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

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 Provides Day One Support for macOS Sierra and iOS 10

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…

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

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…

Top 10 IT Productivity Gains with Centrify Privileged Identity Management

Wouldn’t it be nice for a change to deploy an IT security solution that doesn’t sacrifice usability and productivity for security? I’m sure many of you have had the experience of introducing a new security product that, while solving a real security problem, just makes life hell for users. These can create new hurdles, introduce complexity, and generally take a toll on uses’ day-to-day productivity. Maybe you’re a user on the receiving end, not sure why IT has ‘decided’ to make your life hard. Then again maybe you’re the administrator more aware of the security benefits, but nonetheless, you are…

Centrify for Mac 2014.1 Integrates Cloud-based Management and Expands Smart Card Services

We are happy to introduce Centrify for Mac 2014.1, which builds upon our best-in-class Active Directory integration to provide users with Single Sign-on (SSO) to our catalog of more than 3000 web and SaaS Apps through integration with the Centrify Cloud Service. The integration with the Centrify Cloud Service also provides IT admins with remote management of Macs as well as the user’s mobile devices. This release also provides expanded support for Smart Cards with integrations into other popular applications such as Firefox, Thunderbird and the DoD Encryption Wizard. We built Centrify for Mac to empower Corporate IT to manage Macs…

Centrify Advances Its Enterprise Device Management for Mac, iPad and iPhone

Last week we announced that The Kinkaid School of Houston has deployed Centrify’s User Suite, Mac Edition to better secure, control and manage Mac access for more than 1,000 users and their Macs. We also earlier this year published a case study (written by the respected analyst firm IDC) of how Grand Islands Public Schools, a public school district in Nebraska, deployed our Mac solution to over 10,000 users and over 5,000 Macs. Both case studies highlight the continued momentum we have in delivering enterprise device management for the Apple platform, and they dovetail with some of the new features we recently released on the Mac platform. In this blog post I will discuss what the case studies revealed about Centrify and highlight some of the new enhancements.

Centrify for Mac 2014 – Continuous improvement in centralized management for Macs in Business

Centrify is 10 years old this month (You can read about our history and company milestones along the way http://www.centrify.com/aboutcentrify/overview.asp). I was thinking that it wasn’t that long ago when we first heard from customers who needed to integrate Macs into their business, which drove us to deliver our first Active Directory integration for the Mac running OS X 10.4 Tiger back in 2005 (http://www.centrify.com/news/release.asp?id=2005060602). This was way before Macs were even using Intel processors. Remember the Power PC processor? Our first Mac customers were trying to find a way to support the few executives who brought in Macs and wanted…

About Centrify and PIV Certificate Problem

Happy Valentine’s Day! We received a report about a login problem on a military web site, using a Dual Persona card and Centrify product.  In the interests of simplicity, I’m going to break this blog into several separate sections beginning with the customers’ environment. The Customer’s Environment User has a Dual Persona card (also known as CACNG or Dual-Identity) User wants to log in to a web site that is protected by PIV Authorization certificate, e.g., web.mail.mil User has installed either Centrify Express for Smart Card, or Centrify for Mac. Steps to Reproduce Install Centrify Express for Smart Card or Centrify…

How to Create a Hidden Local Admin Account on Mac Systems (Redux)

Lance showed us a top tip for creating an invisible Local Administrator account by placing a period character (.) in front of the username. Doing this was handy for preventing the admin user from showing up in the Users & Groups System Preferences, but it was discovered that this would also cause the account to be skipped over when doing an OS upgrade (e.g., updating from 10.8 Mountain Lion to 10.9 Mavericks). As a result – after the update; the user no longer exists under the new OS and thus needs to be recreated. It’s likely that this is because…

New Demo Videos for Centrify User Suite, Mac Edition (“Centrify for Mac”)

We recorded a couple of new quick-start demonstrations showing the new Centrify for Mac GUI in action. The first video shows all the steps from downloading the Suite to installation to joining the domain to your first login with an AD account. The second video gives a quick demonstration of how group policies (available to Licensed users) can be used to configure banner text, give Local Admin rights to certain AD groups and set up network shares to be automatically mounted at login.