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.

11/24/2014

CAA Saskatchewan shifts to single-sign on access system

Danny Bradbury, IT World Canada
“Now that Centrify has enabled integrated SSO for employees, Swereda’s team is exploring rolling it out to the entire workforce. At present, CAA Saskatchewan has upgraded the travel services employees, and member services representatives to the system. 50 per cent of employees will be upgraded in due course, covering emergency roadside assistance, administrative staff in accounting and IT, and the organisation’s executive team."
11/21/2014

Pro Tip: Fixes for Common Active Directory Connectivity Issues on OS X

Jesus Vigo, TechRepublic
“Troubleshooting is, in my opinion, a sacred art. It is what allows us to resolve the problems of the technical world around us without being a developer or an engineer for that specific product. At the same time, with product offerings, such as ADmitMac and Centrify, directly from developers and engineers and aimed directly at tackling such issues head on, perhaps a software-based solution is a better fit for the specific needs of your specialized network."
11/20/2014

Centrify Survey Reveals One In Three Suffer Identity Theft

Staff Reporter, Computer World Australia
“The US study found that one in three people have definitely or very likely been a victim of identity theft, 52 per cent of whom stated it took more than one month to fix, with one in five saying it took more than 10 hours. Forty-four per cent admitted to having to spend their own money to resolve the issue, with 31 per cent noting they have spent at least $100, highlighting the need for increased password security. “With so much of our time spent online, the security of our personal information, and more importantly our identities, is being put at risk on a daily basis,” said Centrify CMO Mark Weiner."
11/20/2014

Centrify: One Third of Americans Victims of Identity Theft

Michael Cusanelli, The VAR Guy
“About one out of every three Americans has likely been the victim of identity theft, according to a recent study from Centrify, a unified identity management solution provider."
11/18/2014

Four In Five UK Consumers Are Worried About Identity Theft

Darren Allan, ITProPortal
“As for the least worrying aspect that the survey questioned consumers about – that turned out to be cyber-bullying, which is only a concern for 40 per cent. Tom Kemp, CEO for Centrify, commented: “According to our survey, online purchases were the top reason that users thought they became victims of identity theft, underscoring the importance of confidence in one’s own online security.”
11/18/2014

BlackBerry has come a long way in the past year, but is it enough to attract EMM customers who don’t use BlackBerry devices?

Jack Madden, brianmadden
“BlackBerry announced or mentioned a range of other apps and services including Enterprise Identity: a cross platform identity and access management service that can do single-sign on and SAML federation (similar to Centrify, Ping, and Okta).”
11/18/2014

One In Four Consumers Hit By ID Theft - SC Magazine UK

Tony Morbin, SC Magazine
“Tom Kemp, CEO for Centrify told SCMagazine UK.com: “It's shocking that 25 percent of respondents have been victims of identity theft - but both the UK and US surveys showed the same levels. When we look for reasons why this may be, then we'd highlight the finding that 38 percent of users don't use a PIN number on their phone and 25 percent of users use the same password across all devices.”
11/13/2014

Password scrabble? You're not alone!

The Practioner, AccountingWeb
“Centrify Corporation reckons the average employee wastes £261 a year in company time on trying to manage multiple passwords. I'm not sure if I'm more horrified at the amount, or at the thought of the work that must have gone into such a precise calculation!”
11/13/2014

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500
11/11/2014

Lost in taxing times

Saint Homobonus, Supply Management
“Forgetting an online password has been voted as more annoying than getting spam mail or misplacing your keys. In a survey of 1,000 UK consumers carried out by Centrify, seven per cent said they would rather have root canal treatment than manage their online account passwords. And many are not managing – with a third unable to access certain accounts because they cannot remember the password and 28 per cent locked out at least once a month after making multiple incorrect atttempts to enter their passwords.”
11/11/2014

How the threat landscape challenges authentication - old and new

Barry Scott, CTO EMEA, Centrify, Contributer
“Cyber-crime, malicious activity and user error, are all methods by which sensitive data and personal information can be breached. The prevalence of mobile devices, tablets and cloud services have only served to intensify the issue, and the management of these resources and other services has become a major concern for those tasked with keeping data secure.”
11/06/2014

Centrify doubles cloud customers during 2014

Staff Reporter, ComputerWorld Australia
“Centrify Corporation reports growing customer adoption and broad industry support for Centrify User Suite, its innovative cloud-based offering that integrates mobility with identity management. Thousands of Centrify User Suite customers now embrace the converged mobility and identity solution as their employees demand single sign-on (SSO) access to cloud applications via mobile devices. This represents a two-fold increase in the number of Centrify cloud customers since the beginning of the year..”
11/04/2014

