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Centrify Awarded Top Honors by Windows User Community and Editors of Windows IT Pro Magazine

Among Other Windows IT Pro Awards, Centrify Suite 2012 Platform Earns Community Choice Gold Award and Editors' Best Gold Award in Auditing/Compliance Categories

November 21, 2011

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications using Active Directory, today announced that its Centrify Suite 2012 security and compliance solution has earned multiple distinctions in Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine annual awards program.

Topping the list, Centrify was named the 2011 Editors' Best Gold Award winner in the Auditing/Compliance awards category for Centrify Suite 2012's DirectAudit solution. According to Windows IT Pro, the 2011 Editors' Best Awards are based on a product's strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages, and its value to customers.

"Our Editors' Best Awards let us leverage our contributing editors' expertise to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards," said Jason Bovberg, senior editor, Windows IT Pro. "As we did last year, we've also added valuable, in-the-trenches insight from our reader community about the winning products. We're proud to now share this invaluable information with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities. Our winners should be extremely proud of this recognition from our editorial experts."

Centrify Suite 2012's DirectAudit solution also earned the Community Choice Gold Award in the Audit/Compliance awards category. Centrify solutions also earned Community Choice Silver awards in the Security awards category (Centrify Suite 2012 Platinum Edition), and in the Interoperability awards category (Centrify Suite 2012's DirectControl).

"For our 2011 Community Choice awards, we continued to see a surge in community participation," said Bovberg. "Our Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine and DevProConnections awards programs are unique in that the product-nomination process is open to readers. We don't just present a predefined list of products and services, thereby limiting scope. Instead, the community both nominates and votes for the best products of the year, ensuring a nice breadth of inclusion in the surveys. The winners of these awards are truly the community favorites. Our winners have earned a unique honor to stand out among their peers as winners of our Community Choice Awards."

"Windows IT Pro delivers invaluable information to the Windows IT community, and we are extremely proud to be recognized with multiple awards in their annual program honoring the best products in IT for Windows users," said Frank Cabri, Centrify VP of Marketing. "Being recognized and voted on as winners by Windows users themselves is especially rewarding. Centrify's products stand out because of their capabilities to easily interoperate with and leverage existing Windows infrastructure, while delivering the privileged access controls and detailed user session auditing across all server systems that are required for security and compliance in today's complex networks."

About the Centrify Suite

The Centrify Suite lets organizations centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications by leveraging an infrastructure they already own — Microsoft Active Directory. Built on an integrated architecture, the Centrify Suite strengthens security, enhances regulatory compliance initiatives, and reduces IT expense and complexity. The Centrify Suite — consisting of DirectControl DirectAuthorize, DirectAudit , DirectSecure and DirectManage — delivers secure authentication and single sign-on, role-based access control, privileged identity management, user-level auditing for Windows, Linux and UNIX systems, server isolation, and encryption of data-in-motion for the industry's broadest set of heterogeneous systems and applications.

About Windows IT Pro

The Windows IT Pro community is the heartbeat of the Windows IT world — a gathering of people, content and resources focused on Microsoft Windows technologies and applications. It's a "community" in every sense, bringing an independent, uncensored voice to IT managers, network and systems administrators, developers, systems analysts, CIOs, CTOs, and other technologists at companies worldwide. Visit today to learn more.

About Centrify

Centrify delivers integrated software solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own — Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud, more than 3,500 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50, rely on Centrify's identity consolidation and privilege management solutions to reduce IT expenses, strengthen security and meet compliance requirements. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +1 (408) 542-7500 or visit