SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 -- Centrify Corporation, the leader in Unified Identity Services across data center
, today announced a partnership with Zoom Video Communications, the cloud meeting company, to bring enhanced security
with Active Directory- and cloud-based access controls and Single Sign-on (SSO) to customers, enabling them to securely share and collaborate while meeting enterprise
Zoom has pioneered the category of cloud meetings that unify cloud video conferencing, simple web meetings and mobile collaboration into one easy-to-use platform. Today Zoom has more than 5,000 businesses and 6 million participants from nearly every country around the world that use its secure meeting platform for video, audio and screen sharing. Its dramatic growth has been driven by increased demand among businesses for an affordable, high-quality video meeting experience.
By joining the Centrify Alliance Partner Program, Zoom is executing on a strategic partnership with Centrify that features joint sales initiatives, targeted marketing campaigns and technology integration. Through this partnership, Centrify for Zoom provides users with secure SSO access to Zoom’s cloud meeting service. Centrify helps ensure that access to Zoom is limited to the right set of users, while making Zoom securely and ubiquitously available across any number of approved devices without the hassle of more passwords.
Centrify’s solutions provide Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile -- resulting in one single login for users and one unified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify’s software and cloud services let organizations securely leverage their existing identity infrastructure to centrally manage authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement and compliance across on-premise and cloud resources. Using Centrify, enterprises reduce operational and helpdesk costs by centralizing account management, enabling standardization on a single set of tools and processes. Centrally managing access rights and privileges strengthens security and enforces consistent security policies across heterogeneous systems.
“Partnering with Centrify not only gives our customers control and visibility into Zoom usage, but now their users can leverage Single Sign-on and self service for mobile access to Zoom’s cloud meeting services,” said Eric Yuan, Founder & CEO of Zoom. “Centrify is already an international company, and as we expand we look forward to working with Centrify to provide a seamless experience for customers seeking to leverage their existing identities for seamless access to Zoom’s service on the mobile and computing devices of their choice.”
The free Centrify for Zoom provides an easy way for joint customers to integrate existing Active Directory- or cloud-based credentials with Zoom for secure SSO to Zoom’s cloud meeting service. As an alternative to third-party mobile security solutions, Centrify also helps Zoom customers seamlessly secure mobile devices, giving IT secure central management of mobile devices and apps from a familiar interface. The Centrify Cloud Manager enables IT managers to centrally deploy and manage access to SaaS applications, apply role-based access controls, and run activity reports. Centrify also supports hundreds of other SaaS apps so users can access SSO to all its cloud-based applications. Centrify for SaaS decreases the cost of rolling out and managing Zoom and other cloud applications while at the same time improving user adoption, satisfaction and productivity.
Zoom and Centrify are focused on giving businesses more flexibility and productivity by providing users with easy and secure access to Zoom’s cloud meeting service on all devices regardless of location. By integrating a customer ’s Active Directory with Zoom or by leveraging the Centrify cloud-based user service, Centrify allows users to gain one-click access to Zoom through the MyCentrify portal across a variety of devices, including PCs, Macs, iOS and Android. Centrify provides role-based access to Zoom and allows collaboration to happen whenever and wherever with assurance that access levels are enforced.
“Zoom has developed a people-centric cloud service that transforms the real-time collaboration experience due to its ease of use and higher definition video than other alternatives,” said Shreyas Sadalgi, Centrify VP of Business Development. “Adding Zoom as a member of the Centrify Alliance Partner Program ensures their users can have secure collaboration, authentication and easy access to Zoom’s cloud video conferencing service, while meeting enterprise security and compliance requirements.”
Visit Centrify’s partner page dedicated to Zoom to learn more and get started at: http://www.centrify.com/cloud/apps/single-sign-on-for-zoom.asp.
The Centrify Alliance Partner Program (CAPP) provides developers, cloud and mobile ISVs the ability to jointly develop integrated solutions leveraging Centrify’s leading Unified Identity Services to provide secure access to cloud and mobile apps for mutual customers. CAPP partners have access to Centrify training, licenses and publications; joint development and integration testing; sales and marketing resources; and a wealth of information via Centrify’s secure partner portal. For more information on the CAPP, see http://www.centrify.com/partners/saas-app-technology.asp.
At Zoom Video Communications, our mission is to develop a people-centric cloud service that unifies users’ meeting experience and improves the quality and effectiveness of communications forever. Zoom Video Communications is a privately held company headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit zoom.us or follow us @zoom_us.
Centrify provides Unified Identity Services across the data center, cloud and mobile that results in one single login for users and one unified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify’s solutions reduce costs and increase agility and security by leveraging an organization’s existing identity infrastructure to enable centralized authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement and compliance. Centrify customers typically reduce their costs associated with identity lifecycle management and compliance by more than 50 percent. With more than 5,000 customers worldwide, including approximately half of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies, Centrify is deployed on more than one million server, application and mobile device resources on-premise and in the cloud. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call (408) 542-7500, or visit http://www.centrify.com.