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August 9, 2005
Mountain View, CA—Centrify Corporation, a leading provider of solutions that securely integrate non-Microsoft platforms with Microsoft® Active Directory management services, today announced it has raised $14 million in series B financing. INVESCO Private Capital leads this second round with additional investment by existing Centrify investors Mayfield and Accel Partners. As part of this financing round, Michael Patterson of INVESCO will join Centrify's board of directors. Centrify will use the capital to continue the expansion of its sales, marketing and support efforts. To date, Centrify has raised over $20 million in funding.
"Centrify is particularly compelling because of its advanced technology, strong leadership and strategic focus on delivering interoperability with Microsoft's Active Directory environment" said Michael Patterson, INVESCO Private Capital. "Active Directory is already a permanent, strategic platform for enterprises. With DirectControl™, an enterprise's existing Active Directory investment delivers more value, providing a cost-effective way to administer and secure the rest of an organization's distributed systems."
Enterprises use Centrify's DirectControl solution in conjunction with their existing deployment of Active Directory in order to move toward a secure, connected computing environment composed of disparate, heterogeneous systems and applications. Centrify DirectControl's capabilities include the ability to enable UNIX®, Linux® and Mac servers and workstations to participate seamlessly in an Active Directory domain, establishing Active Directory as a single point of administration and security policy enforcement for a heterogeneous environment. Through Active Directory, enterprises can globally control both administrative and end-user access to non-Windows systems and the Java and web applications running on them, as well as centrally enforce security and configuration policies. By integrating non-Microsoft platforms with Active Directory, enterprises can leverage Active Directory to strengthen security, reduce infrastructure costs, streamline IT operations, and better comply with regulatory requirements. [Centrify has just announced its latest version of DirectControl. See related releases, Centrify Ships DirectControl 2.0.
"We are pleased that INVESCO Private Capital has invested in Centrify and look forward to Michael Patterson joining our Board of Directors," said Tom Kemp, CEO and President of Centrify Corporation. "We are excited to further invest in sales, marketing and support to better serve our existing and prospective customers and to establish new partnerships."
Centrify is a leading provider of Microsoft Active Directory-based identity management, access control and policy enforcement solutions for UNIX, Linux, Mac, Java and web platforms. Founded in March 2004, Centrify is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about Centrify, call (650) 961-1100 or visit www.centrify.com.
Centrify and DirectControl are trademarks of Centrify Corporation. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.