability, he said.
07/16/2014

Centrify on a High in IDaaS Cloud Market

Peter Dinham, iTWire
Unified identity services provider Centrify is claiming global leadership in the Identity as a Service (IDaaS) market with a milestone of more than 2,000 customers in the cloud on the back of what it says is record sales.
07/16/2014

Channel Revenue Nearly Doubles for Centrify

Fleur Doidge, Channelnomics
“Centrify’s continued strong performance can be attributed to our ability to address identity needs for all environments, including cloud, mobile and on-premises,” claimed Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify, in a statement.
07/15/2014

BYOD Proving Difficult Transition, as Half of all Companies Don't Bother

Guy Wright, IT Pro Portal
Finally, BYOD was supposed to make life easier for IT, but when you start to consider security and compliance issues it turns out to be more of a nightmare. A recent Centrify survey found nearly half the people they surveyed had more than six third-party apps on their BYODs and more than 15 per cent of them have had their personal account or password compromised.
07/14/2014

BYOD not without Problems

Guy Wright, Tech Guru Daily
A recent Centrify survey found nearly half the people they surveyed had more than six third-party apps on their BYODs and more than 15 percent of them have had their personal account or password compromised.
07/14/2014

Big Apple Revolution: How to Manage Macs in the Enterprise

Robert Bamforth, ComputerWeekly
“Most enterprises, however, have existing models to structure user access to IT systems through groups, user name and password, and very often Microsoft’s Active Directory ... OS X server tools have some of the necessary functionality, but can be supplemented further with tools such as Centrify’s User Suite Mac Edition ...”
07/10/2014

Managing Anytime, Anywhere Access to Windows and Mac Apps at USC Engineering

Leila Meyer, Campus Technology
Whether students are attending a Windows software-based class or a Mac software-based class, studying in their dorm, the library or anywhere else on or off campus, they can access both Windows and Mac software, as well as their data storage ... “So they can continue their work whether they're in class or outside the classroom,” said Goay. “And all of this is managed within the unified platform because Centrify is providing a bridge for us from a Macintosh to hook up with our Windows-based management platform.”
07/09/2014

Centrify Appoints Niall King to Lead APAC Sales Drive

Brian Karlovsky, ARN
Identity management company, Centrify, has recruited channel specialist, Niall King, in a bid to expand its footprint in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. King’s appointment as senior director APAC sales will see the company place a stronger focus on North Asia. Centrify’s stronger push into Asia Pacific follows its May announcement that it had raised $42 million in funding from strategic investors including Samsung Ventures, Fortinet Inc. and Docomo Capital.
07/09/2014

Centrify Boosts ANZ, APAC Sales Team

Peter Dinham, iTWire
Unified identity management vendor Centrify has expanded its sales team and appointed a new channel specialist to boost sales in the Australian, New Zealand and wider Asia Pacific market. Niall King has been appointed Senior Director APAC Sales, with his role split between Centrify’s Silicon Valley head office and Japan.
07/09/2014

Bill Mann | People on the Move

Staff, Silicon Valley Business Journal
Bill Mann will take primary responsibility for the innovation and evolution of all Centrify solutions, running both product strategy and product management,as well as playing a lead role in M&A as the company scales to its next phase.
07/03/2014

Ecommerce Security: How to Control User Access to Your Environment

Simon Mitchell, Business 2 Community
User authentication and authorisation of permissions and roles is a vital part of eCommerce security. With a large number of servers and users, a centralised means of managing user access is required. Centrify allows organisations secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications using Active Directory.
07/03/2014

Why Identity Management Is the New Security

Paul Moore via Information Security Buzz
Paul Moore, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Centrify: “So here’s the question: how do we lock down this expanded work perimeter without losing productivity and without opening the door to more security breaches? Clearly, a new approach is needed to protect today’s cloud-based, mobile enterprise. I would argue that organizations must begin by securing the person—an individual’s identity—as the first line of defense, rather than the corporate network.”
07/03/2014

90% of Authentication is 'Unnecessary'

Doug Drinkwater, SC Magazine
Barry Scott, technical director EMEA at Centrify, agreed with Masse that the world needs to move on from passwords, suggesting that ‘zero sign on’ is the future.
07/02/2014

