Centrify for Mac
July 16, 2014

Centrify for Mac

James Bainter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Centrify Mac Edition

Modules Used

  • Centrify User Suite, Mac Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Centrify

For my Apple focused group, we see Centrify as a great fit for organizations that have concerns with binding Macs into Active Directory. For many IT departments, AD is THE way they manage users through group policy. Therefore, the ability to extend that out to Macs is a huge plus. They continue to "live" in AD and do not have to learn a new application, or go to another dashboard to do their job.
  • Active Directory integration for Mac user authentication and user and group management.
  • Smart card login to Active Directory provides strong authentication and SSO to enterprise services
  • Includes a cloud-based architecture for managing remote Macs that leverages Apple's mobile device support and profile-based management
  • It would be nice if an end user could open a helpdesk ticket directly from the App in Mac
  • Centrify has helped with several key accounts which lead to sale of other hardware and services.
  • admIT Mac
Centrify is positioned as a Visionary in 2014 on Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service. Centrify integrates identity and mobility management to provide secure, managed application access from any device – all based on a single user identity. Many companies can overlap in places, but depending on what you are trying to do, I would recommend giving Centrify a good look.
It has been working well and see no other competitor that would make us move right now.
There are multiple ways to accomplish what a customer is looking to do. The most important thing is to dig in and find out what that is. If managing Macs through Active Directory is the final objective, then I would highly recommend Centrify for Mac.