Centrify User Suite

Provider Info
Phone: 
+1 408 542 7500
Supports iOS 7: 
yes

Centrify DirectControl for Mobile is the easy-to-deploy, Active Directory-centric solution for mobile device security and management and mobile application management.

Centrify DirectControl for Mobile's cloud-based service lets you centrally secure and manage smart phones, tablets and Mac laptops using your existing Active Directory infrastructure. DirectControl for Mobile uses familiar Group Policy tools together with the Centrify Cloud Service to enforce security settings over a trusted, over-the-air connection and secure access to corporate network services. Centrify delivers the industry's only solution that secures and manages not only popular mobile devices but Mac OS X, UNIX and Linux systems as well.

Key Features and Benefits:

Centrify DirectControl for Mobile lets organizations quickly achieve mobile device security with their existing technology investment, skill sets and processes without the hassle of deploying a complex new infrastructure and dealing with standalone management consoles.

  • Active Directory and Group Policy-based device management. Centrify uses your on-premise Active Directory infrastructure and Group Policy-based management tools to let you easily enforce and update mobile security settings, lock or remotely wipe devices, and secure access to email, VPN and WiFi networks.
  • Cloud-based service. The Centrify Cloud Service seamlessly allows your on-premise Active Directory environment to easily manage mobile devices over a trusted, over-the-air connection, whether or not a device is connected to the corporate network, thereby making deployment even easier and further eliminating the need for costly new infrastructure.
  • Unified platform for mobile devices, Mac OS X and more. Centrify is the industry's only Active Directory integration solution that secures and manages not only iOS and Android devices but also Mac OS X, UNIX and Linux systems, as well as web and enterprise applications.
  • Self-service and automation. Centrify DirectControl for Mobile quickly brings large populations of authorized devices under management with user self-service enrollment and automated configuration of each user's authentication credentials, email, WiFi and VPN settings, thereby greatly reducing helpdesk volumes associated with mobile devices.
  • Inventory devices and even detect jail-broken ones. Centrify DirectControl for Mobile simplifies reporting of enrolled devices, installed applications and device update status across the entire organization.
Packaging
Is the service hardware, software, or cloud?
SaaS: 
yes
Appliance: 
no
Windows Software: 
no
Mac Software: 
no
Unix Software: 
no
Virtual Machine: 
no
Reseller Theming: 
no
Licensing
How do you pay for the service?
Recurring License: 
yes
Perpetual License: 
no
Maintenance
In addition to purchase, is there recurring maintenance? What does it include?
Purchase: 
Optional
Includes Minor Updates: 
yes
Includes Major Updates: 
yes
Includes Support: 
yes
Support
How and when is support provided?
12 x 5: 
yes
12 x 7: 
yes
24 x 7: 
yes
Scalability
Are there features such as segmented administration and fault tolerance that help the product successfully manage tens of thousands of devices?
Locations: 
yes
Location-Specific Admins: 
yes
Role-Based Admins: 
yes
Standalone Server: 
no
Fail-Over Capability: 
yes
Load Balancing: 
yes
Device Enrollment
What methods are available for enrolling devices?
Web Portal: 
yes
iOS App: 
yes
Configurator: 
yes
Device Enrollment Program (iOS 7): 
Coming Soon
User Authentication
What method exist to authenticate users?
Active Directory: 
yes
Open Directory: 
no
Other LDAP: 
no
User/Pass Upload: 
no
Basic MDM Features
Basic legacy features common to almost every MDM platform.
Require Passcode: 
yes
Device Restrictions: 
yes
Exchange Account Seeding: 
yes
WiFi Configuration: 
yes
VPN Info: 
yes
Remote Wipe: 
yes
Remove Passcode: 
yes
Remote Lock: 
yes
Push Text Message: 
Coming Soon
Advanced MDM Features
Less common mobile management features.
Start On Date: 
no
End On Date: 
no
Versioning: 
yes
Rollback: 
yes
Triggered by Inventory: 
Coming Soon
Supervised Device Features
These restrictions are applicable only on [[Supervision|supervised devices]]
Prevent Game Center: 
yes
Prevent iMessage: 
yes
App Lock (iOS 6): 
yes
Global HTTP Proxy (iOS 6): 
Coming Soon
* Web Site White & Black-listing (iOS 7): 
Coming Soon
Prevent Manual Profile Installation: 
Coming Soon
App Management
Features focused on managing apps
Recommended App Catalog: 
yes
Push Web Apps: 
yes
Push Enterprise Apps: 
yes
"Push" Retail Apps: 
yes
Separate Managed and Unmanaged Data (iOS 7): 
yes
App Developer SDK Available: 
yes
App Store VPP Features
Features related to the iTunes App Volume Purchase Program.
VPP Spreadsheet Upload: 
yes
Vendor-provided iOS App(s)
Links to the iTunes app store
Administration Console
How can the system be administered?
Web-Based Administration: 
yes
Desktop-Based Administration: 
yes
API or SDK for Administration: 
yes
Admin Notifications
How can admins be notified of issues?
Alert When Roaming: 
Coming Soon
Alert When No Response: 
yes
Alert on Forbidden App: 
Coming Soon
Data Export
Data available for export, to CSV, etc.
Device Status: 
yes
App Inventory: 
yes
Device History: 
yes
3rd Party Integration
The MDM Provider connects to which other services?
Apple GSX: 
no
Microsoft BPOS: 
Coming Soon
Good: 
no
Other Helpdesk: 
no
Other Devices
What other devices can be managed by the platform?
Android (Samsung): 
yes
Android (Nexus): 
yes
Android (HTC): 
yes
Android (Other): 
yes
Blackberry: 
no
Symbian: 
no
Windows Mobile: 
no
Windows Phone 7: 
no
Windows Desktops: 
yes
Mac Desktops: 
yes
Linux Desktops: 
yes