MSP Today Expert Feature
January 31, 2013

Centrify Suite 2013: Set to Help Businesses Reduce Costs, While Staying Compliant

In the latest release of Centrify Suite security and compliance solution, developed by Centrify Corporation, users will gain access to the suite through in-house and virtual platforms to help companies meet compliance regulations, while reducing costs and internal security risks.

Centrify Corporation provides Unified Identity Services for clients by creating software that lets organizations “securely leverage their existing identity infrastructure to centrally manage authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement, and compliance across on-premise and cloud resources.”

Founded in 2004, Centrify currently has almost 5,000 active customers and has deployed its IT services across millions of servers, applications, and mobile devices. Although headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, regional offices are being setup nationwide to handle increase IT demands.

Gartner (News - Alert), a technology research firm, said it has seen a trend throughout the business market as more companies begin to rely on software to manage their operations.  “…There is a need for the organization to have more granular control over and visibility into the way that these privileges are granted and used. Super User Privilege Management (SUPM) tools offer a flexible method for granting and/or limiting these privileges in a way that matches the organization’s needs,” said Gartner.

Matt Hur, Centrify senior director of product management said, “Centrify Suite 2013 raises the bar in delivering enhanced functionality for organizations to secure their systems and protect their resources across cloud and on-premise environments, including Windows least-privilege access management.”

In the latest Centrify Suite 2013 release, users can now secure delegation of privileged administration for Windows Servers, seamlessly integrate with user-level auditing, enhance user policy enforcement and administrative session audits, and provide additional UNIX and Linuz platform support.

 “With Centrify, organizations take advantage of their existing Microsoft (News - Alert) Active Directory investments across the industry’s broadest set of platforms in heterogeneous environments to centralize disparate identities and control privileged access for improved security and compliance,” said Hur.

The entire suite can be licensed for as little as $385 per server and $65 per workstation and can be requested through the company’s website.

Edited by Brooke Neuman