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Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, has launched its new Analytics Service, which uses machine learning to assess and respond to risk based on user behaviour.
Based on its analysis of constantly-evolving user behaviour patterns, the Centrify Analytics Service assigns a risk score, and enforces an appropriate decision - determining whether the user’s access is granted, requires step-up authentication, or is blocked entirely.
The Centrify Analytics Service is now available in Australia and New Zealand as an add-on to Centrify Identity Service and Centrify Privilege Service.
Centrify chief product officer Bill Mann said behaviour-based scoring gave low-risk users a frictionless experience, easing access and improving productivity, while maintaining high security. “By tailoring security policy to each individual’s behaviour and automatically flagging risky behaviour, we’re helping IT professionals minimise the risk of being breached — with immediate visibility into account risk, without poring over millions of log files and massive amounts of historical data,” he said.
Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, commissioned a new Forrester study that reveals the enterprise security industry is failing, with organisations being breached at an alarming rate.
The study found an astonishing two-thirds of organisations experienced an average of five or more security breaches in the past two years, and hackers compromised more than one billion identities in 2016 alone.
“Cybersecurity breaches are causing more havoc and affecting more industries than ever before,” said Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify. “Despite over US$75 billion spent on cybersecurity in 2016, the products and services from major security companies have failed to stop breaches from occurring, and in fact, the problem is getting worse. This clearly indicates that traditional approaches are flat out not working in this age of access.”
‘Security fatigue’ is a growing threat to protecting identities and confidential information for businesses and individuals warns Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats.
Centrify’s Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King said ‘security fatigue’ was a form of decision fatigue that caused individuals and employees to take greater risks in their security behaviours online. “A recent study from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology found that most interviewees reported that security fatigue often led them to risky computing behaviour at work and at home,” he said.
New Year resolutions should focus on tightening up cybersecurity rather than muscles or calorie counts warns Niall King of Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats.
Mr King, Centrify’s Senior Director APAC Sales, said 2016 had seen record levels of cyber breaches and data disruption around the world, including massive breaches of user data at Yahoo!
In February, a cyber-attack on Bangladesh’s central Bank caused $81 million in losses and prevented the processing of another $850 million in transactions. In October, adult website company Friend Finder Network Inc. was hacked, exposing more than 400 million accounts containing 20 years of customer data.
Last month, Yahoo! disclosed thieves had stolen data about more than a billion of its user accounts - after in September revealing a separate breach that affected 500 million accounts. Although investigations continue, industry observers believe compromised credentials - involving stolen or hacked passwords - played a part in these data breaches, along with many more globally.
Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, has announced new hybrid cloud capabilities to speed and secure adoption of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
Centrify’s solution, including its new Identity Broker, uniquely provides identity freedom, deployment freedom and the most comprehensive capabilities for securing privileged access to infrastructure and apps in a hybrid IT environment.
IaaS platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) provide an excellent layer of foundational security, but the shared responsibility model is clear: Businesses are still responsible for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data in the cloud.
Organisations that store sensitive data in the cloud - 93 per cent according to a recent Forrester survey - need a consistent security model across on-premises and IaaS to reduce the risk of data breach.1 Yet Gartner predicts that 95 per cent of IaaS security failures will be the customer’s fault, with more than half of those attributed to inadequate management of identities, access and privileges.2
Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King, who is in Australia this week, said leveraging built-in IaaS security was a great start, but not a complete solution. “Centrify is the only vendor that comprehensively addresses identity for SaaS, IaaS and on-premises with a single architecture,” he said.