SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Sept. 22, 2011 — Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit cross-platform systems and applications using Active Directory, today announced it has been awarded patent #8,024,360 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patented technology is a method and apparatus for maintaining multiple sets of identity data. It provides the key underpinnings for Centrify DirectControl’s Zones feature that delivers both access management and identity migration and consolidation in a non-intrusive manner.
“Prior to Centrify’s patented Zones capabilities, technologies that bridged Active Directory to non-Microsoft systems forced IT organizations into a painful and cost prohibitive process of rationalizing their fractured identity namespace,” said Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify. “Analysts called this the ‘UID Problem,’ but with Centrify DirectControl’s Zones, IT organizations can quickly and easily consolidate identities by mapping a user’s multiple UIDs to a single Active Directory identity, saving considerable time and effort in bridging disparate platforms together and avoiding a painful migration. Both our patented Zones as well as our patented user mapping mode capabilities are the clear preferred ways to integrate non-Microsoft systems into Active Directory.”
Centrify delivers integrated software solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own — Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud, more than 3,500 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50, 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 +1 (408) 542-7500 or visit http://www.centrify.com/.