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Centrify and Huddle Partner to Bring Extended Single Sign-On to Huddle's Enterprise Collaboration Solutions

October 03, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Centrify Corporation, the leader in Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced a partnership with Huddle, the leading cloud collaboration and content management provider, to bring enhanced security with Active Directory-based Single Sign-on (SSO) to Huddle customers, enabling them to share, manage and collaborate on content in a secure fashion.

Huddle's content collaboration service provides users with a secure online environment where information can easily and securely be accessed by team members – whether they are connecting from a mobile device, desktop or the web. Centrify and Huddle are executing on a strategic partnership that features joint sales initiatives, targeted marketing campaigns and technology integration. Through this partnership, Centrify for Huddle Single Sign-On provides users with secure SSO access to Huddle's cloud content and collaboration platform, as well as centralized control over file access permissions and the ability to easily add and disable users.

Centrify's solutions provide Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile — resulting in one single login for users and one unified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify's software and cloud services let organizations securely leverage their existing identity infrastructure to centrally manage authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement and compliance across on-premise and cloud resources. Using Centrify, enterprises reduce operational and helpdesk costs by centralizing account management within Active Directory, enabling standardization on a single set of tools and processes. Centrally managing access rights and privileges strengthens security and enforces consistent security policies across heterogeneous systems.

"We're seeing increasing traction in enterprise as organizations turn to Huddle to solve their content collaboration challenges," said Andy McLoughlin, EVP Strategy, Huddle. "By partnering with Centrify, we're not only extending our security credentials and further enforcing multi-factor authentication, but making life easier for office workers who are constantly faced with the challenge of remembering numerous usernames and passwords."

The free Centrify for Huddle Single Sign-On provides an easy way for joint customers to integrate existing AD credentials with Huddle for secure SSO to Huddle's cloud content collaboration service. As an alternative to third-party mobile security solutions, Centrify also helps Huddle customers seamlessly integrate mobile devices into AD, giving IT secure central management of mobile devices & apps from a familiar interface. The Centrify Cloud Manager enables IT managers to centrally deploy and manage access to SaaS applications, apply AD role-based access controls, and run activity reports. Centrify also supports hundreds of other SaaS apps so users can access SSO to all its cloud-based applications. Centrify for SaaS decreases the cost of rolling out and managing Huddle and other cloud applications while at the same time improving user adoption, satisfaction and productivity.

In addition, Centrify for Huddle Single Sign-On uniquely goes beyond browser SSO to give users mobile "Zero Sign-on" to the Huddle mobile app. Huddle and Centrify are focused on giving businesses more flexibility and productivity by providing users with easy and secure access to Huddle's content collaboration service on all devices regardless of location.

"As a leader in cloud collaboration and content management, Huddle and Centrify share the same vision and commitment of delivering ease of use, security, value, support toward customers' success," said Shreyas Sadalgi, Centrify VP of Business Development. "Enterprises have turned to Centrify to deliver secure SSO access for years, and this partnership with Huddle signals a new opportunity for partnering with this proven leader in secure collaboration solutions to secure and ease access to Huddle applications across cloud and mobile."

Visit Centrify's partner page dedicated to Huddle to learn more and get started at: http://www.centrify.com/huddle

About Huddle

Established in 2006, with offices in London and San Francisco, Huddle is the leader in cloud collaboration and content management for the enterprise. Huddle is used by more than 100,000 organizations worldwide, including SEGA, AKQA, Unilever, P&G and KIA Motors, to securely manage projects, share files and collaborate with people inside and outside of their business. Huddle can be accessed online, on desktops via Microsoft Office applications, on the move with BlackBerry, iPhone and iPad apps. It is currently available in 15 languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese.

About Centrify

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 5,000 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/.