Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, has announced that Rémy Cointreau, one of the world’s leading alcoholic beverage brands, has chosen Centrify as its core identity management and mobile management platform.
Rémy Cointreau employs 1800 people and has more than $1 billion in annual sales. The company recently embarked on an IT-led transformation designed to significantly improve business agility, simplify user access to apps and ease the onboarding of new employees. Rémy Cointreau turned to Centrify to help it achieve these goals by transitioning to a more agile, cloud-based security infrastructure.
Specifically, Rémy Cointreau needed to respond better to the changing work habits of its employees, who access, on average, 20 different cloud- and web-based applications per day. The company wanted to increase productivity by allowing employees to securely access apps from any device, anywhere and at any time.
Rémy previously had a single sign-on solution, but it was only available in French and suffered from a number of support barriers. For instance, adding new apps through that system was expensive. With an IT team of 50 staffers supporting the entire worldwide organisation, the company needed a highly effective solution that it could easily deploy and maintain.
Australian battery technology innovator Nano-Nouvelle has established agreements with specialist US manufacturers to show how its innovative 3D nanotechnology can improve their battery performance.
The companies, which produce high performance batteries used in specialised industries such as aerospace, have agreed to test how Nano-Nouvelle’s Nanode nanomaterials work with their batteries.
Nano-Nouvelle CEO Stephanie Moroz, who met with executives from the two companies at a global battery conference in Chicago, said these high performance battery manufacturers were ideal partners for the company’s technology. “They provide a great initial entry point for us,” she said.
Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, overnight announced it has appointed Rhonda Shantz as chief marketing officer.
Shantz brings more than two decades of tech-sector leadership to the Centrify team, having served as vice president of global marketing for Symantec, and most recently as vice president of marketing at Rocket Fuel, a leading programmatic marketing platform provider that is defining the next wave of data-driven marketing.
“Rhonda is a seasoned security veteran with deep expertise in the industry who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Centrify team,” said Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify. “Centrify is at an important juncture, with increased customer adoption and strong industry recognition. Our next phase of growth will focus on brand acceleration, and with Rhonda’s proven track record developing first class enterprise marketing practices, she is a welcome addition to our team."
Australian IT services firm Geek Pty Ltd has won an international award for launching a “crypto crook” beating product in Australia which managed to save an Adelaide accounting firm $150,000 in just 15 minutes.
Geek founder and chairman Jon Paior said the business had been hit by a CryptoLocker scam, which was disturbingly common in Australia. “This client, a mid-tier Adelaide accounting firm, had bought the Datto backup appliance on our advice, hoping to never need it,” he said.
“However, their worst nightmare was realised when a staff member opened an AGL-branded scam email that generated a screen demanding thousands of dollars. All their files were encrypted, and totally inaccessible, including the main database. They were dead in the water.
Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, overnight announced it has been named a Leader in the Forrester Research, Inc. July 2016 report, The Forrester Wave™: Privileged Identity Management, Q3 2016.
This follows last month’s announcement that Gartner,Inc.had placedCentrify inthe leadersquadrantofitsGartner ‘MagicQuadrantforIdentityandAccess ManagementasaService, Worldwide’. Centrify is the only company nominated as a leader by both these reports.
The Forrester report evaluated 10 vendors based on 22 criteria, including current offering, strategy and market presence. Centrify’s evaluated solution consisted of both Centrify Server Suite and Centrify Privilege Service.