Single Sign-On for Spend Management System

Staff, ProSecurityZone
Centrify has announced the integration of Centrify User Suite with Concur, a provider of spend management solutions and services. Centrify provides Concur clients with secure single sign-on (SSO) for Concur and delivers a simplified, integrated identity and mobile management infrastructure for IT organisations running Concur and other SaaS applications.
06/24/2014

Centrify Travelling Well with Concur Integration

Peter Dinham, iTWire
Under the partnership, Centrify provides Concur clients with secure single sign-on (SSO) for Concur and delivers a simplified, integrated identity and mobile management infrastructure for IT organisations running Concur and other SaaS applications.
06/24/2014

Centrify CEO Tom Kemp Receives the Silver Award for CEO of the Year

Network Products Guide
Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify: “Furthermore, receiving the Silver award for CEO of the Year is humbling, and a testament to the tremendous efforts of the entire Centrify team. This recognition further underscores Centrify’s drive and vision as the company delivers game-changing solutions to power the next generation of enterprise security and employee access.”
06/24/2014

Centrify Honored as Gold Winner in Network Product Guide’s 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards Program

Network Products Guide
Centrify Corporation, the leader in unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced that Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, has named Centrify a Gold winner of the 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards program in the Hot Companies and Organizations category.
06/23/2014

Centrify Integrates with Concur Travel & Expense to Deliver Single Sign-On and Mobile Management for Concur Users

Staff, Teqnews Online
Centrify provides Concur users with the widest array of mobility features for an Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) offering, including secure SSO for the Concur rich mobile app, and mobile device management tools for both end users and IT — including user self-service to enable end users to locate and wipe their own devices. Centrify provides IT organisations with centralised management and security by leveraging their on-premise Active Directory or using the Centrify cloud directory service — and does not require customers to replicate their directory to a third party cloud service.
06/23/2014

Centrify Integrates with Concur Travel & Expense to Deliver Single Sign-On and Mobile Management for Concur Users

Staff, ITBusinessNet
Through this partnership, Centrify is now included in the Concur App Center, which offers apps with streamlined integration with Concur Travel, Expense and Invoice products and delivers innovative functionality in key categories such as finance, regulatory compliance, enterprise identity, traveler productivity, travel management and more.
06/19/2014

Left to Their Own Devices

Rebecca Paddick, Education Technology
Firstly, more than 180,000 computing and communication devices were reported lost or stolen to UK police between March 2013 and February 2014. Secondly, in a recent survey by US IT-solutions company Centrify, as many as 15% of adult employees who use BYOD in their workplace confessed that they felt 'none to minimal' responsibility to protect corporate data stored on their personal devices.
06/18/2014

Centrify Survey Reveals Some of Us Think Mobile Security is Not Our Problem

Jared Howe, Private WiFi
Centrify, an identity management software firm, recently published a survey which compiled the security habits of 500 employees at mid-to-large companies.
06/16/2014

BYOD: Not Living up to its Aspirations?

Orin Thomas, Windows IT Pro
“A recent article on CIO.com reports on a survey done by CompTIA on attitudes towards BYOD ... The main takeaways from the CIO.com article were that ... Security is still a big problem. The CIO article quotes a Centrify report that found that the majority of BYOD devices have third party cloud storage apps like Dropbox or OneDrive installed, and that 15% of the BYOD users surveyed admitted that their password or account had recently been compromised.”
06/16/2014

Identity Management Matters -- Dealing with Insider Threats

Peter Bernstein, TMCNet
This is a complex and fast moving area. It is why you are invited to join me and Matt Hurr, senior director, Product Management, Centrify Corporation on Tuesday June 24, 2014 at 12:00PM EDT/9:00AM PDT for an insightful webinar, “Identity Related Risks: What is the Real Insider Threat?”
06/13/2014

What Is Going Wrong With BYOD?