Centrify Sees Strong Market Demand for Consolidation of Enterprise Mobility Management and Cloud Identity

David Marshall, VMBlog
“Thousands of Centrify User Suite customers are now embracing a converged mobility and identity solution as their employees demand single sign-on (SSO) access to cloud applications via mobile devices. This represents a two-fold increase in the number of Centrify cloud customers since the beginning of the year.”
10/28/2014

UK businesses spending over £100,000 a year managing passwords

Claire Hopping, Channel Pro
“Centrify has revealed that UK businesses are spending £100,000 a year to help employees manage their paswords more effectively.The research, which asked 1,000 UK workers how they managed their passwords, exposed that the biggest threat is employees that don't protect devices they use for both business and pleasure.”
10/26/2014

AVG Technologies Selects Centrify to Power New AVG CloudCare IDaaS and EMM Offering

David Marshall, VMBlog
“Centrify Corporation, the leader in unified identity management across cloud, mobile and data center, and AVG Technologies N.V., the online security company for 182 million active users, today announced that Centrify will power the new AVG CloudCare SSO Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) offering. AVG CloudCare managed service provider (MSP) organizations will be able to secure and manage their customers' mobile devices and enable easy one-click access to cloud applications from these devices.”
10/24/2014

Silicon Valley Business Journal
Centrify is recognized as one of the region’s top private companies after posting another year of record sales. This growth centered on strong customer demand for Centrify’s unique end-to-end solution, which features comprehensive privileged identity management for on-premises servers, as well as Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) for SaaS and mobile applications and devices.
10/17/2014

Centrify provides day one secure ID support for Yosemite

Staff Reporter, Computerworld Australia
“Centrify Corporation overnight announced that its Centrify User Suite supports the just-released Apple Mac OS X Yosemite operating system for Macs.This support lets organisations leverage Centrify’s proven secure identity service to manage users and devices to address enterprise mobility and BYOD challenges, including “bring your own Mac.” ”
10/16/2014

Mobile, Cloud, and Active Directory

Martin Kuppinger,Kuppinger Cole
“One of the vendors that have entered the Cloud IAM market is Centrify. Many will know Centrify as a leading-edge vendor in Active Directory integration of UNIX, Linux, and Apple Macintosh systems. However, Centrify has grown beyond that market for quite a while, now offering both a broader approach to Privilege Management with its Server Suite and a Cloud User and Access Management solution with its User Suite.” ”
10/16/2014

Employees Cost UK Business 130,000 Year Lost Productivity Managing Passwords

Staff Reporter,TeqNewsOnline
“Poor password habits are putting employers at risk and losing them hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost productivity, according to new research from Centrify Corporation, a leader in unified identity management across data centre, cloud and mobile. ”
10/16/2014

Password Management Still Keeps People Guessing

Eric Doyle, Channel Biz
“We live in a world where increasingly suffer from a kind of digital dissociative identity disorder where we have multiple personalities depending on which application we’re using, and numerous passwords to unlock these alter egos. According to research from unified identity management specialist Centrify, this can cost a business with 500 staff more than £130,000 a year.”
10/15/2014

Millions of internet shopping and banking customers at risk of crimes including fraud and identity theft because passwords they use are not secure enough

Ian Drury, Daily Mail
“Frustration with juggling multiple passwords has reached such levels that seven per cent of those questioned said they would prefer to have dental treatment, for identity management firm Centrify.”
10/15/2014

Forgetting a Password is More Annoying than Your Phone Dying or Losing Your Keys

Darren Allan, Beta News
“A new survey has revealed that forgetting online passwords is one of the most annoying things imaginable -- as setting and remembering passwords becomes an increasing burden.This is according to a survey of 1,000 UK consumers, commissioned by Centrify Corporation, which found that forgetting a password was more of an annoyance than having a mobile phone battery run out of juice, losing your keys, or getting a spam email.”
10/15/2014

Are Lost Passwords Worse than Root Canal?

