Centrify User Suite SaaS Edition Helps Workplace Mobile Management

The cloud-based service delivers centralized access control and visibility to SaaS app usage and integrated mobile application management.

Security specialist Centrify announced the availability of the Centrify User Suite, SaaS Edition, an identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) platform designed to provide Active Directory and cloud-based single sign-on (SSO), access management, application management and mobile management across a cloud, mobile or on-premises application.

With Centrify for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), organizations have the ability to solve users' password problems and secure the devices that are accessing cloud and mobile apps. The cloud-based service delivers centralized access control and visibility to SaaS app usage and integrated mobile application management with integration to Active Directory or Centrify's cloud user service.

End users benefit from the SSO and self-service features that let them locate, lock or wipe their mobile devices, as well as reset their Microsoft Active Directory passwords. List pricing is $4 per user per month, which includes unlimited applications and full mobile security management.

Centrify is also adding built-in multifactor authentication with its Authenticator soft token, one-time password (OTP) via text/email and interactive phone calls to its fully integrated mobile device, container, app and authentication management functionalities.

For customers who don't have Active Directory as a corporate directory, Centrify also offers a cloud-based offering for SaaS and mobile management.

This new edition rounds out Centrify's solution set for unified identity and security across cloud, mobile and on-premises, which also includes the Centrify User Suite, Mac Edition that delivers on-premises or in-cloud management of Macs and mobile devices, as well as the Centrify User Suite, Premium edition that delivers combined management for SaaS, Macs and mobile devices.

"The industry is validating our unified approach to SaaS and mobile management with more than 2,000 end user organizations installing the solution since the beginning of the year," Corey Williams, Centrify's senior director of product management, said in a statement. "With our new class-leading SaaS and mobile management features, our rapidly expanding catalog of more than 2,000 SaaS apps supported, and our global expansion, we are pleased to help thousands of enterprises solve their password problems and rein in the devices used to access their users' apps."

Centrify also offers self-service apps from the MyCentrify User portal, custom branding and role-based tagging of apps to make it easier and faster to find apps users want to launch.

Its SaaS and mobile offerings are facilitated by the Centrify Cloud Service, a multitenanted service that provides secure communication from on-premises Active Directory infrastructure to mobile devices, and to the MyCentrify User Portal for secure authentication to SaaS apps.