Tom Kaneshige, CIO
Recently, Centrify surveyed more than 500 employees at mid-to-large companies and found nearly half have more than six third-party apps on their BYODs, such as personal cloud storage repositories, and more than 15 percent have had their personal account or password compromised.
06/06/2014

A Year since Snowden’s Revelations – Industry Views

Dan Raywood, IT Security Guru
Barry Scott, Centrify: “I don’t think it is about saying Snowden is the worst or best thing to happen to security. Instead I think we need to focus on how his revelations will have helped businesses to understand that perhaps they are applying old world technologies to new world problems. What Snowden has done is highlight the need for new technologies and new approaches in order to ensure that confidential and private information remains just that ...”
06/06/2014

3 Ways Emerging Technology is Changing How CIOs do Business

Brian Honigman, Forbes
This can present a major security challenge for CIOs. According to a recent survey by Centrify, an identity management software provider, 15 percent of employees believe they have no responsibilities or minimal responsibilities when it comes to protecting data on their personal mobile devices.
06/06/2014

Centrify Releases Single User Management Solution for Cloud and Mobile

Brian Karlovsky, PC Advisor
Centrify Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing, Corey Williams, said new provisioning features provided enterprise IT with full account lifecycle management across Cloud, mobile apps and devices.
06/05/2014

IDaaS Can Now Be the Foundation of Cloud Security

Staff Writer, Cloud Services World
But it also means that proactive, policy-based security regimes can be established based on the application of real-time analytics to the comprehensive audit data that the Centrify system produces. This does suggest that it can form the foundation of a policy-based `stop activity’ operation, where any unusual operation by an individual user can be terminated as it is begun.
06/04/2014

Centrify Ploughs VC Lolly into EMEA Channel Building

Doug Woodburn, CRN
Identity and access management vendor Centrify is bullishly expanding in EMEA following a $42m (£25m) venture-capital cash injection last month.
06/04/2014

Centrify Drives Significant Momentum in EMEA Following Explosive Demand for Mobile and Cloud-Based Security

Ad Hoc News
“Centrify Corporation, the leader in unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced that it has expanded in Europe, Middle East and Africa , doubling the company's headcount...”
06/04/2014

Enterprise Security Monitoring Weaknesses Telegraph Lots of Future Cybersecurity Opportunities

Jon Oltsik, Network World
“User behavior activity monitoring equates cryptic network and log data to actual users and systems. This monitoring is especially useful to monitor for insider attacks or to detect when user systems are compromised. This type of monitoring resides in the domain of firms like Centrify...”
05/28/2014

Con Artist Harasses Aussie Apple Customers in Ransomware Attempt

John P. Mello Jr., TechNewsWorld
"In many of the headline data breach cases of late, user names and passwords were stolen, and if people use the same user name and password for iCloud that they do for Adobe or eBay, then they can be used by bad guys to get into a user's stuff," Chris Webber, a senior product marketing manager for Centrify, told TechNewsWorld.
05/23/2014

Funding roundup - week ending 5/23/14

Steven Loeb, VatorNews
Centrify Corporation, a provider of unified identity management, raised $42 million from Samsung Ventures, Fortinet Inc. and Docomo Capital.
05/23/2014

VIDEO: Why One Unified Identity Could Solve Your IT Woes

Paul Cooper, ITProPortal
In this video, Darren Gross from Centrify tells us why the secret to business security is having one, unified identity. Darren tells us why this is such a good idea for working with Linux, and for all kinds of modern security scenarios. He also lets us in on why compliance and the complicated regulatory requirements currently demanded of businesses can be one of the biggest challenges for businesses and organisations in the age of bring your own device and mobile working.
05/22/2014

Fortinet Seeks to Expands Enterprise Security Channel Presence

Michael Cusanelli, The VAR Guy
This week Fortinet became the latest investor in Centrify, a leading unified identity management provider known for its data protection solutions and single sign-on applications. As part of the investment, Fortinet and Centrify have initiated an alliance, which will allow both companies to utilize joint technologies for future growth.
05/22/2014

Fortinet Rolls Out Free Network Security Courses for its Partners

Nestor Arellano, Computer Dealer News
The launch of the courses coincided with the announcement by Fortinet that it has become the latest investor in Centrify, a provider of unified identity management that is known for its data protection and single sign-on solutions. This development signifies an intensification of Fortinet’s efforts to expand its presence in the enterprise security market.
05/22/2014

Is a Mandatory Kill Switch the Solution to Smartphone Theft?

