Posts by Peter Havens

Peter Havens is Director of Product Management at Centrify and focuses on building products that deliver a great experience for end users while addressing the important security concerns of IT professionals. Peter is currently focussed on mobile and endpoint management for the cloud based Centrify User Suite.

Mobile Frontier

Stay Secure With Day One Support for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

By , September 26, 2017

It’s that time of year again: time for all the latest and greatest from our friends in Cupertino. Last week, Apple released iOS 11 and this week Apple released the latest update for macOS, the 10.13 High Sierra release. We here at Centrify are excited for the new capabilities, new look of iOS 11 and the significant performance improvements with macOS High Sierra; so, we have made sure that our customers are able to move forward with day one support for both offerings. Our day one support for is effective across the product line, including our Centrify Endpoint Services, Centrify…

Centrify Perspective

Is It Time for a Mac Attack?

By , June 21, 2017

After years of successfully dodging the vast majority of viruses, spyware, ransomware and other malware typically directed at PCs, it seems that Mac may be nearing the critical mass necessary to attract cyberthieves. It’s definitely getting closer. According to AppleInsider, “In the fourth quarter of 2016, Apple saw a 4.5 percent increase in shipments…as the wider PC market fell further into the red.” To put it simply, Macs are becoming more popular, and that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Visit your local coffee house and you’ll probably find the vast majority of patrons are sipping their lattes while staring into…

Centrify Perspective

Centrify Crushes Competition for Mac Management via Microsoft Active Directory

By , November 18, 2016

In a November 7th Network World article, reviewer Tom Henderson evaluated three different solutions for managing Macs inside a Microsoft Active Directory environment. We look forward to reviews like this due to their ability to illustrate the strengths of our Mac solution from a third-party perspective, and to show customers exactly how we stack up against the competition — on top! Early in the review, Henderson noted that Centrify allows for the direct control of “virtually everything in the Systems Preferences app of our Macs.” In fact, we support over 300 policies for managing Mac configuration and security settings including…

It's All About Identity

Centrify Provides Day One Support for macOS Sierra and iOS 10

By , September 21, 2016

Today Apple released macOS Sierra and once again Centrify has ensured that our customers are ready to embrace the new release and its exciting new features with day one support. Centrify’s day one support for Sierra is effective across the entire product line, including our Centrify Identity Service, Centrify Express for Mac and Centrify Express for Mac Smart Card offerings. In addition to supporting the latest macOS release, Centrify has also provided day one support for the recently released iOS 10 update. With support for both of the new releases from Apple our customers can rest assured that they can take…

Centrify Perspective

El Capitan is Here and Centrify Has You Covered With Day One Support

By , September 30, 2015

Today Apple released a new version of their Mac operating system, OS X 10.11, code named El Capitan. Centrify is pleased to announce day one support for Apple’s El Capitan release, ensuring customers can take advantage of the latest Apple has to offer. Centrify’s day one support for El Capitan is effective across the entire product line, including our Centrify Identity Service, Centrify Express for Mac and Centrify Express for Mac Smart Card offerings. Coupled with our day one support for the recently released iOS 9 update, the Centrify Identity Service (CIS) continues to deliver industry leading identity and access…

Hot Topics

Centrify Adds Application Management to its Enterprise Management Solution for Apple Macs

By , July 9, 2015

I thought it was just a Silicon Valley phenomenon, but a recent trip back from the east coast confirmed it was more universal than that. As I was waiting for my plane to board, I noticed a number of people on laptops typing away — but all of the laptops in my immediate vicinity were of the bright shiny Apple Mac variety. So I got up from my chair and started to wander around to see what would happen if I increased the sample size of my informal survey. Amazingly I counted 12 Macs before I spotted my first PC! This…

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Centrify Provides Day 1 Support for iOS 8

By , September 17, 2014

Centrify will provide day one support for iOS 8 for customers of its cloud based Identity as a Service and mobility management solution. Anticipation for the release of Apple’s latest mobile OS is very high, and if history is any indication, we expect rapid adoption. Centrify has been diligently working with the beta releases of iOS 8 to ensure a smooth transition for already enrolled devices and an improved on-boarding experience for new enrollments.