May 16, 2012
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and BRACKNELL, UK — Centrify Corporation, Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications using Active Directory, today announced that it has signed a distribution contract with headtechnology, a value-added distributor specialized in IT security that offers a broad range of best-of-breed technology products from the world's leading vendors.
headtechnology is a highly dynamic and flexible IT security company, committed to technical excellence and innovation. With a wide partner network, headtechnology focuses on emerging markets, with several offices covering Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Central Asia. The company now offers and supports the entire Centrify Suite 2012 product portfolio for centralizing authentication, privilege management and auditing of cross-platform systems within Microsoft Active Directory.
In today's heterogeneous IT environments, establishing accountability by linking access privileges and actions to named users is a complex task, especially with UNIX and Linux systems, and mobile devices. While Active Directory provides a central repository for Windows accounts, user entitlements for other systems often reside in disparate identity silos or are managed locally system by system. Centrify, with more than 4,000 customers worldwide, centralizes and bridges the management of these accounts with Active Directory to meet compliance requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI which state that organizations must limit access to business-critical systems to only named users whose job role requires it, and must audit and report on activity.
"Our worldwide network of VARs turn to us to provide them with the leading IT solutions for their customers," said Harry Zorn headtechnology CEO. "Centrify certainly fills this need, and gives our VARs the leading solution for enterprises to centralize their security, compliance and access control under Active Directory. This is a strategic step for us which will strengthen our product portfolio to meet the complex security challenges that our customers are facing in their heterogeneous environments."
Due to the increased demand for Centrify solutions across EMEA, Centrify's go-to-market strategy is focused on building an EMEA network of technically enabled partners that can assist mutual customers to address both their information security and regulatory compliance requirements in-region. Centrify works with partners, such as headtechnology, which act as an extension of Centrify in their respective EMEA regions, and provide local-language sales, technical support and services. headtechnology has committed significant local resources to the Centrify partnership who have all been trained by Centrify in preparation for this partnership.
"Our partnership with headtechnology will extend our reach into important growth markets," said Darren Gross, EMEA Regional Director, Centrify Corporation. "Security and compliance is driving huge demand for our solutions in EMEA and because our approach, unlike many of our competitors, leverages our customers' existing infrastructure and processes, rather than needing to build something new, we can offer a robust solution at a much lower operating cost. We are delighted to partner with headtechnology to facilitate our growth in new markets."
About the Centrify Suite
The Centrify Suite lets organizations centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices, 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, mobile security management, user-level auditing for Windows and UNIX systems, server isolation, and encryption of data-in-motion for the industry's broadest set of heterogeneous systems and applications.
headtechnology is a Germany-based Value Added Distributor founded in 2000 with strong focus on emerging markets and with multiple offices in Eastern Europe, CIS and Central Asia. The company specializes in IT security, offering a broad range of best-of-breed technology products from the world's leading vendors and innovative early security technologies. Its solution portfolio is defined to offer stability, application acceleration, and enhancement, and covers all aspects to help customers to protect their intellectual property and most valuable assets, their corporate data. http://www.headtechnology.com
Centrify delivers integrated software and cloud-based solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own — Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud, more than 4,000 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies, 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 +44 (0) 1344 317950 in EMEA or +1 (408) 542-7500 in the U.S., or visit http://www.centrify.com/.
Centrify, DirectAudit, DirectControl and DirectSecure are registered trademarks and DirectAuthorize and DirectManage are trademarks of Centrify Corporation in the United States and other countries.