Centrify Selected to Present at the 7th Annual GFIRST National Conference Focused on IT Security for Government Agencies

Centrify Security Expert David McNeely to present on leveraging Active Directory to secure and audit access to Government systems located on premise and in the cloud

Aug 02, 2011, 08:17 ET from Centrify Corporation

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit cross-platform systems and applications using Active Directory, today announced that it has been selected to address issues around securing access to resources for government organizations at the 7th Annual GFIRST National Conference, to be held Aug. 7 – 12 in Nashville, Tenn.

David McNeely, security industry expert and Centrify senior director of product management, will present "Trust, but Verify: Leveraging Active Directory to Secure and Audit Access to On-premise and Cloud-based UNIX, Linux and Mac Systems" on Aug. 11. Attendees will learn how government agencies can achieve accountability in mixed environments by using practical tools to centralize identity and access management on Active Directory to meet security and compliance initiatives. Information about the conference can be found at: http://www.us-cert.gov/GFIRST/index.html.

"Federal IT organizations must establish accountability in their systems to avoid insider attacks and to pass audits such as FISMA," said McNeely. "However, creating an effective environment for access control, privilege management, and auditing is challenging in environments comprised of Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac systems. Integrating these systems with Active Directory provides a proven architecture for government agencies to best secure their information, while addressing compliance regulations."

Centrify 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 access control, privileged identity management, user-level auditing, server isolation, and encryption of data-in-motion for the industry's broadest set of heterogeneous systems and applications.

About GFIRST and the National Conference

The GFIRST National Conference brings together more than 1,500 information security professionals and government officials for an annual event that offers access to 80 exhibitors' cutting-edge solutions and technology demos, presentations from expert speakers discussing the latest in cyber security news and trends, participation in information sharing groups, and professional development. GFIRST is a group of technical and tactical practitioners from incident response and security response teams responsible for securing government information technology systems and providing private sector support. GFIRST members work together to understand and handle computer security incidents and to encourage proactive and preventative security practices across government agencies. GFIRST promotes cooperation among the full range of Federal, State and local agencies, including defense, civilian, intelligence, and law enforcement.

About Centrify

Centrify 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 http://www.centrify.com/.

Centrify, DirectAudit, DirectControl and DirectSecure are registered trademarks and DirectAuthorize and DirectManage are trademarks of Centrify Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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