Every major compliance regulation requires organizations to link access controls, role-based privileges, and user activity to named users. In cross-platform environments, establishing this accountability is a complex task given the existence of multiple identity silos such as NIS and LDAP databases, platform-specific proprietary directories, and local config files managed system by system.
Centrify addresses these IT security and compliance requirements with a Unified Identity Services solution: a single, integrated architecture for authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement and compliance. See the topics below for details on how Centrify's unified approaches addresses specific compliance regulations.
The Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002 set strict standards for financial reporting by U.S. public companies. SOX Section 404 mandates an annual assessment by an independent auditor of the effectiveness of a public company's control procedures. IT departments, who are usually tasked with managing these audits, need to ensure that systems holding financial data can be accessed only by those whose job function requires it, that privileges are limited just to those required by the job, and a record off all activity is kept.
Centrify helps IT organizations simplify their SOX auditing requirements with a cost-effective solution that leverages technology already in house: Microsoft Active Directory. The Centrify Suite provides the tools to: