Identity Services

Identity Services

Next Dimension Security. Where security follows identity

4.4/5 (27 reviews)

Identity Services Overview

Centrify's Identity Service platform is comprised of 3 main areas that support the productivity and security posture of every organization's critical infrastructure. These focus areas are Centrify Application Services, Centrify Endpoint Services and Centrify Infrastructure Services.

With the proliferation of business apps running on multiple devices, all making demands on sensitive corporate data – the call for secure access has never been greater. Centrify Application Services addresses that need with a single sign-on (SSO) solution for all those cloud, mobile and on-premise apps with support for internal employees and external users such as partners or contractors. Rather than asking users to memorize hundreds of unique passwords or worse, a single password used hundreds of times, Centrify Application Service’s SSO requires user name and password just once to ensure secure access across every app and device. By simplifying authentication with one-click access, controlled by IT and leveraging SAML standards, departments can eliminate the use of weak and improperly stored passwords forever.

Centrify Application Services offer wizard-based or manual setup, making it quick and intuitive to apply SSO to a database of pre-configured web or mobile apps. These templates can then be used to integrate custom applications while the Infinite Apps feature enables new apps to be added without leaving the browser. On-Premises App Gateway offers secure remote access to SAP and SharePoint, alongside App Server Plugins for Active Directory account access to SAP, Apache, Java/J2EE, DB2 and Oracle. Automatically manage accounts for dictating role-based user provisions and permissions, while tracking user access via admin-level activity dashboards. Enterprise mobility and Mac management features keep devices and native apps secured, adding locking and wiping capabilities for remote machines by leveraging Active Directory Group Policy.

Centrify Endpoint Services helps prevent breaches that begin on endpoints. Customers are able to grant access to their apps and infrastructure only from trusted and secured endpoints. This simplifies management and enhances the level of security for organizations with heterogeneous endpoints. For example, Mac administrators are able to join the company's Macs to Active Directory, or any other directory, to leverage the power of GPO's. Administrators can centrally manage security policy for macs, mobile devices and applications as a result.

Included in this focus area, is adaptive MFA which includes authentication factors like mobile fingerprints, mobile push notifications, Smart Cards, OTP tokens and more. These flexible authentication factors allow users to quickly authenticate to the devices they prefer, and the apps they need.

Finally, Centrify's Infrastructure Services helps IT Security teams minimize the attack surface even more by controlling privileged access to their hybrid enterprise with identity assurance, just-in-time/just enough privilege, advanced monitoring and reporting.

Our customers with geographically dispersed infrastructure resources (on-premises and private or public cloud) and the need to leverage identities in Active Directory, LDAP or cloud directories, rely on our Identity Broker tool to facilitate a secure connection for authentication. That coupled with risk-based multi-factor authentication for IT admins who access Windows and Linux servers, elevate privilege or leverage privileged credentials, make Centrify Infrastructure Services very sticky in the marketplace. We are even able to facilitate self-service privilege elevation, that allows requests for a specified role and time period, and if approved, automatically revokes that entitlement upon expiration. This suite also offers comprehensive auditing and reporting features that identify suspicious user activity, conducts forensic investigations and proves compliance with privileged session monitoring and the auditing of shared administrative accounts.

Centrify's Infrastructure Services provides remote personnel secure privileged access to cloud and on-premise systems to carry out remote administration tasks - especially where passwords are shared. For these purposes, we offer Shared Account Password Management (SAPM) as well, which gives authorized internal users, outsourced IT and 3rd party vendors secure, always-on access to critical shared account passwords (while maintaining control over who has access, which account passwords they have access to and how those passwords are managed).

As you can see, our elaborate platform gives organizations the resources they need to strategically bolster their security posture without having to coordinate multiple vendor deployments and consider whether or not point-solution vendors can be integrated.

Pricing

Starting from
$4/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Identity Services Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
85% positive reviews
16
Excellent
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Terrible

Easy to setup with great features and amazing support

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 6/1/2018
Review Source: Capterra

We initially started using Centrify for federating our environment with Azure/Office 365; but we now also use it for MFA, SAML, OATH, MDM, and for our application user portal. These additional features have no additional cost, but work incredibly well.

Pros

Very easy to setup. A resilient solution with excellent support, and it provides granular MFA for superior support. This is the third review I've written for Centrify. They offered me an incentive for this review; however I would have been willing to give them a glowing review without an incentive. I rarely have to contact Centrify support, but when I have I've found it to be some of the best I've ever used. We have been customers for over 5 years and are still very happy with our decision to use their services.

Cons

It's difficult to find anything to complain about with the Centrify software/services. If I had to choose one thing, it would be that the MDM offerings could be a bit more robust, but it still fits our needs very well.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

The best tool for linux environment authentication on the market.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/12/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Centralized management.
Centralized installation.
Easy of updating
When you are tired of managing local users and want to maintain an organized and standardized environment you should analyze the use of centrify for your company.

Pros

I recommend Centrify, in my opinion and the best authentication platform on the market. with all the simplicity of installation and configuration I already use in my linux environments and in 3 years I must have opened 3 cases.

Cons

Missing options for automation for linux
Missing examples in the ADedit documentation for scripting.
I believe that centrify should start looking at the automation market. I believe that an infrastructure as a code and the future

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Cloud Identify Management/SSO/SAML service at a Fraction of the Cost of Competitors

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/14/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Cloud-based Same/Single Sign-On, Identity Management, Multifactor Authentication

Pros

Excellent Customer Support
Provides similar services as Okta, OneLogin, and Duo at a much lower price point.
Our user adoption of the single/same sign-on system has been very good.
Up-time has been great.

Cons

Their pre-built 'App Catalog' for popular online services is pretty slim compared to their competitors. It makes configuration of SAML to online services take a little longer, but their support is excellent at providing the help needed to enable most sites.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Security simplified!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 4/5/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Less password reset requests, less time spent by technician setting up shortcuts to applications

Pros

We have been using Centrify for quite some time and are very pleased with the product itself. Their support and team of Customer Success Managers are exceptional, always are available and have never gone without resolving an issue. I work for a property management company and to have all of our applications in one place and easily accessible is a huge time saver. Our users have only one user name and password to remember making our helpdesk queue go down by not having all those passwords reset tickets. Can't say enough about Centrify, great product, excellent support!

Cons

Only thing I would suggest is more application in the apps store. I would also suggest more reports available there is a limited amount

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Our experience using Centrify Application Services has been superb from the start.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 5/28/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

We have been using Centrify Multi-factor Authentication for our SharePoint Online authentication. We have been using it for four years now. Set up and implementation was simple, support was helpful when we have questions. Usage of the application was seamless.

Cons

The last updates did not work. Our connectivity got lost so we couldn't log in properly. The Technical Support group informed us a bit late so our East offices were left without service for at least 2 hours.

Rating breakdown

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Identity Services Pricing

Starting from
$4/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Free 30-day trial

App: $4 per user, per month
App+: $8 per user, per month

Identity Services Features

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Application Security
  • Auditing
  • Authentication
  • Monitoring
  • Password Management
  • Single Sign On
  • Two-Factor Authentication

  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Compliance Management
  • Permission Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Security Auditing
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Identity Services

Key features of Identity Services

  • Access online apps with SSO across mobile devices
  • Active Directory Group Policy support for Mac and mobile
  • Activity dashboards for admin monitoring of app access
  • App Server Plugins for accessing DB2 and Oracle databases
  • Automatically route app requests, create accounts & more
  • Control and track user access to available apps
  • Create user accounts and provisions based on job roles
  • Enterprise mobility & Mac management.
  • Growing catalog of featured apps for rapid deployment
  • Keep business app and business data access secure
  • On-premises App Gateway provides access to internal apps
  • One-click access to your cloud, mobile and on-premises apps.
  • Risk-based MFA that does not hinder end-user productivity.
  • Secure business app access and authentication

Benefits

APPLICATION SERVICES - Stop Breaches That Target Apps

Centrify Application Services improves end user productivity and secures every user’s access to apps through single sign-on, multi-factor authentication and mobility management. Application Services supports internal users (employees, contractors) and external users (partners, customers).

Single Sign-On – One-click access to your cloud, mobile and on-premises apps. No more forgotten passwords, no more user confusion.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/identity-service/sso/

Adaptive MFA for App Access – A common sense approach to multi-factor authentication with risk-based policy that does not hinder end-user productivity.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/identity-service/adaptive-multi-factor-authentication/

Workflow & Lifecycle Management – Automatically route application requests, create accounts, manage entitlements within those accounts, and revoke access when necessary. Provision users across apps, all from a central control point.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/identity-service/user-provisioning/

Mobility Management – Manage devices, secure native mobile apps and provide context for smarter access decisions. Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/identity-service/emm/

App Gateway – Provide your IT administration teams with secure, granular access to infrastructure regardless of location and without the hassles of a VPN.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/privilege-service/secure-remote-access/


ENDPOINT SERVICES - Stop Breaches That Start on Endpoints

Grant access to apps and infrastructure only from trusted and secured endpoints. Manage and secure your heterogeneous endpoints through a single source of identity and a least privilege access model.

Mac and Mobile Device Management – Join Macs to Active Directory and manage them with Group Policy. Centrally manage security policy for Macs, mobile devices and applications.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/identity-service/mac-management/ or http://bit.ly/centrifyemm

Adaptive MFA for Endpoints – Protect endpoints with mobile fingerprints, mobile push notifications, Smart Cards, OTP tokens and more. Thanks to flexible authentication factors, users can quickly authenticate to the devices they prefer, and the apps they need.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/identity-service/adaptive-multi-factor-authentication/ or http://bit.ly/centrifymfa

App Management – Deploy thousands of built-in cloud and mobile apps instantly. Add custom apps in seconds. Simple, comprehensive single sign-on and app management.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/identity-service/app-catalog/ or http://bit.ly/centrifyapps

Endpoint Privilege Management – A flexible, highly granular privilege management solution lets your users get work done, reduces your risks and makes implementing a just-in-time, least-privilege approach easy with role-based access controls.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/server-suite/privilege-management/ or http://bit.ly/centrifyepim

Smartcard & Derived Credentials – Centrify’s derived credential solution allows mobile devices to be used for secure mobile access to apps, websites and services that require Smart Card authentication. It extends Centrify’s integration of identity-based security to mobility, offering secure single sign-on (SSO) in even the most highly regulated environments.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/identity-service/emm/derived-credentials/ or http://bit.ly/centrifycreds

INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES - Stop Breaches That Abuse Privilege

Minimize the attack surface and control privileged access to the hybrid enterprise with identity assurance, just-in-time and just enough privilege, advanced monitoring and reporting.

Identity Broker – Enable secure access and authentication to geographically dispersed infrastructure (on-premises and private or public cloud), leveraging identities in Active Directory, LDAP or cloud directories such as Google’s.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/privilege-service/identity-broker/ or http://bit.ly/centrifybridge

Adaptive MFA for Privileged Access – Risk-based multi-factor authentication for IT admins who access Windows and Linux servers, elevate privilege or leverage privileged credentials.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/server-suite/mfa-for-privileged-access/ or http://bit.ly/centrifypmfa

Privilege Elevation – Self-service request system facilitates the request for the specified role and time period, and if approved will automatically revoke that entitlement upon expiration.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/privilege-service/privileged-access-request/ or http://bit.ly/centrifyelevatep

Shared Account Password Management – Gives authorized internal users, outsourced IT and 3rd party vendors secure, always-on access to critical shared account passwords (while maintaining control over who has access, which account passwords they have access to and how those passwords are managed).
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/privilege-service/shared-password-management/ or http://bit.ly/centrifysapm

Privileged Access Request – Temporary, time-bound privileged access to on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/privilege-service/privileged-access-request/ or http://bit.ly/centrifyelevatep

Secure Remote Access – Secure Privileged Access for On-Site and Remote Administration.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/privilege-service/secure-remote-access/ or http://bit.ly/centrifyremote

Auditing & Reporting – Identify suspicious user activity, conduct forensic investigations and prove compliance with privileged session monitoring and auditing of shared administrative accounts.
Learn more: https://www.centrify.com/products/privilege-service/privileged-session-monitoring/ or http://bit.ly/centrifyaudit

ANALYTICS SERVICES - Leverage Real Time Security Analytics

Compromised accounts are today’s leading cause of data breach. In this age of access, trying to build policy that keeps data secure, without stopping user productivity, requires a massive security rethink. Centrify Analytics Service — based on user behavior — stops account-based attacks. Behavior-based scoring enables a frictionless user experience that is adjusted based on risk, improving productivity — while maintaining security.

BEHAVIOR-BASED ACCESS CONTROL - Risk-aware access uses machine learning to define and enforce access policies, based on user behavior. https://www.centrify.com/resources/centrify-analytics-service/

INSIGHTS - Build custom dashboards to better understand IT risk, as well as user experience, across applications, endpoints and infrastructure. https://www.centrify.com/resources/centrify-analytics-service/

EXPLORER - Explorer offers rich tools to drill into details so that IT security and risk managers can better comprehend access and events. https://www.centrify.com/resources/centrify-analytics-service/

Identity Services FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Identity Services.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Identity Services offer?

Identity Services offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $4/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Free 30-day trial

App: $4 per user, per month
App+: $8 per user, per month

Q. What are the main features of Identity Services?

Identity Services offers the following features:

  • Access online apps with SSO across mobile devices
  • Active Directory Group Policy support for Mac and mobile
  • Activity dashboards for admin monitoring of app access
  • App Server Plugins for accessing DB2 and Oracle databases
  • Automatically route app requests, create accounts & more
  • Control and track user access to available apps
  • Create user accounts and provisions based on job roles
  • Enterprise mobility & Mac management.
  • Growing catalog of featured apps for rapid deployment
  • Keep business app and business data access secure
  • On-premises App Gateway provides access to internal apps
  • One-click access to your cloud, mobile and on-premises apps.
  • Risk-based MFA that does not hinder end-user productivity.
  • Secure business app access and authentication

Q. Who are the typical users of Identity Services?

Identity Services has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Identity Services support?

Identity Services supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Q. What type of pricing plans does Identity Services offer?

Identity Services has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Identity Services support mobile devices?

Identity Services supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Identity Services integrate with?

Identity Services integrates with the following applications:

4me, Absorb LMS, Jostle, Litmos LMS, Nectir Ideas Management, PurelyHR, Samanage, Slack, Smartsheet, xMatters

Q. What level of support does Identity Services offer?

Identity Services offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials