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Centrify Opens Tokyo Office to Provide Japanese Enterprises with State-of-the-Art Identity Management

Partnership with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation Validates Regional Market Demand for Centrify’s Cloud-based Identity, Mobility and Mac Management

June 29, 2015

Tokyo –  Centrify Corporation, the leader in securing identities from cyberthreats, today announced the opening of its Tokyo office to accelerate regional adoption of Centrify Identity Service (CIS). Centrify also announced a partnership with ITOCHU TECHNO-Solutions Corporation, one of Japan’s most trusted sources for IT infrastructure. The expansion is significant for Centrify based on the sheer size of the Japanese IT market, which reached $136.9B last year according to Statista, and the current sense of urgency around helping companies manage an increasingly remote workforce and its use of cloud applications.

“Centrify’s new footprint in Japan, which includes a full sales and support team for the region, gives us a unique opportunity to offer Centrify’s proven identity management solutions to one of the world’s most vital business centers,” said Gary Taggart, senior vice president of global sales for Centrify. “Because applications and data are increasingly provided by cloud application and platform vendors, we took a fresh approach to securing cloud users by integrating single sign-on and provisioning with today’s highly mobile environment. We know that in a world where users switch from device to device, the real imperative is continuously securing users and their identity—wherever they happen to be.”

As users access work applications from the cloud and their mobile devices, Centrify Identity Service reduces cost and complexity through a single solution for identity and enterprise mobility management. The solution provides a broad set of capabilities to enable SSO for SaaS and mobile applications, policy and device management for mobile platforms, and identity and policy management for Macs. Additional capabilities include:

  • Centrally provision new users, and automatically revoke access when needed
  • Improve security by eliminating easily cracked, recycled or improperly stored passwords
  • Enforce deeper security with per-app policies and context-aware multi-factor authentication
  • Keep sensitive directory information where you want it: on-site Active Directory, cloud, or hybrid

Furthermore, end users enjoy one-click access to the cloud, mobile and on-premises apps they need to be most productive. This equates to no more forgotten passwords and no more confusion. Centrify Identity Service provides turnkey SSO access to thousands of popular apps, and adding more is seamless and easy.

“Centrify Identity Service is exactly the kind of next-generation security our customers are looking for,” said Shun Ando, General Manager, Telecommunication Systems Planning Division, Telecommunication Systems Group of ITOCHU TECHNO-Solutions Corporation. “Our customers are telling us that the rise of mobile, BYOD and cloud applications has left them concerned that they are no longer in control of their users’ applications and data. Centrify’s technology addresses this directly and we look forward to a robust and successful partnership.”

About Centrify 

Centrify strengthens enterprise security by managing and securing user identities from cyber threats. As organizations expand IT resources and teams beyond their premises, identity is becoming the new security perimeter. With our platform of integrated software and cloud-based services, Centrify uniquely secures and unifies identity for both privileged and end users across today’s hybrid IT world of cloud, mobile and data center. The result is stronger security and compliance, improved business agility and enhanced user productivity through single sign-on. Over 5000 customers, including half of the Fortune 50 and over 80 federal agencies, leverage Centrify to secure identities. Learn more at www.centrify.com.

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