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Centrify Expands Executive Staff to Support Accelerating Growth

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrify Corporation, a leading provider of Microsoft Active Directory-centric identity management solutions for Linux, UNIX and Mac, today announced the addition of Steve Kennedy as Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations. Kennedy will lead direct and indirect sales as well as system engineering and professional services. Kennedy brings 20 years of leadership experience to his role at Centrify having most recently served with Zantaz where in his four year tenure as senior vice president of worldwide sales he grew the business from $13 million to over $130 million.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ — Centrify Corporation, a leading provider of Microsoft Active Directory-centric identity management solutions for Linux, UNIX and Mac, today announced the addition of Steve Kennedy as Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations. Kennedy will lead direct and indirect sales as well as system engineering and professional services. Kennedy brings 20 years of leadership experience to his role at Centrify having most recently served with Zantaz where in his four year tenure as senior vice president of worldwide sales he grew the business from $13 million to over $130 million.

With the addition of Steve Kennedy, Centrify can now allot senior executive attention to strategic alliances and OEM business. Centrify has assigned Jim Chappell to Vice President of Business Development where he will focus on elevating Centrify's business partnerships. Previously as vice president of worldwide field operations, Chappell led Centrify to over 350 enterprise customers including one third of the Fortune 50.

"Steve's proven ability to lead a sales and service organization at all phases of a company's maturity will be invaluable for us as we expand the company and increase our status as the market leader. Steve is the ideal person to lead that growth," said Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify. "With the intensified interest from other technology providers in Centrify's capabilities, it is a tremendous asset to have someone with Jim Chappell's skills and familiarity with our business ready to develop another essential part of our business and lead us into new partnerships."

"Centrify has already begun to accelerate its growth through the increasing adoption of its solutions by some of the largest enterprises in the world," said Kennedy. "I am extremely impressed with Centrify's management expertise and its market leading accomplishments in customer satisfaction, service, and technology."

Kennedy has an established background in sales and marketing. Prior to joining Zantaz, he was vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Wind River Systems. Kennedy also spent 10 years at Quantum Corporation, where he most recently served as the executive vice president worldwide sales and marketing. While at Quantum, Kennedy was an integral part of the company's sales growth, which went from $200 million when he started to $5.9 billion when he left the company. Kennedy holds a B.A. in Business Studies from Portsmouth University, Portsmouth, England.

About Centrify

Centrify is the leading provider of auditing, access control and identity management solutions that centrally secure an organization's heterogeneous systems, web applications, databases and storage systems using Microsoft Active Directory. Centrify DirectControl secures an organization's non-Microsoft platforms using the same authentication, authorization and Group Policy services deployed for its Windows environment. Centrify DirectAudit complements DirectControl by delivering auditing, logging and real-time monitoring of user activity on non-Microsoft systems. Together, they help organizations improve IT efficiency, better comply with regulatory requirements, and move toward a more secure, connected infrastructure for their heterogeneous computing environment. For more information about Centrify and its DirectControl and DirectAudit solutions, call +1 650-961-1100 or visit http://www.centrify.com

Centrify is a registered trademark, and DirectControl and DirectAudit are trademarks of Centrify Corporation. Other names used in this document are trademarks of their respective companies.

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