SOURCE: Centrify Corporation

Centrify Corporation

November 04, 2013 08:20 ET

Centrify and Alfresco Partner to Bring Cloud and Mobile Single Sign-On to Business Content Solutions

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2013) - Centrify Corporation, the leader in Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced a partnership with Alfresco to bring enhanced security with Active Directory (AD) access controls and Single Sign-on (SSO) to customers, enabling them to securely share, manage and collaborate on content while meeting enterprise compliance requirements.

Using a single platform, Alfresco allows users to put any kind of digital file under management, including social media, collaborative content and multimedia files. Alfresco's first-of-its-kind hybrid enterprise content management (ECM) facilitates collaboration across the extended enterprise, while simultaneously ensuring the proper controls and compliance. Centrify helps ensure that access to sensitive data stored in Alfresco is limited to the right set of users, while making it ubiquitously available across any number of approved devices without the hassle of more passwords.

Through this partnership, Centrify for Alfresco SSO provides users with secure access to Alfresco's ECM platform across any device regardless of user location while enforcing access controls set by the enterprise for Alfresco.

Centrify's solutions provide Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile -- resulting in one single login for users and one unified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify's software and cloud services let organizations securely leverage their existing identity infrastructure to centrally manage authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement and compliance across on-premise and cloud resources. Using Centrify, enterprises reduce operational and helpdesk costs by centralizing account management within Active Directory, enabling standardization on a single set of tools and processes. Centrally managing access rights and privileges strengthens security and enforces consistent security policies across heterogeneous systems.

"We're excited to partner with Centrify to offer the integrated Centrify for Alfresco SSO for customers of all sizes across the world," said Marc Dubresson, Director of Product Management for Alfresco. "Leveraging the SSO industry standard, SAML, we look forward to working with Centrify to provide a frictionless experience for customers seeking to leverage their AD identities for seamless access to Alfresco in the cloud, on mobile devices, or on-premises."

Centrify for Alfresco SSO provides an easy way for joint customers to integrate existing Active Directory credentials for secure access on Alfresco's ECM platform. As an alternative to third-party mobile security solutions, Centrify also helps Alfresco customers seamlessly integrate mobile devices into Active Directory, giving IT secure central management of mobile devices and apps from a familiar interface. The Centrify Cloud Manager enables IT managers to centrally deploy and manage access to SaaS applications, apply Active Directory role-based access controls, and run activity reports. Centrify also supports hundreds of other SaaS apps so users can access SSO to all its cloud-based applications. Centrify for SaaS decreases the cost of rolling out and managing Alfresco along with other cloud applications while at the same time improving user adoption, satisfaction and productivity.

Alfresco and Centrify are focused on giving businesses greater flexibility and productivity by providing users with easy and secure access to Alfresco's ECM platform across all devices regardless of location. By integrating a customers' Active Directory with Alfresco, Centrify allows users to gain one-click access to Alfresco through the MyCentrify portal across a variety of devices, including PCs, Macs, iOS and Android. Centrify provides role-based access to Alfresco repositories and allows collaboration across the firewall with assurance that access levels are enforced.

"Alfresco and Centrify share the same vision and commitment of delivering secure access to information for those who need it, and protection from those not authorized," said Shreyas Sadalgi, Centrify VP of Business Development. "Enterprises have turned to Centrify to deliver secure SSO access for years, and bringing in Alfresco as a charter member of the Centrify Alliance Partner Program enables secure collaboration, authentication and easy access to Alfresco's ECM platform."

Visit Centrify's partner page dedicated to Alfresco to learn more and get started at: http://www.centrify.com/cloud/apps/single-sign-on-for-alfresco.asp

About Alfresco
Alfresco empowers teams to share, save and manage content on one platform across cloud, on-premise and mobile enterprises. More than 7 million people in over 180 countries use Alfresco to collaborate, process and power over 4 billion files worldwide. Whether on the go or in the office, Alfresco gives Fortune 500 companies a competitive edge to solving market challenges. Founded in 2005, Alfresco is headquartered in Maidenhead, outside of London with U.S. headquarters in San Mateo.

About Centrify
Centrify 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, or visit http://www.centrify.com/.

Centrify, Centrify Server Suite and Centrify User Suite are trademarks of Centrify Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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