Centrify Delivers Unified Identity Solution for SaaS

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Centrify has today announced the availability of the Centrify User Suite, SaaS Edition, Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution to provide both robust Active Directory- and/or cloud-based Single Sign-on (SSO), access management, application management and mobile management across any cloud, mobile or on-premise application. With Centrify User Suite, SaaS Edition, organisations eliminate password sprawl for their users and for the first time gain centralised control over access to ever-increasing numbers of SaaS apps and mobile devices in the workplace.

Today’s users have too many passwords, which are inherently weak due to sharing and reuse and are susceptible to phishing and breaches. IT is increasingly reliant on user-managed passwords, and also faces accelerating adoption of SaaS and mobile apps which require multi-factor authentication for enhanced security, with mobile devices representing the best “something you have” factor. In addition, mobile is the new preferred way to access apps, with users mixing work and personal information on their mobile devices, creating the need from an identity and access management perspective that the underlying device be secured and trusted.

Because of this intersection between mobility and identity, IT requires a new user-centric approach that gives it visibility and control over end users’ identity and their mobile access, while enabling those same end users to have seamless anytime/anywhere /any device access. With today’s launch, Centrify for SaaS delivers unified SaaS and mobile management — all at a breakthrough price that is similar to competing products that offer only a subset of Centrify’s SaaS management functionality.

With Centrify for SaaS, organisations can now solve users’ password problems and secure the devices that are accessing cloud and mobile apps. End users benefit from the SSO and self-service features that let them locate, lock or wipe their mobile devices, as well as reset their Microsoft Active Directory passwords. IT benefits from Centrify’s easy-to-deploy, cloud-based service that delivers centralised access control and visibility to SaaS app usage and integrated mobile application management with seamless integration to Active Directory or Centrify’s cloud user service. Centrify for SaaS decreases the cost of managing SaaS apps and mobile devices while at the same time improving security and compliance, as well as user adoption, satisfaction and productivity.

“The industry is validating our unified approach to SaaS and mobile management with more than 2,000 end user organisations installing the solution since the beginning of the year,” said Corey Williams, Centrify senior director of product management. “With our new class-leading SaaS and mobile management features, our rapidly expanding catalog of more than 2,000 SaaS apps supported, and our global expansion, we are pleased to help thousands of enterprises solve their password problems and reign in the devices used to access their users’ apps.”

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