Posts by Cheryl Tang

Cheryl Tang is a product marketing gal and a mobile and cloud evangelist. Her perspectives on mobile, cloud and security have been shaped at companies like Symantec, Good Technology, Motorola, WebEx and Gartner.

It's All About Identity

Passwords Suck! It’s Time to Kill the Password.

By , April 19, 2016

Passwords are meant to protect the sensitive information from the bad guys who want to steal or exploit it. They’re supposed to keep our identities and data safe. And they’re supposed to help keep our companies out of the mounting data breach headlines. But here’s the thing: they don’t. Relying only on password-based protection isn’t just risky; it’s stupid. It’s time to stop fooling ourselves into a false sense of security. Ask any security professional and they’ll tell you that passwords are ineffective. I’d go a step farther and say that passwords are the weakest link in the security chain….

Mobile Frontier

The Convergence of Identity and Mobility

By , December 17, 2015

I just got back from the Gartner IAM Summit in Las Vegas. As always, it was a great summit chockfull of impressive speakers, informative content and valuable networking opportunities. In many of the sessions that I attended, a common theme was the convergence of identity and mobility. It was great to hear Gartner validating what we at Centrify have believed for quite some time. In fact, we were the first to deliver an integrated Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) service back in 2012. Back then IDaaS and EMM were very distinct markets addressing different customer problems. So, why did we…

Mobile Frontier

Want to Transform Your Business with Mobile? Rethink Security

By , November 25, 2015

Last week I attended an executive forum hosted by Centrify and our partners, Google and Vox Mobile. We had a great lineup of speakers, including Andrew Toy (Android for Work Product Management Director), Jim Haviland (Chief Strategy Officer of Vox Mobile) and our very own Bill Mann. As the speakers shared their perspectives and insights on where mobility is going and what’s needed to get there, a few things really hit home for me. Mobility ≠ the latest phone or email We’ve only just scratched the surface of how mobility can truly transform business. Yes, email and other productivity apps…

Centrify Perspective

Apple is in the Enterprise: Now Let’s Make It Work

By , September 24, 2015

Apple recently made some “monster announcements” at their recent Apple Event, including the launch of the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and Watch OS 2. Consumers are already anticipating many of the new devices and features that were unveiled. The long queues will no doubt form outside your local Apple store when these devices ship. With all the innovative technology Apple continues to create, I got to thinking about Apple in the enterprise. There was a time when Apple devices were a rarity in a corporate environment. But today, the iPhone has become the defacto corporate smartphone, replacing…

Mobile Frontier

Centrify Delivers Day One Support for iOS 9

By , September 16, 2015

Today, Apple released its much anticipated iOS 9, which boasts new features like a more intelligent and proactive Siri and improved performance and battery life. Enterprise users will eagerly upgrade as soon as they see that little red notification badge on their iPhones and iPads — often despite the IT notification to not upgrade until IT has tested iOS 9 against critical apps. The good news is that Centrify has IT’s back. As with iOS 8, Centrify is pleased to announce day one support for iOS 9 for Centrify Identity Service (CIS). Customers can rest assured that as users upgrade…