Centrify launches new tier in channel partner programme to speed deployment of cloud-based applications

Centrify Corporation, the leader in securing identities from cyberthreats, has announced a new category in its channel partner programme specifically designed for national system integrators and consulting partners. As part of the new category, Centrify is actively recruiting national system integrators and consulting partners to support and accelerate the deployment of SaaS applications, including Office 365.

“As the sole distributer of Centrify’s solutions in sub-Saharan Africa, we have joined the programme and are pleased to now have the added authority to utilise Centrify’s identity management platform to securely provision and deploy Office 365 and other SaaS applications throughout the region,” says Anton Jacobsz, managing director at Networks Unlimited.

“Networks Unlimited believes that our customers will benefit immensely with this secure, yet simple and swift movement from on premise into the cloud, with the added advantage of protecting their businesses from new applications and mobile devices.”

Customers of all sizes are rapidly moving to the cloud. However, challenges around provisioning users and applications combined with identity integration pose some of the biggest obstacles to the adoption of cloud applications. In particular, the labour-intensive nature of service provisioning and enterprise identity integration is making the deployment of cloud applications an overly complex and time-consuming endeavor for many customers.

Through its new partner category for national system integrators, Centrify can help to quickly and securely drive more Office 365 deployments via its Microsoft Azure-powered cloud identity platform.

National system integrators can now use Centrify’s identity platform to quickly provision and deploy Office 365 and other SaaS-based applications while also securing the perimeter for new applications and mobile devices. They can also accelerate provisioning other popular cloud apps like ServiceNow, Box, Salesforce, Docusign, Concur, and thousands of other SaaS and on-premises applications.

“Partnering with Centrify provides national system integrators and consulting partners with a level of comfort and credibility as they seek to deliver integration and deployment services,” says Craig Gadberry, senior director of business development at Centrify.

“Our new category in our partner programme is enabling the secure deployment of new cloud applications through the use of our Azure-based cloud identity platform, while leveraging customers’ existing identity infrastructure investments.”

By partnering with Centrify, national system integrators and consulting partners now have a quick, easy-to-deploy authentication and authorisation solution. This is of critical importance to systems integrators and their customers, who are demanding the same level of security in the cloud as they have with their on-premises apps and networks.