Centrify has introduced a new Windows Azure cloud-based offering for identity management—Centrify DirectControl for SaaS. The product goes beyond identity management solutions and provides comprehensive unified identity services across an organization’s mobile, cloud, and data center infrastructures. The product leverages existing Microsoft Active Directory investments and allows a company to extend the management across a broad range of systems, mobile devices, and applications.
The solution provides many benefits for organizations including enhanced user productivity, reduction in help-desk burdens, improved security, centralized visibility, control, and compliance. Out of the box, the product provides access to hundreds of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications leveraging Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).
Centrify’s DirectControl for Saas is an identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) offering. The product is currently in open beta and expected to be commercially available in the first calendar quarter of 2013. Pricing is currently expected to be $4 per user per month. Centrify’s solution provides a unified infrastructure for information technology (IT) departments to manage the proliferation of apps in the cloud and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era.
The latest product adds to an strong existing product lineup from Centrify. To view the company’s entire suite of products visit the company Web site.