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June 26, 2012
SUNNYVALE, Calif., and BRACKNELL, UK — 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 is launching into the Nordics region to meet growing demand for its Centrify Suite 2012 solution. Facilitating this market expansion, Centrify has signed a distribution contract with Pedab, a value-added distributor specialized in IT security.
"Our network of business partners ask us to provide them with the leading IT security solutions for their customers," said Lennart Ullén, Sales Director at Pedab. "Centrify certainly fills this need, and gives our partners the opportunity to help their customers centralize 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 Europe, Centrify's go-to-market strategy is focused on building a network of technically enabled partners that can assist customers in addressing both their information security and regulatory compliance requirements in-region. Centrify works with partners, such as Pedab, which act as an extension of Centrify in their respective European regions, and provide local-language sales, technical support and services. Pedab, with more than 500 partners, has committed significant local resources to the Centrify partnership that have all been trained by Centrify in preparation for this launch into the Nordic region.
"Our partnership with Pedab will extend Centrify's reach into the important Nordic market," said Olly Carter, EMEA Channel Manager, Centrify Corporation. "Security and compliance is driving demand for our solutions across Europe 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. Personally I've worked with Pedab previously and they have repeatedly proven themselves as a model value added distributor. We know they will offer excellent support to our valued Nordic Centrify partners and we are delighted to be working with Pedab to facilitate our growth in the Nordic region."
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, mobile security management, privileged identity 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, mobile devices and applications.
Pedab is a specialist in creating added value and opportunities for vendors and partners through market-leading expertise in selected hardware and software solutions. With unique product capabilities, technical support, marketing programs and financial services, Pedab is a focused distributor with cutting-edge competence. It helps its vendors and partners grow and improve their profitability by introducing new markets to new solutions, and by offering greater competency than competitors.
The company has approximately 80 employees in offices in Stockholm, Borås, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Oslo, all focused on fulfilling the promise to find its customers' next deal. Visit: www.pedab.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 +1 (408) 542-7500 (US) or +44 (0) 1344 317950 (Europe), 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.