Centrify Corporation, the leader in Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced that its Centrify Server Suite has been selected as a Reader Trust Award finalist in the Best Identity Management Solution Category for the SC Awards 2014. The Centrify Server Suite is recognized as a top product in the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services as selected by a panel of readers who represent the readership of SC Magazine. Products in this category address the identity management lifecycle in an enterprise environment, including password management, user provisioning and enterprise-access management.
In today’s IT environments, threats or breaches associated with the actions of insiders such as employees, IT contractors, offshore IT workers and even partners can be malicious or completely unintentional. Linking access privileges and activity back to specific individuals establishes both the control required to minimize security risks and the visibility required to achieve compliance, resulting in operational efficiencies across heterogeneous server environments. However, managing user privileges can be challenging in many organizations since identities and entitlements often reside in disparate silos or are managed locally on servers rather than centrally. The Centrify Server Suite leverages existing directory infrastructure, allowing organizations to identify and eliminate “blind spots” in administrator access across the broadest range of Windows, UNIX and Linux platforms, resulting in one single identity for users and one unified identity architecture for IT.
“Being named a finalist for a Reader Trust Award is truly noteworthy, because it reflects the opinions of real IT professionals and the solutions they use to address the network security problems that plague their companies on a daily basis,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “The SC Awards represent the best of the best in the information security industry and we look forward to recognizing the people and solutions our readers see as stand-outs.”
Vendors and service providers who offer a product and/or service for the commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or other industries can enter the Reader Trust Award category. The Centrify Server Suite was selected from hundreds of entries submitted across 18 technology categories. Winners will be selected by a panel representing a cross-section of SC Magazine readership comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets, including financial services, health care, government, retail, education and other sectors.
“The SC Awards are one of the highest and most notable achievements for IT security professionals and organizations protecting the networks and data of their customers, and we are honored to be among the finalist field again this year,” said Matt Hur, Centrify senior director of product management. “The Readers Choice Awards are especially gratifying because they are designated by real-world users of the industry’s leading security technology. The industry’s users turn to Centrify to manage all their identities and access controls easily while leveraging existing skills and infrastructure.”
Winners of this year’s SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2014. This event is one of the most looked forward to IT security events of the year and promises excitement and invaluable networking opportunities with some of the top corporate IT professionals in the country.
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Centrify (centrify.com) provides Unified Identity Services across the data center, cloud and mobile that results in one single login for users and one unified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify’s solutions reduce costs and increase agility and security by leveraging an organization’s existing identity infrastructure to enable centralized authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement and compliance. Centrify customers typically reduce their costs associated with identity lifecycle management and compliance by more than 50 percent. With more than 5,000 customers worldwide, including approximately half of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies, Centrify is deployed on more than one million server, application and mobile device resources on-premise and in the cloud. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call (408) 542-7500, or visit the website.
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