SOURCE: Centrify Corporation

Centrify Corporation

October 09, 2012 08:17 ET

Centrify Offers Affordable Trade-Up Plan to Its Industry Leading Solution for Active Directory-Based Security and Management of Cross-Platform Systems

Centrify's Trade-Up Program Makes It Easy to Move From Alternative Solutions and Realize the Benefits of Unified Active Directory Bridging and Privilege Management

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications, today announced the Centrify Trade-Up Program, which offers organizations various incentives for previously purchased alternative products when migrating to Centrify's solutions prior to June 30, 2013. Centrify's integrated solution for both Active Directory Bridging of UNIX/Linux/Mac systems and cross-platform privileged user management and auditing can reduce operational costs and simplify administration for organizations of any size.

In today's heterogeneous IT environments, establishing accountability by linking access privileges and actions to named users is a complex task, especially with UNIX, Linux and Apple Mac systems. While Active Directory provides a central repository for Windows accounts, user entitlements for other systems often reside in disparate identity silos or are managed locally system by system. Centrify -- which leads the industry with more than 4,500 customers worldwide and more than 375 platforms, applications and mobile devices supported -- offers a comprehensive approach to identity management including authentication, authorization and auditing capabilities that are based on a single, unified architecture. This eliminates the need to install, configure and manage multiple point products as required by other vendors. Additionally, Centrify has a proven, patented approach to migrating and managing UNIX and Linux identities that does not require any changes to the Active Directory schema, making deployment and ongoing maintenance much easier for administrators.

"Many vendors require customers to deploy and maintain a collection of point products with poor integration -- adding significant complexity and costs," said Frank Cabri, Centrify VP of Marketing. "We have also heard many complaints of other vendors not meeting users' expectations regarding customer support and concerns regarding vendors' products being passed from acquirer to acquirer. We wanted to give IT organizations that might be dealing with these issues a proven and affordable program that gives them an option to migrate to Centrify in a way that is easy on their IT team and their budget."

Centrify offers attractive discounts for customers using alternative products who are interested in migrating to Centrify's solutions. The program includes discounts on licenses, maintenance and free training for qualified organizations. Some of the eligible products for Centrify's trade-up program include:

  • BeyondTrust® PowerBroker® for UNIX (formerly Symark PowerBroker)
  • BeyondTrust® PowerBroker® Identity Services Enterprise Edition (formerly Likewise Enterprise)
  • BeyondTrust® PowerBroker® Identity Services Open Edition (formerly Likewise Open)
  • CA® ControlMinder™ (formerly CA® Access Control)
  • FoxT ServerControl (formerly KEON BoKS)
  • IBM Tivoli® Access Manager for Operating Systems (TAMOS)
  • ObserveIT® Enterprise
  • Quest® Authentication Services™ (formerly Vintela Authentication Services)
  • Quest® Privilege Manager for UNIX™ (formerly PassGo UNIX Privilege Manager)
  • Quest® Single Sign-on for Java™ (formerly Wedgetail JCSI SSO)
  • Thursby AdmitMac®

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About the Centrify Suite
The Centrify Suite 2012 lets organizations centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices, and applications by leveraging an infrastructure they already own -- Microsoft Active Directory. Built on an integrated architecture, the Centrify Suite strengthens security, enhances regulatory compliance initiatives, and reduces IT expense and complexity. The Centrify Suite -- consisting of DirectControl, DirectAuthorize, DirectAudit, DirectSecure and DirectManage -- delivers secure authentication and single sign-on, role-based access control, privileged identity management, mobile security management, user-level auditing for Windows and UNIX systems, server isolation, and encryption of data-in-motion for the industry's broadest set of heterogeneous systems and applications.

About Centrify
Centrify delivers integrated software and cloud-based solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own -- Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud, more than 4,500 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies, rely on Centrify's identity consolidation and privilege management solutions to reduce IT expenses, strengthen security and meet compliance requirements. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call (408) 542-7500, or visit

Centrify, DirectAudit, DirectControl and DirectSecure are registered trademarks and DirectAuthorize and DirectManage are trademarks of Centrify Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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