Jane Porter, CNNMoney
You’d be hard-pressed to find a consensus among industry experts on the matter. What’s clear is that cell phone theft is a growing problem. In 2013, more than three million devices were stolen in the U.S., up from 1.6 million in 2012, according to Consumer Reports. And in San Francisco alone, 2,400 cellphones were stolen in 2013, up by 23 percent from the year before, according to the San Francisco Police Department. “Police departments across the U.S. are starting to drown in smart phone thefts,” says Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify, a software and cloud security provider.
05/21/2014

Samsung and More Join Centrify Investor Pool with US $42m Funding Round

Nermin Bajric, Computerworld Singapore and India
Centrify has raised a further $US42 million in funding to support its Cloud-based identity management portfolio. Samsung's Ventures business, Fortinet, and NTT DoCoMo's Capital unit are among the investors in this round of funding which was led by existing investors, Accel, Sigma West, and Mayfield. Centrify said the funding will contribute to what it calls its "holistic and unified approach to identity management and continued disruption of the identity and access management (IAM) market" which research firm IDC estimates to hit $US6 billion by 2017.
05/21/2014

Fortinet, Samsung and NTT Docomo Invest in Unified Identity Management Vendor Centrify

Staff Writer, InfoTech Lead
Enterprise CIOs will benefit because Centrify offers single sign-on for cloud and mobile applications, as well as management of mobile devices, enabling enterprises to uniformly and efficiently manage identity and access policies for cloud and mobile resources.
05/21/2014

Centrify Bolstered by $42 million in New Capital

Peter Dinham, iTWire
Global unified identity management vendor Centrify has raised US$42 million in a funding round, securing investment from mobile technology and network security vendors Samsung and Fortinet, as well as venture capital firm Docomo Capital.
05/21/2014

Centrify raises $US42m as Samsung and more get on board

Nermin Bajric, ARN
“We believe Centrify is doing big things in the industry and we are confident that they will continue to provide the most comprehensive and cutting edge Cloud-based solutions for IAM,” Samsung Electronics KNOX business group IT and mobile communications division senior vice-president, Injong Rhee, said.
05/20/2014

Centrify Raises $42 Million to Expand Identity Management Business

Mike Lennon, SecurityWeek
“We are impressed with Centrify’s vision for unified identity, the quality of its technology, and the synergies with our industry leading high-performance network security solutions,” said Neil Sundstrom, vice president, wireless solutions, Fortinet. “As our customers increasingly demand cutting-edge cloud-based security services, Fortinet is eager to collaborate with Centrify, and to provide a more efficient and holistic platform.”
05/20/2014

Funding Daily: Doggy Couch Potato Edition

Tom Cheredar, VentureBeat
Enterprise-level identity management software startup Centrify has raised a new $42 million round of funding, the company announced today.
05/20/2014

Centrify Raises $42M from Strategic Investors for Single Sign-On Services

Dow Jones Staff, Dow Jones VentureWire
Centrify Corp., provider of identity management and "single sign-on" services across data center, cloud and mobile, has raised $42 million in funding with participation by strategic investors Samsung Ventures, Fortinet Inc. and Docomo Capital.
05/20/2014

Centrify Receives $42,000,000 New Funding Round

Staff Writer, Xconomy
Centrify delivers secure access control and centralized identity management by seamlessly integrating UNIX, Linux, Mac, J2EE and web platforms with Microsoft Active Directory. “Our goal has always been to provide the best identity management solutions for our customers, and with this funding and new talent, I’m confident that we will continue to innovate and find ways to disrupt the industry given our unique ability to address identity across cloud, mobile and the data center.”
05/20/2014

Investment Round Up - Funding

Editorial Team, Red Herring
Identity management solutions provider Centrify has raised more than $42 million in funding. The company has now raised a total of more than $94 million. Existing investors Mayfield, Accel Partners, Sigma West and Index Ventures all participated, as did strategic investors Samsung Ventures, Fortinet Inc and Docomo Capital. Centrify estimates the identity and access management market to be worth $6 billion.
05/20/2014

