Very positive experience with Centrify!
July 19, 2016

Very positive experience with Centrify!

Mike Flegel B.Sc CISSP CEDS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Centrify Identity Service

We use it as a platform for all cloud and/or web based applications, and application of consistent access policy. It is also used to streamline administration of application access. As well, it will also be used to manage all mobile devices in the near future.
  • It's very intuitive - extremely important when trying to get users to do something totally different than they have been used to their whole careers. User acceptability has been extremely high.
  • The 'value' of the product is very obvious. The amount of time and resources used to administer access control is sharply down and the level of detailed reports and metrics provides senior management with the information they need.
  • Adding legacy internal applications is quite difficult. Some of these are going to be around for a few years yet so it would be nice if they could be added in a much simpler fashion. Perhaps as an alternative, make it possible to add an icon for the legacy app on the SSO portal but it would just take you to the legacy application sign on screen. At least, it would keep all the applications together on one screen.
  • Some people still use Blackberries and likely always will so long as that company stays solvent (just saying).
  • Reduction in Service Desk Administration of Access Control tasks - a lot more power in the user's hands! Extremely positive.
  • Reporting capabilities are excellent! They provide tactical and strategic information on application usage, inventory, password reset information......and a lot more. This information is often used to bolster business cases for new initiatives.
To be honest, all four products were fairly similar in much of the architecture and functionality. We found that Centrify offered a bit more in terms of user acceptance, ease of administration, reporting and MDM capabilities.
I think for companies that are in a transitional plan of moving systems to the cloud, having an IAM/SSO system earlier rather than later would be ideal. This system should be included as part of that transitional plan. If a company's cloud strategy is still uncertain, I would say just the opposite.