Active Directory-based authentication, access control and role-based privilege management for Windows, Linux & UNIX
Standard Edition + privileged user auditing
Enterprise Edition + encryption of data-in-motion and server isolation
Any Edition + single sign-on for SAP, Apache and J2EE/Java applications
Single sign-on for cloud apps + mobile device supportMac Edition
Active Directory-based authentication and Group Policy management for Macs + mobile device supportPremium Edition
SaaS and Mac Editions + mobile device supportCentrify for Samsung KNOX
Active Directory-based SSO, MCM and MDM for KNOX-enabled devices
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.
“The best approach is to balance end user rights with security & to protect worker productivity and the network at the same time. Centrify Corp. is one of the early entrants into this field, a company this reporter has followed since its very inception ... Centrify has a line of tools to handle authentication, role-based compliance reporting and tracking, data encryption, role-based authorization, and system isolation. More recently, Centrify began managing smartphones and tablets through DirectControl for Mobile, which runs in the cloud.”
“‘We’re trying to figure out how we can help end users be productive and have access as well as enable it to have control,’ said Corey Williams, Senior Director, Product Management, Centrify Corporation...”
“Centrify, a provider of unified identity services across data center, cloud and mobile platforms, announced the launch of its inaugural certification program for customers and partners to certify their knowledge and expertise in design, implementation and administration of the company’s Server Suite.”
“‘There is definitely a concern that hackers might be able to use this feature, which not only puts our citizens’ privacy at risk, but also our government agencies,’ Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify, told TechNewsWorld. ‘But there is more to it. Given the recent issues with the NSA phone taps ... ’ he observed.”
“The Windows IT Pro Community named the Centrify Server Suite as a 2013 Community Award winner in the Best Auditing/Compliance Product, Best Interoperability Product, and Best Security Product Awards categories. Centrify Express and Centrify's Technical Support Team also earned awards in the Best Free or Open-Source Tool and the Best Vendor Tech Support Awards categories, respectively.”
“The new Centrify solution features Centrify Identity Risk Assessor, enabling organizations to quickly identify identity-related risks to protect from internal threats and meet compliance requirements on-premise and in the cloud.”
With so many mobile management tools on the market, what capabilities are actually needed to ensure that businesses are futureproof, asks Darren Gross, Centrify’s EMEA director
“Social media is a great example of this — while it is almost universally accepted that engaging with customers via social media is an important point of being in business, often this involvement happens in isolation from the core systems of record an organization uses ... One vendor that is aiming to resolve this issue is Centrify ... The company is today broadening its product offering so that it’s cloud product protects the shared accounts that enterprises have, in particular social media accounts.”
Centrify Server Suite has been selected as a Reader Trust Award finalist in the Best Identity Management Solution Category for the SC Awards 2014. The Centrify Server Suite is recognized as a top product in the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services as selected by a panel of readers who represent the readership of SC Magazine.
TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named its Centrify Cloud Service as a 2013 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner, presented by Cloud Computing Magazine.
“Traditional passwords — even those containing numbers, letters, both uppercase and lowercase, and symbols — are just not good enough anymore ... Now that biometrics is becoming more commonplace, as opposed to sci-fi-only, MFA is becoming easier to implement and more secure ... Although government agencies are using more secure methods of authentication, I am excited to see when enterprises begin demanding MFA in order to better protect their and their customers’ data.”
“When Samsung made its KNOX security software available to all during the announcement of its Galaxy Note 3, the enterprise already understood the benefits. It comes down to Samsung’s partnership on KNOX with Centrify, a California-based identity management firm. Centrify CEO Tom Kemp told us recently that the secret sauce in his company’s unified identity service is working across data center, cloud and mobile and extending Microsoft Active Directory out to mobile devices as well as PCs...”
“A company called Centrify is taking a different approach to enabling the Internet of Things. The firm offers a cloud-based mobile device management platform that helps enterprises plug employee-owned devices into their backend environments without having to create custom code or risk security vulnerabilities. Centrify announced on Thursday that it has integrated its service with Samsung’s KNOX security software to make the manufacturer’s devices more attractive for enterprise customers...”
