SANTA CLARA, CA and BRACKNELL, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2014) - Centrify Corporation, the leader in Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced that it has won the title of Software Vendor of the Year at the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2014. Hosted by IT Europa, the leading European IT publisher and market intelligence organization, the pan-European awards for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), IT and Telecoms channels recognize the crucial role that Independent Software Vendors and Solution Providers have in delivering real-world solutions.
The awards attracted entries from 25 countries, which were judged by an independent panel of consultants and editors. In the supplier categories, including the category of Software Vendor of the Year, channel companies nominated their distributors, service providers and vendors for the support provided through their channel programmes.
"It is an honour to receive this award as it proves the trust the channel places not only in our solutions, but also in how we help them deliver those solutions to end customers," said Tom Kemp, Centrify CEO. "Achieving security and regulatory compliance can be daunting tasks for any organization. We work closely with our channel partners to provide tools that reliably protect data and applications from identity-related risks and attacks -- whether these sit in the data center, cloud or mobile environments. As one of the fastest growing security vendors, we see the channel as critical to our success and we will continue to invest heavily in our partnerships."
Centrify recently introduced its Channel Partner Network, a tiered program with benefits that provide resellers, integrators and consultants with unique revenue opportunities beyond the company's long-standing channel programs.
In congratulating the winners, Alan Norman, Managing Director of IT Europa, said: "The overall quality of entries was extremely high and demonstrated the depth of talent in the ISV and channel communities across Europe. I congratulate all the winners and wish them and all the finalists every success in the year ahead."
Centrify provides Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile environments that results in single sign-on (SSO) for users and a simplified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify's integrated identity management software and cloud-based Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions reduce costs and increase business agility and security by leveraging an organization's existing identity infrastructure to enable single sign-on, role-based access control, privileged identity management, auditing and compliance. Centrify customers can typically reduce their total cost of identity management and compliance by more than 50 percent. Centrify is used by more than 5,000 customers worldwide, including approximately half of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies.