Friday, 16 January 2015 17:19

Centrify launches new MSP partner program

By
Gary Taggart, Centrify Gary Taggart, Centrify

Unified identity management vendor Centrify has released a new Managed Service Provider (MSP) channel program, incorporating what it says includes unique MSP-specific product enhancements to its Cloud Identity offerings.

Centrify Senior Vice President of Sales Gary Taggart the new MSP program extends the Centrify Channel Partner Network to solution providers that offer security and remote IT management services.

Taggart said that solution providers of all sizes can now leverage Centrify’s Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) technology to address their customers’ needs for single sign-on (SSO), to SaaS apps such as Office 365, multi-factor authentication (MFA), user provisioning, enterprise mobility management (EMM), and VPN-less access to on-premises applications such as Sharepoint.

“MSPs have historically provided remote monitoring and security management for on-premises PCs, servers, apps and network devices, but as their customers migrate to mobile and the cloud, their clients’ IT management challenges are fundamentally changing as identity becomes the new perimeter.

“With specific MSP product enhancements to Centrify’s IDaaS offering and a new MSP-oriented channel program, MSPs can now not only better secure their clients’ expanding SaaS and mobile deployments, but also delight their clients’ end users with single sign-on to thousands of SaaS applications such as Office 365, Google Apps, Concur and others.

“This is yet another example of Centrify taking a unique partner-friendly approach to this market that is in stark contrast to other vendors in the Identity-as-a-Service market who primarily sell direct and often cut partners out of deals.

“Whether it’s a small business that relies solely on a service provider or a big business that counts on a service provider for additional services, Centrify’s MSP program ensures secure access in all environments.”

Taggart says User Suite provides a single Active Directory- or cloud-based login to corporate resources, including mobile devices, Macs and cloud apps, and the product has been enhanced to enable MSPs to offer an IDaaS product in a scalable way.

Go to this link to learn more about Centrify User Suite.


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Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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