“Delivering on a partnership that was first announced in February this year, identity services provider Centrify has integrated its cloud-based mobile device management platform with Samsung KNOX. The manufacturer’s end-point security solution utilizes containerization to separate corporate data from personal data, making it practically impossible for users ... to gain unauthorized access to information.”
“The possibility of a hybrid model of ownership is the way to ensure that privacy and personal freedoms are maintained while significantly reducing the number of smartphone thefts ... For consumers, the importance lies in ensuring our safety while also protecting personal data. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and how the creators of the SOS Initiative plan to determine who ‘owns’ the kill switch.”
“As a result of Centrify’s integration with Samsung KNOX, organizations can leverage Centrify’s cloud service to comprehensively manage Android users and devices and address security and management of enterprise mobility, application access, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Corporate Owned Personally Enabled (COPE) challenges. Centrify also announced that it has become a worldwide reseller of Samsung KNOX and has introduced the ‘All Things KNOX’ resource site.”
“‘With Centrify’s expertise in integrating Active Directory with data center, cloud and mobile resources, Samsung and Centrify are uniquely delivering an ‘out-of-the-box’ mobile authentication and device management solution that is frictionless for our Samsung GALAXY users,’ Dr. Injong Rhee, senior vice president of Samsung’s KNOX Business Group, IT and mobile communications division, said in a statement.”
“Identity services vendor Centrify is bringing its Microsoft (MSFT) Active Directory integration, Zero Sign-On and mobile device management capabilities to certain Samsung KNOX-enabled devices, expanded a partnership the two entered into earlier this year ... KNOX enables users to separate their work and personal lives on their mobile devices and provides enterprise-level security. The addition of Centrify for Samsung KNOX technology will provide integrated Active Directory management ...”
“MDM systems are typically one-logo frameworks, with a single vendor providing mobile device management for a given environment. However, Centrify is bucking the trend by pairing its tight Active Directory integration with Samsung’s KNOX security suite for Android devices.”
This is an article of SC Magazine's review of Centrify Suite 2013.2
“For Kemp, its’ not just the iOS embedded features, but the APIs and the SDKs devs can use to access them. ‘iOS 7 introduces a range of new SDK capabilities aimed at enterprise BYOD ... ’ Kemp said. As an identity vendor, Centrify solutions help IT control who has access to what app or content on what mobile device. He shared an example: ‘Because Apple added Kerberos support for apps, we can layer on SAML, OpenID, OAuth and other single sign on technologies. So, this is all good stuff to help IT more easily implement policies ... ’”
“Cloud infrastructure, we are told, offers ubiquitous and compelling advantages. It is forcing everybody to re-evaluate their infrastructure and re-consider the cost-benefit trade-offs. Almost any piece of IT can be ‘cloudified’ it is said, so everything is under scrutiny.The last time we saw this sort of fierce frenzy was for Y2K remediation in the run-up to the Year 2000.”
“‘Remote Lock is a feature that has been a part of most mobile device management solutions for years,’ David McNeely, senior director of product management at Centrify, told LinuxInsider ... ‘Remote lock will only ensure the device is locked,’ Centrify’s McNeely said. ‘Centrify provides full MDM and mobile app management as well as single sign-on services for Android and iOS. ’”
“Identity Management Software maker Centrify places a greater focus on the BYOD aspects of iOS 7 to increase simplicity for IT administrators. ‘Our Centrify User Suite is able to integrate mobile devices and OS, including iOS 7, into an organization's existing Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure, allowing users a secure Single Sign-On (SSO) for access to all their corporate apps on the device,’ explains Centrify CEO and President Tom Kemp.”
“Unified identity services provider, Centrify, has added support for the latest version of Apple mobile operating system (OS), iOS 7, to its User Suite product...‘With the wave of mobile devices operating alongside Macs in organizations today, it is imperative that solutions securing these devices support the latest available operating systems versions,’ Centrify product management senior direction David McNeely said.”
