Google for Work gets identity management boost from Centrify

Enterprise cybersecurity solution provider Centrify has teamed with Google to provide identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) solutions for the company's Android for Work platform. Centrify will deliver integrated identity and mobile management for Google's Android for Work.

The company now also delivers single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Chromebooks and shared account password management and auditing of privileged users for Google Compute Engine’s virtual servers, and enhanced user provisioning for Google Apps.

 Google for Work gets identity management boost from Centrify


"The delivery of these new capabilities across the spectrum of Google’s enterprise offerings results in Centrify now providing the broadest set of third party identity management capabilities for Google for Work," Centrify said in its statement.

Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify, said, “Centrify protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches ― compromised credentials. Centrify’s identity platform can help companies enable Android for Work, as well as Google’s other cloud and mobile technologies for the enterprise, by providing security and management across users, apps, devices and infrastructure.”

Integrated identity and mobile management enables IT to embrace Android devices in the workplace and support BYOD programmes. With Centrify Identity Service, IT can unify device context, user identity and IT policy to help ensure that access to apps is granted to only authorized devices.

Organisations can leverage their existing Microsoft Active Directory or LDAP to deploy Chromebooks to their workforce without synchronizing passwords to Google Apps. Using Centrify Identity Service, workers can use their existing corporate identity to login to Chromebooks and access all the corporate apps they need to get their jobs done.

With Centrify Privilege Service, companies can simplify management of shared, privileged account passwords to secure administrative access to Google Compute Engine’s virtual servers.

Centrify continues to secure and streamline Google Apps deployments by enhancing user provisioning with support for all Google user attributes, it added.

Updated Date: Oct 21, 2015 13:15:52 IST