Centrify has expanded its strategic OEM partnership with Samsung to include Cloud-based identity and access management for the KNOX enterprise mobility management service.
Centrify is the key technology provider for the Cloud IAM capabilities of KNOX EMM, and has collaborated extensively with Samsung’s engineering teams to co-develop Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) features for the KNOX EMM service, according to a company statement.
Also available for non-Samsung devices, organisations can leverage Centrify’s cloud service to comprehensively manage cross-platform mobile users and devices to address security and management of enterprise mobility.
KNOX EMM is a Cloud-based service for organisations that want to enable Samsung Galaxy smartphones or tablets for business use with a simple remote device and mobile app management solution.
It is also available as a solution for centrally managing Apple iOS and non-Samsung Android devices and apps.
It enables allows organisations to either integrate their existing active directory identities or leverage cloud-based identities from enterprise Cloud directories, such as Samsung EMM Cloud Directory or Windows Azure Active Directory, to enable federated identity to thousands of SaaS applications.
Centrify chief executive, Tom Kemp, said his company had become the key cloud identity provider for KNOX EMM, delivering the first integrated Cloud and mobile management solution of its kind to users.
“Through this partnership with Samsung, we are enabling organisations to simply and securely achieve maximum mobile productivity from their workforce via enterprise-class mobile and SaaS management across the platforms of choice for millions of users.”
Customers can either deploy hundreds of mobile policies via a fully Cloud-based service or leverage their on-premise active directory group policy infrastructure to secure and manage mobile devices.
It allows end-users to leverage mobile productivity benefits of zero sign-on access to mobile and Cloud-based SaaS apps, while IT can easily manage mobile containers.
It is delivered as a cloud service that can be up and running in minutes.
Users benefit from 1-click access to their SaaS and mobile applications from any mobile or desktop end point.
While IT gains centralised user account and app management with advanced features such as two-factor authentication for web or mobile access via soft tokens, automated user creation and deletion for apps, and role-based access control and management for SaaS and mobile applications.
Centrify is also integrated as the de-facto cloud IAM service for SaaS and mobile apps purchased via the new KNOX Marketplace, a Cloud marketplace platform to unify the purchase, delivery, billing and identity/access management of cloud apps.
A paid edition of Centrify’s Cloud IAM service called KNOX IAM will also be available for purchase on the KNOX Marketplace, which provides several advanced identity management features such as unlimited application single-sign on from any device/desktop, multi-factor authentication and SaaS user provisioning.