“Centrify Corporation has announced that its Centrify User Suite offering supports the just-released Apple iOS 7 operating system for iPhones and iPads, enabling organizations to leverage Centrify’s proven Active Directory-based security service to manage users and devices and address enterprise mobility and BYOD challenges. The Centrify User Suite solution maximizes security and visibility through centralized access management and reporting of enrolled devices and installed applications, allowing IT staff to quickly and securely bring large populations of Apple iOS, Android and Mac devices under management by leveraging existing Active Directory identity infrastructure and skill sets.”
"In an August Wired.com article, Tom Kemp, CEO of identity management software maker Centrify, agreed that IT departments will inevitably fragment due to the increased use of SaaS apps that are specialized for each department. CIOs will then be judged on how they stay ahead of the tech curve and work with other departments."
"Centrify User Suite provides centralized access management and reporting of enrolled devices and installed applications. It is designed to provide IT staff with a quick and secure means of bringing large populations of Apple iOS, Mac, and Android devices under management via Active Directory identity infrastructure."
"Centrify Corp. announced that its Centrify User Suite offering supports the just-released Apple iOS 7 operating system for iPhones and iPads, enabling organizations to leverage Centrify's proven Active Directory-based security service to manage users and devices and address enterprise mobility and BYOD challenges."
"Apple's much anticipated event is finally here, and true to form with all Apple fall events rumors have been swirling for weeks about what the tech trendsetter is going to bring consumers. However, in deviating from its M.O. it’s not just about consumers, today’s reveal expands further to wow the CIOs responsible for creating and enforcing bring-your-own-device policies that keep the enterprise's information safe and secure."
"Centrify, through its wide range of identity and access management products, is uniquely positioned to provide firms a variety of simple through to advanced identity management solutions," Paradyne reports.
"Centrify is building out its channel program to fuel sales of its SaaS-based single sign-on platform and hopes that a renewed investment in the channel could help partners capitalize on a growing interest in bridging authentication to cloud-based services."
"Centrify's Centrify User Suite, Mac Edition is the industry’s first solution to provide robust Active Directory-based authentication, policy management, single sign-on (SSO) and user self-service for connected and remote Mac OS X systems."
"Americans increasingly are wearing wristbands...to monitor their health. Non-health functions on such devices are the next logical tech step, says Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify, a computer-security company that partners with Samsung. 'Why not a device that plays music while you jog?' he says. 'It could also be an access card to gain entry to buildings.'"
"The BYOD trend began with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, and in most organizations these are the only types of devices included in a BYOD program. A range of recent announcement and trends, however, have begun to shine a spotlight on the on the idea of extending BYOD to include BYO-PC and BYO-Mac options. For instance ... Centrify's new cloud-based Mac and mobile management solution that the company describes as 'ideal' for BYO-Mac initiatives ..."
US-based identity management company Centrify has enlisted Paradyne to introduce its first pure cloud-based solution to Australia. Centrify regional director Matt Ramsay told CRN the growing demand for software-as-a-service solutions prompted the Australian launch.
Cloud-computing consultancy Paradyne will offer its customers cloud identity and access management (IAM) tools from Centrify, giving that company’s cloud-based single sign-on (SSO) technology a big leg up in a local market where cloud-based services are rapidly gaining enterprise legitimacy.
Unified identity services provider, Centrify, has boosted its product suite by signing its first specialist Cloud computing partner, Paradyne. The partnership, which will be formally launched at Microsoft’s TechEd conference later this week, will see Paradyne’s Cloud expertise applied to Centrify’s portfolio.
Unified Identity Services vendor, Centrify has broadened its reach in the Australian market, today signing up a cloud computing partnership with Paradyne, which provides Office 365 migration services.
Centrify is taking its unified identity services offering to the Apple (AAPL) Mac world. The company launched Centrify User Suite, Mac Edition this week to provide Active Directory-based authentication, policy management, single sign-on (SSO) and user self-service for connected and remote Mac OS X systems.
