I hope everyone is enjoying a happy and prosperous holiday season. It’s been another very good year at Centrify. We’re growing, we’re the only vendor in the world to hold three simultaneous leadership positions in PIM and IDaaS, and we’re focused (as always) on the thing that makes our company great — our customers.
We’re finishing up the last round of updates for Centrify software and services in the calendar year of 2017. This week, I’m happy to announce the general availability of Centrify Infrastructure Services (CIS) 2017.3.
CIS is the product formerly known as Centrify Server Suite. The 2017.3 updates include:
- Infrastructure Service
- Identity Broker Service
- Privilege Elevation Service
- Audit & Monitoring Service
For those of you who are Centrify Server Suite customers, this covers all the entitlements in the Standard and Enterprise Editions (Enterprise includes audit and monitoring).
Two of the big items in this update are:
- Official support for CoreOS
- Self-service password reset for end users on Windows (all supported versions)
CoreOS is, of course, the stripped-down, locked-down distribution of Linux optimized for container technology such as Docker. We now support full Active Directory bridging in the base container, and user authentication into containers. Auditing and monitoring is also supported.
For our Windows agent (which works on both Windows Server and Windows 10/7), we added self-service password reset for end users. This will be a very effective tool for IT departments struggling to keep down the number of costly help desk tickets.
And there are dozens of other new features, enhancements, and improvements in this update, including:
- Customer-defined Web Server Proxy support for multi-factor authentication (MFA)
- Role-based access control (RBAC) support for SELinux configurations on RHEL
- Delegation and MFA success/failure reporting in Report Services
- New audit trail events that include additional MFA-related information
- Additional PowerShell cmdlets for advanced monitoring
- More platform support for new and updated distributions
- Security fixes
- Updates for open source utilities
You’ll find the installers for Centrify Infrastructure Services 2017.3 in the usual place in the Centrify Support Download Center. Don’t forget to read the Release Notes! There’s a lot in the update.
Happy holidays and a very happy new year to you from all of us at Centrify!
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