Samsung Invests In Mobile Security Company Centrify In Enterprise Push

Staff Writer, StrategyEye
Samsung Ventures, the venture capital arm of mobile giant Samsung, has invested in Centrify likely as part of a move by Samsung to improve its Knox Enterprise service. Knox Enterprise is part of Samsung’s push to make its smartphones secure enough for the enterprise smartphone market, which Apple dominates. Overall, Centrify raised USD42m for its cloud-based corporate identity services. The other investors were Fortinet and Docomo Capital.
05/20/2014

TechFlash: Business Journal Newsletter

Staff Writer, Silicon Valley Business Journal
Centrify plans to use $42 million raised from Samsung and others to fuel international expansion of its cloud-based business ID management services.
05/20/2014

Centrify Nets $42M

Iris Dorbian, Reuter’s peHUB
Centrify Corp. has closed $42 million in funding. Investors included Samsung Ventures, Fortinet and Docomo Capital. Also, Centrify has appointed Mark Weiner as chief marketing officer and Ally Zwahlen as vice president of corporate communications. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Centrify is a provider of identity services solutions.
05/20/2014

IPO-bound Centrify Raises $42M from Strategics, Hints at Upcoming Enterprise Mobile Products from Samsung

Michael Carney, PandoDaily
With this in mind, it comes as little surprise that Centrify, a Santa Clara-based identity management company offering a sign-on service across multiple devices and cloud apps, is attracting attention throughout the enterprise. Today, the ten-year-old company announced $42 million in Series E funding from strategic investors Samsung Ventures, Fortinet, and Docomo Capital. The round brings Centrify’s total capitalization to $94 million, adding these strategics to a list of venture investors that includes Sigma Partners, INVESCO Private Capital, Accel Partners*, Mayfield Fund, and Index Ventures.
05/20/2014

Deals of the Day: Aeroflex bought for $1.5 billion

Dan Primack, CNNMoney
Centrify Corp., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of security and compliance solutions for both on-premise and cloud-based systems and applications, has raised $42 million in fifth-round funding fromSamsung Ventures, Fortinet Inc. and Docomo Capital. The company previously raised around $52 million from Index Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Accel Partners, Invesco Private Capital and Sigma Partners.
05/20/2014

Cloud-based I.D. Service Centrify Raises $42M from Samsung & others

Tom Cheredar, VentureBeat
Enterprise-level identity management software startup Centrify has raised a new $42 million round of funding, the company announced today.
05/20/2014

The Daily Startup: Google Keeps It in the Family With Divide Acquisition

Zoran Basich, Wall Street Journal
Centrify, provider of identity management and “single sign-on” services across data center, cloud and mobile, has raised $42 million in funding.
05/20/2014

ID Manager Centrify Raises $42M from Samsung, other Strategic Investors

Cromwell Schubarth, Silicon Valley Business Journal
Data ID and access management company Centrify raised $42 million in a funding round that includes several big corporate investors, part of the company's push for international growth and a possible IPO in the next year.
05/20/2014

This Is The Company Behind Samsung's Secret Weapon For Android, And It Just Landed $42 Million

Julie Bort, Business Insider
Enterprise security startup Centrify just nabbed a $42 million venture investment from Samsung Ventures and others, one day after Google announced it was buying its own Android security company, Divide.
05/20/2014

Centrify Nabs $42M From Samsung And More For Cloud-Based Enterprise Identity Management

Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch
Today, Centrify — a specialist in cloud-based identity management for enterprises — is announcing that it’s picked up an additional $42 million from a group of investors that includes Samsung Ventures, a strategic investment that will be used to help bolster the mobile giant’s KNOX enterprise offering. Centrify itself will be using the funding to expand internationally and build out its products.
05/16/2014

Should CIOs Use a Carrot or a Stick to Rein In BYOD Workers?

