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Centrify Appoints headtechnology as New Distributor in Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States, and Central Asia

Centrify Strengthens Market Reach in EMEA by Teaming with Leading Value-Added Distributor to Promote and Sell its Security and Compliance Solutions Leveraging Active Directory

Warsaw, Poland, May 23, 2012 --( Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications using Active Directory, today announced that it has signed a distribution contract with headtechnology, a value-added distributor specialized in IT security that offers a broad range of best-of-breed technology products from the world’s leading vendors.

headtechnology is a highly dynamic and flexible IT security company, committed to technical excellence and innovation. With a wide partner network, headtechnology focuses on emerging markets, with several offices covering Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Central Asia. The company now offers and supports the entire Centrify Suite 2012 product portfolio for centralizing authentication, privilege management and auditing of cross-platform systems within Microsoft Active Directory.

In today’s heterogeneous IT environments, establishing accountability by linking access privileges and actions to named users is a complex task, especially with UNIX and Linux systems, and mobile devices. While Active Directory provides a central repository for Windows accounts, user entitlements for other systems often reside in disparate identity silos or are managed locally system by system. Centrify, with more than 4,000 customers worldwide, centralizes and bridges the management of these accounts with Active Directory to meet compliance requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI which state that organizations must limit access to business-critical systems to only named users whose job role requires it, and must audit and report on activity.

“Our worldwide network of VARs turn to us to provide them with the leading IT solutions for their customers,” said Harry Zorn headtechnology CEO. “Centrify certainly fills this need, and gives our VARs the leading solution for enterprises to centralize their security, compliance and access control under Active Directory. This is a strategic step for us which will strengthen our product portfolio to meet the complex security challenges that our customers are facing in their heterogeneous environments.”

Due to the increased demand for Centrify solutions across EMEA, Centrify’s go-to-market strategy is focused on building an EMEA network of technically enabled partners that can assist mutual customers to address both their information security and regulatory compliance requirements in-region. Centrify works with partners, such as headtechnology, which act as an extension of Centrify in their respective EMEA regions, and provide local-language sales, technical support and services. headtechnology has committed significant local resources to the Centrify partnership who have all been trained by Centrify in preparation for this partnership.

“Our partnership with headtechnology will extend our reach into important growth markets,” said Darren Gross, EMEA Regional Director, Centrify Corporation. “Security and compliance is driving huge demand for our solutions in EMEA and because our approach, unlike many of our competitors, leverages our customers’ existing infrastructure and processes, rather than needing to build something new, we can offer a robust solution at a much lower operating cost. We are delighted to partner with headtechnology to facilitate our growth in new markets.”
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