Centrify has partnered with Google to deliver integrated identity and mobile management for Android for Work.
In addition to this, the company now delivers single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Chromebooks, as well as shared account password management and auditing of privileged users for Google Compute Engine’s virtual servers, and enhanced user provisioning for Google Apps.
Centrify says, as companies continue to adopt cloud and mobile technology, IT is challenged to secure access to applications, devices and servers and can no longer rely on traditional perimeter security.
Instead IT teams need to protect their data by leveraging access policies that combine user identity and device context, such as location, time and security posture, the company says.
Centrify’s new capabilities and Android for Work partnership provides a layer of security and management to multiple Google for Work products, including Android devices, Chromebooks, Google Compute Engine, and Google Apps for Work.
“We are delighted that Google has selected Centrify as an Android for Work partner,” says Tom Kemp, Centrify CEO.
“Centrify protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches compromised credentials.
“Centrify’s identity platform can help companies enable Android for Work, as well as Google’s other cloud and mobile technologies for the enterprise, by providing security and management across users, apps, devices and infrastructure,” he says.
Jim Haviland, VOX Mobile chief strategy officer, says, "When we surveyed 2,000 organisations and asked them what was on their roadmap they said resoundingly that Identity Management and Single Sign-On were by far the most important next step to ensuring that they can deliver a superior user experience while also improving security and privacy.
"We are very excited to be working with Centrify and Google to bring improvement to application success and user experience to clients around the world."
Kemp says, “Google has shown great vision with its BeyondCorp initiative, a forward thinking approach to security for the mobile workforce that verifies people and devices before allowing access to applications.
“We believe Centrify’s unified approach to identity and mobility management aligns to that vision, and we are proud to deliver the industry’s broadest support for Google enterprise solutions.”
Key new capabilities include: