Centrify Forms Partnership with Cloud Access Security Brokers
With Centrify’s Identity Platform integration for CASB Solutions, customers can deploy and augment their security infrastructure for cloud apps.Centrify announced it has formed technology integration partnerships with five cloud access security brokers (CASBs), including CloudLock, Elastica, Imperva, Netskope and Skyhigh Networks. The combination of CASBs and Centrify’s Identity Service is designed to offer enterprises control over cloud applications by assuring that these applications are used for business purposes and are protected against data leakage. "Businesses today are adopting a lot of cloud-based apps, which increases risk," Bill Mann, chief product officer of Centrify, told eWEEK. "Hackers are now targeting cloud applications because employees have simple passwords and re-use passwords, and do not implement stronger authentication measures like multi-factor authentication. This is where Centrify and these CASB integrations come in." Mann explained Centrify focused on eliminating password reuse, and implementing stronger authentication and processes to add and remove employees from applications when they join, change roles or leave a business. This all helps to reduce the risk of hackers targeting a business, he said.
"The CASB vendors we are partnering with provide additional visibility into SaaS applications – so, if the application usage pattern of an employee is outside of the normal usage pattern, then the applications can restrict access," he said.