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July 25, 2013

Centrify Suite 2013 Release 2 Unveiled with Advanced Security and Functionality Features

Centrify Corporation, a provider of unified identity services for data center, cloud and mobile, unveiled Centrify Suite 2013 Release 2, which is an updated version of the Centrify Suite.

The new version features advanced security configuration and better functionality features besides auditing and reporting capabilities. The Centrify Suite helps organizations mitigate risks from internal threats effectively. Users can also meet compliance stipulations cost effectively on systems that are deployed on-premise or in the cloud, said officials.

Threats are initiated by insiders in IT environments. The perpetrators include employees, IT contractors, offshore IT workers and partners and it is sometimes unintentional and maybe malicious.

Linking access privileges and activity to individuals help reduce risks and offers the visibility required to achieve compliance. This enhances the functioning of heterogeneous server environments. Managing user privileges is not easy as identities and entitlements are managed locally on servers and not centrally.

The Centrify Suite enables organizations to locate problems by using existing directory infrastructure and enhances administrator access to Windows, UNIX and Linux platforms. This provides a single identity for users and one unified identity architecture for IT.

Centrify provides an optimized solution that secures Windows systems, UNIX and Linux platforms creating a unified identity architecture. This is possible although point solutions exist for privilege management.

The cross-platform approach to identity management enabled by the Centrify Suite encompasses integrated authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement, and compliance reporting. These are based on a single, unified architecture using Microsoft (News - Alert) Active Directory, added officials.

Recently Centrify Corporation and Dropbox introduced an easily implementable cloud service, Centrify for Dropbox for Business.

The new service features an all-inclusive offering for Active Directory-based single sign-on or SSO, access control and mobile administration. Users can now get rid of password sprawling across an assortment of computing and mobile devices with the Active Directory-based SSO for Dropbox (News - Alert) for Business. IT is also offered as a centralized power over access to hosted applications and assets.

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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