First Centrify Certification Program Now Available for Customers and Partners Worldwide -- Technical Professionals Can Validate Expertise with Centrify Server Suite to Best Leverage the IAM Benefits of Centrify Across Cloud, Mobile and On Premise Environments for their Organizations
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 -- Centrify Corporation, the leader in Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced the new Centrify Certification Program, the first program for customers and partners to certify their knowledge and expertise in design, implementation and administration of the Centrify Server Suite. The program offers technical professionals a variety of educational tools, an online portal for managing certifications, early access to beta products, additional customer support services, and more.
The Centrify Certification Program allows technical professionals to validate their knowledge and skills in implementing and managing identity services across data center, cloud, and mobile environments, to best serve their organizations. Centrify Certified System Administrators (CCSAs) are distinguished in the industry as proven technical specialists of Centrify’s solutions and products. The first certification available is for CCSA of the Server Suite Standard Edition, with further Centrify products being added in the near future.
“Centrify system administrators now have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and validate their skills around Centrify’s solutions to help deliver more security and compliance value to their organizations through Centrify’s solutions,” said Dean Thompson, Vice President of Technical Services. “Not only will technical professionals ensure they are equipped to best support their organizations with all the advantages that Centrify has to offer, but they will have the designation that proves to the industry that they are skilled and experienced in managing access controls, privileges and activity auditing across cloud, mobile and on premise environments.”
CCSAs will receive special designation within the Centrify user community and Centrify’s technical support organization. In addition they receive early access to beta releases and roadmap information for Centrify Server Suite, and will earn streamlined support experiences when contacting Centrify Technical Support. The CCSA’s unique designation lets prospective customers and employers be assured of their skills with Centrify solutions.
The Centrify Server 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 Server Suite strengthens security, enhances regulatory compliance initiatives, and reduces IT expense and complexity. The Centrify Server Suite delivers secure authentication and single sign-on, role-based access control, privileged identity management, mobile security 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 and applications on premise and in the cloud.
About the Centrify Certification Program
The Centrify Certification Program is open to all Centrify customers and partners worldwide. Centrify is currently certifying technical professionals on the Centrify Server Suite and will be adding Centrify User Suite certifications soon. Certification is achieved by scoring an 80 percent or better on Centrify’s certification test, and costs $150. For more information, visit http://www.centrify.com/services/certification-program.asp.
Centrify provides Unified Identity Services across the data center, cloud and mobile that results in one single login for users and one unified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify’s solutions reduce costs and increase agility and security by leveraging an organization’s existing identity infrastructure to enable centralized authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement and compliance. Centrify customers typically reduce their costs associated with identity lifecycle management and compliance by more than 50 percent. With more than 5,000 customers worldwide, including approximately half of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies, Centrify is deployed on more than one million server, application and mobile device resources on-premise and in the cloud. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call (408) 542-7500, or visit http://www.centrify.com/.