George Carey, Ole Magazine
“With nearly half (42%) of us creating at least one new online account profile every week – more than 50 a year – the problem with password management will get even worse. In fact, 14% in the Centrify survey believe they will have 100+ passwords to deal with in the next five years.”
10/15/2014

Brits would rather lose keys than forget a password

Staff Reporter, BT Group
“Passwords are part of modern life, we use them for banking, social networking, email, shopping and even dating. More than a quarter of us enter 10 passwords online a day, totalling to roughly 4,000 a year, according to a survey commissioned by Centrify.”
10/15/2014

Employers being put at risk by poor password habits

Staff Reporter, Pro Security Zone
“Poor password habits are putting employers at risk and losing them hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost productivity, according to new research from Centrify Corporation, a leader in unified identity management across data centre, cloud and mobile.”
10/15/2014

 Employees Cost UK Business 130,000 Year Lost Productivity Managing Passwords

Staff Reporter, Manaufacturing and Logistics IT
“... Barry Scott, EMEA Chief Technology Officer for Centrify. "According to our survey, over a quarter of us now enter a password online more than 10 times a day, which could mean 3,500 to 4,000 times a year. This is becoming a real challenge for employers who need to manage security and privacy concerns and for employees who are costing their companies time and money."”
10/15/2014

Data Centre Solutions Europe

Staff Reporter, DCS Europe
“In our new digital lifestyles, which see a blurring of the lines between personal and professional lives, we are constantly having to juggle multiple passwords for everything from email and mobile apps to online shopping and social media,” says Barry Scott, EMEA Chief Technology Officer for Centrify.”
10/15/2014

Employees cost UK Business £130,000 a Year in Lost Productivity Managing Passwords

Staff Reporter, Information Security Buzz
“Poor password habits are putting employers at risk and losing them hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost productivity, according to new research from Centrify Corporation, a leader in unified identity management across data centre, cloud and mobile. According to the survey of 1,000 UK workers, the average employee wastes £261[1] a year in company time on trying to manage multiple passwords, which for a company with 500 staff is a loss of more than £130,000 a year.”
10/14/2014

Forgetting passwords 'more annoying than losing keys'

Sophie Curtis, The Daily Telegraph
“"In our new digital lifestyles, our frustrations are increasing as we constantly juggle multiple passwords for everything from photo sharing apps and Facebook to shopping sites and email," says Barry Scott, chief technology officer EMEA for unified identity management firm Centrify, which commissioned the survey of 1,000 UK consumers.”
10/14/2014

Passwords really are the bane of our lives

Staff Reporter, Irish Examiner
“Here’s some news that we already knew: passwords are the bane of our lives. More than a quarter of us enter 10 passwords online a day, totalling to roughly 4,000 a year, according to a survey commissioned by Centrify.”
10/14/2014

Password buffoonery costing mid-sized firms £130k a year

Doug Woodburn, CRN
“An average 500-person firm is now losing £130,500 a year to staff struggling with passwords, according to identity management vendor Centrify.”
10/14/2014

Forgetting a password is more annoying than your smartphone battery dying

Darren Allan, IT Pro Portal
“This is according to a survey of 1000 UK consumers, commissioned by Centrify Corporation, which found that forgetting a password was more of an annoyance than having a mobile phone battery run out of juice, losing your keys, or getting a spam email.”
10/14/2014

Forgetting Passwords Is Now The Most Annoying Habit For Brits

Michael Moore, Tech Week Europe
“A study of over a thousand UK workers by identity management firm Centrify found that forgetting passwords for an online account is more annoying than misplacing your keys, phone battery dying, or even sitting next to a crying baby on a long flight.”
10/14/2014

Bad password habits cost businesses £130,000 a year

Shané Schutte, Real Business
“Poor password habits are putting employers at risk and losing them hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost productivity, according Centrify Corporation research.”
10/14/2014

Are Passwords Driving You Crazy?

SMT
“Centrify CEO Tom Kemp discusses today's issues around passwords.”
10/14/2014

Keeping track of internet passwords

SMT
“Tom Kemp, co-founder and CEO of Centrify, gives some usable advice for online security.”
10/14/2014

Employees cost UK business £130,000 a year in lost productivity managing passwords

Jodie Bawden, Commerce and Industry
“Poor password habits are putting employers at risk and losing them hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost productivity, according to new research from Centrify Corporation, a leader in unified identity management across data centre, cloud and mobile.”
10/14/2014

Employees cost UK businesses £130,000 per annum in lost productivity managing passwords

Staff Reporter
“According to new research conducted by Centrify Corporation (a leader in unified identity management across data centre, cloud and mobile platforms), poor password habits are not only placing employers at risk but also losing them hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost productivity every year.”
10/14/2014

