Centrify Selected to Present at GovSec Conference and Expo Focused on IT Security for the US and its Critical Infrastructure
Centrify Security Expert David McNeely to Present on Leveraging Existing Active Directory to Secure and Audit Access to Government Systems Located On Premise and in the Cloud
March 28, 2012
SUNNYVALE, Calif. ‒ Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications using Active Directory, today announced that it has been selected to address issues around securing access to IT resources for government organizations in a session at GovSec ‒ the Government Security Conference & Expo featuring the U.S. Law Enforcement Conference & Expo., to be held April 2-4 in Washington, D.C.
David McNeely, security industry expert and Centrify senior director of product management, will present "How Large Agencies Address Authentication, Access Control and Compliance with Existing Infrastructure" on April 4. Attendees will learn how government agencies can achieve accountability in mixed environments by using practical tools to centralize identity and access management on Active Directory to meet security and compliance initiatives. Information about the conference can be found at: http://govsecinfo.com/events/govsec-2012/home.aspx.
"Federal IT organizations must establish accountability in their systems to avoid insider attacks and to meet FIMSA compliance demands," said McNeely. "However, creating an effective environment for access control, privilege management, and continuous monitoring is challenging in heterogeneous environments comprised of Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac systems, in addition to mobile devices. Integrating these systems with Active Directory provides a proven approach for government agencies to best scale their security efforts to protect their information, while optimizing data center operations and securing cloud computing environments."
GovSec, which takes place April 2-4 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., provides attendees with the opportunity to hear from experts in law enforcement, physical security and cybersecurity during free keynote addresses and 36 conference sessions. The event also includes a free Expo, which can be attended at no cost for qualified individuals, where industry-leading vendors will showcase new tools and technologies. The EXPO also features additional free educational programming, including a series of Featured Presentations, delivered by professional organizations in the government security and law enforcement communities, which offer career development in a number of competencies; and Agency Briefings, where attendees can learn about homeland security and law enforcement programs they can use in their agencies and departments. This year, GovSec attendees also will be able to attend sessions at two co-located conferences: the Contingency Planning & Management Conference and Expo and the Network-Centric Security Conference and Exposition.
Centrify has broad acceptance throughout federal, defense and civilian agencies for its reliable identity consolidation and privileged access management solutions. The Centrify Suite allows these organizations to centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications by leveraging an infrastructure they already own ‒ Microsoft Active Directory. Built on an integrated architecture, the Centrify Suite strengthens security, enhances regulatory compliance initiatives, and reduces IT expense and complexity. The Centrify Suite delivers secure authentication and single sign-on, role-based access control, privileged identity management, continuous monitoring, user-level auditing, server isolation, and encryption of data-in-motion for the industry's broadest set of heterogeneous systems, mobile devices and applications.
Scheduled for April 2-4 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., the Government Security Conference & Expo (GovSec), which is produced by the 1105 Event Group, takes a comprehensive approach to securing our nation and its critical infrastructure by addressing the convergence of physical security, cybersecurity and law enforcement. This combination provides security professionals and first responders with the necessary insights, tools and tactics to protect their communities and our nation. U.S. Law Enforcement at GovSec provides the newest tools, tactics and technologies for law enforcement on the federal, state and local level to protect their communities and critical infrastructure from domestic and international terrorism, and natural and accidental disasters, while serving as the first line of defense in homeland security and as a partner in terrorism investigations. For more information, visit http://govsecinfo.com/events/govsec-2012/home.aspx.
Centrify delivers integrated software and cloud-based solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own — Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud, more than 4,000 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies, rely on Centrify's identity consolidation and privilege management solutions to reduce IT expenses, strengthen security and meet compliance requirements. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +1 (408) 542-7500 or visit http://www.centrify.com.
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