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 it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 recognizes Centrify's leadership among its peers and its game-changing approaches and technologies that are disrupting existing markets and entrenched players. Centrify was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
Centrify and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's OnDemand event on April 4 at Hewlett-Packard's Executive Briefing Center in Cupertino, Calif. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on how the Internet is disrupting how companies — from small businesses to large enterprises — create, store, distribute, analyze, and take advantage of their mission-critical data.
"Digital information has expanded exponentially during the past year," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "As the emergence of robust, innovative apps needed to manage this information continues, a complex world of interconnected business intelligence and ideas is being created at a new macro level. This year's OnDemand 100 winners are continuing to use disruptive technology and ideas to merge valuable legacy data and systems with new, vital streams of information. The results are being deployed in the cloud by any number of SaaS products and services, changing the way all business coexists. The OnDemand 100 continues to represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace."
The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list.
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 centralizes and bridges the management of these accounts with Active Directory to meet compliance requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, FISMA 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.
"Always On recognizes Centrify for leading its industry in market share and technical innovation and breadth of support," said Tom Kemp, Centrify co-founder and CEO. "Authentication, authorization and auditing controls provide organizations with core capabilities needed to meet their security and compliance initiatives, both for on premise systems and in the cloud. These capabilities are typically required by enterprises regardless of the operating system, who owns the device, or whether that system is hosted in a private or public cloud."
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.
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, 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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