Santa Clara, CA ― March 4, 2019 ―, a leading provider of cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprises, today announced that Cyber Defense Magazine, a premier source of IT Security information, has named Centrify the Best Privileged Account Security Product in its 2019 InfoSec Awards.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for our commitment to help stop the leading cause of breaches – privileged credential abuse,” said Andy Smith, vice president of product marketing at Centrify. “It’s critical that companies secure privileged access with a Zero Trust approach to reduce risk and limit access to sensitive data and critical infrastructure. Zero Trust Privilege helps enterprises grant least privilege access based on verifying who is requesting access, the context of the request, and the risk of the access environment.”
Catastrophic data breaches have become more common in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Cyber attackers are no longer hacking their way in; they are logging in using weak or compromised passwords, then moving laterally across the network to gain privileged access to steal data and cover their tracks. In fact, a recentfound that privileged credential abuse is involved in 74 percent of data breaches. From a hacker’s perspective, privileged access is one of the easiest ways to reach sensitive and potentially-valuable information that can then be exploited.
To stop this leading cause of breaches, Centrify is redefining the legacy approach to Privileged Access Management by delivering cloud-readyto secure infrastructure, DevOps, cloud, containers, Big Data and other modern attack surfaces.
“With Cybercrime continuing to gain momentum, surpassing global drug crime last year and projected to reach over $1T in theft and damages in 2019, we are proud to see Centrify as an award-winning innovator, offering a new approach to defeat these criminals,” said Pierlugi Paganini, Editor-in-Chief, Cyber Defense Magazine.
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About CDM InfoSec Awards
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About Cyber Defense Magazine
With over 1.4 Million annual readers and growing, and over 7,000 pages of searchable online infosec content, Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA conferences and our paid subscribers. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at and visit and to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these winning company executives.
Centrify is redefining the legacy approach to Privileged Access Management by delivering cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprise attack surfaces. Centrify Zero Trust Privilege helps customers grant least privilege access based on verifying who is requesting access, the context of the request, and the risk of the access environment. By implementing least privilege access, Centrify minimizes the attack surface, improves audit and compliance visibility, and reduces risk, complexity and costs for the modern, hybrid enterprise. Over half of the Fortune 100, the world’s largest financial institutions, intelligence agencies, and critical infrastructure companies, all trust Centrify to stop the leading cause of breaches – privileged credential abuse.
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