NASCIO CIO Top Priorities in a Zero Trust World

Many state CIOs are struggling to manage the onslaught of priorities that are captured in the NASCIO Top 10 Policy and Technology Priorities for 2019, ranging from enabling cloud services to the digital government to IT governance. While their mission mandates tackling these priorities, they cannot solely focus on their implementation, but must also bolster cyber security and abide by stringent compliance mandates (e.g., FISMA, HIPAA, NIST SP 800-Series). This is a tall order to deal with. To add to this challenge, the attack surface of state governments has changed dramatically. Today state agencies must not only control access to…

Centrify Achieves FedRAMP Authorization

Centrify received exciting news this week that we are now FedRAMP Authorized! For those who don’t know about FedRAMP, it is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP Authorization is an important qualification that significantly smooths the process of selling cloud technology solutions to government agencies. We have been trying to get this authorization for years, so this is a BIG win for Centrify, our partners, and our customers. View our FedRAMP Authorization: https://marketplace.fedramp.gov/#/product/centrify-identity-services–centrify-privilege-services?sort=productName Privileged access abuse is the leading attack vector, estimated to be involved…

3 for 3! Centrify a Leader in 2019 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for PAM

KuppingerCole recently published its 2019 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Privileged Access Management (PAM), again recognizing Centrify as a Leader as it did in the previous iteration in June 2017. This marks the third major PAM Market research report in the past 6 months where Centrify was recognized as a Leader, following the same recognition in The Forrester Wave: Privileged Identity Management (PIM), Q4 2018 and the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management, Q4 2018. We’re honored to go “3 for 3,” and believe this is a strong validation of Centrify’s Zero Trust Privilege approach. A complimentary version of this report…

Centrify Empowers Our Partners to Unleash P.E.A.K. Performance

I’m thrilled today to debut Centrify P.E.A.K. Performance, our new partner program! This launch is the culmination of a long period of listening. We’ve spent months listening to our partners, customers, and internal stakeholders to construct a program from the ground up that we feel empowers the channel to successfully sell Centrify’s cloud-based Zero Trust Privilege services. First, a step back. Why are we changing our partner program? Quite simply, a lot has changed over the past 6-12 months. Centrify has changed. We’re now solely focused on stopping the leading cause of data breaches: privileged access abuse. The market has…

Centrify Named a March 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Privileged Access Management

At Centrify we are proud of our customers and the success they experience with our solutions. Today we are proud that our customers are speaking out and providing valuable insights to the market about their experience with Centrify. This morning, Gartner announced that Centrify has been recognized as a March 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Privileged Access Management. In its announcement, Gartner explains, “The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings.” To ensure fair evaluation,…

Time to Retire “The Year Of…” at RSA 2019

Today at the RSA Security Conference, we announced Centrify’s Cloud-Ready Zero Trust Privilege Services architecture, including a wide range of enhancements that redefine legacy Privileged Access Management (PAM). If you are at the show, we hope you pay us a visit in Booth 6445 where we can demo a range of DevOps, Automation, hybrid cloud, and infrastructure security protections for PAM. I’ve been going to RSA on and off for 22 years. Of course, the show is quite a different beast now. In 1997, the show was hosted for the first time at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. It…

Centrify RSA Booth 6445: Where Zero Trust Privilege Partners Take the Stage

If there was one clear takeaway from the 2018 RSA Conference, it was that Zero Trust was ready to take off. It seemed like everywhere you turned, Zero Trust was staring you in the face. Oh wait, that was just the Centrify marketing blitz that overtook San Francisco and Moscone Center last April! ZERO TRUST, 10 MONTHS LATER Fast-forward 10 months ahead and here we are, heading back to Moscone for the annual cybersecurity event. And what’s even more clear: Zero Trust has arrived. Many vendors in the industry have jumped on the Zero Trust bandwagon (whether they have a…

Start Your Engines! It’s Zero Trust Privilege Test Drive Season!

As organizations struggle to protect the ever-expanding attack surface, they not only have to secure access to infrastructure, databases, and network devices, but also extend security controls to cloud environments. The modern threatscape now includes Big Data projects, DevSecOps, and hundreds of containers or microservices that represent what used to be a single server. At Centrify, we believe that legacy PAM solutions simply are not capable of securing modern enterprise attack surfaces. That’s why we have a vision of redefining legacy PAM with cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege. Yet, as with anything, knowing how, when and where to start or progress…

NEW CENTRIFY SURVEY: Too Much Privilege, Not Enough PAM Powered by Zero Trust

I’m both a technology guy, and a numbers guy. I have Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Computer Science. I’ve held the CFO and VP of Finance titles at technology companies throughout my career, including at Centrify where I was CFO for 7 years before becoming CEO in January. But I’ve never painted myself as only a numbers guy because I’ve always had a very keen eye on the technology and operations. As CEO, now more than ever, I’m laser-focused on our innovation and ability to execute on our vision, which is to redefine legacy PAM with cloud-ready…

Gartner Names PAM a Top Security Project (AGAIN!) in 2019

Last June at the 2018 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, the analyst firm issued a “Smarter with Gartner” paper outlining the Top 10 security projects for 2018, which included Privileged Account Management. While Gartner clarified that the ten projects were in no particular order, PAM was right there at the top. This was not a surprise to Centrify, as we’ve seen global cybersecurity spending reach $124 billion but privileged credential abuse is still the leading attack vector. Forrester estimates that 80% of breaches involve a privileged identity, and that 66% of companies have been breached five times or more….