Centrify Selected to Secure Savvis' Cloud Computing Offering

Centrify DirectControl standard with hosted Linux servers

Jun 29, 2010, 08:50 ET from Centrify Corporation

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrify Corporation, a leading provider of security and compliance solutions to secure cross-platform data centers using Microsoft® Active Directory®, today announced that it has been selected by Savvis, Inc., to enhance the security of the Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC ), a recently launched public cloud service that allows enterprises to quickly and securely design and deploy a complete set of enterprise-class data center services for a variety of applications.

Savvis plans to include Centrify DirectControl as part of the standard configuration when a customer orders Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). By including Centrify DirectControl, Savvis makes it easy for customers to integrate their new RHEL server into an established Active Directory Domain.

"Centrify provides an important security option for enterprises moving their applications into the cloud using Savvis Symphony VPDC," said Ken Owens, vice president of security and virtualization technologies at Savvis.

Cloud-based computing models offer the promise of a highly scalable computing infrastructure without having to acquire, install and maintain any additional hardware. One of the primary benefits of cloud computing is the dynamic nature of the environment in which compute capacity can quickly scale to support the growing demands of the business. In order to secure this environment the security infrastructure must also be dynamic and scalable. Centrify DirectControl leverages Active Directory to automatically enforce security policies and centrally control access to UNIX and Linux systems running on any type of platform, including physical, virtual or cloud environments. Once joined to Active Directory, DirectControl automatically enforces UNIX and Linux specific security policies, locks down privileged accounts, and automates and grants authorized access to the appropriate user accounts. See Centrify's solution for Active Directory Authentication for Red Hat Enterprise Linux for more information.

"Savvis delivers a vital service for global enterprises with its flexible, secure Symphony VPDC cloud computing service," said Frank Cabri, vice president of marketing and business development for Centrify. "By including Centrify Suite, Savvis is delivering the ironclad security and controls that help organizations easily embrace cloud computing models while allowing them to protect their systems and comply with regulations."

About Centrify

Centrify is the leader in securing and auditing access to systems and applications through Active Directory.  Centrify's identity consolidation and privilege management solutions are used by over 2500 organizations to reduce IT expenses, strengthen security and meet compliance requirements.  Built on a common architecture, the Centrify Suite delivers secure authentication, 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 systems, hypervisors and applications. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +1 (408) 542-7500 or visit http://www.centrify.com/.

About Savvis

Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS) is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises.  More than 2,500 unique clients, including 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing. For more information, please visit savvis.net.

Centrify and DirectControl are registered trademarks and Centrify Suite, DirectAudit, DirectAuthorize, DirectManage and DirectSecure are trademarks of Centrify Corporation. Other names used in this document are trademarks of their respective companies.

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