"With Centrify for Mac, on-premise and remote Macs and mobile devices are integrated into Microsoft Active Directory (AD), enabling organizations to leverage existing AD infrastructures, processes and skill sets to deliver security and management for IT, and simplified, secure access for Mac users at work ... Also, Centrify has combined its Centrify for Mobile offering as part to deliver a new combined solution based on a per-user subscription pricing, enabling IT staff to manage their employees' multiple devices — including Macs, iOS and Android devices — under a single per-user license."
"Centrify today released Centrify User Suite, Mac Edition, which provides Active Directory-based authentication and management of Macs from the cloud. Using Centrify Cloud Services, the new software enables IT to enroll Macs and manage them as it manages iOS and Android devices. Centrify also revamped Centrify for Mobile, adding new features for iOS and Android."
"Centrify Corp., which specializes in Unified Identity Services, has announced the availability of the Centrify User Suite, Mac Edition. The company says it's the industry’s first solution to provide robust Active Directory-based authentication, policy management, single sign-on (SSO) and user self-service for connected and remote Mac OS X systems."
"With the proliferation of mobile devices and apps we're all using, how do businesses secure their data and manage who can or can't access various apps and data and set policies for such usage? Centrify has emerged as one of the more interesting businesses helping companies to do this across all of their environments: on-premise data center, mobile devices, and cloud apps."
"Apple also allowed third-party companies to produce their own Open Directory plug-ins to support additional directory types ... or provide new capabilities when using Active Directory. Centrify, an enterprise identity management developer, was one of the first companies to offer more powerful Active Directory integration. Its Direct Control for Mac, which is still on the market, allows Active Directory admins to manage Macs using group policies stored in Active Directory without modifying the schema. Group Policy options are available for virtually every Mac client and user management option available from Apple."
"Although in-house systems are still the norm, agencies have begun to explore cloud-based identity management. The Federal Cloud Credential Exchange, the first major test of the cloud approach, focuses on citizen access to agency resources and aims to provide an authentication service that spans all agencies. It will let people use third-party credentials to access multiple federal resources online, thereby freeing agencies from maintaining their own systems for authenticating users."
"In recent years, SaaS has been incorporated into the strategy of all leading enterprise software companies. The selling point is this: reduce IT support costs by outsourcing hardware maintenance and support to the SaaS provider."
"Kill switches sound great to anyone who works in the security space, but consumers may feel that giving that type of power to a higher authority, such as a carrier who may be forced to answer to the government, is another thing. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and how the creators of the SOS Initiative plan to determine who 'owns' the kill switch..."
Identity management vendor Centrify has expanded its offerings to bridge the divides across all of these environments: data center, mobile and cloud. Centrify allows an organization to use its Active Directory domain and its associated policies to manage users on heterogeneous systems through one consistent toolset.
Technology companies are hoping the economy continues to improve but some are doing better than others. The depression in the PC market is having its effect but generally the figures augur well for this quarter...Centrify saw the best results in the company's history with sales growing more than 40 percent compared with last year. While the firm did not divulge exact figures, it did say that it has grown its installed base to a total of more than 5,000 customers. It claimed that this was the largest market share in the industry.
Fingerprint scanning isn't new -- but Apple is known less for being the first to introduce a technology than for figuring out how to make it appealing to the masses...Fingerprint scanning "adds another factor to the authentication process...[which is] a net good thing" because this makes accounts more secure, Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify, told MacNewsWorld. "This is, of course, assuming the scanning technology works."
Identity Management — the software that protects corporate applications from unauthorized use — is turning into a must-invest market for some big tech companies and blue chip venture capitalists.
Leader in unified identity services across data centre, cloud and mobile, Centrify Corporation has announced an update to the Centrify Suite ("2013.2") In a press release, the company said the new version had features such as advanced security configuration and ease-of-use functionality, as well as improved auditing and reporting capabilities. The new release had been specifically designed to enable organisations to quickly and effectively mitigate risks from internal threats, meet compliance requirements, and reduce operational costs across the broadest set of cross-platform systems deployed on-premise and in the cloud.
