WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thycotic, a provider of smart and effective privileged access management solutions for global organizations, today announced that San Francisco Ballet is using Secret Server to securely manage privileged account passwords to strengthen the protection of sensitive company data.
Founded in 1933, San Francisco Ballet is the oldest professional ballet company in the United States, presenting approximately 100 performances each year. Prior to working with Thycotic, the organization's employees were using a number of methods of storing passwords. In an effort to secure passwords and reduce the risk of losing potentially identifiable information to cybercrime, San Francisco Ballet adopted Thycotic Secret Server to automate the management of privileged accounts.
"Ultimately, our most overarching goal is to provide an unforgettable experience for patrons every time they visit the War Memorial Opera House. It's our responsibility to help protect the personal and payment information that they entrust to us," said Murray Bognovitz, director of IT for San Francisco Ballet. "Secret Server's user-friendly interface made it easy to implement and train my staff so we could begin using it within hours, and the service and support team at Thycotic has been easy to work with and highly responsive to our needs."
Secret Server is currently being utilized by San Francisco Ballet's information technology and facilities departments. Facilities workers are able to better manage privileged accounts associated with vendors and services that are related to the company's physical security infrastructure, such as cameras and entryways. The organization's IT department also benefits from using Secret Server by automating a large piece of their day-to-day tasks and allowing them to focus on other important IT initiatives that can improve how the organization operates.
"Given some of the recent examples of data breaches effecting organizations of all types, it's clear to see that no one is safe from cybercrime. The IT department is no longer the only obvious target," said Jonathan Cogley founder and CEO of Thycotic. "Our Secret Server solution is designed to enable all users, whether in IT or not, to take ownership of the security of their work environment, helping to further increase the security of the organization as a whole as well as its customer and employee information in the process."
Thycotic recently conducted a survey of 127 self-identified hackers at Black Hat USA 2014 to determine what motivates hackers as well as who they are likely to target when attempting to gain login credentials at a particular company. For the full results of the survey, please visit http://thycotic.com/community/events/blackhat-2014/
About San Francisco Ballet
As America's oldest professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic "firsts" since its founding in 1933, including performing the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first 20th-century American Coppelia. San Francisco Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States. Guided in its early years by American dance pioneers and brothers Lew, Willam and Harold Christensen, San Francisco Ballet currently presents more than 100 performances annually, both locally and internationally. For more information, please visit http://www.sfballet.org
Thycotic creates intuitive, reliable solutions that empower companies to remove the complexities associated with proper control and monitoring of privileged accounts. A 2014 Inc. 5000 company, Thycotic is trusted by more than 100,000 IT professionals worldwide – including members of the Fortune 500, enterprises, government agencies, technology firms, universities, non-profits and managed service providers. To learn more, please visit thycotic.com.