Posts by Theresa Tinston

Theresa Tinston is the Director of Product Marketing for Centrify’s Privileged Access Security solution, including Centrify Server Suite. Prior to Centrify, she developed and delivered customer solutions for VMware, Brinqa and Sun Microsystems.


It's All About Identity

Gartner Privileged Access Management Market Overview 2017

By , September 20, 2017

Gartner just published their 2017 Market Overview guide for PAM, and it is a great read! The drivers for PAM are similar to last year’s, with a new emphasis on the need for “a comprehensive cybersecurity defense strategy, specifically for critical infrastructure.” Here’s Gartner’s list of drivers, and we believe they are spot on in terms of what we are hearing from our customers and how we’ve delivered capabilities to help solve these issues: The risk of breaches and insider threats The need to prevent, isolate and limit malware attacks that leverage privileged accounts An increase of operational efficiency for…

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Password Vaults Alone Are Not Enough to Stop the Breach

By , April 26, 2017

A recent Forrester study examined four levels of identity and access management (IAM) maturity and found a direct correlation between the number of privileged identity management (PIM) best practices implemented and the number of security incidents encountered by an organization. Wait, Isn’t Privileged Identity Management == Password Vault? Nope. Centrally controlling shared access to non-human accounts and automating periodic password rotation for shared accounts reduces risk, no doubt. This is a critical component when minimizing your attack surface and will make it harder for hackers to get in to your environment (initial compromise) — it is a best practice. However,…

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

By , July 6, 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…

It's All About Identity

Forrester Study: Managing Privileged Access Security in a Hybrid IT World

By , June 17, 2016

We recently commissioned a Forrester study to find out how IT decision makers deal with privileged access security in hybrid IT environments. The survey tested the hypothesis that as organizations open up access to remote users and move more of their workloads to the cloud, their privileged identity management (PIM) solutions should also move to the cloud. The results are in! Having a PIM solution that is purely on-premises is no longer enough to secure privileged access to hybrid infrastructure and applications. The survey data shows that 92% of organizations are either currently outsourcing, or planning to outsource at least one…