Centrify to Highlight the Role of Zero Trust PAM in Cloud Security

Centrify has announced its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2019, to be held from October 6 – 10, 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Center. The company will showcase its cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege Services and advocate how Zero Trust mandates a “never trust, always verify, enforce least privilege” approach to privileged access, from inside or outside the network.

“The leading cause of most data breaches today is privileged access abuse. Cyber-attackers don’t hack in anymore — they’re logging in using weak, default, stolen, or otherwise compromised credentials, and then are moving laterally across the network to gain further privileged access to steal data while covering their tracks. Analysis of recent breaches highlights the fact that most organizations are still not prepared to protect themselves against identity-based threats. Cyber-attacks will only grow in virulence and volume until they truly prioritize Privileged Access Management. At GITEX 2019, Centrify plans to show visitors how their organizations can significantly strengthen their security posture and greatly reduce the risk of a breach by controlling privileged access and minimizing the attack surface,” says Andy Heather, General Manager EMEA, Centrify.

According to Forrester, an estimated 80 percent of data breaches are tied to privileged access abuse. This holds especially true for newer attack surfaces like cloud environments that are rapidly becoming preferred targets for cyber-attackers looking to exploit the expanded modern threatscape. A recent  Centrify survey revealed that 45 percent of organizations are not securing public and private cloud workloads with privileged access controls.

By implementing Zero Trust Privilege, organizations can address the number one cause of today’s data breaches — privileged access abuse — and minimize the impact of attacks by preventing the threat actor from running wild or at least limit the hackers’ capability to move laterally. Centrify’s cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege helps organizations secure access to infrastructure, DevOps, cloud, containers, Big Data, and other modern attack surfaces.

“Centrify’s cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege is designed to handle requesters that are not only human but also machines, services, and APIs. Our Zero Trust Privilege helps customers grant the least privilege access based on verifying who is requesting access, the context of the request, and the risk of the access environment,” Heather adds.

At GITEX Technology Week 2019, Centrify will highlight the importance of Zero Trust and demonstrate how organizations can implement Zero Trust Privilege to minimize the attack surface, improve audit and compliance visibility, and reduce risk, complexity, and costs for the modern, hybrid enterprise.

“GITEX is a perfect platform to meet customers and partners from across the Middle East and Africa looking for the latest cybersecurity solutions and services in one single location. Apart from showcasing our Zero Trust Privilege Services, we look forward to educating customers on the evolving threat landscape and the importance of Zero Trust Privilege, as well as strengthening our regional channel network,” explains Heather.

Centrify will be participating with its distributor, StarLink, at GITEX Technology Week 2019. Senior global executives and security experts will be available at Stand SR-J1 in Sheikh Rashid Hall to speak with customers and partners and share global successes of organizations that have explored the path to Zero Trust with Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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