Poor password habits plague our digital lifestyle

Staff Reporter
“Poor password habits are putting employers at risk and losing them hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost productivity, according to new research from Centrify. According to the survey of 1,000 UK workers, the average employee wastes £261 a year in company time on trying to manage multiple passwords, which for a company with 500 staff is a loss of more than £130,000 a year.”
10/14/2014

Poor password management costs UK businesses thousands a year

James Bourne, Enterprise Apps Tech
“Nobody likes passwords. Even worse is when you forget one. Survey data from Centrify Corporation has found that employees waste, on average, £261 a year in company time on trying to manage multiple passwords.”
10/14/2014

Password management costing businesses up to £130,000 a year

Dan Raywood, IT Security Guru
“According to research by Centrify, of 2,000 UK and US participants, it found that the average employee wastes £261 a year in company time on trying to manage multiple passwords, which for a company with 500 staff is a loss of more than £130,000 a year.”
10/13/2014

Buying enterprise mobility management: How important is independence?

Larry Dignan, ZDNet
“The linchpin in the security equation as I see it is identity. Obviously, Microsoft has a big identity play, but companies like Centrify, which specialize in identity management, are just as important to the security equation.”
10/09/2014

Cloud Is the Future and Mobile Is the Driver By @Centrify | @CloudExpo [#Cloud] | Cloud Computing Journal

Chris Webber, Cloud Computing Journal
“For all but the most curmudgeonly luddites among us, it's become totally clear: "The cloud" is here to stay. The power and ubiquity of distributed compute and storage is all around us - at home, at work, and in our social lives. Recent advances in virtualization have brought us compute efficiency, storage consolidation, and system redundancy that were nearly unimaginable just 10 years ago. As a former IT guy, those benefits were always the promise of virtualization, but they seemed like a futuristic fantasy.”
10/06/2014

JP Morgan Hackers Hit 10 Financial Groups

Jimmy Nicholls,CBR
“Barry Scott, CTO at identity management firm Centrify, said: "Loss of data such as names, e-mail addresses, home addresses and phone numbers are all part of the jigsaw that make up a person's digital presence, and can form a good basis for further targeted attacks on that individual and the other services they use.”
10/04/2014

JP Morgan Breach – Comment from Rapid7, NTT CCOM Security and Centrify

Staff Reporter
“Comment from Barry Scott, CTO, Centrify - It’s not always losing a username and password that’s directly the problem, although that’s very serious. Loss of data such as names, e-mail addresses, home addresses and phone numbers are all part of the jigsaw that make up a person’s digital presence, and can form a good basis for further targeted attacks on that individual and the other services they use. How many people will be getting phishing phone calls as a result of their phone number being lost in this breach, with the caller using other information to try and prove that they are genuine?”
10/03/2014

5 Security Sector Reactions to the JP Morgan Hack

Jimmy Nicholls, CBR
“Loss of data such as names, e-mail addresses, home addresses and phone numbers are all part of the jigsaw that make up a person's digital presence, and can form a good basis for further targeted attacks on that individual and the other services they use," said Barry Scott, CTO at identity management firm Centrify.”
10/03/2014

What Security Lessons Did We Learn From The JP Morgan Chase and Co Breach?

Duncan Macrae, TechWeekEurope
“Barry Scott, CTO, Centrify “It’s not always losing a username and password that’s directly the problem, although that’s very serious. Loss of data such as names, e-mail addresses, home addresses and phone numbers are all part of the jigsaw that make up a persons digital presence, and can form a good basis for further targeted attacks on that individual and the other services they use. How many people will be getting phishing phone calls as a result of their phone number being lost in this breach, with the caller using other information to try and prove that they are genuine?”
10/02/2014

Apple Shrinks Market for Stolen iPhones

John P. Mello Jr., TechNewsWorld
“It's not going to stop some phone theft, but it will make a thief jump through some extra hoops before they can sell a phone," Chris Webber, senior product marketing manager at Centrify, told TechNewsWorld.”
10/01/2014

The Cloud Will DeFrag the Identity and Access Management Solutions Market

Mike Jamison, Identity Management Solutions Review
“Centrify CEO Tom Kemp in a sponsor piece on VentureBeat gives his take on current trends in the Identity and Access Management market place, and he is upbeat on the future of cloud IAM solutions and the effect they will have on the industry (which makes sense, given his company offers just such a cloud-based approach). He notices two big trends. First, the cloud and mobility in general are greatly disrupting the IAM industry, and second, the cloud allows formerly incompatible security approaches Identity Management to coexist easily and cheaply.”
09/30/2014

