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  • 8 April 2015 08:30

Centrify announces channel partner awards

New program recognises top performing Centrify channel partners for outstanding delivery and execution on every level of engagement

Centrify overnight introduced its inaugural Centrify Channel Partner Network Awards Program by announcing the company’s top performing channel partners around the world.

The inaugural Australian winner of the Centrify Channel Partner Network Award for APAC is Melbourne-based Network Professional Services (NPS), which has deployed Centrify for a large number of customers including Essendon Volkswagen.

Centrify Corporation is the leader in unified identity management across cloud, mobile and data centre.

The annual global program recognises partners for their outstanding delivery and execution on every level of engagement, including customer acquisition and retention, market execution, sales performance and sales effectiveness.

“The purpose of our new awards program is to show our appreciation for the ongoing commitment our channel partners demonstrate in driving success with Centrify’s technology solutions around the globe,” said Nathan Adams, channel chief at Centrify.

“It’s an honour to have the opportunity to publicly recognise our committed partners as leaders in the channel partner community. They are demonstrating proven success in partnering with Centrify and our Centrify Channel Partner Program, helping stake out a clear leadership position for the company in the unified identity management sector.”

The Centrify Channel Partner Network (CCPN) is a global network of value-added resellers, system integrators and distributors. The CCPN helps partners to achieve growth and profit by delivering unified identity management solutions that help customers strengthen security, meet compliance requirements, reduce IT expenses, and extend cloud and mobile technologies across the enterprise.

“Mainline is honoured to receive the Centrify North America Server Suite Partner of the Year award. The value of Centrify's products is clearly defined and easily understood, allowing us to strengthen our role as trusted advisors within our accounts,” said Jeff Dobbelaere, vice president of technology and alliances at Mainline Information Systems.

“Centrify delivers on the promise of unified identity management that is easily integrated, readily adopted and highly regarded, leading to successful deployments and satisfied customers time and time again.”

Centrify has named Corus360 as their first North America Partner of the Year. “For the past two years, Corus 360’s partnership with Centrify has enabled us to open new doors and tackle new challenges,” said Steve Johnson, president of Corus360.

“I am elated with the recognition as the Centrify Partner of the Year because it underscores the value Corus360 and Centrify bring to our customers. In today’s world, customers often struggle with accessing systems of records from multiple devices, and Centrify is able to provide identity management across the application stack to all systems of engagement. It’s by understanding our customers’ challenges that we become more relevant as vendors.”

In 2014, Centrify more than doubled its channel revenue with contribution from new and existing partners, and also announced the world’s first subscription-based managed service provider (MSP) program. Through Centrify’s partner network, businesses of all sizes can leverage Centrify’s unified identity management technology in a manner that suits the size and scope of their business at any given time.

Centrify continues to recruit new strategic partnerships, and this is proving to drive new revenue streams and strong alliances. Centre Technologies has proven to be a very strong partnership for Centrify. As a result, they were awarded the Rising Star Partner of the Year award for the United States market.

“Centre Technologies is honoured to accept this award,” said Chris Pace, CEO of Centre Technologies. “Centrify plays a critical role in C-Stack, Centre Technologies’ enterprise solution. C-Stack is a great product for our clients, and our business has grown ever since Centrify came on board. We’re looking forward to a great future together.”

To add to the above North American awards, SoftwareONE was awarded Centrify’s Identity Services Partner of the Year for North America and CDW was awarded Centrify’s Mac Authentication Partner of the Year for North America. Both are very strong partners for Centrify. Scalar Decisions in Toronto was awarded Rising Star Partner of the Year for the Canada market, IMMIX was awarded as the Centrify Federal Partner of the Year.

All global awards can be found at this link: http://www.centrify.com/2014-centrify-partner-awards/.

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About Centrify Centrify provides unified identity management across cloud, mobile and data centre environments that delivers single sign-on (SSO) for users and a simplified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify’s unified identity management software and cloud-based Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions leverage an organisation’s existing identity infrastructure to enable single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, privileged identity management, auditing for compliance and enterprise mobility management. Centrify customers can typically reduce their total cost of identity management and compliance by more than 50 per cent, while improving business agility and overall security. Centrify is used by more than 5,000 customers worldwide, including nearly half of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies in the US. Visit www.centrify.com for more information.

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