Centrify and Yubico Partner to Bring Context-Based Adaptive Authentication to the Enterprise

Have you ever reported to the police that someone else’s car was stolen or burglarized?  You haven’t?  Certainly you have heard a car alarm.  Why did you fail to act when the car alarm sound blared into your ears?  Hint: almost no one believes car alarms and so we are lulled into a false sense of security. Where this false sense of security has reached epic proportions is in our collective security for our digital identities. We use passwords so we think we are safe, but we are already compromised and don’t even know it! Business employees are using more varied devices…

Blackberry Partners with Centrify for Derived Credential Support on Good Secure Mobility Platform

Live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona! Today, I am pleased to share that Blackberry has partnered with Centrify to provide an even greater level of security for highly regulated customers in the government and financial sectors that use Good Secure Mobility Platform. Together, Blackberry and Centrify are delivering a turnkey solution for using smart card-derived credentials for secure access to thousands of apps and servers on Good secured mobile devices. Blackberry wanted to open the door to full secure mobility for its public sector customers like state and federal governments, as well as security-conscious financial companies that rely on…

What is a Derived Credential Anyway?

What is a derived credential anyway? You may have heard that Centrify announced support for “derived credentials,” in conjunction with its smart card offering. If you aren’t in the federal or ultra-secure enterprise space, you’ve probably never heard of derived credentials. So what’s so special about it? Users that are issued smart cards as their primary means of authentication have to physically insert a card into a reader on their desktop/laptop and then enter a PIN. This form of authentication replaces the username and password, and also covers the 2-factor requirement as well. (The card is something you have, and…

ABC…Easy as 1-2-3 (When it Comes to Passwords Anyway)

The new year usually brings new intentions and often changes to old habits. But it seems that old habits die hard, especially when it comes to changing our passwords. According to SplashData’s list of the worst passwords of 2015, it’s the same old story. Highlighting the insecure habits of users, once again ‘123456’ and ‘password’ rank as the most commonly used passwords — just as they have since the company’s first list in 2011. It seems incredible that people continue to put themselves and their personal data at risk, especially after a year of increasingly high profile attacks on consumer…

Centrify Connect: Two Days, Four Keynotes, 15 Business Sessions, 25 Technical Sessions and One Great Opportunity

Nothing beats getting a lot of very smart people together in one location around a mutual topic like cybersecurity. Our teams have been working behind the scenes to create a two-day experience for our customers, with a mix of opportunities to hear from industry experts, from each other, and from our own Centrify product experts. We’re calling it Centrify Connect, and it is scheduled for May 11 and 12 at the Park Central Hotel in New York. At the end of these two days in May, I expect that we will learn as much from our customers as they will…

Why Outsourced IT Deserves As Much (Or More) Security Than Internal IT

  This is a very short blog. Short on text, that is. Long on value. If you’re in IT, especially in IT management, please click on the following link to see the many ways — some unique to Centrify — that our new Server Suite 2016 and Privilege Service 15.12 protect your most sensitive data from being stolen. Rather than toss out a load of features and leave you struggling to figure out how to thread them together in a meaningful way that addresses your specific business needs, we’ve weaved them into a story. Stories are great! It’s fictional, but oh so apt given all the…

Privileged Access Request Connects Privilege Service to ServiceNow

We’re releasing our first Centrify Privilege Service app for ServiceNow. It’s a clean, simple integration that allows authorized IT admins to ask for access to password checkouts and remote sessions managed by Privilege Service, all from within the familiar ServiceNow user interface. All you need to make this work for your organization is (a) Centrify Privilege Service and (b) your ServiceNow ITSM portal.  Our new Privileged Access Request app for ServiceNow is free, so there’s no need for additional budget to connect these two services and start taking advantage of the app’s functionality. Here’s how it works. Configure your Privilege Service and…

Centrify Partners with ServiceNow to Deliver Increased Security and Fulfillment Automation of App and Server Access

Today I am really excited to share that our three new product integration certifications with ServiceNow have raised the bar for identity services automation! These are around automating user password resets, application access requests and server/system access requests. All these integrations have been made possible by Centrify’s cloud identity security offerings — Centrify Identity Service (CIS) and Centrify Privilege Service (CPS). So why am I excited? 1) Centrify is the first vendor to support identity service automation for both end-users and privileged users to increase security and significantly reduce workloads and save time for ServiceNow request fulfillment. This means IT…