Tom Kaneshige, CITEworld
A Centrify survey of more than 500 employees at mid-to-large companies showed that 43 percent have accessed sensitive corporate data while on an unsecured public network, 15 percent have had their personal account or password compromised, and 15 percent say they have no to minimal responsibility to protect data stored on their personal devices.
05/13/2014

What's the Best Way to Deal with BYOD Workers?

Joe Rizzo, TMCnet
“You can see that the risks involved in using a mobile device on an unprotected network are incredibly high. In fact, Centrify, a company that provides unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile, surveyed more than 500 employees at mid-to-large companies, and found that just less than half (43 percent) have accessed sensitive corporate data while on an unsecured public network.”
05/12/2014

TMC Announces the 2014 Mobility Tech Zone Product of the Year Award Winners

Mobility Tech Zone
Centrify's product, Centrify for Mobile was awarded by Mobility Tech Zone Product of the Year for 2014.
05/12/2014

94 Percent of IT Security Professionals Using Third Party Apps on their Mobile

Staff Editor, Surveillance-Magazine
Darren Gross, EMEA Director, Centrify said: “Applications are now at the heart of corporate IT and have become a vital part of how employees get the job done whilst either in the office or on the move. Removing access to applications isn’t an option – in fact it would create more problems than it would solve...”
05/12/2014

Centrify Wins 2014 Mobility Tech Zone Product of the Year Award

Mobility Tech Zone
The awards are presented by Mobility Tech Zone, an online resource for the mobile broadband industry, sponsored by TMC and Crossfire Media. The Mobility Tech Zone Product of the Year Awards honor the development of technologies geared toward the evolution of a 4G, all IP, wireless network, including products, services, architecture and infrastructure, delivery, and applications.
05/12/2014

SN Blogs: Monitor to Avoid Data Exfiltration

Sonia Groff, TechTarget - SearchNetworking
Current Analysis Principal Analyst Paula Musich says a recent survey done by Centrify, an identity management vendor, highlights employee indifference to BYOD policies. According to the survey, 43% of 500 employees surveyed said that they accessed sensitive data while on an unsecure public wireless network. About 15% of respondents said they felt little to no responsibility to protect locally stored data.
05/09/2014

Why is Mobile Single Sign-on Taking So Long?

Ryan Faas, CITEworld
Services provided by companies like Centrify ... work with SaaS providers to integrate these alternate authentication mechanisms with enterprise systems like Active Directory ... Each of these companies offers SaaS authentication to a menu or marketplace of SaaS vendors that they support.
05/06/2014

Should CIOs Use a Carrot or a Stick to Rein In BYOD Workers?

Tom Kaneshige, CIO
A Centrify survey of more than 500 employees at mid-to-large companies showed that 43 percent have accessed sensitive corporate data while on an unsecured public network, 15 percent have had their personal account or password compromised, and 15 percent say they have no to minimal responsibility to protect data stored on their personal devices.
05/04/2014

Islands of Identity Hard to Track

Ava Fedorov, SC Magazine
Applications are now at the heart of corporate IT and have become vital to employees, both in the office and on the move. Removing access to applications isn't an option, but the risk for organisations is that they create islands of identity, and are therefore harder for IT to track and manage says Darren Gross, EMEA Director at Centrify.
05/02/2014

Third Party Mobile Apps: How Safe are They for Businesses?

Sarah OBeirne, Facilities Management Journal
Centrify Corporation, a leader in unified identity management across data centre, cloud and mobile environments, has found that 94% of IT security professionals use third party applications on their mobile devices for work, with 82% using up to 10 apps, from a flash poll it conducted at Infosecurity Europe.
05/02/2014

Centrify Reveals Channel Contributions Nearly Doubled in 2013

Spencer Smith, TechTarget - SearchITChannel.com
Unified identity management provider Centrify Corp. this week reported its channel contribution almost doubled in 2013 and said the Centrify Channel Partner Network, launched in Jan. 2014, is expanding.
05/02/2014

Majority of IT Security Professionals Using 3rd Party Apps

ProSecurityZone.com
A flash poll conducted at Infosecurity Europe by Centrify has found that 94 per cent of IT security professionals use third party applications on their mobile devices for work, with 82 per cent using up to 10 apps.
05/01/2014

