Centrify has launch the Centrify Privilege Service (CPS), the industry’s first cloud-based identity management solution that addresses today’s growing gap in security, visibility and control over privileged accounts.
Essentially “the keys to the kingdom,” privileged accounts provide elevated access to an organization’s most critical data, applications, systems and network devices. And as more enterprises embrace the cloud, privileged accounts increasingly lie outside the corporate perimeter and are frequently shared by both internal IT and often remote third parties such as contractors and vendors. Therefore it is no surprise that privileged accounts are top targets for hackers and malicious insiders alike.
Access to highly-privileged accounts such as root and Administrator is critical when IT resources stop working the way they should. These accounts should always be available to IT admins — you never know when you need them, but when you do, you need them now. At the same time, these accounts hold the keys to the kingdom. No one should be able to use these accounts without authorization, or without being monitored.
Centrify Privilege Service gives you control over shared accounts. Regardless of where your server and network infrastructure is located — on-premises or in the cloud — Privilege Service gives your IT admins secure, always-on access to critical shared account passwords, while giving you control over who has access, which account passwords they have access to, and how those passwords are managed.
Privilege Service leverages the Identity Platform with features that control and manage shared accounts and passwords. Privilege Service is delivered from the Centrify Cloud through your Web browser, and it’s secure, simple to use, and easy to deploy.
CPS features include:
Meet the "Generation Mobile" or “Gen M” - a hyper-connected group of workers that use mobile to blend their work and personal lives throughout the day.
MobileIron asked more than 3,500 professionals how they felt about mixing their work and personal lives. The study uncovered a new group of workers, called “Gen M,” that relies heavily on mobile in their work and personal lives.
According to the study, Gen M, on average, do more than a quarter (26%) of their work on smartphones or tablets and use mobile extensively for “shadow tasking,” that is blending personal and work activities throughout the day.
Eighty-two percent of Gen M perform at least one personal task on mobile per day during work hours, and 64% do at least one work task on mobile per day during personal hours.
Shadow tasking allows Gen M to stay connected to personal responsibilities during work and to business responsibilities after work. However, 61% of Gen M suffer from mobile guilt when receiving work communications during personal hours and 58% suffer from mobile guilt when receiving personal communications during work hours. Shadow tasking is very important to Gen M, and 60% would leave their job if their employer did not allow any remote work at all or restricted their ability to do personal tasks at work. Many in Gen M also value privacy, and 29% would leave their job if their employer could access personal emails, texts, photos, or videos on their smartphones or tablets.
To attract the best and brightest, employers need to think about how to make it easy for employees to mix work and personal activities efficiently and without guilt while maintaining a high standard of work and fairness.
Another great meeting of MTL Ireland took place on 10th of March in Dublin.
This meeting was sponsored by Wandera, who gave us a short overview of their product and new challenges that mobile data growth creates. Then we got a chance to listen to one of the MTL Ireland members, who shared his experience in deploying and using Wandera's solution.
Next, Jim Haviland Chief Strategy Officer, GEMA has shared his views on mobile transformation and enabling innovation, giving us the real-life examples to show how companies across different sectors achieved great success embracing the mobile technology.
We've learned about Three Essential First Steps for Leading Transformational Change, found out the results of the recent survey and gained some insights on different mobile security approaches.
All of this, followed by very interesting round-table discussions, once again proved MTL meeting to be an interesting and enjoyable session.
Thanks to all members that were present and hope to see you again soon.
Jim Haviland Chief Strategy Officer, GEMA
If enterprise mobility is one of your responsibilities we strongly encourage you to join MTL group, where you will get the unique opportunity to meet your peers working in mobility and to gain insights from case studies, tactics, strategies and outcomes, both positive and negative.
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