Centrify redefines security from a legacy static perimeter-based approach to protecting millions of scattered connections in a boundaryless hybrid enterprise. As the only industry recognized leader in both Privileged Identity Management and Identity-as-a-Service, Centrify provides a single platform to secure each user’s access to apps and infrastructure through the power of identity services. This is Next Dimension Security in the Age of Access. Centrify is enabling over 5,000 customers, including over half the Fortune 50, to defend their organizations. To learn more visit www.centrify.com.

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Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall KinCentrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King

Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, has highlighted the fact that four out of five data breaches last year involved compromised credentials.

Citing the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King said these latest statistics were a case of deja vu. “For years, we’ve seen compromised credentials as a primary cause of data breaches,” he said.

“Verizon’s report states that the number of data breaches involving stolen or weak passwords has gone from 50 per cent to 66 per cent to 81 per cent during the past three years. This alarming trend clearly illustrates that today’s security isn’t working.

Now available in Australia and New Zealand, new Centrify capabilities reduce risk of data breaches through PIM best practice

Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall 

Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, overnight announced significant enhancements to its best-in-class privileged identity management (PIM) solution to stop breaches that abuse privilege.

By minimising the attack surface and controlling privileged access to the hybrid enterprise, Centrify’s new capabilities enable organisations to move from static, long-lived privilege assignments to a just-in-time model, where advanced monitoring detects and alerts in real-time on the creation of backdoor accounts that make it easy to bypass a password vault.

Securing privileged access in today’s hybrid enterprise is mandatory in achieving a mature risk posture. According to The Forrester Wave™: Privileged Identity Management, Q3 2016, 80 per cent of breaches leverage privileged credentials to gain access to the organisation.

Intercede’s MyID technology and Centrify Identity Service enable compliance with HSPD 12 and open new mobile use cases for employees

Centrify Chief Product Officer Bill MannCentrify Chief Product Officer Bill MannUK-based cybersecurity and identity management expert Intercede has announced a partnership with Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity, to secure and manage mobile access in highly regulated industries.

The partnership is intended to assist enterprises that must comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), FIPS 201-2 and NIST 800-157.

Interecede’s MyID enables enterprises to replace employee passwords with more secure and convenient digital identities on smart cards.  This solution then manages the lifecycle of credentials, for example revoking them if a user leaves an organisation or updating them in advance of the credentials expiring. All credential issuance and lifecycle events are recorded into MyID, providing full visibility and audit capabilities.

By integrating Intercede’s mobile identity agent and software development kit (SDK) with Centrify Identity Service’s derived credential, the companies are creating a superior security solution for end-users and allowing mobile devices to be used for secure access to apps, websites and services that require smart card authentication. 

For enterprises that need stronger authentication that eliminates passwords, or Federal agencies and other organisations that must comply with HSPD-12, NIST guidance and other security mandates for Smart Card authentication, Centrify’s derived credential solution provides a seamless way to provide mobile access without compromising security.