Centrify Strengthens its Leadership in the Identity Management Market by Increasing Depth of Executive Team
Former CA Technologies Executive Bill Mann Named Company’s New Senior Vice President of Products and Chief Product Officer
July 09, 2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Centrify Corporation, the leader in unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced that is has named former CA Technologies senior vice president Bilhar (“Bill”) Mann as its new senior vice president of products and chief product officer. In this role, Mann will take primary responsibility for the innovation and evolution of all Centrify solutions, running both product strategy and product management, as well as playing a lead role in M&A as the company scales to its next phase.
“The addition of this proven product strategist will accelerate the expansion of Centrify’s product offerings in the data center, SaaS and mobile identity spaces,” said Tom Kemp, Centrify CEO. “Bill brings a wealth of experience building successful companies in the cloud and enterprise security sectors. We will rely on that knowledge as we gear up for the next phase of Centrify’s rapid growth.”
“Centrify has the broadness of vision, scale and product offerings needed to be a leader — and sustain that position — in the identity management space,” said Mann. “I strongly believe identity is the link for the new app economy, and Centrify’s powerful offerings across server, cloud and mobile environments set it apart from the competition. Coupled with their strategic partnership with Samsung, Centrify will be the new disruptor for the enterprise market where mobile is now driving a significant change in the security landscape.”
Fueled by its recent $42 million funding round with Samsung Ventures, Fortinet Inc. and Docomo Capital, the addition of Mann to its executive roster is part of Centrify’s strategy to solidify its leadership in the Identity and Access Management (“IAM”) market as it evolves to Identity-as-a-Service (“IDaaS”). With Centrify, users can access all their cloud-based and/or on-premises applications from their PC, Mac or mobile device using a single identity. At the same time IT administrators achieve greater time and process efficiency when managing a variety of operating systems, mobile devices and applications because they are able to consolidate all identities and privileges. And Centrify’s solutions also make organizations more secure via centralized user provisioning, multi-factor authentication and privileged identity management.
About Bill Mann
Mann is an enterprise software security executive with both large company and startup experience. Prior to Centrify, Mann held various general management and product management leadership positions at CA Technologies (formerly Computer Associates International, Inc.), including SVP of Cloud Strategy, covering the whole software security sector, as well as the Cloud, SaaS and IT Management segments. At CA Technologies he was instrumental in its leadership in security, including in the cloud and SaaS areas, spearheading multiple acquisitions and product introductions. His most recent position was focused on fraud detection for eCommerce transactions and innovations in the mobile payment security space. Prior to CA Technologies, Mann held senior executive positions at Volera, Novell, Juston and Worldtalk. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors in Computer Science from Aston University in England.
Centrify provides unified identity management 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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