Fortinet Invests in and Partners with Centrify

Centrify is extremely excited to announce Fortinet as an investor and technology partner today. From the beginning we saw huge potential as we talked about the possibilities for partnership with Fortinet. By combining Centrify’s identity and mobile management solutions with Fortinet’s market dominating security portfolio, we have created a formidable partnership centered on solving the most important problems for our joint customers relating to cloud, mobile, and security.

Fortinet Invests in and Partners with Centrify

Why did Fortinet choose Centrify for their Identity Management Partner?

As Michael Xie, founder, president and CTO of Fortinet so aptly stated in today’s Fortinet press release:

“Given the dynamic IT threat landscape, Fortinet continues to focus on securing enterprise customers in multiple creative ways, and, consistent with that focus, we are proud to partner with Centrify. Centrify has an innovative approach to enterprise identity management, and, as enterprise customers continue to migrate to cloud-based IT services and applications, the combination of our complementary platforms provides enterprise customers with a broad and powerful solution that is unique in the market today.”

What problem will the Centrify-Fortinet partnership solve? As Centrify CEO Tom Kemp describes:

“Centrify and Fortinet are joining forces to bring together the absolute best in unified identity services and enterprise security.  We look forward to working closely with the Fortinet team to drive innovation and address new and always-evolving challenges in today’s complex hybrid IT environment. By combining Centrify’s ability to secure and manage endpoints with Fortinet’s expertise in IT security, we’re ensuring customers are covered by the very best technology solutions available today, and well prepared for the future.”

For Centrify, getting the chance to work with the leader in the Unified Threat Management (UTM) market and to be able to offer Centrify solutions to more than 190,000 Fortinet customers who have installed more than 1.5 million Fortinet appliances is AWESOME! We also our proud to share the relationships we have with our 5000+ customers with the great Fortinet Sales and SEs teams which we have already begun working with across the world. We at Centrify look forward to much success from this partnership across the globe and for both companies.

For more on how you can use Centrify User Suite to provide shared but secured access to Fortinet devices visit http://www.centrify.com/cloud/apps/single-sign-on-for-fortinet.asp

Customers and partners can expect to see some exciting developments between the companies as a result of this partnership over the coming months. Stay tuned.