Centrify Corporation, the leader in Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named its Centrify Cloud Service as a 2013 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner, presented by Cloud Computing Magazine. The Cloud Computing Excellence Awards recognize the companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.
The Centrify Cloud Service is a multi-tenanted service that provides secure communication from on-premise Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure to mobile devices and to the MyCentrify User Portal for secure authentication to SaaS applications. For customers who don’t have Active Directory as a corporate directory, Centrify also offers a fully cloud-based offering for SaaS and mobile management. The Centrify Cloud Service facilitates secure enforcement of enterprise policies for mobile devices. It also controls access to SaaS applications, and automates logins through a one-click interface for users’ authorized SaaS applications.
“Centrify has been recognized for its achievement in bringing innovation and excellence in the market while leveraging the latest technology trends to create an enriched user experience,” said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director, TMC.
From an architectural perspective, the Centrify Cloud Service platform is built on a single, unified architecture that is easy to deploy and does not require additional complex infrastructure, such as replicating Active Directory in the cloud. This results in not only one single login for users and one single identity for IT to manage, but Centrify’s unified architecture also ensures high availability and reliability.
“Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce Centrify as a recipient of the Third annual Cloud Computing Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “The Centrify Cloud Service has demonstrated innovation as well as the ability to improve the cloud.”
“In addition to our continued industry and customer traction, the Cloud Computing Excellence Awards validate Centrify’s unique approach to leverage cloud computing in our delivery of differentiated solutions in the areas of secure enterprise mobility and secure SaaS management,” said Tom Kemp, Centrify CEO. “Our Centrify Cloud Service is unique in delivering secure, enterprise-class mobility with integrated application Single Sign-on to not only improve enterprise security, but also increase workforce productivity.”
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients’ goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world’s leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more.
Centrify (centrify.com) provides Unified Identity Services across the data center, cloud and mobile that results in one single login for users and one unified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify’s solutions reduce costs and increase agility and security by leveraging an organization’s existing identity infrastructure to enable centralized authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement and compliance. Centrify customers typically reduce their costs associated with identity lifecycle management and compliance by more than 50 percent. With more than 5,000 customers worldwide, including approximately half of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies, Centrify is deployed on more than one million server, application and mobile device resources on-premise and in the cloud. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call (408) 542-7500.
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