AVG has partnered with Centrify to offer single sign-on identity-as-a-service as part of its CloudCare managed service solution.
The new AVG CloudCare IDaaS offers a secure cloud gateway with single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication features to every SaaS application, including the AVG CloudCare suite.
With Centrify, AVG CloudCare IDaaS will enable MSPs to provide a comprehensive offering that combines enterprise user identity management for SaaS and mobile apps with cloud-based enterprise mobility management.
SMB customers can quickly adopt SaaS apps, eliminate password risks and unauthorised access to SaaS apps, boost employee productivity, and enable BYOD initiatives, according to a company statement.
AVG CloudCare MSPs will also be able to secure and manage their customers’ mobile devices and enable one-click access to cloud applications from these devices.
It is a Cloud-based administration platform offering service providers a way to implement and manage IT services for business (SMB) customers, including antivirus, content filtering, online backup, email security, and remote management and monitoring (RMM) of apps, cloud apps, servers, workstations and mobile devices.
AVG general manager for SMB, Mike Foreman, said, as businesses of all sizes embraced cloud applications and mobility initiatives, it was critical to enable MSPs to address these organisations’ employee security and lifecycle challenges related to user, device and application on-boarding, and when employees leave a company.
“By combining Centrify’s IDaaS and EMM (enterprise mobility management) functionality with our existing RMM (remote monitoring and management) offering, Centrify enables AVG to provide a turnkey solution that simply and securely maximises mobile and SaaS productivity with seamless access to our entire suite of AVG services – along with a rich catalog of more than 2,500 SaaS apps – for customers that have heterogeneous IT environments.”
The Centrify User Suite provides a single Active Directory, or Cloud-based login, including from mobile devices and Macs, to corporate resources and SaaS apps such as Office 365, Zoho and WebEx.
A secure web portal provides one-click app access, as well as self-service account management, so IT can embrace “bring your own” initiatives without sacrificing security policy.
As a result, end users are able to access all of their applications from their PC, Mac or mobile device with one-click access using a single existing identity, while IT can take control of BYO devices enabling both security and user productivity.
Centrify’s solutions are designed cohesively as a single platform from the ground-up, and are also easily customised and rebranded, providing OEMs such as AVG with fast, simple integration with existing offerings.
Centrify senior vice-president of business development, Shreyas Sadalgi, said enterprise identity was rapidly becoming the best new security.
“Our partnership with AVG validates Centrify’s holistic approach to IDaaS with integrated EMM as a powerful and differentiated offering for today’s diverse technology business landscape," he said.
"Fortified with Centrify technology, AVG CloudCare customers can easily tackle the challenges associated with multiple cloud applications and an expanding number of devices entering organisations both on premises and in the field.”