Integrating Linux machines into Active Directory enabled Gogo to implement a single identity for their administrators across a heterogeneous environment. Users now log in as themselves, thereby reducing the number of privileged accounts and eliminating the sharing of passwords.
“We were looking to automate and centralize. We needed to get away from admins having to use multiple IDs — or worse — sharing a common identity on the same box. We needed to continue to enhance security and ensure that we were operating within government regulations. Centrify has allowed us to accomplish all of our goals.”
SCOTT TEIPE, MANAGER OF INFORMATION SECURITY FOR GOGO, INC.
CENTRIFY SERVER SUITE CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT
During a period of rapid growth and global expansion, Gogo needed to boost security and ensure compliance to SOX and PCI. Key to achieving these goals was a transition to centralized management of the entire heterogeneous server environment through Active Directory. The company identified Centrify Server Suite as the only single-vendor identity management solution that could achieve these goals and at the same time provide auditing and privilege management features.
Gogo’s environment includes more than 1000 Linux servers and 200 Windows systems across the organization. The company’s rapid expansion drove significant growth in the Linux server environment.
- Eliminate password sharing
- Centrally manage Windows and Linux servers by leveraging existing investments in Active Directory
- Ensure compliance to PCI and SOX
Gogo realized they could implement a secure centralized system where all users could log into both their Windows and Linux systems with their Active Directory credentials, eliminating Linux identity silos and shared passwords.
Centrify simplified Gogo’s expansion into the global market by expediting the roll out of new servers. Integrating Linux machines into Active Directory has enabled Gogo to fully implement a single identity for their administrators across the entire heterogeneous environment, allowing users to log in as themselves, thereby reducing the number of privileged accounts and eliminating the sharing of passwords.