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Centrify to improve Office 365 migration for NZ this month

Centrify to improve Office 365 migration for NZ this month

Centrify Corporation, the leader in securing identities from cyber threats, will enable quicker, cheaper and safer migration to Office 365 in New Zealand by the end of this month.

Centrify recently announced enhancements in secure user provisioning, licence management, single sign on (SSO) and mobile device management for Office 365.

Centrify Corporation, the leader in unifying identity management across cloud, mobile and data centre, has a well-established presence in New Zealand.

Centrify Identity Service (CIS) for Office 365 runs on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and is the industry’s most comprehensive solution for Active Directory-based SSO, user provisioning and mobility management.

CIS is also Microsoft-certified as a “Works with Office 365” identity partner solution. Leading Office 365 systems integrators have partnered with Centrify to help customers rapidly deploy and fast-track Office 365 service consumption.

Centrify Chief Product Officer Bill Mann said strong interest in Office 365 had organisations scrambling for ways to streamline deployment while maximising productivity and security. “Centrify simplifies and accelerates migration and adoption of Office 365,” he said. “Users get single sign-on across all devices and IT can automate provisioning, centralise management and better enforce access policies.”

Granular Licensing and Entitlement
New enhancements to CIS’s automated account provisioning allow IT to get the most out of their investment. For example, automated and granular licensing takes the hassle out of provisioning by ensuring each account receives the right licence and revoked accounts get repurposed as appropriate.

Additionally, Office 365 licence consumption is consolidated and automatically tracked directly within CIS — so IT can save money on licences, and gain productivity by avoiding the manual hassles of matching user accounts with the appropriate licences for both new account deployments, and annual true-ups.

Security and Simplicity for Office 365
Speeding deployment doesn’t have to mean skimping on security. With CIS, customers can implement granular security policies to ensure only the right users have access to Office 365. The system allows IT managers to build policies based on time, location, network, device, and more – and to implement the industry’s simplest multi-factor authentication.

Migration on IT’s Timetable
Moving into the cloud with Office 365 takes lots of planning, and hours of execution, and the typical all-at-once “cutover” to the cloud can be daunting. With CIS, customers can migrate on their own schedule—typically in just days versus many weeks—with full support for hybrid environments, without impacting user productivity.

SSO and Secure Access to On-premises SharePoint
Additionally, CIS provides flexibility and choice so customers can determine what remains on-premises, and what gets migrated to the cloud. CIS includes the newly created On-premises App Gateway, which enables organisations to elect to keep their SharePoint deployment on-premises, and move only their mail to Office 365.

CIS App Gateway provides secure, encrypted access to behind-the-firewall SharePoint, with integrated SSO and no need for VPN clients or configuration. Now, whether deployed in the cloud, or in your building, users get secure one-click access, and IT gets policy-based control and visibility.

Built on Azure for full Support at Every Step of the Cloud Transition
CIS provides an end-to-end solution for customers looking to migrate to Office 365 simply, quickly, and without additional infrastructure.

Besides being built on Microsoft Azure—the same trusted platform that also powers core functions of Office 365 — CIS assures Office 365 customers and partners of best-in-class support for their Office 365 deployments with Centrify.

Microsoft has tested and certified CIS as a “Works with Office 365” solution with established protocols and premier support agreements with Centrify to ensure quality joint customer support.

About Centrify
Centrify strengthens enterprise security by managing and securing user identities from cyber threats. As organisations expand IT resources and teams beyond their premises, identity is becoming the new security perimeter. With our platform of integrated software and cloud-based services, Centrify uniquely secures and unifies identity for both privileged and end users across today’s hybrid IT world of cloud, mobile and data centre. The result is stronger security and compliance, improved business agility and enhanced user productivity through single sign-on. More than 5000 customers, including half of the Fortune 50 and over 80 federal agencies in the US, leverage Centrify to secure their identity management. Learn more at


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