BYO Enterprise: Getting Devices, Cloud Services to Work With Traditional IT

Doug Miller, Wired
“For example, when it comes to centralized identity, policy, and device management in a Windows Server-based infrastructure, solutions exist to make Macs essentially equivalent to Windows-based PCs. Silicon Valley-based Centrify has had a solution for years to allow Macs to “join” a Windows domain, allowing users to log into their Macs with their Active Directory-based corporate credentials and allowing IT to manage the Mac using Group Policy.”
09/26/2014

The cloud is disrupting and defragmenting the identity market

Tom Kemp VentureBeat
“When we started Centrify more than 10 years ago, Identity and Access Management (“IAM”) was a big but rather static market. In 2008 — a few years after we formed Centrify — the analyst group IDC reported that the IAM market was $3.1 billion.”
09/25/2014

Centrify Extends Apple Device Management to the Cloud

Michael Cusanelli The VAR Guy
“Unified identity management provider Centrify launched Centrify for Mac 2014.1, which allows its User Suite customers to use additional cloud-based management options and expand on-premise Active Directory support for the Mac platform. The company also has updated its mobile device management capabilities to support the recently released iOS 8.”
09/23/2014

Apple device management in the cloud

Staff Reporter ProSecurityZone
“Centrify has announced the launch of Centrify for Mac 2014.1, a core component of the Centrify User Suite. With this new release Centrify is easing the burden for Mac administrators by giving them additional cloud-based management options while also enhancing its on-premises Active Directory support for the Mac platform. In addition, Centrify has enhanced its mobile device management capabilities to include support for iOS 8.”
09/23/2014

Centrify further extends Apple Device Management to the Cloud

Staff Reporter CSW
“Centrify Corporation, a leader in unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile environments, today announced the launch of Centrify for Mac 2014.1, a core component of the Centrify User Suite. With this new release Centrify is easing the burden for Mac administrators by giving them additional cloud-based management options while also enhancing its on-premises Active Directory support for the Mac platform. In addition, Centrify has enhanced its mobile device management capabilities to include support for iOS 8.”
09/22/2014

JumpCloud Launches Directory As A Service--Identity 2.0?

Ben Kepes Forbes
“Traditional approaches towards identity simply don’t work well in a more distributed world. Traditionally the way around this has been to use one of two approaches. The first is that taken by vendors such as Okta and OneLogin. These vendors are essentially an extension to on-premises directory. They leave the directory store where it is and extend it out into the cloud. The other approach is to simply deal with the application authorization problem and leaving the directory aspects to the on-premises solution – this is the approach that vendors like Ping Identity and Centrify take.”
09/22/2014

Centrify Further Extends Apple Device Management to the Cloud

Staff Reporter Teqnews Online
“Centrify Corporation, the leader in unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile environments, today announced the launch of Centrify for Mac 2014.1, a core component of the Centrify User Suite. With this new release Centrify is easing the burden for Mac administrators by giving them additional cloud-based management options while also enhancing its on-premises Active Directory support for the Mac platform. In addition, Centrify has enhanced its mobile device management capabilities to include support for iOS 8.”
09/22/2014

What you missed in Cloud: that $8.3BN SAP deal and the latest from the startup scene

Maria Deutscher, SiliconANGLE
“The day after Formation hit the scene, Centrify Corp. revealed that it too has landed a hefty cash infusion, albeit from an entirely different source. The identify management startup beat the competition to a lucrative licensing agreement with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. under which it’s providing the access control and policy enforcement capabilities for the mobile juggernaut’s new KNOX EMM service. The cloud-based platform is touted as the industry’s most comprehensive solution for managing employee-owned devices, featuring integration with both online user directories and on-premise systems.”
09/22/2014

Centrify Further Extends Apple Device Management To The Cloud

Staff Reporter
“With this new release Centrify says it's easing the burden for Mac administrators by giving them additional cloud-based management options while also enhancing its on-premises Active Directory support for the Mac platform. In addition, Centrify has enhanced its mobile device management capabilities to include support for iOS 8.”
09/19/2014

