Santa Clara, CA — Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, today announced that it has been positioned as a leader in the 2017 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Identity as a Service: Single Sign-On to the Cloud (IDaaS SSO). The Leadership Compass rates vendors on innovation, product features, market reach and overall, with Centrify recognized as a leader in all four categories.

KuppingerCole’s Leadership Compass provides an in-depth analysis of the main players in the market, classifying each as a follower, challenger or leader. The report assists customers in identifying the top vendors and products in a particular market segment when making purchasing decisions. KuppingerCole is the leading European analyst house offering an authoritative voice on the information security, identity and access management, governance, risk management and compliance and digital transformation sectors.

“Centrify has emerged to become a leading-edge supplier of IDaaS solutions, and Centrify Identity Services counts among the offerings that are a logical candidate for shortlists,” said Martin Kuppinger, Founder and Principal Analyst at KuppingerCole. “When looking at Innovation leadership, Centrify is slightly ahead of the other IDaaS vendors based on capabilities such as strong mobile management integration features, support for managing Mac endpoints, out-of-the-box support for cloud services and integration with cloud-based privilege management.”

At a time when cyber breaches are rising in volume and velocity, and, according to Verizon, 80 percent of those breaches are due to compromised credentials, Centrify represents a massive rethink of security with the only complete platform that stops breaches through the trifecta of Identity Services for applications, endpoints and infrastructure—both on premises and in the cloud. Unlike other vendors who only address a subset of users, Centrify is the only vendor to provide an integrated platform that can secure access for a company’s entire identityscape, including end users, partners, customers and privileged users—who are the most critical access management use case today.  

“Recognition from KuppingerCole as a leader in IDaaS SSO validates the approach we have taken in creating a best-of-breed solution that stops breaches in their tracks,” said Bill Mann, chief product officer at Centrify. “Today’s customers and prospects are seeking solutions that are mature in their approach to IAM, delivering all of the necessary security in one platform of services that addresses applications, endpoints and infrastructure. And this approach has been validated by Forrester research, which shows companies with a mature approach to IAM reduce the risk of breaches by 50 percent, lower technology costs by 40 percent and mitigate overall spend on recurring breaches by $5 million.”

Centrify’s leadership role in Identity as a Service is rooted in next dimension security. Centrify delivers stronger security, compliance and end user productivity through its common platform of Identity Services such as single sign-on, adaptive multi-factor authentication, risk-based access control, deep mobile and Mac management, comprehensive privileged access security, privileged session monitoring and risk analytics. 

Centrify is the trusted provider in access management. Led by a team with decades of experience redefining security, Centrify is trusted by over 5000 global customers, including more than half of the Fortune 50 to defend their organizations. 

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About Centrify

Centrify redefines security from a legacy static perimeter-based approach to protecting millions of scattered connections in a boundaryless hybrid enterprise. As the only industry recognized leader in both Privileged Identity Management and Identity-as-a-Service, Centrify provides a single platform to secure each user’s access to apps and infrastructure through the power of identity services. This is Next Dimension Security in the Age of Access. Centrify is enabling over 5,000 customers, including over half the Fortune 50, to defend their organizations. To learn more visit

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