Centrify Corporation, a provider of unified identity services for data center, cloud and mobile, unveiled Centrify Suite 2013 Release 2, which is an updated version of the Centrify Suite. The new version features advanced security configuration and better functionality features besides auditing and reporting capabilities. The Centrify Suite helps organizations mitigate risks from internal threats effectively. Users can also meet compliance stipulations cost effectively on systems that are deployed on-premise or in the cloud, said officials.
Unified identity services provider Centrify Corp. has announced the general availability of Centrify Suite 2013 Release 2 (2013.2), the latest iteration of its server management solution. Centrify Suite 2013.2 features advanced security configuration and improved auditing and reporting capabilities. According to Centrify, the latest release has been "specifically designed to enable SMBs to quickly and effectively mitigate risks from internal threats, meet compliance requirements, and reduce operational costs across cross-platform systems deployed on-premise and in the cloud."
Centrify was founded in 2004 by Tom Kemp, Adam Au and Paul Moore to provide unified identity services across data center, cloud, and mobile for organizations. In 2005, the company expanded its portfolio from one product to a suite of software, opening up various mobile and cloud opportunities for organizations.
"First, mobile containers are now starting to replace the need for MDM by enabling IT to place enterprise-related information in a secure containerized application...Second, at Mobile World Congress 2013, Samsung announced Samsung KNOX, its comprehensive enterprise mobile solution for work and play. Essentially Samsung KNOX is another container and MAM solution that has been created by an original equipment manufacturer to be built straight into new smartphones, making it easier for IT to deploy and easier for end users to get their work done..."
Centrify: They've got a rounded access management product, which is easy to use and has a decent amount of easily followed reporting. They also have affordability, which makes them a fit for small to medium businesses.
Password proliferation is the major pitfall that companies need to avoid to unleash the true productivity benefits of moving to the Cloud, warns Centrify Director Asia-Pacific Matt Ramsay.
Centrify is now the preferred single sign-on provider for Dropbox for Business, a popular application people use for personal and business purposes.
In a statement, Ari Friedland, head, business development, Dropbox for Business said, "We're excited to partner with Centrify to offer single sign-on and integration to Dropbox for business customers of all sizes across the world. We're leveraging the SSO industry standard, SAML, and working with Centrify to let our customers leverage their Active Directory identities for seamless access to Dropbox, with one less password to remember and maintain."
Unified identity services provider Centrify Corp. is making it easier for businesses to securely use file sharing service Dropbox by bringing Microsoft (MSFT) Active Directory-based single sign-on (SSO), access control and mobile management to Dropbox for Business.
"Plenty of you are probably using Dropbox, but wouldn't it be great if you weren't forced to remember yet another username and password for it? There is a way around this... What you need is a service from a company called Centrify. Administrators can allow all the users to sign on to Dropbox using the same username and password that they use on the local network. The result is that you log in once, and that gives you access to all the resources you're entitled to use, whether they are in house or in the cloud."
Life got a little simpler for Dropbox for Business administrators, with the introduction by cloud-based unified identity management provider Centrify of its Active Directory-based single sign on (SSO) service Centrify for Dropbox for Business... The Centrify Cloud Service simplifies the deployment of federated identity for Dropbox SSO, leveraging Active Directory and providing a rich catalog of pre-integrated SaaS apps, and delivering "Zero Sign-On" for mobile users that require access to Dropbox.
"...OEMs are building unique solutions to simply switch between work and home life. Samsung, with its latest KNOX technology (which Centrify has contributed significantly towards), creates a separate container on the device that is secured from both software and hardware perspectives from the rest of the phone. That way, all emails, messages and sensitive documents relating to work are stored in a separate area to the rest of the phone, with automatic policies in place to ensure that data can't be copied from one to the other."
When Centrify got its start in 2005, Windows PCs ruled, smartphones were rare... Things have changed dramatically since then, and Centrify has rolled with those changes, adding mobile management and a way to manage identity in cloud services. Today, Centrify is announcing a tie-up with Dropbox to provide single sign-on and tie into Samsung KNOX, so employees will be able to access a totally secure version of the Dropbox app in a special "work container" on their KNOX-enabled Android phone.
