Santa Clara, CA ― Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, today announced it has been named a representative vendor in Gartner’s 2017 Market Guide for Privileged Access Management (PAM).

The increasingly hybrid nature of infrastructure, driven by the adoption of cloud-based workloads, is driving the need to secure privileged access across on-premises, private-cloud and public cloud infrastructure and apps with a single solution. Gartner predicts that “Through 2020, more than half of security failures associated with Iaas and PaaS will be attributable to significant security gaps caused by failure to adopt PAM technology and processes.” Gartner designates Privileged Account and Session Management (PASM) along with Privilege Elevation and Delegation Management (PEDM) as two distinct tool categories (that) have evolved as the predominant focus for security and risk management leaders considering investment in PAM tools. Centrify is unique in providing a single solution for PASM and cross-platform PEDM -- built-in house, Centrify’s solution controls privileged access for individual and shared accounts in the hybrid enterprise. Centrify simplifies the implementation of PAM best practices and strengthens an organization’s risk posture to stop the breach.

“We are delighted to be acknowledged as a representative vendor by Gartner again this year,” said Bill Mann, chief product officer at Centrify. “This report provides valuable insights into the need for a comprehensive privileged access management solution that includes PASM, PEDM, MFA and native CAC/PIV support. This report also comes on the heels of Centrify being positioned as a leader in  the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Privilege Management.”

Centrify’s integrated privileged access security solution combines password vaulting with brokering of identities, MFA enforcement and just-enough privilege, all while securing remote access and monitoring all privileged sessions. By minimizing the attack surface and controlling privileged access to the hybrid enterprise, Centrify’s capabilities enable organizations to choose a comprehensive platform vs disparate point product solutions to ensure users are who they say they are, they only have the privileges they need to do their jobs and all privileged activity is monitored and attributed to an individual.

Centrify is the trusted provider in privileged access management. Led by a team with decades of experience redefining security, Centrify is trusted by over 5000 global customers, including more than half of the Fortune 50 to defend their organizations.

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About Centrify

Centrify redefines security from a legacy static perimeter-based approach to protecting millions of scattered connections in a boundaryless hybrid enterprise. As the only industry recognized leader in both Privileged Identity Management and Identity-as-a-Service, Centrify provides a single platform to secure each user’s access to apps and infrastructure through the power of identity services. This is Next Dimension Security in the Age of Access. Centrify is enabling over 5,000 customers, including over half the Fortune 50, to defend their organizations. To learn more visit

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