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IAM vendor Centrify has taken its own shot at the IAM pie, using a partnership with mobile giant Samsung set to deliver user authentication and access control to Samsung mobile devices running Samsung's new KNOX enterprise-security platform.
Centrify DirectControl delivers new Active Directory-based authentication and single sign-on for users accessing file shares on Red Hat Storage, adding enhanced secure access using native Windows protocols and leveraging Active Directory.
Identity management and monitoring firm Centrify has issued an update on key areas of growth including growth with Microsoft Office 365 and BYOD. Olly Carter, Centrify's EMEA channels director, told IT Europa that...The single-sign-on concept works well in cloud as well, he says, where he thinks it can replace three or four other products with one. And it has some interesting vendor connections: the relationship with Samung's Knox product means its phone can hold separate work and personal areas and be managed correctly.
Centrify Corporation, which provides Unified Identity Services across the data center, cloud, and mobile environments, has added enhanced support for Red Hat Storage, delivering Active Directory-based authentication and single sign-on for users accessing file shares on Red Hat Storage. Organizations can now benefit from additional secure access to such files using native Windows protocols and leveraging Active Directory. The solution will be unveiled this week at Red Hat Summit 2013 at Centrify's Booth No. 1012.
Centrify, the identity management and monitoring specialist has been making a lot of new announcements; growth with Microsoft Office 365 is working well with channels, and BYOD is bringing lots of new business, along with a few surprises.
Centrify makes it faster and easier to migrate to Office 365 with Active Directory integration for single sign-on and access management by using its cloud-based, Microsoft-certified Centrify for SaaS, which naturally enough exists on Windows Azure.
"Centrify's unique approach to SaaS security and single sign-on enables Active Directory to centrally manage policies for accessing and authenticating to SaaS applications, including Office 365," said Corey Williams, Centrify's senior director of product management. He added: "Not only does Centrify improve usability of SaaS applications such as Office 365 with single sign-on and self-service features, but it also improves security by reducing passwords, securing identity, and authenticating access through Active Directory for more control and visibility into the SaaS applications users are accessing."
Centrify for Office 365 is an Azure-based service that delivers full support for Office 365 by simplifying the deployment of federated identity, providing a rich catalog of pre-integrated SaaS apps, and delivering "Zero Sign-On" (ZSO) for rich mobile clients that require access to Office 365. As such, it eliminates many of the challenges commonly associated with active directory federation, which often cause unwanted delays. With Centrify for Office 365, it's a 5-minute install, complete with a set up wizard component.
Centrify announced it will launch a version of its Active Directory management and single sign-on (SSO) solution specifically for Microsoft (MSFT) Office 365. The company made the announcement today at Tech Ed 2013 in New Orleans.
Centrify has launched Centrify for Office 365, which it claims is the industry's most comprehensive offering for Active Directory-based single sign on (SSO), user provisioning and mobile management for the cloud-based content creation suite. Delivered via the company's Windows Azure-hosted Centrify for SaaS, Centrify for Office 365 enables organizations to federate Microsoft's cloud content creation and collaboration service with on-premise Active Directory identity management.
"The company [Apple] also allowed third-party vendors like Centrify...to develop their own Active Directory integration products that often included more robust features...Centrify's Direct Control for Mac makes it easy to manage Macs using Group Policies, for example."
"This partnership furthers Centrify's vision of Active Directory-based SaaS security and single sign-on for centrally managing policies for accessing and authenticating to the broadest set of today's leading SaaS applications," said Shreyas Sadalgi, Centrify Head of Business Development. "Improved usability of SaaS applications such as NetSuite SuiteCloud with single sign-on and self-service features also improves security by reducing passwords, securing identity, and authenticating access through Active Directory for more control and visibility into the SaaS applications users are accessing."
According to Samsung, KNOX "addresses all major security gaps in Android", and the DoD evidently agrees with that assessment, based upon the results of its own trials, and opens the door for orders to be placed for KNOX-compatible Samsung phones and tablets to be ordered for use by personnel, including soldiers and other military officers. The technology uses device management systems and single sign-on capabilities from Centrify, and works with Microsoft's Active Directory - a major advantage over KNOX's closest competitor, BlackBerry Balance, which does not support the same integration with AD.
Centrify is typical of a security solution, designed for mobile workforces, that is able to use a single sign-on for the datacenter, cloud applications, and any mobile device.… IT managers are able to monitor and control application usage with greater precision. For example, Centrify is embedded into Samsung's OEM devices that are delivered as part of its new initiative called Samsung Knox, specifically designed for enterprise security needs, that virtually separates the device into personal use and official use segments.
"Centrify is well positioned to be an important contributing member of many of the TSCP working groups," Cranley added. "Centrify's proven approach for unifying identity across the data center, cloud and mobile addresses the majority of the working group's efforts to offer secure access to information for sharing and federation. Centrify looks forward to being an intricate piece to the important work that TSCP and its members are involved in today and in the future."