• Centrify announces expanded mobile security offering

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    California-based identity management software specialist Centrify has announced expanded support for Windows endpoints, including laptops, desktops and mobile devices.

    The firm has also teamed with AppConfig.org to streamline app and device provisioning, extending IT security policy and providing end-users with more device choices.

    This new support will allow organisations to realise seamless, context-aware policy across all the applications, endpoints and devices their users prefer, from a single integrated solution.

    The new Windows management features let IT organisations manage Windows endpoints from the cloud, including blocking app access from unmanaged devices.

    As a result, Centrify’s Zero Sign-In capabilities to Windows means that once first time users are authenticated there is no need to type in ID authentication when launching the app again.

    This new feature builds and extends Centrify’s existing identity support for Mac, iOS. Linux and Android endpoints, as well as its Multi-Factor authentication support for Linux and Windows login and privilege elevation.

    Used in conjunction with Centrify’s released Analytics Service that uses machine learning to assess risk based o user behaviour patterns, organisations get needed help in stopping anomalous access request across apps, sites and resources.

    Centrify has also joined AppConfig.org, a group of industry leading enterprise mobility management solution providers and app developers, coming together to make it easier for developers and customers to drive mobility in business.

    “The world of security needs to move away from a legacy static perimeter-based approach to addressing the need to protect millions of scattered connections in an increasingly boundaryless hybrid enterprise,” said Bill Mann, chief product officer, Centrify. “Centrify’s goal is to stop breaches through the power of identity services, and by tightly integrating mobile and identity policy into a single solution, we are creating a more robust way to ensure that only the right people have access to the right apps and data from managed devices.”



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