"Personally, I've used Centrify software to integrate non-Windows systems into AD-based networks for years. It is reliable, works well, and is a boon for any Windows administrator trying to run a heterogeneous network. If you, like many others, are trying to find a way to integrate Dropbox services into your AD-based network you'd be well advised to give it a try."
Dropbox for Business teaming with Centrify means that users now have one less password to remember. Centrify specializes in single sign-on (SSO) and is an easy-to-deploy cloud service that offers the industry’s most comprehensive solution for SSO. The added level of security improves trust for Dropbox’s enterprise-level cloud document management and file-sharing application., Dropbox for Business. Centrify is providing Dropbox for Business with SSO control access via Active Directory and the SAML standard. This means that IT will be able to oversee who's accessing what programs and when.
Dropbox for Business has teamed with a company that specializes in unified logins in a move that adds even more security assurances to the cloud document management and file-sharing application. Centrify Corp. is providing the single sign-on access control, via Active Directory and the SAML standard, so IT staff may oversee who's accessing programs and resources. The addition creates a new selling point for channel partners offering Dropbox for Business, and means users now have one lass password to remember.
Dropbox has partnered with Centrify, a developer of unified identify services, and on Tuesday the two companies announced the availability of Centrify for Dropbox for Business. The cloud service enables Active Directory-based single sign-on, access control and mobile management for Dropbox, helping eliminate password sprawl for users with support across desktop and mobile devices, and gives IT managers centralized management and improved security.
In addition, complex passwords generate many 'forgotten password' calls to the Help Desk... The answer to both these productivity and security questions is Single Sign On (SSO) authentication, which frees your staff from needing to remember usernames and passwords. SSO is not just a big productivity win for the people who use your IT infrastructure. It also boosts the productivity of your IT administrators. An SSO solution greatly simplifies de-provisioning Cloud apps by tying all logons back to a single identity store such as Microsoft Active Directory.
"We recently spoke to Tom Kemp, the CEO of identity management company Centrify, who is providing key technology for Samsung's KNOX security platform for Android. He pointed us to this video, which contains the clearest explanation of KNOX that we've seen. Check back in tomorrow for our full interview with Kemp, in which he discusses the company's future plans and the identity management landscape in general."
IAM vendor Centrify has taken its own shot at the IAM pie, using a partnership with mobile giant Samsung set to deliver user authentication and access control to Samsung mobile devices running Samsung's new KNOX enterprise-security platform.
Centrify DirectControl delivers new Active Directory-based authentication and single sign-on for users accessing file shares on Red Hat Storage, adding enhanced secure access using native Windows protocols and leveraging Active Directory.
Identity management and monitoring firm Centrify has issued an update on key areas of growth including growth with Microsoft Office 365 and BYOD. Olly Carter, Centrify's EMEA channels director, told IT Europa that...The single-sign-on concept works well in cloud as well, he says, where he thinks it can replace three or four other products with one. And it has some interesting vendor connections: the relationship with Samung's Knox product means its phone can hold separate work and personal areas and be managed correctly.
Centrify Corporation, which provides Unified Identity Services across the data center, cloud, and mobile environments, has added enhanced support for Red Hat Storage, delivering Active Directory-based authentication and single sign-on for users accessing file shares on Red Hat Storage. Organizations can now benefit from additional secure access to such files using native Windows protocols and leveraging Active Directory. The solution will be unveiled this week at Red Hat Summit 2013 at Centrify's Booth No. 1012.
Centrify, the identity management and monitoring specialist has been making a lot of new announcements; growth with Microsoft Office 365 is working well with channels, and BYOD is bringing lots of new business, along with a few surprises.
Centrify makes it faster and easier to migrate to Office 365 with Active Directory integration for single sign-on and access management by using its cloud-based, Microsoft-certified Centrify for SaaS, which naturally enough exists on Windows Azure.
