Identity management software company, Centrify, has formed technology integration partnerships with Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) CloudLock, Elastica, Imperva, Netskope and Skyhigh Networks.
Centrify said the combination of CASB and its Identity Service gives enterprises control over Cloud applications by enabling the applications used for business purposes to be protected against data leakage.
The company said, in a statement, that IT administrators can get deep visibility into each other’s SaaS application usage patterns and device access activity. In addition, end users get a one-click experience to their favourite apps from their devices of choice and privileged users such as app administrators get varying levels of access controls and privileges within each app based on role.
Centrify chief product officer, Bill Mann, claimed that as users, devices and applications have moved outside the firewall beyond IT control, identity has become the new security perimeter.
“The integration of Identity-as-a-Service and CASB technologies greatly assists in providing a complete layer of Cloud security. Our new CASB partnerships mean that end users benefit from password-free access to SaaS apps, while privileged users and IT benefit from maximum visibility and monitoring of app usage and suspicious behaviour to ensure security is not compromised,” he added.
By using CASBs, Centrify said customers can add a range of security capabilities to their SaaS environments including app discovery for sanctioned and shadow IT apps, threat detection, real-time protection and governance, real time monitoring and audit, data loss prevention in the Cloud and post login multi-factor authentication.