Centrify Brings Secure Identity Data to the Open Network Insight Project

Centrify has been working with Cloudera for years around our many joint customers and a partnership embracing the product strengths of both companies. Building on this foundation, Cloudera and Centrify today announced that Centrify has joined the Open Network Insight (ONI) project. ONI is an open source, Apache 2.0 licensed cybersecurity project that leverages big data and machine learning to detect advanced threats. ONI provides an open data model for Network, and with the addition of Centrify to the project will be extended to include identity. By extending ONI’s open data model into identity, Centrify is allowing users to centralize identity and…

How Personal is Personal When It Comes to Handing Out Information?

Recent experiences have made me question just how much information we hand out nowadays to people we barely know. It seems that everyone wants a bit of our personal information, and more often than not we are happy to provide it. Even from my recent experiences selling a flat, it was surprising how much personally identifiable information the estate agent needed to see. I was asked to send all sorts of documents, from passport details to bank statements, often over e-mail. As someone keen to sell a flat, I did it without question of course — we all want the…

Raise a Glass: Rémy Cointreau Chooses Centrify to Enable Secure Access to Apps from Any Device, Anywhere in the World

When it comes to some of the world’s finest Cognac and spirits, many of us turn to offerings from Rémy Cointreau. As one of the world’s leading alcoholic beverage brands, Rémy Cointreau employs 1,800 people all over the world and has more than $1 billion in annual sales. Rémy Cointreau recently chose Centrify to enable secure access to apps from any device, anywhere in the world.  When Chief Technology Officer Sébastien Huet joined Rémy Cointreau in 2015, one of his primary objectives was to help transform the company into a more agile organization. A key component of that transition would be…

Cloudbound? How to Secure Your Migration to AWS

I’ve always enjoyed hearing grand stories of moving workloads to the cloud. This allows sharing resources you no longer have to manage and you gain access to all the processing power needed to finish jobs in an efficient manner. The best part is that you pay only for what you use. This explains Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) success.  In simple terms, move workloads to the cloud and you’ll be happy! This is awesome — yet, there is one question I often have. How will you secure this? Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report states 63% of data breaches involve compromised passwords. Amazon knows this and has done a fine job of building a…

Using the Centrify Developer Platform

As my colleague Ben points out, the world of software has become one of interoperability and interaction through APIs.  Using libraries and APIs to construct a user experience is no longer the specialized domain of ISV’s building something specific and targeted at a distinct set of users.  Instead, everyone from application developers to IT and security professionals regularly look to integrate directly with the products they use at a programmatic level. For IT and security professionals, the ability to tightly integrate and leverage a vendor’s product as a tool in their own workflow is paramount to their ability to service customers, whether it is…

Centrify named a Leader in the Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: Privileged Identity Management, Q3 2016

Today Forrester Research, Inc. released “The Forrester Wave™: Privileged Identity Management, Q3 2016.” And I am incredibly excited to tell the world that Centrify has been named a Leader by Forrester. My belief is that our placement in the Leaders’ wave combined with our achieving the highest strategy score in the evaluation, validates our truly unique solution that secures privileged access to hybrid infrastructure and apps for all users. Click here for a complimentary copy of the full report. The authors recognized several key trends in the industry, including the growing support for PIM in the cloud and for PIM from the…