Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications using Active Directory, today announced that Government Security News (GSN) earlier this week named its Centrify Suite 2012 security and compliance solution as the government industry’s Best Identity Management Platform in its 2011 Homeland Security Awards program.
The annual GSN Homeland Security Awards competition celebrates the ongoing public-private partnership between all branches of Federal, state and local government in the United States; and the private sector vendors of IT security, whose combined efforts successfully defend and protect the nation’s people, property and way of life. The awards were handed out at a gala dinner and awards ceremony, where the distinguished crowd celebrated the outstanding achievements of security vendors and government agencies. For a list of awards categories and winners, as well as for more information on GSN’s Homeland Security Awards, see the GSN website.
“It is a tremendous honor to be named the government industry’s Best Identity Management Platform by Government Security News, an important source of news and information in all aspects of homeland security,” said Frank Cabri, Centrify VP of Marketing. “Centrify’s focus on the Federal government sector helps government agencies address compliance and access controls across users and systems. Government agencies continue to consolidate data centers, improve security and embrace cloud infrastructure, and we are pleased to be partnering with them in delivering the identity consolidation and privilege management solutions that are critical to addressing their needs.”
Centrify’s FIPS-validated solution has broad acceptance throughout Federal, Defense and Civilian agencies for its reliable identity consolidation and privileged access management solutions. The Centrify Suite allows these organizations to centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications by leveraging an infrastructure they already own — Microsoft Active Directory. Built on an integrated architecture, the Centrify Suite strengthens security, enhances regulatory compliance initiatives, and reduces IT expense and complexity. The Centrify Suite — consisting of DirectControl, DirectAuthorize, DirectAudit, DirectSecure and DirectManage — delivers secure authentication and single sign-on, role-based authorization, privilege management, user-level auditing, trust-based protection of sensitive systems, and encryption of data in motion for the industry’s broadest set of cross-platform systems and applications. Centrify Suite has been awarded the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1 validation, assuring government customers, defense contractors, systems integrators and resellers that Centrify products provide the highest level of protection for sensitive information, and comply with strict government security regulations.
About Government Security News
Government Security News was founded in 2003 and is owned by World Business Media, LLC. The monthly print edition of GSN: Government Security News serves a BPA-audited circulation of 45,000 qualified recipients in the fields of physical, IT and homeland security. This audience includes federal, state and local officials, as well as integrators, contractors and suppliers who are similarly involved in homeland security. The print and online editions of GSN are the standard of editorial quality in the homeland security field and a rich source of news, analysis, interviews, new products and technologies in all aspects of homeland security, from access control and airport security to biometrics, border protection, disaster recovery, emergency preparedness, IT security, maritime and port security, rail security, security services, state and local governments and urban security.
Centrify (centrify.com) delivers integrated software solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own — Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud, more than 3,500 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50, rely on Centrify’s identity consolidation and privilege management solutions to reduce IT expenses, strengthen security and meet compliance requirements. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +1 (408) 542-7500 or visit the website.
Centrify, DirectAudit, DirectControl and DirectSecure are registered trademarks and DirectAuthorize and DirectManage are trademarks of Centrify Corporation in the United States and other countries.