Samsung unlocks KNOX at zero bucks

Jake O’Donnell
“Samsung also expanded its partnership with identity and access management (IAM) provider Centrify for Knox to include a new standalone paid software as a service (SaaS) application called Knox IAM. It includes support for over 2,500 SaaS applications as well as unlimited application single sign-on from any device or desktop. Knox IAM is available for $4 per user per month and is also an add-on to Knox Premium.”
09/19/2014

Samsung unlocks KNOX at zero bucks

Simon Sharwood, The Register
“Samsung's not doing all the heavy lifting itself, as it has brought in identity management outfit Centrify to provide KNOX's identity and access management layer. The two companies are making much of the fact that KNOX is now very cloudy: it's possible to do most management from a SaaS-ifiied portal. Such tools, it's hinted strongly, are rather more modern and sensible than on-premises tools.”
09/19/2014

Centrify powers new Samsung KNOX Enterprise Mobility Management solutions

Staff Reporter, ComputerWorld Australia
“Centrify Corporation overnight announced that it has expanded its strategic OEM partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to power the cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) features of the Samsung KNOX EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) cloud-based service.”
09/18/2014

Samsung drops KNOX prices and introduces Knox user portal

Matt Hamblen, ComputerWorld
“Knox Express will also have Knox EMM, and will have an online portal for IT admins with support for Samsung and other Android and iOS devices, Samsung said. Centrify provides the cloud-based identity and access management features of Knox EMM.”
09/17/2014

Auth0 wants to make it easy for devs to add authentication to apps

Nancy Gohring, CITEWorld
“IDaaS typically refers to a hosted service, like one from Centrify, that handles authentication and authorization. An IT department signs up for such a service to handle authentication for users who need to sign into apps.”
09/16/2014

Samsung flexes enterprise muscles with Tab Active and KNOX

Matt Hamblen, ComputerWorld
“Officials at Centrify, a cloud-based identity management software partner with Samsung Knox, said Samsung is soon expected to make Knox cloud support free for individuals and small and medium-size businesses and to lower its enterprise Knox support cost.”
09/15/2014

Centrify expands partnership with Samsung

Peter Dinham, ITWire
“Unified Identity Management solutions provider Centrify has expanded and enhanced its OEM partnership with Samsung in a move which sees Centrify's Identity and Access Management (IAM) technology embedded in the Samsung KNOX EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) cloud-based service.”
09/15/2014

Cloud based identity and access management for Samsung

Staff Reporter, Pro Security Zone
“Centrify has expanded its strategic OEM partnership with Samsung Electronics to power the cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) features of the Samsung KNOX EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) cloud-based service.”
09/15/2014

Centrify Bolsters Samsung KNOX EMM

Charlene O’Hanlon, The VAR Guy
“Samsung’s KNOX EMM (enterprise mobile management) offering is getting a boost from technology by Centrify and its identity and access management (IAM) service.”
09/13/2014

CENTRIFY POWERS NEW SAMSUNG KNOX ENTERPRISE MOBILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

Wanda Rich, Global Banking and Finance Review
“Centrify Expands Strategic Samsung OEM Partnership by Providing Samsung Branded Cloud-Based Identity Management Solution; Companies Collaborate on KNOX Mobile Device and Application Management Functionality”
09/12/2014

Centrify and Samsung Strengthen Partnership for Cloud Services

Tim Maytom, Mobile Marketing
“Identity management company Centrify has expanded its strategic partnership with Samsung to include powering the cloud-based identity and access management features of the Samsung KNOX enterprise mobility management (EMM) service.”
09/11/2014

Samsung Touts Enterprise Uses for Tab Active and KNOX

Matt Hamblen, CIO
“Samsung is using the stage at this week's Super Mobility conference to promote its upcoming Galaxy Tab Active rugged tablet, its Knox security and management software, and even its Gear VR headset to enterprise users.”
09/03/2014

EA strategy demands strong but flexible access control

John Edwards, Federal Times
“We are seeing a renewed emphasis on using [common access cards] for authenticating [users] to as many resources as possible: workstations, Linux servers, websites and even Mac laptops and workstations,” said Jack Miles, a senior systems engineer at Centrify. “By using CAC cards, DoD is able to force two-factor authentication with a hard-coded identity certificate bound to the card and a PIN known only to the soldier or sailor.”
09/02/2014

DoD's EA strategy demands strong but flexible access control

John Edwards, C4ISR & Networks
"We are seeing a renewed emphasis on using [common access cards] for authenticating [users] to as many resources as possible: workstations, Linux servers, websites and even Mac laptops and workstations,” said Jack Miles, a senior systems engineer at Centrify. “By using CAC cards, DoD is able to force two-factor authentication with a hard-coded identity certificate bound to the card and a PIN known only to the soldier or sailor."
09/02/2014

Death to Passwords! They Don’t Work, So What’s Next?

