Programme enables MSPs to offer cloud identity to customers

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A new Managed Service Provider (MSP) channel programme, in addition to MSP-specific product enhancements, has been added to Centrify’s existing Cloud Identity offerings.

MSP-specific product enhancements are now available to service providers of all sizes, providing single sign-on (SSO) to SaaS apps such as Office 365, multi-factor authentication (MFA), user provisioning, enterprise mobility management (EMM) and VPN-less access to on-premises applications such as Sharepoint.

"MSPs have historically provided remote monitoring and security management for on-premises PCs, servers, apps and network devices, but as their customers migrate to mobile and the cloud their clients’ IT management challenges are fundamentally changing as identity becomes the new perimeter," said Gary Taggart, Senior Vice President of Sales at Centrify.

"With specific MSP product enhancements to Centrify’s IDaaS offering and a new MSP-oriented channel programme, MSPs can now not only better secure their clients’ expanding SaaS and mobile deployments, but also delight their clients’ end users with single sign-on to thousands of SaaS applications such as Office 365, Google Apps, Concur and others."

The Centrify User Suite provides a single Active Directory- or cloud-based login to corporate resources, including mobile devices, Macs and cloud apps. Centrify has enhanced the User Suite product to enable MSPs to offer an IDaaS product in a scalable way.

MSPs can now use Centrify User Suite to create private tenants for their customers, and can easily login and manage those tenants (including enabling/disabling tenants they have created), all from a single pane of glass.

The new MSP programme augments the existing Centrify Channel Partner Network (CCPN) by helping service providers bring secure access, authentication and authorisation to customers who rely on their cloud assets, whether fully hosted or co-located, to deliver the same level of security as an on-premises network.

In addition, the subscription model widens the range of potential Centrify partners and creates a new revenue stream for existing partners who want to conduct some portion of their business as an MSP.

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