Centrify and Dropbox Partner to Enable Secure Access for Dropbox for Business
Companies Partner to Offer Industry's Most Comprehensive Active Directory-based Single Sign-On for Dropbox for Business
June 25, 2013
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Centrify Corporation, a leader in Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced the availability of Centrify for Dropbox for Business, an easy-to-deploy cloud service that offers the industry's most comprehensive solution for Active Directory-based single sign-on (SSO), access control and mobile management. Centrify eliminates password sprawl with Active Directory-based SSO for Dropbox for Business across users' various choices of computing and mobile devices, while giving IT centralized control over access to hosted applications and resources. Centrify is a preferred SSO and identity management partner for Dropbox.
"We're excited to partner with Centrify to offer single sign-on and integration to Dropbox for Business customers of all sizes across the world," said Ari Friedland, head of business development for Dropbox for Business. "We're leveraging the SSO industry standard, SAML, and working with Centrify to let our customers leverage their Active Directory identities for seamless access to Dropbox, with one less password to remember and maintain."
"Working with such a popular service such as Dropbox demonstrates the power and traction of Centrify's Active Directory-based SaaS security and single sign-on for accessing and authenticating to today's leading business SaaS applications," said Shreyas Sadalgi, Centrify Head of Business Development. "Centrify is pleased to formalize its working relationship as a preferred SSO and identity management partner for Dropbox to provide a free and frictionless solution that ensures customers can plug Dropbox into businesses without the hassle of additional passwords."
Every SaaS application represents yet another silo of identity and access control challenges for organizations. The Centrify Cloud Service simplifies the deployment of federated identity for Dropbox SSO, leveraging Active Directory and providing a rich catalog of pre-integrated SaaS apps, and delivering "Zero Sign-On" (ZSO) for mobile users that require access to Dropbox. A 5-minute install securely connects Active Directory to Dropbox for Business via the Centrify Cloud Service without replicating sensitive data to the cloud or a 3rd-party.
With Centrify SSO for Dropbox, organizations can leverage their existing Active Directory infrastructure and skillsets to achieve benefits such as simplifying the sign-in process for users and reducing helpdesk burden for IT. Users enroll mobile devices in the Centrify Cloud Service for easy access to Dropbox for Business and all of their web apps and native mobile apps. By leveraging their existing Active Directory credentials, users get one-click access to Dropbox for Business and all their SaaS apps. With easy and thorough reporting on who has access to SaaS applications, IT can more quickly prove compliance with regulations and industry best practices — freeing up expensive IT resources to deliver on other business critical projects.
Additionally, the Centrify and Dropbox partnership will uniquely go beyond browser SSO to give users mobile "Zero Sign-on" to the Dropbox mobile app. Dropbox and Centrify are focused on giving businesses more flexibility and productivity by giving users easy and secure access to Dropbox on all devices regardless of location. Centrify is working with the leading containerization vendors to ensure secure, seamless access to content inside the container.
Comprehensive sales and marketing partnership
Centrify and Dropbox also struck an agreement around Centrify's Single Sign-on for Dropbox solution that outlines cooperation between the companies for identifying, scheduling and carrying out joint customer demand generation activities such as webinars and marketing campaigns, joint sales enablement activities including mutual field sales introductions, on-site and webinar trainings, and joint go-to-market activities such as customer referral programs.
Pricing and Availability
Dropbox Single Sign-On is available today for SAML as well as user name and password logins from Centrify and authorized partners worldwide. For organizations using less than two SaaS applications, the Centrify solution is available at no charge. For organizations utilizing Centrify for more than three SaaS apps, the Centrify solution is priced at $4 per user per month, which includes technical support and access to feature updates. For more information about the integrated solution, visit http://www.centrify.com/dropbox.
Centrify provides Unified Identity Services across the data center, cloud and mobile that results in one single login for users and one unified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify's solutions reduce costs and increase agility and security by leveraging an organization's existing identity infrastructure to enable centralized authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement and compliance. Centrify customers typically reduce their costs associated with identity lifecycle management and compliance by more than 50 percent. With more than 4,500 customers worldwide, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies, Centrify is deployed on more than one million server, application and mobile device resources on-premise and in the cloud. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call (408) 542-7500, or visit http://www.centrify.com/.
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