Centrify Introduces User Lifecycle Management and Provisioning Across Cloud and Mobile
Centrify’s New Provisioning Functionality for Office 365, Box, Salesforce and More Gives IT an ‘Easy Button’ to Instantly Provide Users with New Accounts and Single Sign-on Access for Cloud and Mobile Apps
June 03, 2014
Santa Clara, Calif. — Centrify Corporation, the leader in unified identity services across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced new user account management and provisioning features that give organizations the ability to more efficiently manage their entire cloud application user lifecycle. This includes automatic account provisioning and de-provisioning, single sign-on access to cloud apps, and self-service mobile management and security — with added flexibility to store identity where IT wants it: On-premises Active Directory, in the cloud, and/or a hybrid combination of both. Support is available for a wide range of popular SaaS applications including Office 365, Google Apps for Business, Salesforce, Box, Zendesk and others.
Centrify’s new account provisioning functionality offers many key benefits, enabling IT organizations to save time and money by automatically creating user accounts across cloud applications for new employees. The provisioning features can eliminate helpdesk calls by allowing the IT organization to deploy the right applications the very first time, as well as single sign-on to those apps, without the need for multiple passwords that can easily get lost or stolen. Centrify’s provisioning capabilities also include unique license management for apps such as Office 365, further reducing the IT burden to quickly get users productive.
Employees get “Day One” productivity because they can quickly gain access to all their apps with a single password, and use any device they want to access those applications. What’s more, by leveraging user identity, Centrify can automatically deliver role-based application access controls that allow IT to assign the correct permissions and licensing within applications. This prevents unauthorized access and gives IT the power to terminate or de-provision access to all applications across all platforms from a single directory.
“With these new provisioning features from Centrify, enterprise IT now has full account lifecycle management across cloud and mobile apps and devices,” said Corey Williams, senior director of product management and marketing at Centrify. “Organizations can quickly and seamlessly onboard new users, secure the apps and devices used to access corporate data, deploy mobile apps to users’ devices, and de-provision access when employees leave the organization. Additionally, they can let users easily enroll their own devices for both SaaS and mobile self-service and single sign-on.”
Centrify’s new user lifecycle management and provisioning solution represents a breakthrough in the industry. Traditionally, managing the user lifecycle across cloud and mobile apps and mobile devices required separate identity and access management (IAM), mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) solutions. Centrify, however, is the first to provide a single, integrated solution. With Centrify’s complete security solution, cloud and mobile apps and device policy can all be managed from a single source, leveraging identity as the basis for all policy.
The new automated provisioning functionality rounds out Centrify’s Identify-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution with full user lifecycle management for popular cloud apps including Office 365, Google Apps, Salesforce and others. Centrify provides the only IDaaS solution that secures both application access, as well as the devices used to most commonly access and store the data within those apps. Key features include:
- Automated role-based or Active Directory group-based provisioning of accounts across cloud and mobile apps
- Active Directory permissions/roles are seamlessly mapped to cloud apps, ensuring proper policies are in force for the protection of corporate data
- Users receive single sign-on access to the appropriate apps, based on roles and responsibilities
- Users can be rapidly de-provisioned centrally, for all cloud apps
- Admins can manage all users, apps, devices, roles and policies from a single portal
Centrify provides unified identity services across data center, cloud and mobile environments that result in 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 approximately half of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies.
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