Centrify Launches in South Africa; Appoints Networks Unlimited as its VAD Supporting Regional Demand for Centrify's Security and Compliance Solutions
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Press release date: August 28, 2012
SUNNYVALE, Calif., and JOHANNESBURG - Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications, today announced that it is launching into the African region to meet growing demand for its Centrify Suite 2012 solution. Facilitating this market expansion, Centrify has signed a distribution contract with Networks Unlimited, a value-added distributor serving the region and specializing in IT security, networking and storage.
"There has been an increased demand in-territory by customers who need to address their information security and regulatory compliance requirements," said Wayne Bird, Director of Networks Unlimited. "We have identified Centrify as the leading vendor in this space that can certainly fulfill these requirements by helping customers centralize security, compliance and access control utilizing their existing Active Directory infrastructure. Taking on the distribution of Centrify was a strategic step for us and has definitely strengthened our solutions portfolio to meet the complex security challenges that customers are currently facing with their heterogeneous IT environments."
Centrify is focused on building a network of technically enabled partners that can assist customers in addressing both their information security and regulatory compliance requirements in-region. Centrify works with partners, such as Networks Unlimited, which act as an extension of Centrify in their respective African regions, and provide local-language sales, technical support and services. Networks Unlimited has committed significant local resources to the Centrify partnership; has been trained by Centrify in preparation for this launch into the Africa region; and will have access to the full complement of Centrify partner programs that facilitate deal registration, co-marketing activities, online partner portals, training and more.
"Centrify is thrilled to be working with Networks Unlimited as our sole distributor in the region," said Olly Carter, EMEA Channel Manager, Centrify Corporation. "Headquartered in South Africa, Networks Unlimited has an excellent reputation in all major Sub-Saharan African markets. As a true value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited will now support our valued partners across the continent with Centrify technical training courses, a Centrify technical support helpdesk, localized Centrify marketing campaigns, and more. This is exactly what we need to accelerate our growth and support African customers that are looking to meet compliance standards such as PCI, enhance security, or simply improve operational efficiency."
About the Centrify Suite
The Centrify Suite lets organizations centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications by leveraging an infrastructure they already own - Microsoft Active Directory. Built on an integrated architecture, the Centrify Suite strengthens security, enhances regulatory compliance initiatives, and reduces IT expense and complexity. The Centrify Suite - consisting of DirectControl, DirectAuthorize, DirectAudit , DirectSecure and DirectManage - delivers secure authentication and single sign-on, role-based access control, mobile security management, privileged identity management, user-level auditing for Windows and UNIX systems, server isolation, and encryption of data-in-motion for the industry's broadest set of heterogeneous systems, mobile devices and applications.
About Networks Unlimited
Networks Unlimited is a value-added distributor of leading-edge and innovative security, networking and storage solutions. Its solutions are sold through an extensive, reputable and solution-focused partner base across Sub-Sahara Africa. Best-of-breed technologies are carefully selected to complement each other and align with its go to market strategy, thus offering partners revenue opportunities and ultimately offering their customers true business benefits and ROI. Networks Unlimited's ability to adapt, extensive expertise, and participation with its vendors and partners across all aspects of the sales process give it and its partners the competitive edge. For more information, visit: www.nu.co.za
Centrify delivers integrated software and cloud-based solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own - Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud, more than 4,500 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies, 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 (US) or +44 (0) 1344 317950 (Europe), or visit http://www.centrify.com/