IT Sec Pros Surprisingly Cavalier About Mobile Security Best Practices

Staff Writer, Help Net Security
Darren Gross, EMEA Director, Centrify: “But the risk for organisations is that the more cloud-based or mobile apps employees interact with, the more they create islands of identity that become harder for IT to track and manage.”
05/01/2014

94 Percent Of It Security Professionals Using Third Party Apps On Their Mobile

Staff Writer, CIOL Bureau
A flash poll conducted at Infosecurity Europe by Centrify Corp., the leader in unified identity management across data centre, cloud and mobile environments, has found that 94 percent of IT security professionals use third party applications on their mobile devices for work, with 82 percent using up to 10 apps.
05/01/2014

Enterprises Are Not Monitoring Access to Sensitive Data

Jon Oltsik, Network World
“There are data security technologies ... Identity management solutions, Centrify, ... and privileged account management tools ... that can all help organizations monitor sensitive data access ... ”
05/01/2014

How Businesses Can Deal with the Third Party App Problem

Duncan MacRae, Computer Business Review
Darren Gross, EMEA director, Centrify, said: “Applications are now at the heart of corporate IT and have become a vital part of how employees get the job done whilst either in the office or on the move. Removing access to applications isn’t an option — in fact it would create more problems than it would solve...”
05/01/2014

Employee Attitudes 'Risk Enterprise Secrets'

Peter Dinham, iTWire
Centrify Asia Pacific director Matt Ramsay says a recently commissioned survey in the US found that many enterprise employees fail to protect the security of their mobile devices, with 15% saying they have “none to minimal” responsibility to protect corporate data stored on their personal devices.
05/01/2014

BYOD security: Not my job, say many employees

David Weldon, FierceCIO
The latest warning comes from Centrify, an identity management software provider, which surveyed 500 employees at mid-to-large size companies about their BYOD practices and views of IT security matters.
05/01/2014

Channel Partner Program Roundup: Centrify, MEA|NEA, Uptivity

Charlene OHanlon, The VAR Guy
Centrify: The vendor specializing in unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile is touting the success of its channel program. Notably, its channel revenue contribution nearly doubled in 2013 and its enhanced Centrify Channel Partner Network, launched in January, is rapidly expanding, according to the company.
04/30/2014

Tom Kemp, co-founder and CEO of Centrify Corp., on Internet security

Steve Cochran, WGN Radio
Tom Kemp is the CEO and co-founder of Centrify Corp., a company that specializes in security for information technology. He joins the Steve Cochran show today to discuss the “heartbleed” bug, which some called the worst vulnerability in the history of the Internet. Tom also talk about Homeland Security’s suggestion to avoid using Internet Explorer.
04/29/2014

2014 SC Awards Europe Winners

SC Magazine
Centrify was awarded the winner by SC Magazine for "Best Security Company". Centrify Server Suite was a finalist for "Best Identity Management Solution".
04/25/2014

Employees Are Still Not Protecting Their Mobile Devices

Staff Writer, Mobile Marketing Watch
Centrify Corporation has just published the results of an industry study conducted by Osterman Research which revealed that 15 percent of enterprise employee survey respondents believe they have “none to minimal” responsibility to protect corporate data stored on their personal devices.
04/25/2014

CIOs Face BYOD Hard Reality: Employees Don't Care

Tom Kaneshige, CIO
CIOs fret about corporate data security on “Bring Your Own Devices,” or BYOD, but do employees care? A good number of them — 15 percent — believe they have no to minimal responsibility to protect data stored on their personal devices, according to a recent survey from Centrify, an identity management software provider.
04/25/2014

Third Prefer To Go On Holiday With Mother-In-Law Than Report Lost Unprotected Work Device

Staff Writer, Computer Business Review
Centrify CEO Tom Kemp said: “As the survey shows, corporate employees are now leveraging applications on their devices to get their jobs done. As a result, there is greater need than ever for unified security identity across multiple devices and platforms.”
04/25/2014

Study Finds Employees Failing to Protect Mobile Devices

Jeff Goldman, eSecurity Planet
The study, conducted by Osterman Research and sponsored by Centrify, also found that 45 percent of respondents have more than six third-party apps installed on their personal devices.
04/24/2014

