Centrify Updates Privileged Identity Management Platform
The solution is designed for an enterprise’s hybrid cloud, mobile and on-premises IT environment and leverages the Centrify Identity Platform.Centrify, which specializes in securing enterprise identities against cyber threats, announced an upgrade to its Privileged Identity Management solution, which now supports federated privileged access across an organization’s security eco-system, including secure outsourcing of IT and application development. The solution is designed for an enterprise’s hybrid IT environment of cloud, mobile and on-premises systems, and leverages the Centrify Identity Platform. The update is coupled with other new features such as application-to-application password management (AAPM) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) for servers. "We heard from several of our customers that they use outsourced IT support, as well as application development, and that managing identities and access is a challenge," David McNeely, vice president of product strategy at Centrify, told eWEEK. "We commissioned a study by Forrester, which found that 100 percent of respondents reported to be using at least one outsourced IT and one outsourced application development."
He explained that several of the recent high profile data breaches can be directly linked to outsourced third-party organizations with VPN connectivity, Centrify wanted to help their customers by addressing this issue using both federated authentication for the outsourced third party organizations, as well as Web-based secure remote access that doesn’t require VPN connectivity.