Centrify Launches Cloud-Based Privileged Identity Service
The platform extends capabilities for identity consolidation, privilege management and privileged session auditing found in Centrify's Server Suite.Centify unveiled a cloud-based identity management solution designed to address the gap in security, visibility and control over privileged accounts. Privileged accounts provide elevated access to an organization’s most critical data, applications, systems and network devices. As more enterprises embrace the cloud, privileged accounts increasingly lie outside the corporate perimeter and are frequently shared by both internal IT and often remote third parties, such as contractors and vendors. "Centrify built CPS [Centrify Privilege Service] for privileged users—the IT folks who manage servers and systems within the data center. We wanted to build a service for what we call the modern enterprise, an organization with mobile IT users, where servers are either in the data center or in the cloud and where outsourced IT is a key approach to IT management," Bill Mann, senior vice president of products and chief product officer for Centrify, told eWEEK. "Especially for remote IT managers, CPS provides access to corporate servers without them having to fire up a VPN, making the process easier and more secure." CPS enables remote privileged users to manage networks with their mobile devices without compromising the security of the enterprise, Mann said.
The platform extends the capabilities for identity consolidation, privilege management and privileged session auditing found in the company’s Server Suite by providing shared account password management for servers, network devices and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).