StarLink and Centrify extend distribution partnership to include Europe in addition to the Middle East and Africa region.
Dubai, UAE: Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, has signed a new distribution deal in Europe with StarLink, one of the fastest growing value-added distributors in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region. StarLink has been supporting Centrify’s business growth in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) including South Africa for the past year, and its role now expands to cover the entire EMEA region.
Following its successful identification and recruitment of new partners in MEA, StarLink will now focus on increasing the number of identity and security partners in DACH, Northern Europe and Southern Europe, helping to onboard them and also to push the delivery of professional services in each region.
Centrify, which has seen strong growth in the region since it moved to a two-tier model more than two years ago, recently announced the expansion of its EMEA channel team with the appointment of Eric Dobbelaar, Tony Sanchez and Sascha Schmidt to manage Northern Europe, Southern Europe and DACH.
Centrify EMEA Channel Director, John Andrews, comments: “In line with our EMEA growth plan we are delighted to announce the expansion of our StarLink distribution relationship to cover the entire EMEA territory. Over the past 12 months StarLink has demonstrated an incredible commitment and ability to drive and support the Centrify business, articulate our messaging around Zero Trust Security, and deliver first class partner and customer support. This expansion will strengthen our overall distribution strategy and growth in EMEA, and having the additional resources on the ground in territory from StarLink will expedite our ability to reach new partner networks in order to meet our planned partner breadth targets in all regions.”
“We’re proud to extend our strategic partnership with Centrify into Europe. StarLink is making significant investments across Europe to accelerate growth, including deploying headcount on-the-ground in key European markets, including Germany, Benelux and France in the first phase of rollout. These resources will enable Centrify to benefit from our proven business model, by delivering incremental value and partner engagement in each of these regions,” says Niall McGrane, VP Europe at StarLink.
McGrane adds: “StarLink takes a next-generation approach when it comes to security because traditional measures have failed to safeguard against breaches. With the advent of GDPR, for companies to mitigate financial and reputational risk, organisations must rethink their approaches to security. Centrify’s Identity Services Platform is built to protect companies against the leading point of attack for cyberthreats and data breaches, compromised credentials.”
Centrify delivers Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access. The Centrify Zero Trust Security model assumes that users inside a network are no more trustworthy than those outside the network. Centrify verifies every user, validates their devices, and limits access and privilege. Centrify also utilizes machine learning to discover risky user behavior and apply conditional access — without impacting user experience. Centrify’s Next-Gen Access is the only industry-recognized solution that uniquely converges Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), enterprise mobility management (EMM) and privileged access management (PAM). Over 5,000 worldwide organizations, including over half the Fortune 100, trust Centrify to proactively secure their businesses.
StarLink is acclaimed as the fastest growing “True” Value-added Distributor across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa regions with on-the-ground presence in 13 countries including UK and USA. With its innovate Security Framework, StarLink is recognized as a “Trusted Security Advisor” to over 2200 plus enterprise and government customers that use one or more of StarLink’s best-of-breed and market-leading technologies, sold through its Channel network of over 1000 Partners. The StarLink Solution Lifecycle helps Channel Partners differentiate offerings, and assists customers to identify key risks and define priorities for addressing IT Security gaps relating to compliance and next-generation threat protection.