One in Ten Employees Still Don’t Use Password Protection on Mobile Devices

Brian Karlovsky, ARN
Centrify APAC director, Matt Ramsay, said Matt Ramsay said the rapid uptake of mobile device use in Australia exposed local enterprises to the same risks identified by the Osterman Research survey.
04/24/2014

Employees Slacking on Security of Their Mobile Devices

Kelly Jackson Higgins, Dark Reading
Tom Kemp, CEO at Centrify, says it’s surprising that 15% of the respondents had a password hacked or stolen. “And this means that the number is even greater, given that many users may not know their password has been stolen or don’t want to admit it. So we may be talking about 25% or more of passwords hacked,” Kemp says in an email interview.
04/24/2014

BYOD: Employees Ignoring Heartbleed, Other Security Risks

Craig Galbraith, Channel Partners
Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify said, “We have made it our mission to bring security awareness to the enterprise, but there is always room for more education and innovation ... ”
04/24/2014

Mobile Devices Still Unsecured in the Workplace

Nathan Eddy, eWeek
“As these results demonstrate, enterprise employees still need to be aware of security threats and best practices,” Centrify CEO Tom Kemp said in a statement. “We have made it our mission to bring security awareness to the enterprise, but there is always room for more education and innovation. As the survey shows, corporate employees are now leveraging applications on their devices to get their jobs done. As a result, there is greater need than ever for unified security identity across multiple devices and platforms.”
04/23/2014

Mobile Corporate Data Still Going Unsecured: Centrify

Amy Allen, IT in Canada
A recent study commissioned by Centrify and conducted by Osterman Research has found that 15 per cent of enterprise employee survey respondents feel they carry little to no responsibility for protecting corporate data on their personal devices.
04/23/2014

Five New Ed-Tech Innovations for Schools

Dennis Pierce, eSchool News
Centrify offers schools an identity-based approach to managing who has access to what resources, rather than a device-based approach. The company says its cloud-based identity management system serves as both a platform for single sign-on functionality and an alternative to mobile device management (MDM) software.
04/23/2014

Centrify has been selected as a finalist in Windows IT Pro's Best of TechEd 2014

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.
04/15/2014

5 Things HeartBleed Tells us About Passwords

Duncan MacRae, Computer Business Review
CBR has teamed up with Darren Gross, EMEA director of unified identity management specialist, Centrify, to examine just how we should be using passwords to ensure our safety online.
04/10/2014

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
03/27/2014

European IT & Software Excellence Awards Winners

Staff, IT Europa
03/27/2014

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.
03/20/2014

EdTech Digest Awards Program 2014 Spirit of Innovation

EdTechDigest
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."
03/17/2014

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.
03/17/2014

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.
03/13/2014

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.
03/10/2014

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 ...”
03/07/2014

Centrify Matures Its Channel Strategy

Colleen Frye, ChannelPro Network
The unified identity management provider has launched the Centrify Channel Partner Network, with new tiers and incentives for partners to scale their commitment and profits.
03/05/2014

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.
03/03/2014

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 management 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.
02/27/2014

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.”
02/24/2014

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..."
02/24/2014

Hot, new products from RSA

Ellen Messmer, Network World
Centrify was included in this week’s preview of hot products launching at RSA.
02/14/2014

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".
02/13/2014

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.
01/30/2014

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.

01/30/2014

Channel Partner Program Roundup: Tools4Ever, Centrify, NCP

Charlene OHanlon, The VAR Guy

Centrify: The provider of unified identity management 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.

01/29/2014

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.

01/23/2014

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.

01/22/2014

Centrify Revamps Partner Program

Gina Roos, Channel Insider

Centrify, a provider of unified identity management 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.

01/22/2014

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.
01/21/2014

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.”

01/21/2014

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 management 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.
01/21/2014

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.
01/21/2014

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.
01/15/2014

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.
01/13/2014

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.
01/13/2014

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.
01/13/2014

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.”
01/11/2014

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.
01/10/2014

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.
01/10/2014

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.
01/10/2014

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.
01/02/2014

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.”