Centrify Announces Innovative New Program for MSPs to Offer Cloud Identity to their Customers

New Functionality and Managed Service Provider Program Extends Centrify Channel Partner Network to Solution Providers Offering Security and Remote IT Management Services

January 13, 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Centrify Corporation, the leader in unified identity management across cloud, mobile and data center, today announced a new Managed Service Provider (MSP) channel program, as well as unique MSP-specific product enhancements, to its Cloud Identity offerings. Now solution providers of all sizes can leverage Centrify’s Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) technology to address their customers’ needs for single sign-on (SSO) to SaaS apps such as Office 365, multi-factor authentication (MFA), user provisioning, enterprise mobility management (EMM), and VPN-less access to on-premises applications such as Sharepoint.

“MSPs have historically provided remote monitoring and security management for on-premises PCs, servers, apps and network devices, but as their customers migrate to mobile and the cloud their clients’ IT management challenges are fundamentally changing as identity becomes the new perimeter,” said Gary Taggart, Senior Vice President of Sales at Centrify. “With specific MSP product enhancements to Centrify’s IDaaS offering and a new MSP-oriented channel program, MSPs can now not only better secure their clients’ expanding SaaS and mobile deployments, but also delight their clients’ end users with single sign-on to thousands of SaaS applications such as Office 365, Google Apps, Concur and others.”

The Centrify User Suite provides a single Active Directory- or cloud-based login to corporate resources, including mobile devices, Macs and cloud apps.  Centrify has enhanced the User Suite product to enable MSPs to offer an IDaaS product in a scalable way.  MSPs can now use Centrify User Suite to create private tenants for their customers, and can easily login and manage those tenants (including enabling/disabling tenants they have created), all from a single pane of glass.

Centrify has also introduced a new MSP program to augment the existing Centrify Channel Partner Network (CCPN) by helping service providers bring secure access, authentication and authorization to customers who rely on their cloud assets, whether fully hosted or co-located, to deliver the same level of security as an on-premises network. In addition, the subscription model widens the range of potential Centrify partners and creates a new revenue stream for existing partners who want to conduct some portion of their business as an MSP.

“This is yet another example of Centrify taking a unique partner-friendly approach to this market that is in stark contrast to other vendors in the Identity-as-a-Service market who primarily sell direct and often cut partners out of deals,” Taggart continued. “Whether it’s a small business that relies solely on a service provider or a big business that counts on a service provider for additional services, Centrify’s MSP program ensures secure access in all environments.”

For additional information about Centrify User Suite, please visit: http://www.centrify.com/products/centrify-user-suite.asp

About Centrify

Centrify provides unified identity management across cloud, mobile and data center environments that delivers 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 enterprise mobility 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.  Visit www.centrify.com for more information.

###

English