Centrify has launched the newest feature of its Privileged Identity Management solution designed to improve the security of organisations that outsource IT.
The identity management company is the first vendor in the industry to support federated privileged access across an organisation’s entire security eco-system, including outsourced IT, vendors and other third parties.
The solution is designed for an enterprise’s hybrid IT environment of Cloud, mobile and on-premises and leverages the Centrify Identity Platform.
Centrify co-founder and chief executive, Tom Kemp, said an increasing number of organisations were moving to outsource functions such as IT administration and rely on vendors to troubleshoot systems and applications and so the need to govern and secure privileged sessions was growing dramatically.
“Given that compromised credentials are the leading attack vector in data breaches, and that many of the high profile breaches involved third party access, Centrify’s federated privileged access for third parties reduces an organisation’s identity-related risk,” he said.
Centrify claimed its solution can reduce risk by enabling secure remote access for outsourced IT administrators and outsourced developers to its infrastructure through federated authentication.
The company said the solution supports businesses outsourcing to more than one service organisation while ensuring identity life cycle management for outsourced IT administrators and developers remains with the employer, including the disabling of the enterprise identity upon employment termination.