Staff, Information Security Buzz
"Centrify’s unified identity management software and cloud-based Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions leverage an organization’s existing identity infrastructure to enable single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, privileged identity management, auditing for compliance and mobile device management. Centrify customers can typically reduce their total cost of identity management and compliance by more than 50 percent, while improving business agility and overall security. Centrify is used by more than 5,000 customers worldwide, including nearly half of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies."
09/01/2014

CRN Channel Awards Shortlist Announced

CRN
Centrify was nominated for “Security Vendor of the Year” for CRN Channel Awards. With 25 categories for vendors, distributors and resellers the 2014 awards will celebrate the latest technology innovations and advancements, recognising the ingenuity and exceptional achievements of the UK channel industry over the past twelve months.
08/25/2014

Centrify names new regional sales manager

Brian Karlovsky, PC Advisor
Unified identity management company Centrify has appointed technology industry veteran Derek Morwood as regional sales manager, responsible for Australia, New Zealand and India.
08/22/2014

Inc. Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine
Centrify Ranks No. 2899 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 with 3-Year Sales Growth of 126%
08/14/2014

Centrify named on ‘Hot 100’ list

Computer World
Earlier this year, Centrify became the first company in the Identity-as-a-Service (“IDaaS”) market to serve and support more than 2000 customers in the cloud. The strong customer acquisition rates underscore the value of Centrify’s comprehensive approach to identity management across cloud, on-premises and mobile environments.
08/14/2014

Centrify Joins the List of ‘Hot 100’ Software Companies

Peter Dinham, iTWire
Unified identity management software vendor Centrify has been named to the 'Hot 100' list of best privately held software companies by US investment bank JMP Securities.
08/13/2014

We Do Not need So Much Mobile Control

Derek Morwood via Australian Security Magazine
"So the need for full MDM capabilities - and all the user concerns about them - is disappearing fast. Users only need to register their device in order to have business applications and accounts configured within these containers. IT can then provide access to the business without dictating security policies over the whole device.Cue happier employees and IT departments. Barry Scott is EMEA technical director at Centrify"
08/13/2014

Passwords are the Problem

Tom Kemp via Wired.com
"It’s a technical solution, with SAML, OAUTHm and other technologies at the forefront, but this is a technical problem. We can’t expect that the same security principles that we used for our high school lockers will protect us against web-based attacks -- yet that’s what passwords are. They are just another simple code that’s easy to steal, and easy to crack. Until then, the big companies will keep getting hacked. But you and I will be the ones that keep getting stolen from. Tom Kemp is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Centrify Corporation."
08/12/2014

The Upside of Heartbleed

Derek Morwood via Australian Security Magazine
Products such as Centrify User Suite — SaaS Editionprovide Single Sign-On identity management for web applications for a large range of devices and operating systems, from desktop and notebooks computers to smartphones and tablets. Centrify’s approach allows you to leverage your on-premise Active Directory (or a Cloud directory) to provide Single Sign-On to enterprise cloud-based applications. It also provides a password vault for those recalcitrant sites that have not yet implemented SAML or similar technologies ... The upside of Heartbleed is that it has hurt users and enterprises enough that they will actively consider password alternatives. Also, they will no longer accept out-dated security mantras such as ‘just pick a safe password and change it frequently’ when it clearly does not work or scale.
08/12/2014

Russian Gang's Credentials Theft Exposes Web's Wild, Wild West Side

John P. Mello Jr., TechNewsWorld/MacNewsWorld
‘When we use a password, we use the same thing every time,’ explained Chris Webber, senior product marketing manager for Centrify, a provider of unified identity services. ‘It’s like our high school locker combination,’ he told TechNewsWorld. ‘If someone knows that combo and our locker number, they can get at our stuff any time. What’s needed is something that changes every time.’
08/11/2014

4 Ways to Improve BYOD Security in the Workplace

Staff, The Network Journal
Here are some startling facts and figures gathered by Centrify, an identity management software provider based in California, in their most recent survey: 50% of the 500 respondents from medium to large companies have more than six third-party apps installed in their BYOD products, and about 15% of these respondents have had their personal accounts compromised. 43% accessed sensitive company data and privileged company applications using an unsecured internet connection.
08/08/2014

The Death Of MDM?

