Centrify launches in SA; appoints Networks Unlimited as its VAD supporting regional demand for Centrify’s security and compliance solutions

Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications, today announced that it is launching into the African region to meet growing demand for its Centrify Suite 2012 solution. Facilitating this market expansion, Centrify has signed a distribution contract with Networks Unlimited, a value-added distributor serving the region and specialising in IT security, networking and storage.

“There has been an increased demand in-territory by customers who need to address their information security and regulatory compliance requirements,” said Wayne Bird, Director of Networks Unlimited. “We have identified Centrify as the leading vendor in this space that can certainly fulfil these requirements by helping customers centralise security, compliance and access control utilising their existing Active Directory infrastructure. Taking on the distribution of Centrify was a strategic step for us and has definitely strengthened our solutions portfolio to meet the complex security challenges that customers are currently facing with their heterogeneous IT environments.”

Centrify is focused on building a network of technically enabled partners that can assist customers in addressing both their information security and regulatory compliance requirements in-region. Centrify works with partners, such as Networks Unlimited, which act as an extension of Centrify in their respective African regions, and provide local-language sales, technical support and services. Networks Unlimited has committed significant local resources to the Centrify partnership; has been trained by Centrify in preparation for this launch into the Africa region; and will have access to the full complement of Centrify partner programmes that facilitate deal registration, co-marketing activities, online partner portals, training and more.

“Centrify is thrilled to be working with Networks Unlimited as our sole distributor in the region,” said Olly Carter, EMEA Channel Manager, Centrify Corporation. “Headquartered in South Africa, Networks Unlimited has an excellent reputation in all major sub-Saharan African markets. As a true value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited will now support our valued partners across the continent with Centrify technical training courses, a Centrify technical support helpdesk, localised Centrify marketing campaigns, and more. This is exactly what we need to accelerate our growth and support African customers that are looking to meet compliance standards such as PCI, enhance security, or simply improve operational efficiency.”

About the Centrify Suite

The Centrify Suite lets organisations 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 Suite strengthens security, enhances regulatory compliance initiatives, and reduces IT expense and complexity. The Centrify Suite — consisting of DirectControl, DirectAuthorize, DirectAudit , DirectSecure and DirectManage — delivers secure authentication and single sign-on, role-based access control, mobile security management, privileged identity 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, mobile devices and applications.

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