Security Software delivers visibility into ID-related risks.

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Centrify Server Suite 2013 Release 3, featuring Centrify Identity Risk Assessor (CIRA), lets organizations identify identity-related risks to help protect against internal threats and meet compliance requirements across set of cross-platform systems deployed on-premise and in cloud. Leveraging existing directory infrastructure, security and compliance solution helps identify and eliminate blind spots in administrative access to link access privileges and activity back to individuals.

Original Press Release:

Centrify Delivers Visibility into Identity-Related Risks and Mitigates Internal Threats to Cloud and On-Premise Systems

Updates to Centrify Server Suite 2013 Uniquely Help Organizations Identify Gaps in Security that Violate Best Practices, Raise Internal Threat Exposure and Put Compliance at Risk

LOS ANGELES (Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit – Centrify Booth No. 406) — Centrify Corporation, the leader in Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile, today announced the general availability of customer-driven updates to the latest version of the Centrify Server Suite security and compliance solution in use today by more than 5,000 organizations worldwide.  Featuring the new Centrify Identity Risk Assessor (CIRA), Centrify Server Suite 2013 Release 3 (“2013.3”) enables organizations to quickly and effectively identify identity-related risks to help protect them from internal threats and meet compliance requirements across the broadest set of cross-platform systems deployed on-premise and in the cloud.

In today’s IT environments, threats or breaches associated with the actions of insiders — including employees, IT contractors, offshore IT workers and partners — are amplified by the fact that they are not all malicious but can also be completely unintentional.   According to the Verizon 2013 Data Breach Report, half of all IT security incidents are caused by user mistakes.1  Regardless of how they are perpetrated, accidentally or intentionally, they have the same potential to wreak havoc with data, infrastructure and reputations.

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 to identify and eliminate “blind spots” in administrative access.

Centrify’s solution will be demonstrated in its Booth No. 406 at the Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit being held this week in Los Angeles at the JW Marriott hotel.  In addition, Matt Hur, Centrify senior director of product management, will present “Identity-Related Risks: What’s the Real Insider Threat?” on Nov. 19 at 10:30 am PST in the Diamond Ballroom 7 at the event.

The Centrify Identity Risk Assessor (CIRA) is a new risk management feature of the Centrify Server Suite that scans server environments to locate identity-related risks on UNIX and Linux servers.  CIRA correlates these findings into a comprehensive set of dashboards and reports capturing identity vulnerabilities and compliance violations that compare exposures to recommended best practices.  It can discover hidden issues in the UNIX and Linux infrastructure, such as inconsistent password policies across servers, excessive use of local root and service accounts, and many other fundamental security weaknesses that can be hard to identify and correct.

Centrify’s experience in securing access controls and auditing servers both on premise and in the cloud with more than 5,000 customers uniquely positions it to provide the level of insight organizations needed to expose, understand and mitigate identity-related risks, ultimately reducing insider threat.

“With a rapidly increasing number of privileged identities to manage, and the growing diversity of server environments, unanticipated risks are the real insider threat facing organizations today,” said Hur.  “With Centrify, organizations can reduce identity-related risks across servers deployed on premise and in the cloud with unique visibility into and discovery of those risks, simplified privileged access management and auditing, and correlation of all privileged activity to an individual, all while leveraging their existing Active Directory infrastructure and skillsets across servers deployed on premise and in the cloud.”

Pricing and Availability

Centrify Server Suite 2013.3 is available today from Centrify and authorized partners worldwide.  The Centrify Server Suite is licensed on a per-server basis and starts at $385 per server and $65 per workstation.  For more information about the Centrify Server Suite, visit  To request a free Centrify Server Suite trial, visit  To download and run the standalone version of CIRA, visit

About Centrify

Centrify 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

Note 1 – Verizon 2013 Data Breach Report, by the Verizon Risk Team, April, 2013, page 17.

Centrify and Centrify Server Suite are trademarks of Centrify Corporation in the United States and other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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