Barry Scott via Business Computing World
"Samsung has built a secured version of Android built on SE Android to secure devices, applications and data, as well as provide a KNOX Workspace, a secured container for business to clearly separate personal from work. The KNOX Workspace provides an environment where IT can control the apps and accounts that are used within the container to protect business accounts, attachments and data. It also provides controls over the Workspace so that management of the device is not required in order to provide the level of assurance needed to enable business usage on the user’s personal device. - Barry Scott is EMEA Technical Director of Centrify where he enables customers to use their existing infrastructure to control, secure and audit heterogeneous systems, mobile devices and applications."
08/07/2014

Password Fail: Russian Crime Ring Hacks 1.2 Billion Login Credentials

Brian Karlovsky, PC Advisor
Unified identity services firm, Centrify, say a record security breach by a Russian crime gang proves traditional security measures are no longer sufficient in protecting our personal and corporate privacy.
08/07/2014

Password Fail: Russian Crime Ring Hacks 1.2 Billion Login Credentials

Brian Karlovsky, ARN
Individuals, as well as companies, are paying a huge price because traditional security measures – antivirus software, passwords, VPNs and firewalls — are no longer sufficient, according to Centrify. Centrify security strategist Chris Webber, said these vulnerabilities arose from over-dependence on user names and passwords for security. “The real problem is that hackers quickly move beyond our credit card data to our usernames and passwords, which are a much bigger route to our money,” he said.
08/07/2014

Hate Passwords? It’s Up To You to Fix Them

Sean Deuby, Windows IT Pro
On a grander standards scale, the federal government’s NSTIC identity ecosystem initiative has the potential to raise the overall security of US internet transactions. No, it’s not a government takeover; the feds are providing a framework and initiatives (such as federal agencies dogfooding pilot projects) to help a public / private sector consortium – led by some of the country’s brightest identity experts, I might add – build a marketplace using truly trusted identities for secure transations. Centrify CEO Tom Kemp has written a nice overview of NTSIC here; the program is always looking for participation and comments.
08/04/2014

Discovering The SaaS Footprint (app only)

Robert Westervelt, CRN
"Supported services must be mapped back to the organization's identity and access management platform. Okta, OneLogin and Centrify are part of an emerging group of Identity-as-a-Service vendors that play a role in bridging traditional, on-premise identity and access management systems and cloud-based apps and services."
08/04/2014

Cloud Security Priorities and Synergies with Enterprise Security

Jon Oltsik, Network World
“Regardless of where applications and data reside, the organization has to know who is accessing these resources, which devices they are using, where users are located, etc ... Bridging identity to cloud (and mobile) applications has become a big opportunity for firms like Centrify ...”
08/01/2014

The Password is Dying: Identity Management in the Modern Age

Staff, Benchtec
Darren Gross, EMEA Regional Director of Centrify: “Against this back drop the global identity and access management market is forecast to grow from $4.4 billion in 2012 to $6.99 billion in 2017 according to IDC. Such is the demand for this technology that Centrify has quickly grown its business, doubling its headcount in the UK and growing its channel partners by 139% in the last six months alone. Identity is the next big milestone in cloud adoption.”
08/01/2014

The Password is Dying: Identity Management in the Modern Age

Staff, News Cloud
TechRadar: “We caught up with Darren Gross, EMEA Director of Unified Identity Services company, Centrify to find out more about why identity management is now a priority among enterprises and what can be done to rethink how we secure corporate data. ”
08/01/2014

Sign Me Up: 8 Red-Hot Identity-As-A-Service Vendors

Robert Westervelt, CRN
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Centrify sells an on-premise, server identity management suite and a SaaS-based service for single sign-on and Active Directory integration for access management and account provisioning of cloud and mobile apps.
08/01/2014

The Password is Dying: Identity Management in the Modern Age

Désiré Athow, TechRadar Pro
Such is the demand for this technology that Centrify has quickly grown its business, doubling its headcount in the UK and growing its channel partners by 139% in the last six months alone. Identity is the next big milestone in cloud adoption.
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, CEO, Centrify Corp. 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.” - Paul Moore is co-founder of Centrify and serves as its CTO, where he provides the technical vision for its award-winning software and cloud security solutions. Prior to Centrify, he was VP and Principal Architect for next-generation storage management products at Computer Associates, and prior to Computer Associates Moore was CTO of Netreon.

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. - Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify”