Gartner just released its “Critical Capabilities for Identity and Access Management as a Service” report, and Centrify has scored the highest in the “Workforce to SaaS” use case. Centrify believes this validates the company's ability to secure access to apps and infrastructure from any device for all users. You can download a complimentary copy of the full report to see for yourself.

Centrify is 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 the company's 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 demonstrations.

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 today's cyberthreats and enable IT to drive business forward!

Gartner Critical Capabilities for Identity and Access Management as a Service, Worldwide, Neil Wynne, Gregg Kreizman, 29 September 2016.  Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

By Chris Webber, Director of Product Marketing