June 26, 2012
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — 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 company Co-Founder and CEO Tom Kemp has been selected to present on the future of secure, universal access in an increasingly cloud and mobile world at the Oppenheimer West Coast Software Showcase on June 28 in Palo Alto, Calif.
Mr. Kemp will discuss the impact of the proliferation of mobile devices and cloud-based systems and applications on the security and compliance posture of today's organizations. Mr. Kemp will make the case that across this changing sea of heterogeneous devices and systems and applications the one constant is identity, and how identity is becoming critical to not only control what a user can access but also to enable single sign-on. The discussion will highlight the fact that as more organizations and users embrace the cloud, the traditional Security 1.0 approach of "protect the perimeter" becomes less relevant and identity in effect becomes the new perimeter.
"The Oppenheimer Software Showcase is an important series of events to educate enterprise attendees and investors on the latest in software innovations, and what to expect in the future," said Mr. Kemp. "A big part of that future consists of organizations having to manage a hybrid environment that consists of their existing, on-premise infrastructure while they also enable their users with new mobile devices and cloud-based applications. These hybrid and increasingly heterogeneous environments require a centralized approach for securing and managing access from any user endpoint to any on-premise or cloud resource. Centrify's approach — which allows enterprises to leverage existing Active Directory infrastructure to manage it all — provides an identity-centric model for bridging the on-premise, cloud and mobile environments to provide IT the visibility and control they need."
About Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify
Under Mr. Kemp's leadership Centrify has become one of the fastest growing security vendors in the industry and has amassed more than 4,000 customers, including nearly 50 percent of the Fortune 50. Prior to co-founding Centrify, Mr. Kemp held various executive, technical and marketing roles at NetIQ Corporation, Compuware Corporation, EcoSystems Software, and Oracle Corporation. He is a sought-after industry speaker, and is a blogger on sites such as the Centrify website (http://www.centrify.com/blogs/tomkemp/overview.asp) and for Forbes.com (http://blogs.forbes.com/tomkemp/). Mr. Kemp holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and in history from the University of Michigan.
About the Oppenheimer West Coast Software Showcase
The Oppenheimer West Coast Software Showcase focuses on the software industry and its rapid pace of change, with a new class of leaders emerging. It showcases private companies, which are at the forefront of the latest wave of innovation and are developing new markets and challenging incumbents in their traditional base.
The event will deliver lively discussions, expert panels, company presentations and interaction with leaders in the software ecosystem. Attendees will network with a select group of industry analysts, public investors, late-stage private investors, corporate development officers from leading large-cap software vendors, and management teams from other high growth software companies. See http://www.opco.com/conferences/software12/index.html for more details.
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 or visit http://www.centrify.com/.
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