"Centrify's unique approach to SaaS security and single sign-on enables Active Directory to centrally manage policies for accessing and authenticating to SaaS applications, including Office 365," said Corey Williams, Centrify's senior director of product management. He added: "Not only does Centrify improve usability of SaaS applications such as Office 365 with single sign-on and self-service features, but it also improves security by reducing passwords, securing identity, and authenticating access through Active Directory for more control and visibility into the SaaS applications users are accessing."
Centrify for Office 365 is an Azure-based service that delivers full support for Office 365 by simplifying the deployment of federated identity, providing a rich catalog of pre-integrated SaaS apps, and delivering "Zero Sign-On" (ZSO) for rich mobile clients that require access to Office 365. As such, it eliminates many of the challenges commonly associated with active directory federation, which often cause unwanted delays. With Centrify for Office 365, it's a 5-minute install, complete with a set up wizard component.
Centrify announced it will launch a version of its Active Directory management and single sign-on (SSO) solution specifically for Microsoft (MSFT) Office 365. The company made the announcement today at Tech Ed 2013 in New Orleans.
Centrify has launched Centrify for Office 365, which it claims is the industry's most comprehensive offering for Active Directory-based single sign on (SSO), user provisioning and mobile management for the cloud-based content creation suite. Delivered via the company's Windows Azure-hosted Centrify for SaaS, Centrify for Office 365 enables organizations to federate Microsoft's cloud content creation and collaboration service with on-premise Active Directory identity management.
"The company [Apple] also allowed third-party vendors like Centrify...to develop their own Active Directory integration products that often included more robust features...Centrify's Direct Control for Mac makes it easy to manage Macs using Group Policies, for example."
"This partnership furthers Centrify's vision of Active Directory-based SaaS security and single sign-on for centrally managing policies for accessing and authenticating to the broadest set of today's leading SaaS applications," said Shreyas Sadalgi, Centrify Head of Business Development. "Improved usability of SaaS applications such as NetSuite SuiteCloud with single sign-on and self-service features also improves security by reducing passwords, securing identity, and authenticating access through Active Directory for more control and visibility into the SaaS applications users are accessing."
Matt Ramsay is Regional Director APAC for Centrify Corporation, which delivers integrated software solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications by leveraging an infrastructure you already own — Active Directory. Choosing advanced audit tools that leverage your existing access control, privilege management and policy enforcement will increase security (less change), reduce costs (nothing new to build) and improve agility (nobody to train).
According to Samsung, KNOX "addresses all major security gaps in Android", and the DoD evidently agrees with that assessment, based upon the results of its own trials, and opens the door for orders to be placed for KNOX-compatible Samsung phones and tablets to be ordered for use by personnel, including soldiers and other military officers. The technology uses device management systems and single sign-on capabilities from Centrify, and works with Microsoft's Active Directory - a major advantage over KNOX's closest competitor, BlackBerry Balance, which does not support the same integration with AD.
"To that point, there are several third-party vendors who sell iOS device management solutions that are based in a more traditional Active Directory context. Perhaps the most well-known of these solution providers is Centrify, who offers a tool called Centrify for Mobile. What's so cool about Centrify is that you can manage your iOS devices completely from within Active Directory with (a) in-box Active Directory management tools such as the Group Policy Object Editor and Active Directory Users and Computers; and (b) there is utterly no need for additional Apple hardware."
Centrify is typical of a security solution, designed for mobile workforces, that is able to use a single sign-on for the datacenter, cloud applications, and any mobile device.… IT managers are able to monitor and control application usage with greater precision. For example, Centrify is embedded into Samsung's OEM devices that are delivered as part of its new initiative called Samsung Knox, specifically designed for enterprise security needs, that virtually separates the device into personal use and official use segments.
"Centrify is well positioned to be an important contributing member of many of the TSCP working groups," Cranley added. "Centrify's proven approach for unifying identity across the data center, cloud and mobile addresses the majority of the working group's efforts to offer secure access to information for sharing and federation. Centrify looks forward to being an intricate piece to the important work that TSCP and its members are involved in today and in the future."