SANTA CLARA, CA — Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, today announced that the company has been named a top ten vendor in the 2018 Identity & Access Management (IAM) Report by One World Identity (OWI), an independent identity research and strategy company. This acknowledgment of Centrify’s leadership in a rapidly-growing, critical component of Zero Trust security comes on the heels of Tom Kemp, chief executive officer at Centrify, being recognized as a 2018 Top 100 Influencer in Identity by OWI.

“The traditional cybersecurity approach of ‘trust, but verify’ simply does not work in today’s mobile-first, cloud-enabled world. Bad actors know this, which is why identity is the primary attack vector,” said Kemp. “Centrify is challenging the status quo by encouraging companies to adopt a Zero Trust model based on a new mantra: ‘never trust, always verify.’ Zero Trust Security assumes that untrusted actors already exist both inside and outside the network, so a vigilant identity and access management posture is required to verify every user, validate their devices, limit access and privilege, and learn and adapt to user behavior.”

Among the report’s findings are the following observations:

  • The next generation of IAM will be focused on identity tools, and Trust & Safety mechanisms that help organizations responsibly govern all parties who engage with their brand.
  • The introduction of identity and the concepts of Trust & Safety as key focal points of these technologies, in addition to centralizing the management of consumers, are the two most notable trends in the space today.
  • Robust security models today are successful at distilling the security problem into its core components; identity, valuable assets, and the access relationships between these two continually evolving things.

Centrify is a broadly recognized leader in Zero Trust Security. Centrify was recently named a “Leader” in both The Forrester Wave™ Privileged Identity Management and Identity-As-A-Service reports. Centrify’s Next-Gen Access is the only industry-recognized solution that uniquely converges Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), enterprise mobility management (EMM) and privileged access management (PAM). This mature and proven approach unifies single sign-on (SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA), mobility management, privilege management and behavior analytics.

“IAM should be thought of as the entire set of processes and technologies that ensures that the right people can access the right assets at the right time for the right purposes,” said Travis Jarae, CEO of OWI. “The breadth of products on the table no longer adds sufficient value; instead, the ability for vendors to show they understand identity and some of its key challenges is the key differentiator today.”

For more information, download the full report at


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About Centrify


Centrify delivers Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access. The Centrify Zero Trust Security model assumes that users inside a network are no more trustworthy than those outside the network. Centrify verifies every user, validates their devices, and limits access and privilege. Centrify also utilizes machine learning to discover risky user behavior and apply conditional access — without impacting user experience. Centrify’s Next-Gen Access is the only industry-recognized solution that uniquely converges Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), enterprise mobility management (EMM) and privileged access management (PAM). Over 5,000 worldwide organizations, including over half the Fortune 100, trust Centrify to proactively secure their businesses.

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