Gartner: Centrify Scores Highest for Workforce to SaaS Use Case

Gartner just released its “Critical Capabilities for Identity and Access Management as a Service” report, and we are proud to see that Centrify has scored the highest in the “Workforce to SaaS” use case. We believe this validates our unique ability to secure access to apps and infrastructure from any device for all users. Please have a look at a complimentary copy of the full report to see for yourself.


Gartner defines the “Workforce to SaaS” use case as:

…primarily driven by the need to extend basic IAM functions and serve employees accessing SaaS applications.

We’re especially proud of this ranking, as it’s based solely on actual demonstration of product capabilities — all of which were built based on real customer need. Centrify has been building critical solutions since 2004, and this report, along with our 96% customer retention rate, helps to underscore our commitment to our customers’ security and success.

A True Test is Always Best

Part of my own personal pride around this report comes from the fact that, as a former IT buyer and technology implementer, this type of report has always been especially valuable to me. It’s truly a product evaluation — based on the use cases that customers need most. This is not a website comparison. This isn’t about who has the slickest collateral. It’s not about what vendors could or might build. This is a true test — based on actual product demonstration.

In Gartner’s words from the report:

In defining the product/service category for evaluation, the analyst first identifies the leading uses for the products/services in this market. What needs are end-users looking to fulfill, when considering products/services in this market? Use cases should match common client deployment scenarios. These distinct client scenarios define the Use Cases.

Each vendor’s product or service is evaluated in terms of how well it delivers each capability, on a five-point scale. These ratings are displayed side-by-side for all vendors, allowing easy comparisons between the different sets of features.

The report is clear on what use cases were tested and the scoring and ranking methodologies for each. It’s easy to rank the capabilities that are critical for specific businesses. It’s a great tool for folks looking to understand the differences between IDaaS products — and, it’s a great complement to the Gartner 2016 IDaaS Magic Quadrant.

The tests were fair and complete… And I would know! I was part of the demonstration process, so I can attest to the fact that the use cases were thorough and truly based in customer reality. That’s why personally and professionally, I am so proud of these results. A big thanks — from all of us here at Centrify — to our customer base, who challenges us every day to build the right solutions to protect against todays’ cyberthreats and enable IT to drive business forward!

Access your complimentary copy of the “Critical Capabilities for Identity and Access Management as a Service” report here

Gartner Critical Capabilities for Identity and Access Management as a Service, Worldwide, Neil Wynne, Gregg Kreizman, 29 September 2016

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