November 19, 2009
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Sunnyvale, CA — Centrify Corporation today announced that its Centrify Suite 2008 was named as the gold medal winner of the "2009 Editors' Best Awards" in the Best Interoperability Product category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® magazine.
"The 2009 Editors' Best Awards are an accumulation of our editors', contributors' and authors' subject matter expertise, in service of identifying the year's most significant products in the market," said Michele Crockett, editorial strategy director. "We believe that our editorial experts' annual tradition of selecting winners based on a product's strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer is particularly significant to the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities this year, as we call out exceptional products in a highly competitive market. Our winners should be extremely proud of this honor of recognition from our editorial experts."
"We at Centrify are very pleased to receive this recognition from the editors at WindowsITPro," said Frank Cabri, vice president of marketing for Centrify. "More organizations are operating heterogeneous system environments, and the Centrify Suite enables identity and access management to be centralized within Active Directory for increased security and compliance."
The Centrify Suite is an integrated family of Active Directory-based auditing, access control and identity management solutions that secure cross-platform environments and strengthen regulatory compliance. Centrify DirectControl® addresses the need to secure both physical and virtual environments by effectively turning a non-Microsoft system or hypervisor into an Active Directory client, enabling administrators to secure that system using the same authentication and Group Policy services currently deployed for their Windows systems, as well as adding granular access control through its patent-pending Zone technology. Centrify DirectAuthorize centrally manages and enforces role-based entitlements for fine-grained control of user access and privileges on UNIX and Linux systems as well as a wide range of hypervisors. Centrify DirectAudit delivers auditing, logging and real-time monitoring of user activity on non-Microsoft systems. Built on a common architecture, the integrated Centrify Suite of solutions helps to improve IT efficiency, strengthen regulatory compliance initiatives, and centrally secure a heterogeneous computing environment.
Windows IT Pro is the leading and largest independent voice in Windows IT, with more than 2.5 million visits per month, and consists of a multitude of print and online channels. In addition to the flagship Windows IT Pro magazine, the Windows IT community includes SQL Server Magazine, Office SharePoint Pro, and Windows Dev Pro. Other online channels include blogs, forums, podcasts, RSS feeds, webinars, virtual events, white papers, newsletters, classes and more. IT professionals get objective, "direct from the trenches" information about Microsoft's latest Windows-based solutions and gain essential insight for keeping business-critical Microsoft applications up and running. For more information, visit www.windowsitpro.com or www.sqlmag.com.
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the United States, serving more than 6 million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 websites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information about the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.
Centrify's identity and access management and auditing solutions secure cross-platform systems, web applications, databases and enterprise applications centrally using Microsoft Active Directory. The Centrify Suite, comprising DirectControl, DirectAuthorize and DirectAudit, helps organizations improve IT efficiency, better comply with regulatory requirements, and move toward a more secure, connected infrastructure for their cross-platform computing environment. More than 1500 enterprise customers, including 38% of the Fortune 50, have selected Centrify for its easy-to-manage, Active Directory-based cross-platform interoperability solutions. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +1 408 542-7500 or visit www.centrify.com
Centrify and DirectControl are registered trademarks and Centrify Suite, DirectAudit and DirectAuthorize are trademarks of Centrify Corporation. Other names used in this document are trademarks of their respective companies.