Centrify IAM Powers New Samsung KNOX Enterprise Mobility Management Solutions
Centrify Expands Strategic Samsung OEM Partnership by Providing Samsung Branded Cloud-Based Identity Management Solution; Companies Collaborate on KNOX Mobile Device and Application Management Functionality
September 18, 2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Centrify Corporation, the leader in unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced that it has expanded its strategic OEM partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to power the cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) features of the Samsung KNOX EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) cloud-based service. Samsung today announced a new suite of enterprise mobility and management solutions powered by KNOX EMM (KNOX Premium, KNOX Express, My KNOX) to address evolving customer needs and market segments.
Centrify is the key technology provider for the cloud IAM capabilities of KNOX EMM, and has collaborated extensively with Samsung’s engineering teams to co-develop Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) features for the KNOX EMM service. Organizations can leverage Centrify’s cloud service to comprehensively manage cross-platform mobile users and devices to address security and management of enterprise mobility, application access, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Corporate Owned Personally Enabled (COPE) device challenges.
Businesses of all sizes are looking to address enterprise mobility challenges. They need to secure their users’ mobile devices and enable easy 1-click access to cloud applications from these devices. Leveraging Centrify’s cloud IAM, Samsung is delivering the industry’s most comprehensive and best integrated EMM solution that combines cloud-based mobile device management with enterprise user identity federation for mobile and SaaS apps.
KNOX EMM is a cost-effective cloud-based service for organizations that want to enable Samsung Galaxy smartphones or tablets for business use with a simple remote device and mobile app management solution. Additionally, KNOX EMM is also available as a solution for centrally managing Apple iOS and non-Samsung Android devices and apps. KNOX EMM enables “identity where you want it” scenarios that allow organizations to either integrate their existing Active Directory identities or leverage cloud-based identities from enterprise cloud directories, such as Samsung EMM Cloud Directory or Windows Azure Active Directory, to enable federated identity to thousands of SaaS applications. In addition, customers can either deploy hundreds of mobile policies via a fully cloud-based service or leverage their on-premise Active Directory Group Policy infrastructure to secure and manage mobile devices. This identity and policy flexibility, combined with a single cloud-based architecture and integrated user interface for mobile device, app and cloud app management, makes KNOX EMM unique in the market.
With KNOX EMM, end users leverage the improved mobile productivity benefits of Zero Sign-on access to rich mobile and cloud-based SaaS apps, while IT can easily manage mobile containers. KNOX EMM is delivered as a cloud service that can be up and running in minutes, resulting in world-class mobile security and seamless integration for organizations. Users benefit from 1-click access to their SaaS and mobile applications from any mobile or desktop end point. IT gains centralized user account and app management with advanced features such as two-factor authentication for web or mobile access via soft tokens, automated user creation and deletion for apps, role-based access control and management for SaaS and mobile applications.
Centrify is also integrated as the de-facto cloud IAM service for SaaS and mobile apps purchased via the new KNOX Marketplace, a cloud marketplace platform to unify the purchase, delivery, billing and identity/access management of cloud apps. A paid SaaS edition of Centrify’s cloud IAM service called KNOX IAM will now be available for purchase through Samsung’s global ecosystem of resellers and carriers as well as the KNOX Marketplace. KNOX IAM provides several advanced identity management features such as unlimited application single-sign on from any device/desktop, multi-factor authentication, SaaS user provisioning, support for 2500+ SaaS and mobile applications and advanced reporting.
“Due to our work with Samsung over the years, Centrify has become the key cloud identity provider for KNOX EMM, delivering the first integrated cloud and mobile management solution of its kind to users,” said Centrify CEO Tom Kemp. “Through this partnership with Samsung, we are enabling organizations to simply and securely achieve maximum mobile productivity from their workforce via enterprise-class mobile and SaaS management across the platforms of choice for millions of users.”
The KNOX EMM solution powered by Centrify IAM is available today for use on every device and is included in various KNOX product offerings targeted for individuals, small and medium businesses, and enterprise and government organizations: KNOX Premium, KNOX Express, My KNOX and KNOX IAM. A complete overview of all KNOX solutions with price and feature comparison, along with a list of all supported devices, is available on www.samsungknox.com.
For more information, see www.centrify.com/samsung.
Centrify provides unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile environments that deliver a single sign-on (SSO) for users and a simplified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify’s unified identity management software and cloud-based Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions leverage an organization’s existing identity infrastructure to enable single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, privileged identity management, auditing for compliance and mobile device management. Centrify customers can typically reduce their total cost of identity management and compliance by more than 50 percent, while improving business agility and overall security. Centrify is used by more than 5,000 customers worldwide, including nearly half of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies.
For more information, please visit http://www.centrify.com/.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. Samsung employs 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US $216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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